VMware have confirmed that they will be launching their first cloud certification - VMware Certified Professional 5 - Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS).
The certification is based around vSphere 5 and vCloud Director 1.5, and is designed for those who have the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and administer a vCloud environment.
The beta period for the exam is running at the moment, and if the past is any indication it should be around 6-8 weeks from now when the final exam is released.
Here's a couple of useful links:
VMware Education and Certification blog announcement
Eric Sloof's NTPRO.NL blog
So far I've found these posts from people who've taken the beta exam:
As usual, I will update this blog as and when further information becomes available including the final exam blueprint, and add more blog reports from those who take the exam.