Monday, 18 June 2012

New certification: VMware Certified Professional 5 - Infrastructure as a Service

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:

Manish Patel
Tomi Hakala

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.


  1. I was considering a path from a VCP-DV ultimately to a VCDX-DV. Now with that new VCP-Cloud path I am unsure if there is a real difference between the two and if a Cloud cert is marketable.

    What are your thought?

    1. The -DV certifications are relevant today and going forward, and are related to vSphere. The -Cloud certifications are new and based around vCloud Director. That's the fundamental difference between the two. A lot will depend on the adoption of virtualization and cloud technologies in your country/territory, that will influence the demand for skills.