Tuesday, 25 April 2017

VMware Community Warrior

I received an email last week from Katie Bradley - she helps to manage the VMTN Community forums.

I'd been nominated and selected to be a Community Warrior, mostly for my contributions on the Training & Certification forum areas over the last 10+ years.

Katie made the announcement via this post on the VMTN blog, and has also created a new Community Warrior Program area within the communities themselves.

You can view my VMTN Community profile here, complete with it's shiny new Community Warrior badge.

Thanks to Katie for all her efforts, and to Jill Liles for the nomination!

Monday, 17 April 2017

New VCP6.5-DCV certification and exams

Well, there's a first - a VCP certification title for a minor version - and it just happens to be the latest VCP for vSphere itself, the VCP6.5-DCV!

You can read about the certification and exams using these links:

VCP6.5-DCV certification
vSphere 6.5 Foundations exam
VCP6.5-DCV exam
VCP6.5-DCV delta exam

We also see a return of PDF-based versions of the exam objectives - formerly known as the "exam blueprint", but now simply called the "exam guide". You can access the 3 guides using the exam page links above.

One thing to note about the Delta exam - it's only for current (not expired) VCP6-DCV holders - NOT VCP5-DCV holders - so essentially it's been created to give the simplest recertification option for active VCP6-DCV holders.

If you already hold a VCP certification, there are various paths available that involve the 3 new exams - check this page to find the right path for you. If you don't find the path that applies to you, click on "New Candidate Requirements" on that page.

Here's the official announcement on the VMware Education & Certification blog.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

2017 - Where are all the VCPs?

VMware Certification have created a new infographic for 2017, with stats on numbers and locations of VCP holders:

Here's their blog post on the stats.