Wednesday, 12 August 2020

New VCP track - Modern Applications

VMware have added a new certification track - Modern Applications - a reflection of the strategy to help customers Build, Run, Manage, Connect, and Protect any app on any cloud.

The new VCP for Modern Applications is Spring Certified Professional - it remains to be seen if there will also be higher-level VCAP and VCDX options.

The VCPs for Digital Workspace and Desktop & Mobility have also been consolidated into a single Digital Workspace category on the Certification page - both individual certifications and exams remain, they've just been regrouped.

So there are now 5 categories with a VCP (or higher) level of certification:

  • Data Center Virtualisation (vSphere)
  • Network Virtualisation (NSX)
  • Cloud Management & Automation (vRealize Automation)
  • Digital Workspace (Workspace ONE / Horizon)
  • Modern Applications (Spring)

In addition to the "headline" products for the certifications, every category also includes one or more specialist badges - don't forget to check those out too!

For the Modern Applications category, VMware Certified Master Specialist - Cloud Native 2020 tests Certified Kubernetes Administrators on deploying, securing, and operating a VMware-based applications cluster.