VMware Certification Programs

VMware is a pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and mobility industry. It also offers various certification programs that demonstrate expertise in data center virtualization, network virtualization, cloud management and automation, and desktop and mobility. Below you can find the list of all the certification programs offered by VMware.

 I. Data Center Virtualization

These certifications measure your skill level in designing, installing and managing VMware vSphere environments in a real world environment. Depending upon your requirement, you can choose from any of the following five certifications:

  1. Associate Level

VMware Certified Associate 6 – for architects and executives (VCA6-DCV)

This certification provides you with credibility when discussing data center virtualization, the business challenges that vSphere is designed to address, and how virtualizing the data center with vSphere addresses those challenges. You’ll be able to define the technical requirements for data center virtualization, describe and differentiate vSphere related products and technologies, and identify common use cases and how they can be addressed.

  1. Professional Level

a.) VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – for administrators and engineers (VCP6.5-DCV)

The certification demonstrates your ability to implement, manage and troubleshoot a vSphere V6.5 infrastructure using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

b.) VMware Certified Professional 6 – for administrators and engineers (VCP6-DCV)

This certification reveals your knowledge of how to administer and troubleshoot vSphere V6 infrastructures leveraging best practices to provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your company. With over 100,000 professionals certified around the world, this certification is the most popular among the various VMware certifications.

  1. Advanced Professional Level

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – for architects (VCAP6-DCV Design)

The certification demonstrates your ability to design and integrate VMware V6 infrastructure solutions in multi-site virtualized environments for large enterprises. It shows your deep understanding of data center design principles and methodologies.

  1. Advanced Professional Level

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – for administrators and engineers (VCAP6-DCV Deploy)

This certification exhibits your knowledge of how to deploy and optimize vSphere V6 infrastructures. It shows that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage best practices that provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your organization.

  1. Design Expert Level

VMware Certified Design Expert 6 – for architects (VCDX6-DCV)

VMware Certified Design Expert is the highest level of VMware certification. The certification holders are an elite group of VCDX professionals who are design architects highly skilled in VMware enterprise deployments. Having this certification demonstrates that you can deliver true business value by validating your expertise in vSphere6.x and enabling the best performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications.

II. Network Virtualization

These certifications are designed to estimate skill level in designing, implementing and managing a VMware NSX environment. Depending on your needs, you may choose the appropriate certification from the following four certifications:

  1. Associate Level

VMware Certified Associate 6 – for architects and executives (VCA6-NV)

A VCA6-NV certificate holder gains greater credibility when discussing network virtualization, the business challenges VMware NSX and related networking technologies are designed to address, and how virtualizing the network with NSX addresses those challenges. You’ll be able to define technical requirements for network virtualization, describe and differentiate VMware NSX components and technologies, and identify common use cases and how they can be addressed.

  1. Professional Level

VMware Certified Professional 6 – for administrators and engineers (VCP6-NV)

This certification demonstrates your ability to install, configure and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.

  1. Advanced Professional Level

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – for administrators and engineers (VCAP6-NV Deploy)

It reveals your knowledge of how to deploy and optimize VMware NSX environments. It shows your knowledge and skills to leverage best practices to provide a scalable and reliable virtualized network for your organization.

  1. Design Expert Level

VMware Certified Design Expert – for architects (VCDX-NV)

This certification requires enterprise-class networking and network virtualization skills with a focus on VMware NSX. Having this certification demonstrates your vSphere and NSX design skills, and make you one of the first globally recognized enterprise-class Virtual Networking Solution Architects in the industry.