Category: VCDX

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VCDX – Exam Techniques

Everyone who submits for VCDX must have the associated Professional and Advanced VMware exams for that track completed as part of the prerequisites for each VCDX track. This post covers the mind-set and techniques for taking exams of Associate, Professional and Advanced-level certifications in general.

vRA Design Considerations

This is the VMware vRealize Automation Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Gregg Robertson, VCDX#205, Andrea Siviero, VCDX#240 and myself needed to answer for our VMware vRealize Automation architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable.

VCDX – VMware Premier Partner Level Requirement?

There have been observations within the VCDX community, that unless the VCDX count breaks 1,000 within 10 years, it will fade into obscurity. These anecdotal figures were derived from the CCIE program which Cisco built as the first elite certification program within the networking industry. We are approaching a decade

VCDX – Enhanced Design Decisions

As a VCDX Mentor and NPX Panelist, I review many designs. During a recent review I saw an interesting twist to the design documentation that could be of benefit to all VCDX and NPX candidates.

VCDX – Throwing Bones

In movies about courtroom dramas, you will commonly hear objections from the prosecution or the defence to the judge about leading the witness. That is, the witness has to think and speak independently without live coaching or prompting. The panel-based defences for VCDX, CCAr and NPX have the same premise.

VCDX – Enhanced Blueprint

Earlier this year RoundTower hosted the NPX Boot Camp in Cincinnati. During the three day boot camp one of the participants came up with a way to summarize requirements on a diagram during white-boarding which was very interesting. Why am I blogging about it? One of the problems that I

VCDX – Pricing Increase

As of April 1, 2017, the cost of the VCDX certification will increase from US$1,200 to US$3,995. Unfortunately for most candidates, this means the VCDX journey will now be an employer sponsored process. Update: The VMware Education blog post on this subject states that you can purchase a voucher now

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