VMware has announced a new certification program to further prove your technical VMware knowledge. The new certification program is called VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) and is launched with two designations:
– VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 – Datacenter Administration (VCAP4-DCA)
The VCAP4-DCA is directed toward System Administrators, Consultants and Technical Support Engineers who can demonstrate their skills in VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter technologies in relation to the datacenter, as well as their knowledge of application and physical-infrastructure services and their integration with the virtual infrastructure.
– VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 – Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD)
The VCAP-DCD is directed toward IT Architects and Consulting Architects who are capable of designing VMware solutions in a multi-site, large enterprise environment. They have a deep understanding both of VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking, and also of datacenter design methodologies. They also possess knowledge of applications and physical infrastructure, as well as their relationship to the virtual infrastructure.
Both VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD certifications require to be a VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4).
More information can be found on the VMware Education Services site.