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VMware Certified Advanced Professional - VCAP


The VMware Certified Advanced Professional is a unique, lab-based exam where you will perform tasks using actual equipment to verify your skill at installing, configuring, and administering large and complex virtualized environments.



The VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA) is a unique, lab-based exam where you will perform tasks using actual equipment to verify your skill at installing, configuring, and administering large and complex virtualized environments. Earning this certification gives you an advanced, industry-recognized credential that demonstrates your expertise with VMware vSphere 5, as well as your ability to use automation tools and implement virtualized environments.

The VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD) certification is designed for IT architects who design and integrate VMware solutions in multi-site, large enterprise, virtualized environments. Successful candidates possess a deep understanding of data center design principles and methodologies, as well as VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking. Successful candidates also have broad knowledge of applications and infrastructure services, and how they relate and integrate with the virtual infrastructure.

Earning the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA) certification shows that you have continued to enhance your cloud skills, and gives you a new, industry-recognized credential for your list of accomplishments.

The VCAP-CIA certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer complex, single and multi-tenant public/private/hybrid VMware vCloud environments. Achieving VCAP-CIA status shows that you have advanced cloud administration experience and can manage and maintain vCloud Director resources, manage security, and manage catalogs and vApps.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID) certification verifies that you can define goals for your cloud infrastructure architecture, analyze elements of the framework, and make design decisions that ensure the proper physical and virtual components exist in the design. Achieving VCAP-CID status shows that you have skills with Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Design, Security and Availability Design, Extended Cloud Design, Metering and Compliance, and vApp Design.

Earning the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Administration (VCAP-DTA) certification shows that you have continued to enhance your desktop virtualization skills, and gives you a new, industry-recognized credential for your list of accomplishments.

VCAP-DTA certification validates your advanced proficiency with deploying, administering, and troubleshooting large-scale, production ready, virtual desktop infrastructures that enable workforce mobility. It also demonstrates your ability to install and manage highly-available and recoverable Horizon View environments while establishing policies and settings for a secure virtualized infrastructure.

Earning VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) certification validates your ability to design, plan, and optimize VMware View solutions. This certification signals a strong understanding of VMware View core components and their relation to the data center, as well as View design methodologies and principles.

The VCAP-DTD certification is directed toward Architects who can translate technical requirements into a View-based design that can deliver manageable, secure, and robust end user computing environments.