Rejoice details on the VCIX 6 exams for Data Centre Virtualization & Cloud have finally been released!
I’d originally held off sitting the VCAP-DCD 5 exam back in Feb 2015 (im already a VCAP-DCA holder) as the VCIX 6 exams were supposedly imminent, that wait is finally over and study can begin in earnest.
Details of the beta have been posted on VMwares blog site in 3 parts here
Part 1 – https://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/12/vcix6-certification-announcement-part-1-of-3.html
Part 2 – https://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/12/vcix6-certification-announcement-part-2-3-updated-structure-paths.html
Part 3 – https://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/12/vcix6-certification-announcement-part-3-of-3-exam-guides.html
Exam registration is expected early to mid-January with first beta appointments in late January.
However, questions still remain on the prerequisites for the VCIX/VCAP6 exams.
It isn’t clear whether VCAP5 holders can jump straight into upgrading to VCIX
or whether they first need to sit and pass the VCP6 exam.
Blog post part 2 states the following
“From VCAP5 Administration to VCIX6 → Earn the VCAP6 Design certification by passing the VCAP6 Design Exam”
“From VCAP5 Design to VCIX6 → Earn the VCAP6 Deployment certification by passing the VCAP6 Deployment Exam (lab)”
However the official exam guide states
“Candidates are required to obtain a valid VMware Certified Professional 6 certification prior to attempting this certification”
Personally I feel the VCP6 cert should only be a pre-req for non VCAP holders, hopefully when the new VCIX sites go live things will become clearer…
For now, I’m concentrating on bringing up my lab & study, I’ll update this blog when the prerequisites become a little clearer…