VMware to launch the Design Expert certification

On his personal blog Duncan Epping just published an interesting news about a new upcoming certification from VMware: the VMware Certified Design Exper (VCDE).

A new advanced certification for design architects of enterprise deployments, VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDE), will be in beta toward the end of November. The VCDE measures the consultants ability to design, implement, document and test a VMware Infrastructure data center for the enterprise. Requirements for the VMware Certified Design Expert include:

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Pass a VMware Infrastructure 3 Enterprise level exam and a VMware Infrastructure 3 design exam
  • Submit, present and defend a successful virtual infrastructure design plan

Read the whole article at the source.

This is a welcome addition considering the growing need of high-level architects, able to consider all the complex aspects impacted by virtualization (networking, storage, security, performances).

VMware also announced the update of its flagship certification, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), to include VI3.5 topics by March 2008.