Tomorrow I will be attending the VMware Certified Design Expert Workshop in de Bilt near Utrecht. This workshop will be organized by Martijn Baecke from VMware Netherlands. The VCDX certification is the “top notch” certification in the virtualization industry, there are only around 190 VCDX certified people in the world. In this session I hope to hear what it takes to become part of this elite group.

The VCDX certification is achieved through a design defense process, where all candidates must submit and successfully defend a production-ready VMware Solution before a panel of veteran VCDX holders. This process ensures that those who achieve VCDX status are very well screened by peers in the industry and ready to join this elite group.

Since last year there are four types of VCDX certifications, in the beginning there was only VCDX Data Center Virtualization. Since last year VMware has added Cloud Management and Automation, Desktop and Mobility and Network Virtualization.


Johan van Amersfoort

Author Johan van Amersfoort

Since 1999 I am part of the IT world. The first few years as a field engineer working with SBC products like WinFrame and MetaFrame and later with TS/RDS based solutions. In 2005 I had my first experience with VMware products and since then I got hooked. Especially when I saw my first vMotion :) Late 2013, it was time to make a career change. But what? Actually, it was kind-of easy. Mix Server Virtualization with SBC and Application Virtualization and what do you get? The answer is simple, End-User Computing. I applied for a job at ITQ as a Virtualization Consultant, got hired and took my career to a next level. The 3 year after that were a rollercoaster. vExpert since 2015, VCIX/VCAP's (5/6) on Data Center and Desktop & Mobility, VMware EUC Champion awards and I achieved my ultimate goal: VCDX-DTM. As EUC is going through a revolution with a lot of new tech that makes it more agile, robust, scalable, secure, manageable and pretty awesome, my main focus is on EUC. But with a passion for technology, I won't hesitate if any other cool project comes by. If you like to read more about me, you can do so on my personal blog

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17 March 2015