All I can say is, Linus told me so!
While in San Fran for VMworld 2014 I had the chance to stop VMware’s own Linus Bourque for a chat about my VCP5-DT cert path and to discuss my feelings on failing the DT Exam after reading his cert guide back to front. Yes, I did that. Best to get advice from the horses mouth I say. He was very supportive and gave me great advice on moving forward and knocking out that VCP5-DT, which I have not had the time to actually re-sit yet. He also said “I’ve just recently submitted my requirements for getting the VCP6-DT exam ready“, and this week it is now here!
The VMware Education and Certification Blog announced on Dec 1st that the VCP6-DT Exam would now be available. Read More Here: http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2014/12/new-vcp6-dt-certification-released.html
The new exam will cover all portions of the Horizon Suite it seems such as:
- create and administer virtual desktops
- configure and administer View, Mirage and the Workspace Portal
- configure host networking and storage
- work with DRS, HA, and other cluster-related vSphere features
Review the Exam Path below…
Looks like I should skip VCP5-DT? Or not? I am personally not really sure just yet. We currently have just completed a Horizon 6 Suite license purchase but still run View 5.x. The home lab has Horizon 6 so that will definitely help me grasp those new features that are not in my face during 9-5 yet.
Review the Exam & Download the Blueprint here: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=53471&ui=www_cert
Tell me your thoughts. Will you pursue this path if heading for VCP5-DT, or renewing your VCP before expiration?