Written by Christopher Lewis on December 5, 2016 .

Great news this morning, having passed my VCAP6-Deploy (second attempt) and VCAP6-Design (re-marked) I am now proud to be able to call myself a VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) 6 : Data Center Virtualization (DCV). That is just one step away from the coveted VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Certification which is an aim for next year!


Written by Christopher Lewis on December 5, 2016 .

I took the VCAP6-DCV Design exam in March as part of the BETA program. It was a nice exam but made frustrating by the fact it kept locking up and out of the 4 hours allocated, I lost an hour and moved machines 3 times. When the results came out, I wasn’t surprised when I was told i didn’t make the grade. Afterall, I didn’t actually answer all the questions.


Written by Christopher Lewis on November 28, 2016 .

For those of you who read my VMworld EMEA Blog posts , you will know I took my first VCAP Deploy style exam during my visit. This was my first experience of the Deploy style exam and unfortunately I didn’t pass. I’m pleased to announce that after a little bit more study and a lot more exam technique, I passed my resit this morning, so once everything has been updated in VMware’s new Certificate Manager tool, I’ll have my second VCAP6 under my belt in 2016 (having already obtained the VCAP6-CMA Design), and this will mean I’ll be 50% completed on VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) on both the DCV and CMA track!


Written by Christopher Lewis on August 26, 2016 .

It has been a tense but satisfying couple of weeks for me. I have been waiting on three things, vExpert Announcement and the results from the VCAP6-DCV and VCAP6-CMA Design BETA exams. As you’ll get from the title of the post, I managed two out of three. So that’s vExpert 2016 as well as VMware Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation Design certification. I’m not disheartened about not passing the VCAP6-DCV Design exam afterall I lost one hour out of four in that BETA exam because of the fact the exam kept freezing so it would have been a miracle to have passed it.