In this inaugural VMware-related Fast Lane blog post, we introduce the various VMware certifications and take an in-depth look at the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification. In subsequent posts, we’ll explore some of the other VMware certifications that you can obtain as you further your career.
VMware certifications provide a clear, objective measure of your virtualization expertise. There are two certification tracks: datacenter and desktop. You can also think of the datacenter track as infrastructure. Most of what VMware does in the enterprise virtualization space starts with a foundation based on a vSphere infrastructure. The desktop track is based on VMware View which you use to virtualize Windows desktops.
Your first certification should be the VCP. After you’ve gotten your VCP, you have several different options for more advanced certifications depending on your career interest, expertise, and virtualization experience. VMware has several levels of certification in the two tracks, as shown in the following table: Read the rest of this entry »