VCAP5-DCD Beta Exam

Today morning I saw in my email box invitation email for VCAP5-DCD Beta Exam from VMware.

The beta exam will be available from February 13th, 2011 through March 2nd, 2011. Registration Opens on Friday, February 10, 2012. Registration is on-line from PearsonVUE website.

There is only one requirement: exam is open only for VCAP4-DCDs. So if you are already DCD4 and didn’t got invitation for Beta VCAP-DCD5 exam you should contact with VMware certification centre and ask for invitation.

Cost: 50% discount from standard price, so should be something about 250 EUR.

I think it’s a good opportunity to upgrade VCAP-DCD cert to version 5 for half of price.

UPDATE: 10.02.2012

[box type=”info”] Due to a delay in resolving several complex issues with our delivery mechanism, registration for the VCAP5-DCD Beta Exam will open on February 11, 2012 by 12pm CST. You will be unable to register for this beta exam prior to this new date. We do apologize for this delay and thank you for your patience. The beta exam will still be available from February 13, 2012 through March 2, 2012. Regards, The VMware Technical Certification Team[/box]

UPDATE: 22.02.2012

VCAP5-DCD Blueprint version 1.3

[box type=”download”]VCAP5DCD_Exam_Blueprint_Guide_v_1.3[/box]

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

  • Shane White

    I’ll be registering on Friday.
    I sat the vcap4-dcd beta and the wait didn’t really bother me that much.
    I actually have more time to prepare this time around, as I sat the vcap4-dcd exam 3 days after the vcap4-dca!

    • Hi Shane,

      I don’t mind wait two months for exam score either but for me time is the issue. I’m in the middle of VCDX project preparation and depends when I’m done with, I will consider participation in VCAP5-DCD beta.


    • Exam scheduled for 24/02/2012 at 8 am. A lot of thing to read and not much time left 🙂