VCAP-DCA exam to remain focused on ESX 4.0

Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Certification, VMware | 2 comments

For at least the near term the newly released VCAP exam for Administrators will remain focused on vSphere ESX and ESXi 4.0.  This was confirmed with John Hall and announced on the Bi Weekly brown bag study sessions hosted by Cody Bunch of Professions VMware. This kind of gives a mixed signal when it comes to VMware exams. Previously it was reported that the VCP exam’s would always be based on the most recent version of the product available. This meant that sometime this fall the VCP would be updated to reflect the changes in ESX 4.1. But the announcement that the VCAP will stay on vSphere 4.0. This decision must be due to the huge investment of time spent developing the new VCAP certifications and not having enough time to switch gears with the recent release.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design


  1. Any word on when registration for the exam opens? The original date was July 12th, but now it's the 25th and PearsonVue still doesn't have the exam as an option.

  2. There is still no official word from VMware yet. I had heard that both exams are expect to be available at VMworld. But no one knows if that's the first chance anyone will get at them.

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