VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills

Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.

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The demand for IT professionals with specialized skills is increasing every day, and VMware certifications provide a touchstone to validate skills in virtualization, cloud, and network virtualization -- specialties that are central to the modern data center. Having a VMware certification can help you stand out in the crowd and make you more appealing to current and prospective employers. Perhaps more important, pursuing certification in your chosen field can help you consistently move towards your long-term goals.

Certification can definitely increase opportunities for career advancement and provide professional recognition. VMware certification holders are also entitled to use the official VMware certification logo and have access to an exclusive portal and corporate merchandise.

Each VMware area of specialty offers various certification levels, including Associate, Professional, Advanced Professional, and Design Expert. IT professionals who wish to specialize and increase their skills can apply for VMware certifications that match their current technical competencies, and then work toward more advanced levels.

VMware also offers certs in desktop and mobility, but here we'll focus on those oriented toward the data center. In the following slides, you'll find a list of the certifications infrastructure professionals are most likely to pursue, along with associated prerequisites, exam details, price, recommended trainings, and practice exams.

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