The VMware Certification Program is committed to helping candidates get the most value from their VMware certifications. As part of the enhancements we announced last December, we updated the program structure and paths to include VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 (VCIX6).
For candidates who earn both a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Design and Administration/Deployment certification in the same technology track, the VCIX6 will be awarded as a special designation instead of a separate certification. This is a significant achievement, and we want to recognize those who earn both Design and Admin/Deploy certifications through a designation that can be shared and displayed for others and that allows us to combine credentials representing a complete overview of your advanced skills.
To upgrade from a VCAP5, complete the alternate VCAP6 certification. For instance, a VCAP5-DCA plus a VCAP6-DCV Design would earn you the VCIX6 designation.
The VCIX6 special designation will be complete within your certification transcript once it’s enabled within Certification Manager.
In the case of the Network Virtualization track there is not a Design exam available at this point so you will earn the VCIX6 designation by achieving the VCAP6-NV Deploy certification only.