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2017 VCDX Application & Defense Schedule

VCDX merchHere it is – the new calendar with VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) application deadlines and defense dates for 2017! The calendar will have the most current information soon. Be sure to always confirm the deadline dates as you prepare to submit your application.

The dates listed below apply for every region. Locations include the Palo Alto, US office, the Staines, UK office, and the Sydney, Australia office. Depending on panelist availability, some tracks may not be available on all dates. That detail will be listed in the official calendar, so always be sure to confirm the information there.

We will also be releasing v6 of all tracks, starting with VCDX6-DCV – look for that information to be live soon.

The schedule is:

Dec 2, 2016 – applications due
Feb 13-17, 2017 – defenses

Mar 10, 2017 – applications due
[CHANGED] May 15-19, 2017 – defenses  (US event in Broomfield, Colorado)

June 9, 2017 – applications due
Aug 21-25, 2017 – defenses

Sep 22, 2017 – applications due
Dec 4-8, 2017 – defenses

Note:  Dates may be subject to change based on physical location availability or other unforeseen issues. Candidates should never book travel until they have received an invitation to defend for the confirmed defense week. Actual physical locations and dates will be updated in the calendar and on the invitations to defend.

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Karl Childs

About Karl Childs

Karl Childs is a Senior Manager with VMware Education Services. He has 20+ years experience in IT Education and Certification, working with global companies such as HP, Novell, and MCI. While his background is in Instructional Technology and Training Development, he enjoys applying those skills within the IT and software industry.

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  2. Kit

    The article stated that VCDX6-DCV appl/defense will be released soon. Will VCIX6-DCV certificate be distributed to the qualified candidates very soon? Certification Operation could not tell me the distribution schedule.

    1. Karl ChildsKarl Childs Post author

      Hi Kit, the VCIX designation will be awarded at the same time as our new recognition program, that’ll provide even more opportunities for you to share your designations and work with VMware. That’ll happen this month, so fairly soon.

      1. Kit

        Hi Karl, thanks for your update. I’m looking forward to receiving the certificate and knowing more on the recognition program. Other successful candidates are very pleased to learn this news.

      2. Kit

        Hi Karl, can you share any news about the designation, which will happen this month?

        1. Karl ChildsKarl Childs Post author

          Hi Kit, the launch was moved to December, to align it with a proper set of launch activities. I think it’s very early December though, as in next week…

    1. Karl Childs

      We looked at that possibility, but ran into too many conflicts with available panelists, venue, and other logistics. We wouldn’t be able to support the full defense week. However, if there are enough unique special requests (2-3 maximum), it’s possible we can arrange something. When you submit, enter a note about requesting another date/location. No promises, but always happy to see if there’s a chance.

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