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Cloud Certification Insight: Badges and Certification Working Together

Credentials include career certifications and digital badges. Both prove expertise of skills, and each have their own purpose and scope.

VMware defines professional cloud credentials as the validation of knowledge and/or skills within a specific domain. In everyday terms, that means that through professional testing, we prove our candidates know their stuff, and we stand behind them.

Career Certifications include VCTA, VCP, VCAP and VCDX. These certifications align to industry job roles and show expertise across one of VMware’s solution areas. While centered on a key product (vSphere or NSX Data Center, for example), the certification exams may include skills on additional products that fall within the job role’s domain.

Digital Badges are built to a narrower scope. For example, Specialist badges are a type of badge that is built on top of a career certification, proving additional expertise on a specific product (vSAN, for example). Other types of badges include:

  • Skills badges. A stand-alone set of skills that don’t require a prerequisite certification, often used for off-prem product skills
  • Milestone badges. A combination of other certifications or badges, such as the VCIX
  • Contributor badges. Awarded to those who help build our certification exams

Working together, the cloud certifications and badges you earn will show your unique learning and skills journey and capabilities.

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