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We are excited begin announcing VCDX Defense dates. More will be added later, but we wanted to let you know some of the dates now. We will continue to let you know as more are added.

  • DCV ONLY in Palo Alto for the week of February 15th – Applications due Dec 11
  • DCV ONLY in the UK week of April 25 – Applications due Feb 14
  • DCV, CMA, DTM, NV in Palo Alto for the week of July 25 – Applications due May 15

Update 1/5/16:  New dates have been added to  All people looking for current date information should refer to the website.  They are also shown below by month.

Note:  Dates may be subject to changes/updates 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 will be updated in the calendar and on invitations to defend.

You will notice that in 2016 we are separating out when we have defenses for Data Center Virtualization (DCV) from the other three tracks. The main reason for this was to allow more flexibility in arranging panelists. VCDX-DCV is still the most widely applied for track and we wanted to make sure we supply enough panelists for those.

Currently applications are still being accepted for VCDX5. We will update and announce when VCDX6 is available and when VCDX5 will no longer be accepted at the various defense dates, and the calendar will be updated to reflect this.

In addition, while VCDX5 is still being accepted the waiver that has been in place for the VCDX-DT and VCDX-Cloud candidates will still be active, however, once VCDX5-DT and VCDX5-Cloud are fully retired the waivers will be dropped.  UPDATE:  The retirement of VCDX5-DT and VCDX5-Cloud has been announced as of Nov, 11th 2015.

This is an initial list, and as panelists and candidates are scheduled and assigned for defenses, more will be added throughout the year. For example, we may add an NV defense earlier in the year as the number of applications come in to support it. The initial consolidation of defenses on Desktop, NV, and Cloud is primarily due to the fact that DCV still represents the bulk of the applications we get. We’ve done this to ensure we can dedicate panelists for the other tracks and still manage the scheduling and workload. The program is growing, so we’ll continue to adjust with the growth!

Please be sure to check out the calendar below and subscribe for updates so you can always know of new events and changes to existing ones.