Ten Certifications That Actually Mean Something

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The demand for skilled and certified virtualization professionals is growing quickly, especially those professionals with data center virtualization skills. In the highly competitive virtualization market, it is essential to distinguish yourself with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. VMware is one of the leading vendors of virtualization products and earning a VMware certification is the first step toward gaining industry-recognized expertise in virtual infrastructure. There are three certification levels with VMware: VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), and the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX). To earn your VCP, you must attend a class (not always required from other vendors) and then pass the certification test. The VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization) is the latest certification on vSphere and highly sought after.

What gives meaning to a certification? Is it the certification vendor? Is it the subject? Or is it the perceived difficulty, mystique or aura? Or might it be something totally different? There are some certifications and/or vendors that are perceived to be more valuable - think of Cisco's CCIE, which has been perceived as meaning something (value) since its inception. Then there are other certifications that don't have this same perceived value - certifications that are seen as too easy or ones that might be seen as entry-level certifications. Global Knowledge instructor Randy Muller, MCT, MCTS, MCSE, CEH, has identified a list of certifications that do have perceived value and worth.

 

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