“Why do you want to become a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)?”
It’s probably the easiest question to ask, and it’s one that you asked yourself. After all, if you are looking at this site it’s clear you answered “yes” to the question if you want to become one in the first place. But, It’s also the question that your boss will probably ask you. Heck, at a certain point in the process this is something that could even come out of the mouth of someone at home.
How do you answer that question? What made you decide that you want to go for a certification like this? I can come up with a couple of reasons:
- I want to show off that title
- I want to increase my market value
- I want to validate that I am able to create solid VMware designs
- My boss wants to certify that we have employees that can create solid VMware designs
- I want to prove that I can do more than just administration of (large) VMware farms
- I’d like to get the cool VCDX shirt since I’m running thin on VMworld sponsor shirts
There are obviously more reasons, and while some reasons are more valid than others, there’s one thing that I think most would agree on. If you are in it to just show off the VCDX title, you missed the concept behind the certification.
If you can answer the question above, why not share it in the comments below. We’ll gather up the responses, and in a follow up post give you an idea, and some possible examples on how to tackle the first hurdle: Getting your boss to approve!