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VMware Certified Advanced Professional

Datacenter Administration

VCAP Benefits
Official transcripts Use of “VMware Certified Advanced Professional” logo on business cards and Web site Inclusion into exclusive VCAP Community Invitation to participate in beta classes and exams Discounted admission to VMworld Recognition in the industry

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), with specialties in Datacenter Administration (DCA) and Datacenter Design (DCD), has been created for VCP4 professionals who are ready to enhance their technical capabilities and add new, industry-recognized credentials to their list of accomplishments. The VCAP certification differentiates and acknowledges those individuals who have continued to grow and develop more complex skill sets beyond the VCP certification. VCAP also serves as a stepping stone to the elite VCDX level.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Datacenter Administration
The VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Datacenter Administration (VCAP4-DCA) is designed for Administrators, Consultants and Technical Support Engineers capable of working with large and more complex virtualized environments and can demonstrate technical leadership with VMware vSphere technologies. Successful candidates are also able to use automation tools, to plan and design virtualized solutions and to administer all vSphere Enterprise components.

The Path to Becoming a VCAP4-DCA

Achieving a VCAP-DCA certification validates your ability to:
Work with large and/or more complex virtualized environments and demonstrates technical leadership with VMware vSphere technologies Plan, implement, manage and maintain VMware vSphere deployments and administer all VMware vSphere components. A VCAP-DCA must also possess knowledge of adjacent, complementary technologies to VMware solutions, and will most likely have additional industry-recognized general IT certifications or the equivalent experience.

Advanced Courses to help Achieve Your Certification Goals
To assist in your certification efforts, VMware Education has designed courses to help ensure you have the knowledge you need to pass this demanding exam: VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V4] VMware vSphere: Manage for Performance [V4] VMware vSphere: Manage and Design for Security – coming soon VMware vSphere: Automation with VMware PowerCLI – coming soon

More Information
For more information on the VCAP program or to register for our recommended advanced courses, please visit or contact To register for the VCAP-DCA exam, please contact Pearson VUE, a third-party testing center.

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