Right now I’m studying for the Microsoft MCSA and will soon after that move into the 70-744 for the Security aspect of the MCSE.
I think my goal for the coming months is to get the MCSE behind me and wait for the MCSE 2019 upgrade exam. But I think in 2020, I want to push for the VCAP6.7-DCA and DCD exams.
I think after having done about 15+ green field VMware deployments under my belt that it’s time I move into a more advanced VMware certification.
After reading over the VCAP6.7-DCD book (Big Thanks to Mike Martino @wildcard78 and Anton Z @antonznyc for the NYC VMware VMUG chapter) from Packt I honestly didn’t find anything that was alarmingly hard to grasp or understand. So I think I just need a little bit of studying and go for it. After all the VCAP’s are just the technical hands-on aspect of VMware and since I’ve been deploying VMware solo along with the firewalls, networking, storage, servers, and deploying Windows Server, again all by myself, that this level knowledge is immensely useful.
So this is my goal: MCSE 2016 Core and then VCP6.7-DCV (to upgrade my VCP6.0-DCV) and move directly into VCAP6.7-DCD and DCA right after.