Certified Virtualization Desktop Administrator
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Candidates for this exam typically work in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment where they are responsible for the implementation and configuration of virtualized desktops using VMware View. Their organizations use VMware View to virtualize their desktop infrastructure to simplify desktop management allowing one to deliver, manage and update desktops and applications to local or remote offices.
The qualified candidate for this exam will have learned all aspects of planning, designing, sizing, configuration, deployment, analyzing, backing up, monitoring, and securing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Candidates become qualified to take this certification exam by attending one of the VMware View Ultimate Bootcamps® worldwide.
Certified Virtualization Desktop Administrator Objective
The objective of the Certified Virtualization Desktop Administrator (CVDA®) designation is to confirm upon the certificate holder the best of breed of virtual infrastructure professional certifications. The CVDA® conveys that the individual who achieves the certification not only has the certificate, but more importantly possesses the in-depth knowledge related to virtual design, maintenance, and infrastructure management, is a subject matter expert in the field of desktop virtualization, and that his/her training is current, relevant, and complete.
How to Get Your CVDA® Certification
- Attend an Official VMware View Ultimate Bootcamp® prior to taking the test
- Purchase an Exam Voucher
- Pass the CVDA® exam with a score of 80% or better
- A certificate suitable for framing and a letter explaining certification benefits will arrive 8-10 weeks after receiving a passing score on the exam
The CVDA® exam is 2 hours in length, consists of 80 questions covering critical desktop virtualization technologies in use today, and is at the conclusion of qualifying classes and bootcamps. Each student is given a 2 hour window to complete it on the last day of class. Usually, the instructor wraps up the class around 2pm, gives the students a break, and from 3pm-6pm students take the exam.
Once the exam is completed the student learns on the spot if they passed the exam.
"Second Shot Free" policy
A second chance to pass the exam is only offered to students who take the exam at the end of the class. If a student elects to take the exam at a later date, they get one shot at it.
The cost of CVDA® certification is $195.00. Testing is available at authorized VMTraining testing centers throughout the world.
The cost of the Certified Virtualization Desktop Administrator certification is $195.00. Testing is available at authorized VMTraining testing centers throughout the world. Click here to purchase a certification exam voucher.