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VCDX47

September 7th, 2010

I arrived home today, after waiting for 2 weeks, to the following email…

“Congratulations!  You have achieved the VMware Certified Design Expert on VI3 (VCDX3) certification.   

 Your VCDX number is: VCDX47″

I can’t really express how truly happy I am at making it passed the final gate! I would love to get some level of feedback from the panelists, but being awarded the certification is more than enough for me! It validates the past year of hard work I have put into this!

So what does this mean to me and my job?

Well first of all for me personally this a huge achievement for myself! This helps me validate my hard work and justify the recommendations I make to customers daily. It takes away some of that personal doubt around whether or not I am capable of truly being an VMware / storage architect. For my job it gives me the confidence to make firm recommendations to my customers, and to assist my colleagues with their projects.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the VCDX journey is a fantastic opportunity to improve your own methodology and processes around VMware project work. Completing the journey is the icing on the cake!

I’m hoping to take this and put it to good use. What I started on this blog over a year ago, I need to put more effort into and continue (thank you all for contributing to my current 1000+ visitors per day). I need to continue showing my face over at the NetApp communities, and I’m long overdue getting involved in the VMware communities. Sounds like a lot of work, I hope I can put aside the time to keep being involved!

Congratulations to all the other new VCDX’s, this is fantastic news, and I am proud to stand beside you all!

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  1. | #1

    Congratulations on a job well done and thank you for documenting what you are allowed for the sake of others. Very cool of you! Nice job!

    Jas

  2. | #2

    A big congratulations on this great accomplishment

  3. Simon Hamilton-Wilkes
    | #3

    Well done!
    Have been waiting to do it on 4.x as I have so little exposure to 3.5 now. Hopefully more of us non-EMC/VMware employees will join that club ;)

  4. Chanaka
    | #4

    Way to go Chris…..!!

  5. | #5

    Finally the results are in from my VCAP-DCD and I have no finished upgrading my VCDX to vSphere 4! Not sure if I’ll get a confirmation letter from VMware or a new certificate, but hopefully all will be forth-coming in the next few weeks :)

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