In this first article of a two-part series, I cover a few of my thoughts and experiences which helped me to pass the VCAP-NV Design Exam. Back in 2022, I began the journey towards the VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization 2023 milestone, the prerequisites for which were the completion of both the VCAP-NV Design and VCAP-NV Deploy accreditations. Last month (July 2023), I passed the second prerequisite exam resulting in the VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization 2023 milestone.
I chose to sit the VCAP-NV Design first. As a Technical Architect, my daily activities focus primarily on discovery, design and architectural governance, but I’m still pretty close to the coal face when it comes to hands-on. There is no requirement here; you can sit whichever exam you want first.
The VCAP-NV Design requires a good understanding of VMware NSX, its configuration maximums and requirements, and a good grasp on the architecture elements (e.g., physical, conceptual and logical design, and requirements, constraints, assumptions and risks).