Purpose of Exam
The VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design Exam tests certification candidates on their skills and abilities designing and integrating multi-site, large enterprise virtualized environments.
Number of Questions
The VDCD550 Exam contains 46 questions. The items include a mixture of drag-and-drop items and design items using an in-exam design tool. A short pre-exam survey is performed, consisting of 7 items. During the exam candidates are presented with 6 design items in which a VMware vSphere-based solution is designed based on customer requirements using an in-exam design tool. There is also 1 master design item, for which a MINIMUM of 30 minutes should be allocated.
The passing score for this exam is 300.
195 Minutes for Regular Users (3 Hours 15 Minutes)
225 Minutes for other Users where English is not a primary language (3 Hours 45 Minutes)
Scheduling and Taking the Exam
This exam is administered through Pearson VUE. Details on the rules and procedures associated with requesting authorization, registering, and sitting for the exam are available here
If a candidate fails an exam on the first attempt, he or she must wait 14 calendar days from their original appointment time before he or she can register to retake the exam. There is no limit to the number of retakes a candidate can attempt, but the same waiting period applies after each failed attempt. Once the exam is passed, a candidate may not make any further attempts.