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Major Update to VMware Certification Naming

Major Update to VMware Certification Naming and Schedule VMware have announced a major shift in the naming and versioning for all certifications - alignment to the year in which a certification is earned, and a new annual release/update schedule for all VCP, VCAP, and VCDX certifications!

Naming Convention
Using the Data Center Virtualization (DCV) track, here's an example of the the next generation of certification names:

VCP-DCV 2019VCAP-DCV Design 2019VCAP-DCV Deploy 2019VCDX-DCV 2019
Certifications launched from this month will use this new convention, starting with the release of:

VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2018 (VCP-DTM 2018)VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018 (VCAP-DCV Deploy 2018)VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Management and Automation Deploy 2018 (VCAP- CMA Deploy 2018)
Release Schedule
As you might expect from such a naming convention, there's also a switch to an annual release schedule:

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LT1F Vulnerability (L1TF) VMware

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I would like to inform about important issue: Intel L1 Terminal Fault Vulnerabilities which high impact to vSphere Infrastructure. That issue had been announced at 00:00 AM today (10:00 AM PDT). This new class of vulnerabilities can occur on current and past Intel processors (from at least 2009 - 2018) when affected Intel microprocessors are speculating beyond an unpermitted data access.
Reference: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00161.html
This new class of vulnerabilities can occur on current and past Intel processors (from at least 2009 - 2018) when affected Intel microprocessors are speculating beyond an unpermitted data access. By continuing the speculation in these cases, the affected Intel microprocessors expose a new side-channel for attack, allowing a malicious VM to infer data in the hypervisor and other VM’s running on a core. The most severe of the three vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-3646: L1 Terminal Fault – VMM) impacts all hypervisors r…