VMware announced that effective today, the VMware Certified Associate – Desktop certification will no longer be a prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional – Desktop. The exam will continue to be available for the VCA-DT. The VCP-DT will be required along with a VCP to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop exam. It is not known at this time if the VCA-DT will be retired since it is no longer part of a certification track. The new track is shown below.