On a more recent episode of the VUPaaS (Virtualization User Podcast as a Service) called Certs, Chaos Monkeys and Warm bags of meat, I once again mounted my trusty soap box for a minute or two to harp on expiring certifications that are versioned. You can read about that in gratuitous detail here. However, upon visiting my transcript today I have found that all of the Valid Through dates are now missing.
As an example, here’s what my VCP-Cloud looked like back in March of 2014, and make sure to note the “Valid through: 10-Mar-2015” line:
Although the warning about certifications expiring is still there, the same certification no longer has a Valid Through detail:
I also checked with 5 other sources that hold VCP or higher, who confirmed the exact same behavior. It makes me wonder if the policy for re-certification is being abolished, albeit a bit quietly, or if the site is simply flawed and not showing all of the data that it should be.