VCDX Mentoring Policy

The Mentor’s Role

The mentor will provide guidance through the candidate’s VCDX journey. It is the candidate’s responsibility to take ownership of the process and perform the required work and research to create their design, documentation, submission, and prepare for their defense.

VCDX Mentorship Experience

  • Once a mentorship request has been submitted, please allow up to two weeks for mentors to respond. If you still haven’t received a response, please email
  • The mentors may not answer all of your questions, but will direct you to resources that can help you find the answers so you can understand the decision and the processes
  • While the mentor can help you plan and review your VCDX timeline to submission it is still your responsibility to make sure you are on-track and keeping up with your tasks
  • The VCDX mentors most likely have very demanding roles. Understand that the mentor will have limited time available for reoccuring meetings. Discuss availability with your mentor and consider engaging multiple mentors as well

I understand that the mentor will not:

  • Share the design or documentation they submitted/created for their application
  • Provide any information about the questions they were asked during their design defense
  • Provide any information about the design scenario the had to address during their defense
  • Help build the design or influence its overall direction
  • Do a deep review of the application documents
  • Add or remove specifics to the design
  • Take owenership of the design/submission