In September 2013 VMware announced new certification called VMware Certified Associate**.**
It is entry-level certification below well-known VCP.
Here you can find reasons to go for VCA.
VMware Certified Associate is now available for three tracks:
- VMware Certified Associate - Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
- VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
- VMware Certified Associate - Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)
Fourth one VMware Certified Associate? Network Virtualization (VCA-NV) will come soon.
On VMware website, you can read more about certification and watch the video.
After VMware VCA certification launch they created special 50% discount which allows you to lower price for an exam.
On website there is information that there is promotional code VCA13GKN which allows you to go for certification completely free!
Free VMware VCA Training
On VMware Certification page you can register yourself for free self-paced eLearning course for each track.
- VMware Cloud Fundamentals
- VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
- VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals
VMware exam registration - IMPORTANT!
If you want to go for certification you must be authorized by VMware to do it. Info is found on Pearson VUE webpage:
Note: All VMware Certification exams require prior VMware authorization. If you would like to reschedule an exam that was originally scheduled for July 19, 2013, you will need to cancel your appointment, and gain VMware authorization at vmware.com/certification before you are able to reschedule your exam appointment with Pearson VUE.
If you used an exam voucher when scheduling your original exam, you will be able to reuse it when rescheduling.
The exam is done online via PearsonVUE website. It has 50 questions and it takes 75 minutes. It is delivered in secure browser window where you are not allowed to copy content or click mouse, but who needs it 😉
I took all three exams and I have to say even though they are entry-level I had to go through eLearning material. It was valid especially for VMware Horizon and VMware vCloud Director. I am not using those products by daily basis yet, so I really had to focus.
I wish you as well to pass all three exams.
Update 27.11.2013 -
Different codes for different geographical regions
Looks like not all codes are working everywhere. So far with help of community, we have codes working in Europe and APAC.