Finally VMware subsides


For years if you wanted to become certified on VMware technologies you had to endure taking a required class and passing an exam. Well finally VMware has subsiding this when they created a new certification track. This is exciting news for many just getting involved or looking to get certified in VMware technology. I personally will be doing a couple of these exams and will document the process here in separate posts soon.

New Certification exams

There are currently three new exams available, with a fourth VCA exam coming soon.  So lets take a quick look at what they new exams are.

Currently there is an automatic promotion on the exam fees. 50% off I am not sure how long this promotion will last.

VMware VCA

VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud) -The VCAC510 VMware Certified Associate – Cloud exam tests potential VCA candidates on their ability to identify technical requirements for cloud infrastructure virtualization and then align them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements. Successful candidates have a basic understanding of the products and technologies that comprise the vCloud Suite, as well as the how those technologies drive specific business use cases.

Get the exam Blue print here

There is free self-paced e-learning available to assist you in preparation for the exam. View them here.

VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)– The VCAD510 VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization exam tests potential VCA candidates on their ability to identify technical requirements for data center virtualization and then align them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements. Successful candidates have a basic understanding of vSphere and related products and technologies, as well as the how those technologies drive specific business use cases.

Get the exam blue print here.

There is free self-paced e-learning available to assist you in preparation for the exam. View them here.

VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)– The VCAW510 VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility exam tests potential VCA candidates on their ability to identify technical requirements for Workforce Mobility and then align them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements. Successful candidates have a basic understanding of the VMware Horizon Suite and related products and technologies, as well as the how those technologies drive specific business use cases.

Get the exam blue print here.

There is free self-paced e-learning available to assist you in preparation for the exam. View them here.

Please be sure to check VMware’s training page for updated content as it can change at any time without notice.

Nerd’s Blurt

I wonder why VMware has finally broken down and loosened up it’s requirements for a certification. It does make it more appealing and when looking at it from a business standpoint is great. It is a small point that is sure to generate some revenue for them. People who can’t take the required class do to costs can now show they have a great understanding of the technology. Now the question is going to be with employers, are they going to take this new certification seriously. Will VMware use this in the future a a prerequisite for the VCP level exams and classes. Time will tell but I do know that I plan on taking two of them in the coming weeks.