VMware Certified Associate (VCA) Exams : My experience
As we all know VMware has released three new certifications. There’s no training course requirement for the new exams although VMware offers a free self-paced eLearning course which is recommended to help you prepare for the VCA exams. Earning VMware Certified Associate (VCA) certification demonstrates your foundational understanding of virtualization technology.
VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
With the VCA-Cloud certification, you’ll have greater credibility when discussing cloud computing, the business challenges the vCloud Suite is designed to address, and how deploying the vCloud solution addresses those challenges. You’ll be able to define cloud computing and provide use case scenarios of how vCloud and cloud computing can take advantage of private and public clouds without changing existing applications and leverage a common management, orchestration, networking, and security model.
To become VCA-Cloud certified you must pass the VCA-Cloud exam (exam code: VCAC510). There is no training requirement, however there is a free, self-paced e-learning class that can help you prepare: VMware Cloud Fundamentals
VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
With the VCA-Data Center Virtualization certification, you’ll have greater credibility when discussing data center virtualization, the business challenges that vSphere is designed to address, and how virtualizing the data center with vSphere addresses those challenges. You’ll be able to define data center virtualization and provide use case scenarios of how vSphere and data center virtualization can provide cost and operational benefits.
There is no training requirement, however there is a free, self-paced e-learning class that can help you prepare: VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
After booking the exam, it will be available for two days. The length of the exam is 90/120 minutes. When you take the exam in 2013, you will get a discount of 50%. The normal price is 95.00, after discount it’s only EUR 57.47 (inclusive VAT). The exam can be taken online from home and you may cancel this exam as long as the exam has not been started, and the delivery period has not expired.
There’s a special promotion that expires on October 30, 2013 –
Yesterday I took the exam, and passed it is very simple exam with 50 questions, and to pass you need to score 300. This is really a great initiative from VMware for the fresher’s in the industry and those who are new to VMware technology.
As of today, the free VCA exam promotion code is: VCA13ICS