VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization , Cloud and Workforce Mobility

Recently VMware has launched 3 new certifications aimed at the foundation layer to demonstrate your fundamental understanding of VMware technology in three key areas, being Datacenter Virtualization, Cloud and Workforce Mobility.

The good news is, these exams can be registered for, and taken online, and if your willing to sit the exams before the end of October 2013 Jan 2014, you can use the below voucher to sit all 3 exams for 50% off!

50% off Voucher

1. VCA13GKN

If the voucher does not work for any reason unfortunately there is nothing I can do to assist.

VMware Certified Associate – VCAC510 – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)

The self-paced e-learning class can be found here and taken for free.

VMware Certified Associate – VCAD510 – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)

The self-paced e-learning class can be found here and taken for free.

VMware Certified Associate – VCAW510 – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)

The self-paced e-learning class can be found here and taken for free.

Coming soon there will also be the VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV) for those folk who are focusing on the emerging network virtualization path with NSX (formally Nicira).

So you have nothing to loose, study the free self-paced e-learning classes, register for the exams and sit them at 50% off, in the comfort of your own home.

I sat and passed all three exams yesterday and I must congratulate VMware Education as I feel they have added a entry level certification for those people either starting in virtualization, non VMware partners (customers) who cannot access the VMware Sales Professional (VSP) or VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP) tracks, or for people who do not intend going down the technical certification path of VMware Certified Professional (VCP) , VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX).

I guess for me the exams were pretty easy, but I have had many years experience including administration, implementation and architecture, so the exams are not really designed for people who have already completed, VCP or higher, but the exam questions tests general product knowledge which shows the test taker understands what VMware product helps solve what problem which is a important.

For anyone considering going down the VCP track, VCA is a great starting point and will help build your confidence to tackle the harder VCP (and beyond) exams.

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68 thoughts on “VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization , Cloud and Workforce Mobility

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

    Note: The exams are not free if you register more than one exam at once. You will need to register them one by one.

    Regards,
    Anand Prakash

    • Thanks Anand, I registered one at a time, sat the exam, then registered and sat the next and so on so your correct.

      Cheers

  2. Thanks Josh,

    As you described this exam will suite me the best. Since I recently finished my VCP-DCV training. So even before I appear for VCP, I can feel more confident by giving these entry level exams.

    Thanks again,

    Cheers…Nirav

  3. Sir are you sure that this voucher code exists until 31st of October as I am hearing that today might be the last day for registering and taking the exam …

  4. Hi Sir,
    please what do you mean by register for exams one by one my question is when i register it gives me 2 day Exam Availability can i register another one at this duration or must pass 2 day and then register another one ?

    • I recommend you book,sit and pass one exam before registering for the next, as I believe the voucher may not work if you book them all at once without sitting the exam. However I may be wrong so feel free to try as you wish.

  5. Thanks for this info and voucher code. I did the first two and am on my way to the third. You’ll never know when these come in handy.

    @Robert: Still worked for me. You have to enter the Voucher at the “Select Payment Method”-Screen at Pearsons.

  6. This code still works in the US. For people that are reporting that it is $60 instead of free: you have to go to the payment page and enter the promo code. The exam is normally $120, but the intro price is $60. When you go to the payment page and enter the promo code, that $60 becomes $0.

  7. Hi Josh

    i am getting following error on vmware site. Although i have completed online free training , Please help:

    Error! The test you requested is unavailable.

    Course: VCA-DCV Exam

    Explanation: You already have an existing authorization awaiting processing, please try again later

    • Unfortunately there is nothing I can do regarding exam authorization, have you contacted VMware Education, or attempted again. Authorization may be overwhelmed with all the people trying to sit the exams.

  8. Any word on when the Network Virtualization .. VCA-NV will be available!!, Hopefully they have a free voucher too.. looks like this would complete the
    associate track, I have two down so far, have the cloud to go!!

    • Hi Brian,

      No word as yet, but when it becomes available i’ll post a voucher if I can get my hands on one.

      Best of luck with the cloud exam.

  9. Hi!
    I have attended the training for the cloud exam, then I have tried to register for the exam but it seems the promotion code is only available for the US, and I’m located in France…. The location check which is performed is linked to the address you fill in on the pearsonvue web site. Do you know if the address is used for any delivery of a paper based certification? I am trying do find a way to circumvent this check!
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  11. i registered pearson and got error for enroll an exam.. how can i contact pearson

    Error! The test you requested is unavailable.

    Course: VCA-Cloud Exam

    Explanation: You already have an existing authorization awaiting processing, please try again later.

  12. Hi Josh,

    Thank you for the information. I’ve passed all the exams, just wanted to know that will certificates be delivered to me on the address that I provided. If yes, how long does it take on average.

  13. Hi Josh,
    The code VCA13GKN does not work for me as i am living in the Netherlands.
    Any chance i can pass the exam for free otherwise?

    Cheers.

  14. Hi there I try using your voucher (Updated) Voucher/Promotion Code VCA13GKN, but unfortunately , Discount validation failed.
    This discount cannot be used by a customer located in Indonesia.
    Please help.. :-)

    Thanks

      • Hi Josh,

        Please help to get the Voucher code for VCA-DCV Exam in India.

        I try using your voucher (Updated) Voucher/Promotion Code VCA13GKN, but unfortunately , Discount validation failed.

        Location : India .

        • At this stage the global 50% discount is automatically applied, however there are no further discount codes other than the ones supplied which appear not to work in a number of countries.

          If/when a new codes becomes available, I will update the post.

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