We’re excited to announce the VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA), a new credential offered by VMware that validates the skills and knowledge required by candidates performing operational tasks within a virtualized infrastructure — in areas across multi-cloud operations, or in networking, security, or device management. The training aligned with this certification provides hands-on practice and learning for both new and experienced technical students.
The VCTA is for anyone new to the industry or to VMware solutions, whether as a newly graduating student, someone changing careers, or someone already working in the industry and looking for opportunities to advance. The VCTA is designed for those performing an operator job role, consisting of those Day 2 type of regular, repeated tasks typically delegated by administrators of virtualized environments.
The VCTA is not a prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, which is a higher-level certification; experienced candidates can start directly at the VCP level. However, for anyone wanting to get that first step into the technical credentials and prove their operational skills across VMware solutions, the VCTA is a perfect starting point.
Training is available online through VMware Customer Connect Learning. You can take the VCTA exam at either a Pearson VUE test center or at a home, office, or work location using the Pearson OnVue remote proctored solution. When registering for the exam, you will have the option of selecting your preference.