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.
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Do you know when the new VMWare VCAP-NV Deploy Exam will be out (based on NSX-T 3.x).
Hi Azim, it is in development now and targeted within the next three months.
I want to change my career, so that I want learn VM Ware from the begining, please suggest me according to this.
Hi Prashant, this is the perfect certification to start with:
I think it would be also interesting to see what others in the community say as well. Try this site and click on the Community page and you post the same question there: https://learning.customerconnect.vmware.com/
Is there a track for a salesperson that used to sell Vmware back in 204 thru 2009 and has now returned to a job that has me selling the VMware products again. I need refreshers and but I am not sure where to start with all the new certs. I sell mainly to small to medium sized businesses.
Thank you for any pointers.
Hi Russell, absolutely! I’m guessing your organization is a VMware partner (I don’t work directly on that side of the company so can’t look it up) and probably has partner access to Partner University, but you can start looking here for links and resources: https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-resources.html