Tuesday, 28 September 2021

New and updated Cloud Management and Automation exams

VMware recently released 2 new exams for different Cloud Management and Automation certifications:

VMware Certified Technical Associate - Cloud Management and Automation 2021 (VCTA-CMA 2021)

This is the new foundation-level certification for VMware's vRealize Cloud Universal offering, and how it can be used within both the data center and the cloud.

There is no "hard" training requirement, but there is a "core technical skills" course which is recommended as it was created specifically for the VCTA-CMA 2021 exam.

The exam tests on a knowledge of a typical VMware cloud architecture, the role of the vRealize Cloud Universal products, plus monitoring and basic administration.

Learn more about the certification and the exam here: VCTA-CMA 2021

VMware Certified Professional - Cloud Management and Automation 2021 (VCP-CMA 2021)

This is not a new certification, but it now has a new exam option based on vRealize Automation 8.3 in addition to the older 8.1 exam.

Learn more about the new 8.3 exam here: Professional VMware vRealize Automation 8.3

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

NEW: VMware Certified Technical Associate - Application Modernization 2021 (VCTA-AM 2021)

Another new exam and certification from VMware - this time it's the foundation-level certification covering the VMware Tanzu portfolio:

As will all other VCTAs, there is recommended training and a required exam, so a low "barrier to entry" for anyone who wants to earn the certification.

The VCP-AM 2021 was released just a couple of weeks ago, will we also see VCAPs and a new VCDX track on the same technology line?

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

NEW: Master Specialist - VMware Cloud on AWS 2021

VMware have just released a new version of the Specialist Badge on VMware Cloud on AWS solution for 2021.

This is an ideal certification for VCP-DCV or VCP-NV holders to demonstrate their expertise with VMware Cloud on AWS.

There are 3 required elements to achieve the badge:

  • VCP-DCV or VCP-NV obtained either in 2020 or 2021
  • Attendance of VMware Cloud on AWS training
  • Pass the specialist exam

Learn more about the certification and each of the individual requirements on this Master Specialist - VMware Cloud on AWS 2021 page.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

NEW: VCP-AM 2021 (VMware Certified Professional - Application Modernization 2021)

VMware have just released a brand new exam for a brand new certification: VMware Certified Professional - Application Modernization 2021, or VCP-AM 2021 for short!

The exam centres around the technologies included with VMware Tanzu Standard Edition:

  • vSphere with Tanzu
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • Tanzu Mission Control

A candidate will also need a good understanding of core cloud native skills:

  • Containerization
  • Kubernetes
  • Application Modernization

As with other VCPs there are two required elements in addition to just knowing your stuff:

  • Completion of authorised training
  • Passing an exam

Learn more about the certification on this VCP-AM 2021 page.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

New exam for VCAP-CMA Design 2021 - proper Cloud Management!

VMware have just released the latest exam for their VCAP-CMA Design 2021 certification.

There is a big shift in the objectives of the new exam compared to the previous version - the older exam focused only on vRealize Automation, the new exam also includes objectives on vRealize Operations as well as other products from the vRealize Suite - so it really is now a "proper" Cloud Management exam and certification.

As you'd expect from any new exam, the latest generation products are also covered - the old exam was based on vRA 7.x while the new exam covers vRA 8.x as well as vROps 8.x.

Learn more about the new exam on this Advanced Design VMware Cloud Management and Automation page, and about the certification more generally on this VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Management and Automation Design 2021 page.

Friday, 12 March 2021

March 2021 Update

Here's a collection of the latest news from VMware regarding certifications and how their learning content maps to the exams...

New Year, New Options

Some of this news has already been covered on this very blog, but here's a "straight from the horse's mouth" version of updates from VMware: 2021 VMware Certifications

Certification Manager

Here's a brief Certification Insights update: When Will My VMware Certification Appear in Certification Manager?

Certification Tracks

Want a simple view of all current certification tracks from VCTA up to VCDX? Well here you go: VMware Certification Tracks


Got a question about exam administration, exam registration, remote proctoring, or about a specific certification level? The chances are it is answered here: VMware Certification FAQ

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

3 new exams from VMware

 VMware have released 3 new "skills" badges and exams in the last couple of weeks:

Each of the links above will take you to the page where you can download the Exam Guide and find out more about how to book the exams.

All 3 exams are "proctored" which means they are either taken at a Pearson VUE testing centre or online using their OnVUE system.