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VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA) – Cloud Management and Automation
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Course Description

The VMware Certified Technical Associate - Cloud Management and Automation coursework and credential provides individuals with a basic understanding of virtualization and cloud concepts.

Individuals who successfully complete this credential also demonstrate a basic understanding of data center technology concepts and vRealize Automation deployment types.

The VCTA-CMA credential holder also has a working knowledge of storage and networking concepts, understands basic security, and has a basic knowledge of VMware Cloud offerings.

Though not required, this credential is best paired with VCTA Networking Virtualization and Data Center Virtualization courses and credentials.

The certification covers:

  • Architecture and technologies
  • Products and solutions
  • Planning and design
  • Installation, configuration, and setup
  • Optimization and performance-tuning
  • Troubleshooting
  • Administration

To prepare for this credential, individuals should visit the VMware Customer Connect Learning hub to explore relevant prep materials, including videos, courses, and recorded webinars.

You can take this 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.

View the complete prep guide.

Who should complete this credential?

If you’d like to pursue a career working in enterprise networking, cloud computing, or data center management, the VMware VCTA – Cloud Management and Automation credential is a great way for you to validate your skills in this area.

Associate-level training will provide you with the skills and understanding you need to complete tasks typically encountered as an IT technician, or as a technical specialist working in an enterprise cloud environment.

The VCTA - Cloud Management and Automation credential is for anyone new to the industry – students with existing IT and computer science skills, professionals changing careers, or those working in the IT industry and looking for opportunities to advance.

For more information about this credential, see the complete prep guide.

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Once you’ve had time to review the credential prep material and feel confident in your abilities, complete the following steps to obtain the credential:

  • Visit VMWare Learning and create an account
  • Once completed, you will be prompted to sync your Pearson VUE account and MyLearn Account to complete the credential sign up
  • Once you confirm single-sign-on, select the course and how you’d like to proceed
  • Before proceeding, contact our NCBCE staff to see if you qualify to get the exam for free