It is an old post and no more free exam or discounts on this exam . Still maintaining this post as there is a nice discussion on the questions on VCA
Yes , that is true . Now you can get vmware certified at zero cost . No I am not talking about Vmware Certified professional exam with the high price tag boot camp and a $175 exam fees . It is the new VCA ( Vmware Certified Associate ) exam VMware announced on the last vmworld .
The VCA for data center virtualization , desktop virtualization and Cloud computing exams are now available as online examinations with $95 exam voucher . When you proceed with the exam registration process , vmware will give you initial discount of 47.5 $ for spreading the word about the exam . on the next page apply the discount coupon with the code VCA501 and the exam will be converted to a zero cost one. You have to write the exam with in two days time slot . The catch is that you dont have to go to a Pearson VUE exam center to attend the exam . You can do it online at the privacy and convenience of your home or office . I am just wondering will it be good for the reputation of a VMware exam to be conducted at the freedom of your desktop ot laptop , still it is the current scenario .
It sia 2 hour exam with a passing score of 300 out of 500 . .
Best of luck for your first meeting with vmware certification . Even if you are already vmware certified professional , it does not hurt to get one more certification especially if it is at zero cost .
I just passed mine today .Feel free to leave a comment if you need more details