Saturday, 28 September 2013

Wish to get VMware Certified at no cost at all ?

   

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


59 comments:

  1. Hi Shyamlal,
    I am preparing for Vmware Certified Associate exams,take the exams this week.
    I am new in this concepts.
    Is vmware elearning materials is enough to complete this certifications.
    Pls give me suggestion.

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  2. in addition to the 3 hour video provided on the web site , the exam expects some basic hands on on a virtualization environments to pass this exam . Still you can try your luck since it is a free exam for a short period

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  3. At First thankx syamlal for reply my question !!!!!!!!!
    Which exam i will take first i.e.VCA-CLOUD OR VCA-DCV ?
    pls reply me?

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  4. Go for VCP-DCV , cloud involves more complex product lineup and technologies

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  5. Is this deal still going on? Where can you go so it does not go to Pearson vue?

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    1. the deal was valid up to 15th oct 2013 , Now you can avail the 50 % discount option . ie approx 47 $ for the exam

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    2. Try the voucher code VCA13VTN if you are from any of the ASEAN countries , try VCA13GKN if you are in US , they are still valid

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    3. and If you are india , try VCA13ICS

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  6. Sir, Can You tell the right answers of this questions

    1) If you are trying to find out if you have a load based performance issues, which is the following metrics is Significant in a virtual environment but, not generally in physical environment?
    a) Application network throughput to a remote office.
    b) Idle VMS(When compared to their equivalent idle physical servers in a physical environment)
    c) Physical CPU over commitment, because of the VMKernel SMP scheduler.
    d) Physical RAM over-commitment as VMware’s Hypervisor has technologies for dealing With this


    2) You neeed a solution for your burst utilization without paying for unused capacity during non-peak hours. Which cloud product will solve this problem?
    a) vcloud connector
    b) vcloud networking and security
    c) vcloud Automation center
    d) vcloud APIs
    3) Your organization is decided it needs to use a hybrid cloud. During the weekly staff meeting a colleague asks why the decision to use a hybrid cloud was chosen?
    a) You are a small company and do you want to deal with your own data center and equipment.
    b) You have multiple physical sites all using their own local data centers.
    c) You have a mixture of physical and virtual servers.
    d) Your development team periodically enters high demand test cycles.
    4) Before you begin with the roll out with the private cloud the technical project leader wants to ensure you have the vshpere component required by vcloud director in place first. Which two vsphere component required by vcloud?
    a) vcenter Orchestrator
    b) vcenter data protection
    c)vcenter server
    d) Esxi hipervisor

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    1. last one first it is easier too I think .Answer to 4 th question the two vsphere component you needed is vcenter server and esxi hypervisor

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    2. 3rd question , the answer is
      d) Your development team periodically enters high demand test cycles.

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    3. for the second question since you have to move to different solutions for non peak and peak traffic , I think cloud connector is the option. I am not pretty sure about it as cloud is not my strong point .

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    4. for the first question , I think it is the physical CPU over commitment . may be need a discussion on it

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  7. My views on answers for 2nd question :
    vcloud connector is basically used for connecting public and private clouds.networking and security for VLAN and firewalls.Automation center has 'Intelligent Resource Management' which works mostly like DRS in vcenter. vcloud API's are used to programatically trigger actions like creation of VM's.
    Answer should be : 2 - c

    dev.jos@gmail.com,PMP,ITIL,VCA-DCV

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    1. my point with V-connector is that during a hybrid cloud session , you can switch to a public cloud during burst utilization period and only pay for that burst on public cloud and back to private . that is why i said v connector . may be more persons will come over and comment on it .

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  8. Hi Sir Can You solve my Questions?
    1) An administrator is considering a private cloud solution. The existing environment contains a number of print servers and systems monitoring server. These applications are considered which type of workloads?

    a) Infrastructure b) Transient c) Elastic d) Management

    2) Your manager is concerned that, even in the cloud provisioning hundreds or thousands of VMs will results in a lot of redundant storage usage. You explain that you can minimize the use of redundant storage with vcloud by making use of which of the following features?

    a) Storage DRS b) Templates c) Fast provisioning d) Snapshots

    3) You would like to stretch your private cloud network to a public cloud. Which product will allow you to do this.
    a) vFabric Suite Advance Edition
    b) vFabric Suite Standard Edition
    c) vCloud Connector core Edition
    d) Vcloud Connector Advance Edition

    4) As part of the rollout of cloud computing of your company, the technical design team has identified the need for two private clouds bridged to a public cloud. Which product will allow you to oversee your two private clouds and the bridged public cloud
    a) vCloud Director b) vCloud Connector c) vCloud Networking and Security
    e) vFabric Suite

    5) Your manager ask you to explain the relationship between vCloud Director and vSphere.How do you explain this to him?
    a) vCloud leverages ESXi and vCenter
    b) vCloud leverages ESXI but not vCenter
    c) vCloud leverages vCenter,but not ESXi
    d) vCloud does not leverage ESXi or vCenter

    6) You have just been hired to oversee the rollout of a cloud environment at your new company.
    You decide to build two clouds: One for development & test and other for production. Which product will allow you to move the workloads from the development cloud to the production cloud?
    a) vCloud Networking and Security b) vCloud Connector
    b) vFabric Suite d) vCloud Director

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    1. My answers and explanations are given below

      Q.1-Infrastructure.

      Q.2-Fast provisioning (This will help rapid provisioning of VMs through linked clone technology and the use of linked clones improve storage utilization)

      Q.3-Vcloud Connector Advance Edition .(Vcloud Connector Advance Edition includes the following advanced features:
      Content Sync & Stretch Deploy)

      Q.4-& Q.6-vCloud Connector (vCloud Connector provides a single user interface for overseeing multiple public and private clouds and for transferring cloud content from one cloud to another. It allows you to connect both internal and external in a single user interface.)

      Q.5-vCloud leverages ESXi and vCenter (vCenter is required to administrate your virtual infrastructure,certain tasks will have to be done first in vCenter, such as creating a HA/DRS cluster, configuring the distributed virtual switch, adding hosts, etc.vCloud Director will talk to your vCenter servers.To create a cloud you’ll need both vCenter and vCD.)

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    2. Thanks for reply.........

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    3. for the first question , I am in doubt , is it infra or management ? do you have a ref , please update

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  9. Please answer these questions?
    1) You are installing a new vsphere environment.You have configured a dedicated 1GB Ethernet network for your storage devices.Which two types of shared storage does vsphere support in this configuration? Choose two

    a) Fibre channel b) NFS c) CIFS d) iSCSI

    2) Your manager is asking you to report on the utilization of servers and storage.He would also like trending information so that you can plan for future growth.Which product will help you produce these reports ?
    a) vCenter Operations Manager b) vCenter Configuration Manager
    b) VMware Hyperic d) VMware Horizon View

    3) What are two benefits of datacenter virtualization ? choose two?
    a) Less data to backup
    b) Less CPU power required for a given application
    c) More efficient use of resources
    d) Same hardware footprint for every machine

    4) What does Virtualization do?
    a) Causes your servers to consume less power
    b) Converts hardware into software
    c) Converts software into hardware
    d) Causes your server to run lighter workloads

    5) You have single VMware ESXi host,and you do not have vCenter server installed to manage this host.Which two actions can be performed without the presence of vCenter ? Choose two?
    a) Clone a powered off virtual machine
    b) Create a datastore on shared storage
    c) Create a virtual machine
    d) Set an alarm on a virtual machine

    6) You have multiple application s that are required to run on Windows NT 4.0, and the base code cannot be upgraded, so you are maintaining a several legacy hardware servers ,Which of the following can help in this situation?

    a) Use the VAAI APIs to allow the legacy application to run within a windows server 2008 virtual machine.
    b) Use configuration manager to modify the windows NT operating system to run on a new 64 -bit server
    c) Use VMware converter to convert the applications to a 64-bit version and restore them to new servers.
    d) Create a Windows NT 4.0 virtual machine for each of the legacy applications and run them on a VMware ESXi server.

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    1. 1 . iSCSI & NFS
      2. vCenter Operations Manager
      3. More efficient use of resources and less time to backup
      4. Converts software into hardware
      5. Create a datastore on shared storage , Create a virtual machine
      6. Create a Windows NT 4.0 virtual machine for each of the legacy applications and run them on a VMware ESXi server.

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  11. Can you complete Vcloud Questions

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  12. Which one ? please post the questions

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  13. What is the Cost for VCA-DCV Exam?

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  14. 95 $ actual , 47 $ as the promotional offer and 0 $ ( yes , Zero ) if you have a voucher for it

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  16. I have completed all VCA exams,When I will receive hard copy of my certificates?

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    1. No idea , I have not received mine too. All my previous VCP exams took more than 60 days to get a hard copy of certificate , I am in india . Not even sure if they send hard copy for VCA . Update us when you get yours

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    2. Sir click on this link and register there you can get the free certification voucher
      http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/events/b/weblog/archive/2013/10/29/server-virtualization-w-windows-server-hyper-v-amp-system-center-jump-start.aspx#fbid=XwhCmjdy-5G

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    3. Sir feel free if you have any doubt reply me

      You can get the voucher of Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center from microsoft

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    4. They will Send a hard copy . I received mine . It is great that they are bearing the postage for a free certification

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  18. NO they will not send hardcopy, it will be softcopy cert but you can print it out yourself.

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    1. they will send a hard copy , I got mine

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  20. They will Send a hard copy . I received mine . It is great that they are bearing the postage for a free certification

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    1. Hi Syamlal,
      You got your hard copy?
      On which by through courier or by post.
      So pls mention the name bcz I am waiting for hard copy of there exams.

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  21. I completed my exam on 30th October.When I will receive my hard copy.

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  22. I completed my VCA-DCV on 29thy November 2013 with an aggregate score of 440/500

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  23. Only 50% discount getting on VMRT9A5B275E....
    No free exam

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    1. Bro , use voucher code : VCA13APM

      100% discount , Good luck !!!

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    2. It worked , great . Thanks for the support CH Tan

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    3. thanks a lot for the help CH Tan and shyam sir..pass today vca exam with free of cost

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    4. Voucher/Promotion Code VCA13APM is invalid for Mumbai,Maharashtra....@ CH Tan & shyamlaltp

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  24. Hi frnds do we have a code to write VCA - WM for free..please mention

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  25. use the same code for VCA-DCV ie VCA13APM.

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  26. Voucher/Promotion Code VCA13APM is invalid for Mumbai,Maharashtra....

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    1. The voucher code mentioned here is not working from 5th January 2014 . Let me try to find a new code for you people . Please comment any new voucher code if you come across any

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  27. Voucher VCA13APM is invalid in india..please post a new voucher code :)

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    1. The voucher code mentioned here is not working from 5th January 2014 . Let me try to find a new code for you people . Please comment any new voucher code if you come across any

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  28. Hi,

    I am planning to take VCA-Cloud exam. Please let me know if you have a 100% discount code. I have this code "VCA13GKN" but only 50% discount it gives.

    Thanks,
    Ranjith

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  29. I need a 100% discount code for this exam - "VCAC510: VCA-Cloud"
    Let me know if you guys have a promo code.

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  30. Hello can't find answer for this one... any help is appreciated

    Which do NOT use Virtual Networking ?
    a. FCoE
    b. Vmware Remote Console
    c. iSCSI
    d. vMotion
    No clear answer yes however I did research and found FCOE is Ok as well vmotion so possibly

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    1. FCoE is fiber channel over Ethernet and it need networking , IMO
      Vmotion need a proper configuration of your Network
      iSCSI also need virtual networking
      Even if you are not attached your vNIC of the VM to any of the network , your VMware remote console will work , so I think VMware remote console is the answer . Let others come up with more comments

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  31. 4) What does Virtualization do?
    a) Causes your servers to consume less power
    b) Converts hardware into software
    c) Converts software into hardware
    d) Causes your server to run lighter workloads

    For this question you have replied as 'C" is the answer
    I am not sure how virtualization converts Software into H/W
    can someone explain

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  32. Last question of the day
    which 2 features require shared storage
    HA - VR - Dist. Power Management
    It seems from 2 location that for sure dist. Power management is one
    but on sites one states HA and the other states VR ...which one you believe require H.A
    Appreciate your answer

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  33. We have physical server (Win 2003) and we have assignd one LUN to it from Fiber Channel Storage (EMC Storage).
    We have created one VM (Win 2012) on ESXi5.5. Can we migrate that NTFS LUN to directly VM ? If Yes then how ?

    After assigning this LUN to VM it will convert into VMFS , so data will lost or not ?

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