According to this, the VCA6-NV exam was (actually it says will be) "retired on October 15, 2016."
Is there a new version? For my first NSX exam, should I be looking at something else?
Thanks! How does it actually work? The exam availability only shows for two days, and it doesn't even give me a location. Are they done from home or something these days? Or when I click on Register for this exam", will I get a list of locations and more dates?
Sorry for the silly question, but I don't want to commit to an exam and then not be able to do it this weekend
Do you have a another VCP already or have you done an ICM course?
I ask as I would REALLY recommend the VCP over the VCA.
The Associate level exams seem to be very poor quality compared to the VCP/VCAP/VCIX exams. They are a random mix of sales/business requirements and technically detailed questions.
I don't believe they are beneficial.
For overviews and solutions knowledge (if you have partner access)
The VSP/VTSP Partner Accreditations are much better than VCAs
For Technical knowledge and demonstration of understanding
The VCP-NV (now 6.2 version) is industry standard (not many employers would recognise a VCA level qualification)
For practical lab-based demonstrations of your skills in NSX
The VCAP/VCIX track and lab based exams are much better.
I appreciate that if you don't have an existing VCP or have done NSX ICM, then VCP may not be an option. But personally I found the VCA not worth the money compared to VCP-NV and VCIX-NV.
I would like to recommend vSphere 6.5. VMware has rolled out a lot of new features in the latest version of vSphere, including updates to High Availability and DRS, as well as a new version of VVOLs.
Thanks. I was thinking of doing VCA on NSX as a stepping stone to VCP. I won't get an suitable training course for VCP until next year sometime, but I at least qualify for a VCA certificate once I pass the exam. I did do the vSphere exam (and ICM course), but it was 4.0 from memory so a while ago.