Free VMware Associate Certification and Training for a Limited Time! Register Today! #VCA #VMware

November 8th, 2013
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

    Maybe you’ve heard all the rage about the new Certification Exams from VMware at the Associate Level called the VCA! (VMware Certified Associate) and maybe you haven’t! Well, guess what, You’s gonna hear about it now! :)  So a few things regarding these new Associate level certifications…


    And the test is delivered via the Web – Online from where you are!

    ###UPDATE!### – Inline in the comments Phil Wiffen points out what I had forgotten… The code is valid until at LEAST Nov 15th, so act SOON! Also you must take the exam within 48 hours of booking it (hence it expiring in 2 days).

    Yea you heard me right.  Now this won’t be free forever, but right now if you use the right formulae of success criteria (detailed inline here) you can get this for free. I’ve heard rumor this expires at the end of this year so get it done STAT! I also heard rumor it expires at the end of November, again knock it out!

    You can start out by visiting the VMware Pearson Vue site located at which gives you a handy dandy screen like this..

    VMware Certification Testing

    Below this little list here includes a whole bunch of links you can use to go and register for Authorization and Register for Exams.  If you read a previous blog post A Must-Read before taking your next #VMware VCP or VCAP Exam!!! it included the steps of how to go about requesting authorization to take an exam.   But I’ll mention it here, you’ll need to request authorization to take the exam before you can even register for the exam, and thus schedule the exam respectively!

This little list here not only includes a link to take you directly to the FREE training videos, but the grouping below also takes you to the individual sites for each track to Request Authorization and Register for the exams!

    Simply click "Request Authorization" for an exam – and then choose the "Register for the Exam" option!

    Then click "Schedule an Exam" after which you select the “Associate and Professional Level Exams” and you’ll need to login then!

    Associate and Professional Level Exams - VMware

    If you’ve never done an Online Pearson Vue exam you should create a web account. The process whereby you requested authorization will supply you with the Candidate ID which is required to make this setup complete! I ran into the problem whereby my account was sort of messed up and tied to another account which did not let me login. As I know that VMware Education is so good at cleaning up and merging accounts…. I opt’d to create a new account on a different email alias of mine which also created ANOTHER Candidate ID, but at least it let me register then! :)

    After logging in you should have the option to Register for a Pre-Approved exam!


    WARNING! Unless you’re rocking your Chinese … Change it from the DEFAULT!

    Exam Details for the VCAD510 - VCA-DCV

    OMG ITS $120 YOU LIED TO ME! YOU SAID IT WAS FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! whoa, hold on there!

    My Order for the VCA Launch Campaign!

    MORE LIES! YOU SAID ITS FREE NOW ITS ONLY HALF PRICE!@#!@#$@#!@#  Don’t fret yet… wait until you get to the Payment Screen..

    Voucher / Promotion Code VCA13ICS for Free VCA Exam

    Enter this handy dandy code “VCA13ICS” which I’ve borrowed from my dear friend Rasmus Hedlund from his blog post VMware VCA exam experience plus FREE exam voucher

    Additional discount / voucher codes available at Free VMware VCA Certification Voucher! thanks to @FrankBrix ! Look below as well.

    Coupon Codes:

  • VCA13ICS (Expires November 15th)
  • VCA13BCN (Expires end of November)
  • VCA13GKN (Supposed to be good until Jan 31 2014)
  • VMRT6B404C7B (Expires January 31st)
  • Order Total of $0 FREE

    OMG OMG OMG ITS FREE FREE FREE! Yea. Get it while you can! For some reason mine said mine is only able to taken over the next 2 days which scares me into thinking OMG this won’t last… So get out there and register!

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Posted in Certification, Education, Free, Technology, Virtualization, vmware | Comments (30)

  • Phil Wiffen says:

    The code is valid until at least 15th November. However, you must take the exam within 48 hours of booking it (hence it expiring in 2 days).

  • Good call there Phil I knew there was some date soon (I’ve been sitting on writing this for awhile due to… Afghanistan getting in the way :))
    I’ll update that inline!

  • Rasmus Haslund says:

    Thanks for the mention Christopher :)
    I really appreciate it!

  • Atif Iqbal Khan says:

    All 4 vouchers:

    VCA13ICS (Expires November 15th)
    VCA13BCN (Expires end of November)
    VCA13GKN (Supposed to be good until Jan 31 2014)
    VMRT6B404C7B (Expires January 31st)

    are expired. Kindly share the valid vouchers.

  • Dennis says:

    No codes are working… :'(

  • VMCertified says:

    Please share if anyone has codes that work in Australia?

  • amu says:

    Please some body give me the dums file and vochur.plz @

  • AbdulRaheem says:

    Thanks a lot Mr Christopher

    You have been very helpful to me

  • slito says:

    Thank you very much 480/500 still valid and I used slito voucher for 100% free

    Please here is vouchers for students, so you can take the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) exam for no cost yes for free :)

    When you sign-up for the exam online in Personview you should be able to enter this voucher and it will FREE the exam price:

    VMware Certified Associate (VCA) exam voucher Number:


    Exams available for discount using the above voucher number are:

    • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (exam code: VCAC510)

    • VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualisation (exam code: VCAD510)

    • VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (exam code: VCAW510)

    You can used and give it to any one you want valid in all EMEA country.

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  • Haseeb Khan says:

    Hi SLITO:- Code VMRT7B819936 has also expired, will you and anyone on this forum have any différent code for use.

  • Rama says:

    Is any one have working code?

  • Lee says:

    Has this offer now expired? If not, do we know how much time remains? Thought I saw somewhere that it expired on Dec 1st…

  • josetxo Galarregui says:

    The 50% has expired, know if they will return to offer?

  • Rasmus Haslund says:

    I updated my blog post today. It is still possible to receive 100% off :-)

  • Lee says:

    Hi, can you link your blog post? Or include further details? Thanks.

  • dave says:

    not working. can only use one voucher.

  • LEE says:

    Seems only 1 voucher can be used :( UK

  • shajan says:

    please provide valid code

  • Abdul says:

    Save money on world-class training and certification from VMwareThank you for your interest in the new VMware Certified Associate program. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, the previously available 50% discount offer is no longer available, as of December 1, 2013.

  • lee says:

    Seems some people have been able to use 2 voucers though still to get the 100% off..

  • Gabriel Santos Almeida says:

    Didn’t work for me, it’s not possible to put two vouchers at the same time. :/ btw, Can I have your blog?

  • y8 says:

    Thanks a lot Mr Christopher

  • matt says:

    Which one is it mate ?

  • matt says:

    it doesnt work in the UK

    Discount validation failed.

    Exam: VCP510,

    This discount cannot be used with appointments scheduled in United Kingdom.
    This discount cannot be used with this exam.

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  • upset says:

    Code not free in AUSTRALIA

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