The VCTA - Security 2020 certification validates a candidate's understanding of VMware's security solutions and the candidate's ability to provide entry level support for the security features of VMware products, including NSX-T Data Center, Workspace ONE and VMware Carbon Black Cloud.
The VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA) is a new credential offered by VMware that validates the skills and knowledge required by candidates performing operational tasks within a virtualized infrastructure, in areas across multi-cloud operations, networking, security, and device management. The training provides hands-on practice and learning for both new and experienced technical students.
The VCTA is for anyone new to the industry, whether as a newly graduating student, someone changing careers, or someone working in the industry and looking for opportunities to advance. The VCTA is built for those performing an operator job role, consisting of those Day 2 type of regular, repeated tasks typically delegated by administrators of virtualized environments.
The VCTA exam is a proctored exam, meaning that as you take the exam, there will be a proctor monitoring the exam, to both protect the integrity of the exam as well as validate that the candidate is answering the questions on their own and not leveraging outside help or resources.
There is a unique VCTA for each track that the VMware certification program covers. Starting at VMworld 2020, there will be a VCTA-DCV and VCTA-NV available, with the VCTA-CMA and VCTA-Security to soon follow. The VCTA-DW and VCTA-AM are in development now.