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  • 1.  VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 01, 2017 01:35 AM

    So I recently took the VMware VCA6-NV Certification Exam for NSX Network Virtualization and failed twice.  I went through a week of studying and came across some question that I know for a fact were not covered within the recommended online free training course.  The exam even asked question to unrelated certification paths based on VMware VDI solutions.  Wondering if anyone else ran into the same weirdness?

  • 2.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.
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    Posted Mar 01, 2017 09:39 AM

    I have passed VCP-DCV4/5/6, VCA-NV VCP6-NV and VCIX6-NV and I failed VCAP-DCA5 a couple of years back.

    That's not to show off but to point to having a some of experience with VMWare exams.

    The VCAs are atrocious.  I can't gloss over it any more than that.

    I have also taken and failed the VCA6-NV (after passing VCP and VCIX for NV and the VCA-NV the previous year...with the minimum 300 mark)

    The other VCAs are no better.  A jumbled mix of sales/technical and topics which are part of other tracks (e.g. CMA or Hybrid).

    I had a voucher and am a completionist, that's the only reason I did VCA6-NV after already having VCA-NV.

    I wouldn't spend £80-£100 of my own or my company's money on a VCA.

    VCP's and VCAP/VCIX's? 

    Wonderful and I highly recommend them (albeit with the initial £2k outlay for a qualifying ICM course)

  • 3.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 01, 2017 12:55 PM

    I appreciate the feedback.  I honestly thought I was the only one loosing my mind.  I personally cannot wait to take the professional level courses.  But the requirement of having to take an official training class before actually being able to be recognized in passing the exam sucks for the most part.

  • 4.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 03, 2017 10:50 AM

    I'm thinking to take this exam to start with VMware technologies and I enrolled myself to this online course. Do you think is enough to study. Do you recommend any books and other things to read?

  • 5.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 03, 2017 11:22 AM

    I don't think its enough to study.  I actually have taken the online course offered free by VMware using the link under recommended study.  I have a case open with the VMware Certification Advocates because the specifically ask questions on the exam that are not covered on the training and just yesterday I found a completely different VCA6-NV training course on a different portion of the VMware website labeled 2016 so I'm going through that now.  But I'm hoping VMware will do the right thin and provide me with vouchers for the exams I failed due to the incorrect coursework breing published.

  • 6.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 03, 2017 02:20 PM

    Yeah, i'll try to study with others sources also. Let's see. thanks and good luck :smileywink:

  • 7.  RE: VCA6-NV Certification Question.

    Posted Mar 03, 2017 02:29 PM

    Your welcome.  Good luck to you as well.  Also I hear pricing for the professional level classes is due to increase shortly.