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VMware Certified Associate

VMware Certified Associate

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This technology- focused online course is approved by the TechCred Program funding and will help you upskill and earn a credential in only six months.

TechCred Program funding allows Ohio employers looking to fill their open technology-focused roles with skilled candidates. Additionally, the program is designed to enable employers to offer current and future employees the opportunity to learn new skills while on the job by funding their learning.

Become part of a stronger workforce with the skills needed to propel your career.

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Become VMWare Certified

As organizations of all sizes become more data-centered, systems that virtualize IT operations have enjoyed substantial growth. As a leader in the virtualization field, professionals who install, maintain and manage VMWare systems are in strong demand. In this 100% online course, you will learn to install, configure and manage VMware's vSphere® 7.0 system. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to take and pass the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) - 1V0-701 exam for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) credential. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin any time.

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Job Outlook for VMWare Certified Associates

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects 11% growth in the demand for computer and information technology (IT) occupations between now and 2029. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. The BLS expects especially strong demand for professionals who manage systems involved with cloud computing, big data and information security.
  • According to, VMWare Certified Associates earn $72,965 per year in the US, on average. Salaries range from $59,000 for Network Administrators to over $90,000 for IT Managers. Your compensation will depend on factors such as your skills, experience and location.

VMWare administrators oversee an organization's VMWare environment, usually managing virtual machines that handle tasks that involve large data sets. Key job duties may include:

  • installing new VMware software;
  • monitoring system performance;
  • creating and developing data management techniques;
  • troubleshooting problems.

Some of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations depend on VMWare systems to manage and process their most valuable data. These high-profile employers look to certifications as signs that a candidate possesses VMWare skills and understands security, workflow practices and systems operations at the highest levels.


Many VMWare professionals work as consultants and, due to changes following the 2020 pandemic, many work from home or remote offices. According to, VMWare administrators commonly earn between $76-$135,000 working remotely.

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Deep dive into key vSphere topics and functions
  • Learn about real-world applications of this technology
  • Expand your knowledge of the material even further than what the certification test requires
  • Preparation to take the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) - 1V0-701 exam for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) credential.

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems is highly recommended.

  1. Introduction to Virtualization
  2. ESXi Installation
  3. III. Virtual Machines
  4. Networking
  5. Storage
  6. Security
  7. VII. Resource Allocation
  8. VIII. Host Profiles
  9. Monitoring and Performance
  10. Upgrade Process
  11. Troubleshooting
  12. XII. Virtual VSAN
  13. XIII. Redundancy and Data Protection


Russell Long

Russ Long currently holds active certifications in VMware (VCSA, VCP), Cisco, CompTIA, and Apple. He has over six years of experience delivering enterprise-level IT content in live webcast classrooms and prerecorded content. Classes have included personnel from: IBM, NASA, IRS, BT, DoD, VMware. Russ has 16 years of IT experience ranging from a fiber optic splicing technician to a site administrator. He has IT support experience in face-to-face customer service, troubleshooting, and consulting. He has worked with federal and local government entities as a provider of services and equipment and is also a former IT business owner with a focus on computer repair and IT infrastructure.