VMware® - Certified Technical Associate



Only 2 Days



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26/9/2022 (Monday)


On this accelerated VMware Certified Technical Associate course, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to perform operational tasks within a virtualised infrastructure, in areas across multi-cloud operations, networking, security, and device management depending on your chosen specialisation.

In just 3 days, you’ll gain a working knowledge of managing cloud resources and basic networking concepts. You’ll also learn about:

  • Basic troubleshooting concepts
  • The networking and security capabilities of NSX-T Data Center
  • Remote management and desktop and application virtualisation

At the end of this course, you’ll sit the exam for your chosen pathway, and achieve one of the VMware Certified Technical Associate credentials:

  • Data Center Virtualisation - VCTA-DCV
  • Network Virtualisation - VCTA-NV
  • Security - VCTA-SEC
  • Cloud Management and Automation - VCTA-CMA (coming soon)
  • Digital Workspace - VCTA-DW (coming soon)
  • Application Modernisation - VCTA-AM (coming soon)

Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.


This course is ideal if you are currently working in the IT industry or would like to start a career in the industry.


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


VMCTA - VMware Certified Technical Associate pathways

VMware Virtual Data Center - Core Technical Skills 

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Virtualisation and vSphere Concepts
  • Module 3: Navigating the vSphere Client
  • Module 4: Lifecycle of Virtual Machines
  • Module 5: vSphere Networking
  • Module 6: vSphere Storage
  • Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
  • Module 8: Resource Monitoring
  • Module 9: vSphere Clusters

VMware Virtual Cloud Network - Core Technical Skills

  • Module 1: Software-Defined Data Centre
  • Module 2: VMware SDDC Solutions
  • Module 3: VMware vSphere Components and Features
  • Module 4: Network Virtualisation
  • Module 5: Virtual Switches Overview
  • Module 6: vSphere Standard Switches
  • Module 7: vSphere Distributed Switches
  • Module 8: Management, Control and Data Plane
  • Module 9: Software Defined Networking
  • Module 10: Introduction to NSX-T Data Centre
  • Module 11: NSX-T Data Center Components
  • Module 12: NSX-T Data Centre Architecture
  • Module 13: Benefits of NSX-T Data Centre Logical Switching
  • Module 14: NSX Logical Switching Components
  • Module 15: NSX Logical Switching
  • Module 16: Benefits of NSX-T Data Centre Logical Routing
  • Module 17: NSX Routing Components
  • Module 18: NSX Logical Routing
  • Module 19: Micro-segmentation
  • Module 20: Zero-Trust Security
  • Module 21: NSX Data Centre Firewalls
  • Module 22: NSX DHCP
  • Module 23: NSX DNS
  • Module 24: NSX NAT
  • Module 25: NSX Load Balancing
  • Module 26: NSX VPNs
  • Module 27: Virtual Cloud Network

Exam Track

As part of this accelerated course, you’ll sit one of the following exams based on your choice of pathway, at the Firebrand Training centre, covered Certification Guarantee:

VMware Data Center Virtualisation: Core Technical Skills (VCTA-DCV) exam

  • Duration: 135 minutes
  • Exam code: 1V0-21.20
  • Format: Single and multiple-choice
  • Number of questions: 51
  • Passing score: Scaled score of 300

Associate VMware Security (VCTA-SEC) exam

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Exam code: 1V0-81.20
  • Format: Single and multiple-choice
  • Number of questions: 55
  • Passing score: Scaled score of 300

Associate Network Virtualisation (VCTA-NV) exam

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Exam code: 1V0-41.20
  • Format: Single and multiple-choice
  • Number of questions: 30
  • Passing score: Scaled score of 300

Associate Cloud Management & Automation (VCTA-CMA) exam

Coming soon

Associate Digital Workspace (VCTA-DW) exam

Coming soon

Associate Application Modernisation (VCTA-AM) exam

Coming soon

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have a basic understanding of:

  • Operating systems
  • Basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts
  • Virtualisation and vSphere concepts

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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"The better way to train."
Nick Sedding, RND. (18/11/2019 (Monday) to 22/11/2019 (Friday))

"Great Location, extremely good training instructors and ease use of facilities 24/7. The courses are intense but the results speak volumes."
J.W., Nacro. (18/11/2019 (Monday) to 22/11/2019 (Friday))

"VMware course was the most informative course I have attended at Firebrand so far. It is very intense with lots of information to take in, in a short amount of time but the instructor kept me in engaged, making it easy to understand. I would 100% recommend this course to a colleague/friend."
Jamie Sevenoaks, Metripolitan international schools. (18/11/2019 (Monday) to 22/11/2019 (Friday))

"fantastic training center. "
John Bruce, CHA. (18/11/2019 (Monday) to 22/11/2019 (Friday))

"Excellent trainer with strong knowledge provided a firm base for passing the certification."
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