Good news for everybody. VMware Education really want to push adoption of the new VCA certifications. I blogged about the certification a few days ago here and Rasmus blogged about the registration process here
In short the VCA is an entry level official certification from VMware. It fits just below the normal VCP. the VCA is available for three tracks: Datacenter Virtualization, Cloud and EUC. You can do the certification from home or work. You just need a web browser!
Normally there is a fee for the exam. But all through January the following code should work.
NOTE: You need to use both codes, each will provide 50% discount and then it is FREE
The coupon code is: VMRT6B404C7B (Expires January 31st) (50% discount)
Then add the following coupon code: VCA1113GKE to get the last 50% discount
If the second code is not working for you try this: VCA13GKN instead
You can sign up for the relevant VCA certifications here: http://vmware.com/certification
The VMware Certified Associate certification is a great opportunity to show you have skills in both Datacenter, Cloud and EUC
I took the VCA-DCV and VCA-Cloud using the above key and passed it. All done in less than one hour and it was free.