VCP-CMA 2020 Certification Has Been Retired

This certification has been replaced by VMware with new certification(s).

Certification Details

The VMware VCP-CMA 2020 certificate validates candidate’s skills to work with a VMware vRealize environment, used to automate main processes within the Data Center to better productivity. To gain this certification, one needs to pass two exams known as 2V0-01.19 and 2V0-31.20.

Who Can Take 2V0-01.19 Exam?

A candidate who has increased chances to pass 2V0-01.19 has from 6 months to 1 year of practical experience in configuring, installing, and monitoring vSphere tasks. Also, a minimally qualified candidate knows how vSphere infrastructure works and can configure & deploy vSphere infrastructure in addition to administering and creating vSphere VMs. Additionally, a successful candidate who wants to take 2V0-01.19 certification exam is able to secure and accomplish basic troubleshooting in all installation components. Also, they become eligible if they have from 1 year to 24 months of experience in IT and have an industry-recognized certificate.

What Is Structure of 2V0-01.19 Certification Test?

The VCP-CMA 2020 2V0-01.19 includes 65 questions with multiple formats. The test questions are going to be single and multiple-choice as well as drag & drop items. The exam duration is 105 minutes. It includes a five-minute seating time while the rest of 100 minutes is allocated to actually answering the questions. This exam is a non-proctored one. This means that the applicants should take it through the Pearson VUE site. The registration process is quite easy. The candidates have to follow the instructions mentioned on the platform and finalize the registration process. Also, they need to pay the enrollment fee, which is $125.

What Objectives Are Tested in 2V0-01.19 Test?

Exam 2V0-01.19 puts the candidates in different scenarios and validates their skills in the areas as follow:

  • vCenter Server 6.x and ESXi 6.x Execution and Configuration of Hosts;
  • vSphere 6.x Networking Configuration and Management;
  • vSphere 6.x Storage Management and Configuration;
  • Virtual Machines and vApps Deployment and Administration;
  • Availability and Resource Features for Management, Maintenance, and Establishment;
  • vSphere 6.x Implementation Basic Troubleshooting;
  • vSphere Implementation Basic Monitoring.

The first domain tests the candidates’ ability to identify the right solutions in a certain case and quickly solve vSphere architecture features and environment issues. Also, the candidates need to demonstrate that they are able to configure and install both vCenter Server 6.x and ESXi 6.x hosts.

Within the second chapter, the candidates need to show their ability to manage vSphere 6.x features for networking. They will need to demonstrate how capable they are to install vSphere common features for switches. Also, they will need to be experts in configuring vSphere switches that are distributed. Finally, exam-takers need to be proficient in executing vSS as well as vDS facers following the clients’ requirements.

The third section focuses on testing the candidates’ ability to configure and efficiently manage the vSphere 6.x environment for storage. This means that they should demonstrate their capacity of uniting gadgets for shared storage to various ESXi hosts. Besides, test-takers will find items related to proper management and configuration of storage traits that are software-defined. Last but not least, the creation & configuration of NFS datastores and VMFS configuration will be evaluated as well.

The fourth topic takes candidates to parts which deal with the proper execution alongside the administration of various vApps as well as VMs. Therefore, 2V0-01.19 exam-takers will need to demonstrate how fast and effectively they can create and deploy VM clones & templates. Besides, applicants have to be proficient in successfully managing VMs together with vApps. Finally, the proper creation and deployment of the systems related to virtual machines will be also tested within this 2V0-01.19 test.

When they reach the fifth chapter, the candidates will be asked to show how effective they are in creating and configuring VMware clusters. The implementation and planning of VMware fault tolerance will be examined during this test as well. Candidates will need to develop skills related to the creation and administration of Resource Pools. In addition, candidates will need to learn how to migrate virtual machines without errors and in a quick manner. Besides, once the migration is complete, the successful candidates will need to ensure that no data is lost by creating proper backup files and virtual machine restoration. The last subtopic included here handles the constant updates which are being implemented when it comes to VMs & ESXi infrastructure.

The sixth segment evaluates the candidates' ability to perform fundamental troubleshooting techniques of different features related to vSphere 6.x execution. This means that they should learn how to properly troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter execution as well as operation problems. Besides, they should demonstrate how quickly they can accomplish the core troubleshooting operations with VM operation tasks. Last but not least, they will need to demonstrate how quickly they can troubleshoot and identify basic misconfigurations related to these systems.

The final chapter is related to ensuring basic monitoring when it comes to vSphere implementation. It includes several subchapters that take the candidate through different phases. The candidates will need to demonstrate how quickly they can monitor ESXi, Virtual Machines, and vCenter Server. Also, the candidates will need to show how efficient they are in administering and creating vCenter alarms for servers. Finally, they will need to configure and install the vRealize and its log insight.

What Are Career Opportunities Available for VMware 2V0-01.19 Exam-Passer?

A candidate who succeeds in passing the VCP-CMA 2V0-01.19 exam automatically becomes a valuable specialist in the industry. Therefore, recruiters will start competing against each other to hire such a skilled employee for one of the following roles:

  • Cloud Architect;
  • Cloud Engineer;
  • Database Analyst;
  • Machine Learning Engineer;
  • Virtual Machine Manager.

According to the benchmark developed by, a Cloud Architect can get an annual salary of a minimum of $80k. On the other hand, an experienced and certified Cloud Engineer can win a payment of $91k per year. Besides, according to data, a Database Analyst can earn a salary of $62k in one year.

Certification Path for Candidates Who Pass 2V0-01.19 Certification Exam

The candidates who manage to get the VCP-CMA 2020 can move to the next certification phase, which means gaining the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Management and Automation Design 2020. Also, the final certification stage means obtaining the VMware Certified Design Expert — Cloud Management and Automation 2020 certificate.