VMware PSE exam booking now Pearson has single sign on

barberj66barberj66 CCENT, 70-680 Windows 7 configuring, ITILv3 FoundationUnited KingdomMember Posts: 86 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi

Just wanted to check if anything has changed with regards to booking the PSE exam for the vmware DCV 5.5. Before you had to get authorisation etc to confirm you had been on the academic course before scheduling the exam.

I noticed now when you sign in to VMware it uses SSO to sign you directly in to Pearson for the exam. Can you just select the PSE exam and book it, do they need any kind of confirmation you have attended the course still or do they know somehow?

Thanks
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  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    They got rid of the whole authorization thing.

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  • barberj66barberj66 CCENT, 70-680 Windows 7 configuring, ITILv3 Foundation United KingdomMember Posts: 86 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Cheers for that had a read through, just wondered how they knew you had attended a course or classroom training or are they saying you don't have to anymore?
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    VMware themselves and VATC partners register your class attendance on myLearn when you take a class delivered by them, so it would be listed under myTranscript when you login to the Certification pages - I don't know if VITA partners do the same when you take their classes, but if they did that's how VMware would know.

    The previous "authorisation" process didn't check if you'd taken the training or not anyway, as you could take the exam before the training if you wanted to, it did make sure that you had a Certification ID on both the VMware and Pearson systems (which they've now obviously linked together in some other way).

    Ask your VITA what reporting they do to VMware - they should be happy to answer that question from a student.
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  • JBrownJBrown Member Posts: 308
    scott28tt wrote: »
    VMware themselves and VATC partners register your class attendance on myLearn when you take a class delivered by them, so it would be listed under myTranscript when you login to the Certification pages - I don't know if VITA partners do the same when you take their classes, but if they did that's how VMware would know.

    The previous "authorisation" process didn't check if you'd taken the training or not anyway, as you could take the exam before the training if you wanted to, it did make sure that you had a Certification ID on both the VMware and Pearson systems (which they've now obviously linked together in some other way).

    Ask your VITA what reporting they do to VMware - they should be happy to answer that question from a student.
    No more of myLearn and class registration for vITA schools, Scott. VMware stopped doing it since Dec 31st 2015.
    Nowadays its straight PSE voucher and and exam. Having voucher confirms that you have taken a vITA course (sounds crazy but that is how it was explained on the private vITA related board on VMware communities).
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    JBrown wrote: »
    No more of myLearn and class registration for vITA schools, Scott. VMware stopped doing it since Dec 31st 2015.
    Nowadays its straight PSE voucher and and exam. Having voucher confirms that you have taken a vITA course (sounds crazy but that is how it was explained on the private vITA related board on VMware communities).
    I see - well there you go!
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  • STANLY_CCSTANLY_CC Senior Member Albemarle, NCMember Posts: 333 ■■■□□□□□□□
    The fact that you have a PSE voucher code lets VMware know you have taken an official VMware course. They removed the step for authorization.
    barberj66 wrote: »
    Hi

    Just wanted to check if anything has changed with regards to booking the PSE exam for the vmware DCV 5.5. Before you had to get authorisation etc to confirm you had been on the academic course before scheduling the exam.

    I noticed now when you sign in to VMware it uses SSO to sign you directly in to Pearson for the exam. Can you just select the PSE exam and book it, do they need any kind of confirmation you have attended the course still or do they know somehow?

    Thanks
  • barberj66barberj66 CCENT, 70-680 Windows 7 configuring, ITILv3 Foundation United KingdomMember Posts: 86 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Many thanks for the clarification everyone that's great. I've got my voucher code from when I attended the Stanley course so I'm good to go.

    I didn't want to just book it and later find out you needed some kind of proof beforehand.
    Goals for 2019: ICND2 first of all then see how it goes.
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  • NadzzNadzz Member Posts: 70 ■■■□□□□□□□
    good to know thanks fellows
  • JohnPFJohnPF Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    How long are the voucher codes from Stanly? I seem to remember being told I'd have to schedule the exam within one year but I can't find that info. I'm close to a year so I'd like to know if I need to get it done or if it can wait.

    Thanks

    John
  • JohnPFJohnPF Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ok, I wanted to say How long are the vouchers good for as in do they expire?
  • hailhailhailhail Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    @johnPf, not sure how long they last but know you have a year to use it once you book exam, i had to reschedule a few times and couldnt reschedule after 1year from initial booking, which was fair enough.
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