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VMware offers free certification exams for failures

Two tests for the price of one in five Asian nations

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VMware has made a new offer: fail one of its certifications and it will spring for another exam at the low, low, price of zero units of currency, provided your home currency is the Australian or New Zealand Dollars, the Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen or Korean Won.

Spotted by blogger Aravind Sivaraman and detailed here (PDF), the offer says VMware certs are a terrific thing to have on one's CV but that “it is easy to underestimate the difficulty of these exams.”

The free second exam must be taken before March 31st, 2014, and applies only to five VMware Certified Professional and eight VMware Advanced Professional certifications.

VMware isn't rocket science, but isn't simple either, so the chance to take a second exam will be welcomed by many. Vulture South imagines self-funded students will be especially appreciative of the offer.

Whether the offer hints at a little desperation down VMware Asia way is for you, dear readers, to decide. ®

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