Free vRealize Automation 8.3 Enterprise Course by VMware

Disclaimer Turned out that this course is not freely available for everyone. I would suggest you give it a try and see if you’re lucky enough.

If you are looking for a course on vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) which is officially developed by VMware, is enterprise-level, not just the basic one and most importantly FREE, then you should go for this course. It has 41 lessons, more than 70,000 views and is a ELS (Enterprise) course and talks on vRA architecture, installation, Cloud templates, integration with NSX-T, Kubernetes, Public Clouds, SaltStack, vRO Workflows and extensibility and a lot more. I personally went through this course after I completed the Udemy’s Getting started with VMware vRealize Automation 8.1 and while Udemy’s push start your journey in vRA 8.x, this VMware course will take it to another level. Recommended for someone who is in VMware Automation, coming from vRA 7.x, Looking for migrating from 7.x to 8.x, deployment of vRA etc. In this post, I have shared some basic steps on how to get to that course and get yourself started.

Bonus Tip

VMware will accept this course as prerequisite for Cloud Management and Automation 2022 (VCP-CMA 2022) certification.

How to enroll?

  • Scroll down and search for vrealize automation.
  • Open the course, enroll yourself and get started.
  • Once you start the course, Bharath N will take over as your course instructor.

Course Content

Let’s see what you will find in the course content.

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Free VMware Badges in 2022

If you are looking for some free VMware badges to upskill and boost your resume, feel free to pursue the following VMware courses.

VMware Skyline Advisor Pro Technologist badge

The badge holder helps organizations use VMware Skyline Advisor Pro to proactively avoid issues before they occur, increase network reliability and security, ensure peak performance, and reduce time-to-resolution for service requests.


IT Academy: Software Defined Storage Concepts

The badge holder is an entry level professional that has the basic understanding of storage virtualization, the Software-Defined Data Center and basics of vSAN architecture. This badge holder can identify types of software-defined storage, the layers of a software-defined storage model, and components of a Hyper-Converged Storage vSAN.


IT Academy: Network Virtualization Concepts

The badge holder is an entry level professional that has the basic understanding of network virtualization, the Software-Defined Data Center, and basics of NSX architecture. This badge holder can understand how to bridge physical with virtual networks, identify vSphere virtual networking components, and identify key components in the NSX architecture.


IT Academy: Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

The badge holder will be aware of the basics of virtualization and the data center. Cloud concepts will be introduced along with virtualization solutions. The Cloud and Virtualization badge holder is an entry level individual that understands the basics of cloud computing and virtualization. The badge holder can set up and manage a virtual machine.


I have already completed all of them. You can check my credentials here on