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Get a Sneak Peek at On Demand Training

Have you considered On Demand Courses but aren’t sure if they’re right for you? Now there’s an easy way to see what it’s all about. Our Sneak Peeks, available for many of our courses, let you try a course for free before you register. You’ll get access to full course modules and overview the hands-on labs to see if the course meets your needs. And best of all? You only need about 90 minutes.

We have free Sneak Peeks available for our most popular courses including:

Take a look at our On Demand Courses and try out a Sneak Peek. If you like it, let us know. We’re always trying to make training easier and more convenient.

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VMware Education Services has released several new courses to help you get the most out of your VMware solutions.

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Question of the Week (SDDC)

This week’s question comes from the Software-Defined Data Center video series.

A. As L4-L7 services
B. As an L0 service
C. As L1-L3 services
D. As L8-L9 services

Click through to the comments for the answer.

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You Asked & It’s Back – VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Returns

Over the last few months the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Delta exam has proven to be a very popular route to certification for many in our certified community. While we thought most people would take advantage of this opportunity to recertify before the end of the year, we have received many requests to extend it.

We don’t want to see anyone lose their certification status, so to make it as easy as possible we are returning the VCP5-DCV Delta exam (exam code VCP550D) as an option for recertification for anyone who passed the VCP510 exam. The streamlined, online exam will be available through March 10, 2015.

If you had previously requested authorization, but not registered with PearsonVue, your authorization is still valid. If you have not yet requested authorization from VMware, you can do so here.

We strongly encourage you to recertify. Those who do not recertify will lose their certification and will be required to redo the certification path as a new candidates (including mandatory training). For more information, please review the policy.

Why Do You Want To Get Your VCDX?

Add textI ask people all the time, “What makes you want to get your VCDX?”, and the answers certainly vary.  In some cases I get a blank stare back at me as if nobody asked the question before.  I think asking the question “Why” is not only important in the defense process as it relates to the design decisions you make, but equally as important in your decision to pursue your VCDX certification. Let me talk about a few reasons why I myself decided to get a VCDX and some other very good reasons why it’s something to strive for.  One thing I will say is that you should not treat this process as something you want to do for the wrong reasons: do it for the right ones.

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Question of the Week (vSphere)

This week’s question comes from the vSphere video series.


A. vCenter Server
B. vMotion
C. Multiple hosts
D. Shared storage

Click through to the comments for the answer.

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Save on Education Bootcamps at Partner Exchange 2015

Get to Partner Exchange a few days early and take advantage of pre-conference bootcamps on January 31 – February 2, offered at a significant savings off the regular course price. These special offerings are your chance to build your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions, and refresh yourself on the basics. To attend one of these bootcamps, just add it to your Partner Exchange event registration.

  • vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]
  • Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5]

Register by December 31 and save 40%!

Free Webinar! vSphere with Operations Management

Performance monitoring, consistent automation, efficient storage, powerful computing, and more are at your fingertips – if you know how to use vSphere with Operations Management. Fortunately, we are having a FREE webinar next week to teach you exactly that.

vSphere with Operations Management allows you to manage and monitor your vSphere environments with a more intuitive user interface than vCenter Server. Plus, the addition of predictive analytics allows for highly efficient resource management and fast problem discovery and remediation.

You will learn:

  • Highlights and features available in vSOM
  • How to use operations management to monitor keys aspects of your vSphere environments
  • How to drill down and find the root cause of an issue
  • “What-If” scenarios to analyze the effects of resource changes



VMware Learning Consultant Mark Congiardo will lead the webinar on December 10th at 9 am PST. Sign up today, and learn how to run your vSphere environments more efficiently in the new year!

Save on Certification Exams at VMware Partner Exchange

Partner Exchange 2015
VMware Partner Exchange 2015 is an excellent opportunity to recertify your certification or validate new skills at a significant savings. All VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), and VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) exams will be offered at a discount during the event.

Register in Advance and Save 50%
Space is limited for testing at VMware Partner Exchange, so make your plans early and save 50%. Click here to register. Your discount will be calculated automatically at check out.

Register at the Event and Save 25%
Register for an exam at 25% off at the Certification Exam Center in Moscone West during Exam Center hours.

Exam Center Hours
Date Time
Sunday, February 1 8:30am – 3:00pm
Monday, February 2 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 3 11:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 4 9:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, February 5 9:00am – 2:00pm

New VCP6-DT Certification Available

VCP-DTVMware Horizon 6 (with View) delivers virtualized and remote desktops and applications through a single platform and supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. The new VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification validates your skills implementing, installing, and configuring these environments.

Designed for System Engineers and Desktop Virtualization Specialists with a foundation in vSphere implementation and administration, earning your VCP6-DT certification shows that you have the knowledge and experience to:

  • create and administer virtual desktops
  • configure and administer View, Mirage and the Workspace Portal
  • configure host networking and storage
  • work with DRS, HA, and other cluster-related vSphere features

Learn more about the exam objectives and certification requirements here.