VMware now offers several paths for Java developers to become an expert at building business critical applications:
Step 1 Core Spring In just 4 days you will learn to build powerful, secure and testable applications with Spring. This course is ideal if you have an upcoming Spring project. At the end of the training you will be granted the opportunity to become officially Spring Certified to support your developer career.
Step 2 Rich Web Applications with Spring Learn to apply the latest in Spring to create beautiful rich web applications. Show off your Spring building skills after taking this training and impress your stakeholders.
or Enterprise Integration with Spring Learn to apply Spring technologies to solve integration problems you are facing. This training will help you to become an absolute master at using Spring for various complex projects. The training includes an official certification. This training will also take away any insecurity about whether or not being able to solve problems with Spring.
Step 3 Hibernate with Spring Learn to use the XML and annotation based configurations of both Spring and Hibernate. This training is suited for developers that want to be able to build Spring applications using Hibernate for customers or for company applications.
Step 1 Groovy & Grails In just 3 days you will learn to write programs using Groovy and to use Grails for web development. By learning Groovy & Grails you will be able to use multiple development languages to build applications.
Step 1 vFabric Gemfire Essentials This self-paced course introduces the basics of GemFire, data regions and operations, distributed cache, advanced features of GemFire, and how to program with GemFire. In just 2.5 hours you will learn all the basics of vFabric Gemfire.
Step 2 vFabric Gemfire for Developers This professional 4-day course provides in-depth training in how to install, configure, and monitor GemFire applications. After this training you will be a professional at developing Gemfire.
All courses are being offered worldwide and more information about the developer program can be found here