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Monthly Archives: June 2012

3 Free elearning Courses help you Virtualize your Apps

Adding to the list of titles released earlier this summer, VMware training has released three more self-paced elearning courses to help you virtualize your business critical applications.

Virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint with VMware [V5.X] – discusses why you should consider virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint, including prerequisites and guidelines for designing, sizing, and implementing SharePoint on vSphere.

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server with VMware – helps you avoid the pitfalls commonly encountered when VMware vSphere professionals cross the chasm of Tier-1 SQL Server virtualization.

Virtualizing Oracle Database with VMware [V5.X] – shows you the pitfalls to avoid when virtualizing your  Tier-1 Oracle database.


5 New Free elearning Courses

The VMware training team has released another set of free, online elearning courses covering cloud, BCDR, and more.

View Fundamentals [V5.0] – covers the main features and components in the VMware View solution and how to install and configure VMware View.

VMWare vCloud Director Fundamentals [V1.5] – introduces students to the components, architecture, functions, and benefits of vCloud Director.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Design 5.1 Fundamentals – explores the concept of disaster, recovery sites, disaster recovery or DR and business continuity or BC issues, and the planning process.

VMware vCenter Operations Manager Fundamentals [V5.X] – shows you how to install and configure vCenter Operations Manager as well as how to use its many robust features.

VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi Essentials [V4.1] – covers the requirements and effects of transitioning your VMware vSphere environment to VMware ESXi.

Grapevine is Right – VCP5-IaaS Certification is Coming Soon

You may have seen news around the social networks and blogosphere about a new VMware certification coming soon. We are as excited as you are about this new track and want to keep everyone in the know.

We have begun beta testing our newest certification for virtualization and cloud professionals: VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS). This is an invitation-only beta exam while we prepare the program for you, but if you sign up here we’ll let you know as soon as it’s publicly available.

We appreciate your continued interest in VMware Certification.

July 27 Update – this program has been released. For complete details visit www.vmware.com/go/vcpiaas

vSphere Video: Hot & Cold Migration – DRS

Watch as Brian Watrous reviews vSphere DRS clusters, then check out the rest of the videos in the series.

VCDX Defenses at VMworld San Francisco and Barcelona 2012

The VMware Certification team is pleased to announce VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) defenses at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld Barcelona. Candidates can submit and defend vSphere 4 and vSphere 5-based designs in pursuit of the VCDX4 credential.

Registration is now open for both defenses: