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Monthly Archives: August 2012

12 IT Certifications That Deliver Career Advancement

CIO.com’s 12 Certifications that Deliver Career Advancement, details the top 10 certifications that deliver value.  We’re proud to be #4 on their list:

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
  3. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  4. VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  5. CompTIA A+
  6. Oracle DBA
  7. Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  8. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  9. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  10. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  11. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  12. Microsoft’s Certified systems Engineers (MCSE)

Scenes from the VCDX Party at VMworld San Francisco

Check out some shots of the VMworld VCDX Party we held at Michael Mina’s RN74 in San Francisco last night. We had some great conversations with this fabulous group of VMware Certified Design Experts.

New learning paths, courses and certifications announced!

An update from VMworld 2012 here in San Francisco, this week we have launched a new framework for our courses and certifications, along with a series of new courses and certifications.

You can now create custom learning paths for courses and certifications. We have introduced new roles that align to levels, from Fundamentals to Expert level, with new courses and certifications in technology areas, including Datacenter Virtualization, Cloud, End User Computing and Cloud Application Platform. You can select to be notified of courses when they get released, and quickly see what certifications are applicable to your training choice. You can see more on the education webpage. Enjoy!

VMworld Certification Lounge Presentations

Come by the VMworld San Francisco Certification Lounge at the Marriott Marquis 4th Floor, Pacific C conference room to learn about our new certifications and hear from VMware Press authors. Win prizes, take practice exams, and pick up the cool green certification shirt that is all the rage!

Certification Lounge Presentation Schedule

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11am Desktop Desktop Desktop
1pm Harley Stagner, VCDX
Managing and Optimizing vSphere Deployments
Datacenter Datacenter
3pm Cloud Cloud Cloud
5pm Bill Ferguson, VCP, VCI
The Official VCP5 Certification Guide
Bill Ferguson, VCP, VCI
The Official VCP5 Certification Guide

VMware Announces Role Based Technical Training & Certification Preparing IT Staff for the Cloud Era

Today at  VMworld, we’re announcing 8 new certifications, a new Cloud Certification Solution Track,  and a complete update to VMware’s Certification Program that aligns with the practitioner roles required for an IT organization’s success in the cloud era.  VMware certifications are shifting to a role-based framework that matches VMware certifications to align with both a)  the roles that companies need to effectively design, operate, and evolve their cloud environment, and b) the key technology solution areas that support the evolution to the cloud.

New Certification Solution Track

  • Cloud
  • Datacenter Virtualization
  • End User Computing
  • Cloud Application Platform

In addition, the VMware training curriculum is shifting to a role based approach, with courses aligned to roles and technology tracks, and learning paths to help practitioners identify what courses will prepare them both to be successful in their real-world roles and to achieve VMware certification status.

Job Roles

  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Administrator
  • Developer
  • Governance/Operator

For information about VMware Certifications and Training courses visit www.vmware.com/education.

Show off your Skills on the VCAP Test Track at VMworld

Next week at VMworld in San Francisco don’t just drop your card in a fish bowl and hope for the best – come by the VMworld Certification Lounge and show off your vSphere talents for a chance to win cool prizes!

We’re running the VCAP Test Track each day to give you a chance to prove your stuff in a timed, live lab competition. You’ll get a one-question scenario that simulates the VCAP5-DCA exam, finish correctly within the allotted time and you’re in the running. Scenario topics will change daily, so make sure you come by every day to try your hand.

Scenario Schedule

  • Monday – storage
  • Tuesday – networking
  • Wednesday – virtual machines
  • Thursday – our choice

The VMworld Certification Lounge is located on the 4th floor of the Marriott Marquis in room Pacific C. Stop by between 9am and 6pm, Monday – Thursday to test your vSphere admin skills head-to-head against your fellow attendees and get a sneak peek at the live lab exams from VMware.

VMware Releases French, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese Self-paced eLearning Courses

We’re adding localized self-paced eLearning courses to our curriculum.

Vous parlez français ? Si oui, vous devez vous inscrire à nos nouveaux cours en ligne en français :


Sprechen Sie deutsch? Dann melden Sie sich zu unseren neuen eLearning-Kursen an!

¿Habla español? Entonces quizá quiera apuntarse a nuestros nuevos cursos de eLearning en español: