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Monthly Archives: January 2013

VCAP-Cloud Infrastructure Design Exam Released

VMware’s newest cloud certification exam, VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID), has been released.

Earning your VCAP-CID certification shows that you have continued to enhance your cloud skills, and gives you a new, industry-recognized credential for your list of accomplishments. Designed for experienced cloud architects, VCAP-CID certification verifies that you can define goals for the architecture, analyze elements of the framework, and make design decisions that ensure the proper physical and virtual components exist in the design.

Vidcast: vSphere 5.0 Configuration Tips for Digital Storage

In this vidcast from VMware Press, Storage Design and Implementation in VMware vSphere 5.0 author Mostafa Khalil, VCDX, provides tips for configuring digital storage.

EMEA Instructor Award Winners Recognized

Each quarter, the VMware EMEA Education team recognizes outstanding VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) from the region. The awards are given to instructors who share their expertise about VMware technologies with others, show consistent excellence in customer evaluation scores, and have an ability to help students make the most of their VMware technology. When considering the candidates we look at:

  • The number and range of courses they had delivered.
  • Whether they were early adopters of new course releases.
  • Their evaluation scores for subject knowledge, professional and presentation skills, and ability to encourage participation and respond to questions.

We also took into consideration what they were doing to support the VMware training community. All the candidates were close on this, so this quarter’s candidate pool was the hardest we have had to judge.

The VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC) VCI of the Quarter is Mauro Balbiani.Mauro wins the award for his involvement in creating the nested labs on his VATCs vCloud environment, passing the IaaS exam, in addition to consistently getting perfect 5.0 scores across all instructor evaluation categories. This was a tremendous achievement given the exceptional breadth of courses delivered by Mauro during the quarter which included SRM, Thinapp, vCloud, View, as well as the core vSphere curriculum. Mauro also writes for two blogs focusing on VMware virtualization at http://lavaligiagrigia.it/ and http://theblog.systematika.it/.
The Independent VCI of the Quarter is Jose Maria Gonzalez.Jose was nominated by Magirus Spain and wins the award for his great community work. In addition to delivering several advanced vSphere courses during the quarter to the highest standards, he is an active member of the VCI community. He is also an active twitter user (@jose_m_gonzalez) with 3345 followers and several tweets daily on Cloud and VMware. He also maintains a blog http://www.josemariagonzalez.es/ on the same themes posting a number of video tutorials and articles.


VMware Education Video Site Adds 한국어 (Korean), português (Portuguese), and Русский (Russian)

We’re listening!  You’ve asked for more languages and now we’ve added Korean, Portuguese, and Russian to the VMware Education video site.

Right now only the vSphere videos are localized, but we have plans to add more videos shortly.  Check out our Education video site today!

VMWare Course Install, Configure, Manager or Fast Track — What’s the Difference?

If you’re trying to decide which course to attend

then consider your learning objectives, level of familiarity with VMware technologies,  vSphere features that interest you, and time available for training.

Our vSphere course comparison may be a helpful tool for you.

FREE eLearning VMware View: Fundamentals Available Now in 한국어 (Korean) and Русский (Russian)

VMware View: Fundamentals [V5.0] is a free eLearning course now available in both Korean and Russian.   See the full list of VMware eLearning detailing courses offered in multiple languages.

Last Minute vFabric Training Offer

SpringSource still has some seats left for the top Spring Framework classes: Core Spring, Spring Web and Enterprise Integration with Spring in Europe. If you register now, you can SAVE 30% on the remaining Spring training class seats for:

Please use the following discount code in the referral field during the registration process:

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VCDX Defense Dates Announced

More VCDX Defenses dates for 2013 have been announced:

  • February 23-28, 2013 – VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • April 22-26, 2013 – VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) on Tour, Tokyo, Japan
  • April 29-May 3, 2013 – VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) on Tour, Sydney, Australia
  • August 26-29, 2013 – VMworld San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • October 15-17, 2013 – VMworld Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Candidates at all 2013 VCDX Defenses will be offered the opportunity to submit and defend vSphere4 and vSphere5-based designs in pursuit of the VCDX4-DV credential. Candidates may also choose to submit and defend vSphere5-based designs in pursuit of the VCDX5-DV credential.

For any questions about the 2013 Defense schedule, please visit this thread on the VCDX Forum.

You can find more information on the VCDX program, including the application and registration links for the above Defenses, here.

Vidcast: Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator

In this vidcast, VMware Press author Cody Bunch overviews his book Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator which provides guidance, downloadable scripts, and workflows designed to automate key elements of virtual infrastructure using VMware’s Orchestrator product.

vFabric Education Schedule: February 2012

If you are a Java developer looking to increase your Spring knowledge, vFabric Education by SpringSource is the place to start. We are providing several Spring trainings across the globe closely connected to your needs as a professional developer. This month you can also win another free SpringSource training seat. For more information about the Spring Prize Contest click here. The complete Spring training schedule for February, 2013 can be found below:

Step 1: Core Spring


Asia Pacific

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Live Online

Step 2: Spring Web / Enterprise Integration with Spring / Hibernate with Spring


Europe, Middle East & Africa

Live Online

If you cannot find a professional training near you, you can always request an onsite SpringSource training