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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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
Europe, Middle East & Africa
- February 05 – 08: Core Spring in Brussels, Belgium
- February 05 – 08: Core Spring in Munich, Germany
- February 05 – 08: Core Spring in Lisbon, Portugal
- February 05 – 08: Core Spring in Madrid, Spain
- February 12 – 15: Core Spring in Hamburg, Germany
- February 12 – 15: Core Spring in Oslo, Norway
- February 12 – 15: Core Spring in Moscow, Russia
- February 12 – 15: Core Spring in Cape Town, South Africa
- February 19 – 22: Core Spring in Lyon, France
- February 25 – 28: Core Spring in London, United Kingdom
Step 2: Spring Web / Enterprise Integration with Spring / Hibernate with Spring
Europe, Middle East & Africa
If you cannot find a professional training near you, you can always request an onsite SpringSource training