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Monthly Archives: February 2013

IT Professionals — Do You Have What it Takes

There are millions of open job requisitions for cloud-related IT jobs worldwide, and new job ads are posted every day. With this increase comes the harsh reality that IT professionals around the world are steps behind when it comes to attaining the skills necessary to thrive in the cloud computing industry.

Jason Boche, VCDX #34

By 2015, the demand for cloud-savvy IT professionals will grow five-times greater than the already staggering millions sought out today. There is an urgent need to retrain existing IT staff, encourage certification and learn by working side-by-side with experienced consultants.

Per CIO Today “IT hiring managers report that the biggest reason they failed to fill an existing 1.7 million open cloud-related positions is because job seekers lack the training and certification needed to work in a cloud-enabled world“.

Get the training and certification needed to stay relevant in today’s IT market. A VMware Certification adds real value to your career and to your company.  Where to start?

Scenes from the VCDX Reception at VMware Partner Exchange

Everyone had a great time at Ri~Ra Irish Pub in Las Vegas as the VCDXs and vExperts gathered for an exclusive reception during VMware Partner Exchange 2013.

Question of the Week: VCP5-DV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV) mock exam.


Which feature allows a running virtual machine to be moved from one ESXi host to another without interruption?
a. Storage vMotion
b. HA
c. Cold Migration
d. vMotion

Test your VCP5-DV level knowledge and see how you’d score.

 

 

 

Answer: d. vMotion

Live Online Class Schedule for EMEA

VMware offers an extensive course schedule of Live Online training in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) delivered in English, French and German. See below to review our available courses and register today.

For a limited time, we are offering 10% discount on all direct delivered Live Online classes scheduled between 5th February and June 30! Just use referral code: EMEALOL10 when registering, to get your discount!

 

Course Name

Start date

Duration
(Days)

Language

Register Now!

VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

25/02/2013

4

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

25/02/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.0]

11/03/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

11/03/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

11/03/2013

2

German

Register

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

14/03/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCloud Automation Center Foundation

18/03/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

18/03/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1]

18/03/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

18/03/2013

5

German

Register

VMware vCloud: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.1]

08/04/2013

3

English

Register

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

15/04/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

15/04/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.5]

17/04/2013

3

English

Register

VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

22/04/2013

4

English

Register

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.0]

22/04/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCloud Automation Center Foundation

25/04/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.5]

13/05/2013

3

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

13/05/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [v5.1]

13/05/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

23/05/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.0]

23/05/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCloud Automation Center Foundation

03/06/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1]

03/06/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

10/06/2013

2

English

Register

VMware vCloud: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.1]

17/06/2013

3

English

Register

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.5]

10/06/2013

3

English

Register

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

17/06/2013

5

English

Register

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.0]

20/06/2013

2

English

Register

FREE eLearning VMware vSphere: 新機能 [5.1] Available in 日本語

VMware vSphere:  新機能 [V 5.1] is a free eLearning course now available in (Japanese).   See the full list of free courses available in Japanese or see the full list of all courses in all languages.  Sign up today!

New VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit 3.1 Available

The new release of the popular VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit 3.1 (vCAT 3.1) includes updates to topics such as:

  • vCloud Connector and Chargeback
  • Operating a Cloud
  • vShield to Networking and Security including VXLAN

vCAT is a set of reference documents that help enterprise customers, service providers and partners construct a superior working cloud computing and virtualized solution, laying the ground work for a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

It provides detailed descriptions of complete cloud and virtualized solutions, along with comprehensive operational guidelines. The explanations are backed by sample deployments based on hundreds of real-world enterprise and service provider utilizations.

Free Learning?

A colleague recently sent me a link to a talk by Daphne Koller at the recent TED talks. One of the significant stats she demonstrated was the price inflation. Since 1985, the price of Petrol (Gas) increased 300%. Medical expenses, 350%. Paltry when compared to the 559% increase in College tuition & fees.

So its nice when something truly valuable comes along at no cost at all. We recently launched a series of Instructional Videos that have been tremendously popular. These are brief talks and demonstrations from our top Certified Instructors, on a series of popular products. You can access the videos here. Enjoy!

FREE vCenter Site Recovery Manager Instructional Videos in Português and Русский

The VMware Education Video site adds 11 FREE vCenter Site Recover Manager 5 instructional videos in both Português do Brasil (Brazilian Portuguese) and Pусский (Russian).

Основные понятия и архитектура SRM5

 

Visit the Pусский site today!

Conceitos/arquitetura do SRM5

Visit the Português site today!

Question of the Week: VCP5-DV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-
Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV) mock exam.


What are the iSCSI discovery methods that are supported by ESXi hosts?
a. Static Targets, Dynamic Targets
b. Static Discovery, SendTargets
c. Static Discovery, FindTargets
d. Dynamic Discovery, FindTargets

Test your VCP5-DV level knowledge and see how you’d score.

 

 

 

Answer: b. Static Discovery, SendTargets

VCP-Cloud Exam Released

Today we released the VCP-Cloud exam, which gives you two ways to earn your VCP-Cloud certification depending on where you are in your career.

Path 1
If you are already a VCP5-DV (VMware Certified Professional 5 – Datacenter Virtualization, formerly known as VCP5), all you need to do is pass the IaaS exam to earn your VCP-Cloud certification. There are two courses that can help you prepare for this exam, but they aren’t required:

Path 2
If you are just starting with VMware technologies or don’t have VCP5-DV certification, then you need to take two steps to earn your VCP-Cloud certification:

  1. Attend one of these qualifying courses:
  2. Pass the VCP-Cloud exam

Learn more about the VCP-Cloud certification and the two paths towards earning it at www.vmware.com/go/vcpcloud.