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VMware Certified Instructor Q1 Awards

Each quarter, VMware recognizes top instructors with an achievement award for educating the technical community. When choosing whom should be awarded, we consider:

  • The number and range of courses delivered
  • If they are early adopter of new courses
  • Evaluation scores for subject knowledge, professionalism, presentation skills, ability to encourage participation, and responses to questions
  • Support within the VMware training community

Honestly, all candidates are strong and it is always so difficult to choose, however, we did choose two candidates that stood out for our Q1 period (January through March).

EMEA’s Winner:  Envor Pillay

Envor Pillay from South Africa is a senior VCI employed at Torque IT and is our first winner from the continent of Africa. Envor has been teaching for only two years and consistently achieves high evaluation scores in every class.  This last quarter he taught 10 weeks out of 12.  He also plays a key role in the implementation of Torque IT’s own training data centre. Envor contribute to a VMware Press publication on Horizon View v5.1 and is one of the first VCIs to complete the VCP-Cloud certification.   

America’s Winner:  Chris McCain

Chris McCain is a seasoned VMware instructor, an invaluable asset to his students as demonstrated in his high evaluation scores. Chris holds multiple VMware Certifications VCP3/4/5, VCAP-DCD 4/5, VCAP-DCA 4/5, and VCDX #79 in both version 4 and 5. Chris helped develop the troubleshooting lab exercises for the vSphere 5.1 Troubleshooting course and an upcoming vCAC 5.2 course.  If you cut Chris, he bleeds VMware green!

Congratulations to both Envor and Chris for making tremendous advancements in our technical community.

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  1. Winston McNab

    Congrats Envor Pillay, had training with him in March, deserved winner. I now have my VCP5-DCV.

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