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Monthly Archives: May 2013

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VMware Horizon Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.0]-BETA
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Save 10% on June’s Live Online Training Schedule in EMEA

VMware is offering 10% discount on all direct delivered Live Online classes scheduled in EMEA through 30 June! Check out the list of available courses below and register today.

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Course Name

Start date

Duration
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Language

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

10/06/2013

3

English

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VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

10/06/2013

2

English

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

17/06/2013

5

English

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

17/06/2013

3

English

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

20/06/2013

2

English

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FREE Horizon View Instructional Videos

VMware Certified Instructor, Linus Bourque reviews what’s new with VMware Horizon View 5.2, including:

Linus Bourque, VCI

Linus Bourque, VCI

Visit the VMware Education Video Site to see these and other topics too.  Begin your learning journey today!

Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide.


Which of the following cannot be used by the VMs on a VSA cluster?
a. vMotion
b. DRS clusters
c. vSphere HA
d. NFS

See below for the answer


Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course.

 

 

Answer: d. NFS

Build Skills Deploying a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with View: Install, Configure, Manage

System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying  the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure can build valuable skills in deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure by attending VMware View: Install, Configure Manage.  This 4-day course teaches you to:

  • Install and configure View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network.
  • Use ThinApp to package applications.

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Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide.


Which of the following can prevent a host from seeing LUNs that are on a storage processor to which it is connected?
a. Zoning
b. Shares
c. Permissions
d. Masking

See below for the answer


Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course.

 

 

Answer: d. Masking

No more depressed IT professionals!

I came across a post last week that caught my eye: Don’t let training and skills be the forgotten investment in the digital revolution. You won’t be surprised to hear I agree with its call for companies to invest in continuing education for their IT staff.

“During any economic downturn, one of the first items to be struck from the corporate cost base is training,” worries author Bryan Glick. Which is a big problem considering that, in Europe alone, there will be 300,000-800,000 IT-related vacancies by 2015 as a growing skill gap makes qualified candidates harder to find.

However, I see a lot of companies who understand the value of continually training their IT professionals. When CompTIA interviewed 502 IT managers and business managers overseeing IT staff for its 2012 State of the IT Skills Gap, 57% said they were planning to train or retrain existing staff to address skill gaps.

“IT professionals have a strong propensity for lifelong learning and skills enhancement, so the large majority will welcome the opportunity to broaden their knowledge,” notes Terry Erdle, executive vice president of skills certification for CompTIA. I couldn’t agree more, which is why we are constantly adding new courses to our portfolio.

But lifelong learning isn’t just good for skilled IT professionals, it’s also good for businesses. Verified by a recent VMware study, cloud computing supported by highly skilled professionals consistently elevates the quality and speed of IT and business innovation. By prioritizing training in virtualization and cloud computer technologies, companies put themselves in a position to respond more quickly to an increasingly unpredictable market.

Still not convinced? Here’s one more reason to give IT professionals frequent opportunities to improve their skill sets: It will keep star players on your team.

In Keeping IT Staff Happy, Information Age cited a survey of 200 IT administrators in the UK, which found 73% of IT admins are considering leaving their jobs—the same percentage, not surprisingly, that described their job as “stressful.” Yikes!

While decreasing stress in most IT jobs will be a slow process, the post suggests a great way to improve satisfaction immediately: Give IT professionals fun problems to solve and better skills to help them solve them.

Scott Alan Miller describes the need for education in even more dire terms in his SMB IT Journal. “If an IT professional is not given the chance to not just maintain, but grow their skills, they will stagnate and gradually become useless technically and likely to fall into depression,” he says. “To maintain truly useful IT staff, time and resources for continuous education is critical.”

No more depressed IT professionals, I say! And I think our VMware training and certification programs are one of the best ways to keep your IT staff happy (I might be partial ;)) so they can help your business keep its bottom line happy, too.

If that sounds like a good idea to you, get started with our VMware Learning Path Tool to see which path is right for you. Or, jump right in and check out our growing list of courses, with flexible formats to work with every schedule and budget.

David

 

FREE Instructional Videos on vCenter Operations

VMware Certified Instructor, Steve Jones, presents what’s new with vCenter Operations since 5.0 including:

Steve Jones, VCI

Visit the VMware Education Video Site to see these and other topics too.  Begin your learning journey today!

Take Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills to the Next Level with VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

So you’ve take either VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1], VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1], or VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1] and want to take your cloud infrastructure skills to the next level?

Then you’ll want to attend: VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.1]  In this 5 day course, you will learn to:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise;
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components.
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA) to manage vSphere.
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts.

This is one of our top attended courses.  Sign up today and find out why it is so popular.  Attend before June 30 and save 15%!

 

Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide.


In the runtime name of VMFS datastore vmhba1:0:2:4, to which storage processor is the datastore connected?
a. 1
b. 4
c. 0
d. 2

See below for the answer


Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course.

 

 

Answer: d. 2