It’s a busy world and training is often the last thing on your list. Who has the time or money when there’s so much else to do? The real question is, “Can you afford not to?” Training may be the most important thing you do this year and, with new options, it’s now faster and easier to increase the value of your certification and boost your career.
Recognize These Excuses?
You probably have the perfect reason to avoid training. You’re busy. You can’t leave the office. You’re already certified and there’s nothing more to learn. We’ve heard them all and, luckily for your career, not one of them holds true. Here’s a quick look at new ways to incorporate training into your overscheduled life.
Myth #1: It Takes Too Much Time Away from Work
You’ll never have to leave your desk with online training that’s available when and where you are. VMware Learning Zone is a new subscription-based service with a full year of unlimited, 24/7 video-based training. Top VMware experts discuss the latest technologies to help you resolve issues, extend functionality and increase productivity.
There are other options for custom, cost-effective training. VMware Lab Connect provides self-paced access to technical training labs so you can continue practicing your skills. On Demand Courses deliver modular training and labs with the option to try a course before you buy. And our Onsite Training services are the perfect option for organizations that need to train a large number of employees. The cost per student is lower than a public class, you can tailor the content to your specific needs and class is planned around your schedule, not ours.
Training when and where you need it:
Myth #2: It’s Too Expensive
Training budgets may have been cut but that doesn’t mean you should stop learning. The good news is there are a lot of ways to make the most of your training dollars and keep your career on track.
VMware often has special offers including discounts on top classes, special deals for VMUG Advantage Members, and much more. Our Beta classes are available to anyone wanting to participate in a near-complete course at 50% off the course price. Plus, there’s always free training, such as our self-paced eLearning in local languages and our free webinars for quick and easy knowledge.
Affordable training options:
Myth #3: Training Offers Me Few Benefits
Technical training is one of the best ways to advance your career and set you up for future opportunities. Employers generously reward people who have kept up-to-date on the latest technologies. A VCP certification helps you be successful with official recognition of your technical knowledge, special invitations to beta exams and classes and discounts on events and other services.
Certification and training gives you an advantage:
Now that you’ve run out of reasons to avoid training, take a look at what’s available today. With these affordable options designed to fit your busy schedule, you’ll get advanced training on the subjects that make sense for your career.