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IT Needs Self-Starters & Diverse Training to Close Skills Gap

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By David Day, Director, Global Curriculum, VMware A report from late last year came across my desk recently, an analysis piece based on the Accenture 2013 Skills and Employment Trends Survey: Perspectives on Training. Its topic will be all too familiar to most IT hiring managers — the skills gap — but it points to Read more...

Hiring Managers Love VMware Certified Professionals

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By David Day, Director, Global Curriculum, VMware Considering the high demand for IT professionals who can manage virtual servers and data storage, I wasn’t surprised to learn that the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage course offered by the Milwaukee Area Technical College is one of the most popular within their IT Network Specialist degree. We Read more...

IT Needs 10 Hours a Week ‘Upskilling’ to Stay Relevant

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What is the half-life of your IT knowledge? In 1962, economist Fritz Machlup coined the phrase “knowledge half-life” to describe the time it takes for half the knowledge in a particular domain to be superseded. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the half-life of IT knowledge decreases every year. According to a recent article Read more...

VCA Launch & VMworld wrap up

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As VMworld celebrated its 10 year anniversary, I was again reminded of the continuing momentum, as I watched over 20,000 people descend on AT&T Ballpark in San Francisco. Another year, another incredible event! During the whirlwind of VMworld activity, we happily announced the launch of our brand new VMware Certified Associates program, an affordable, efficient Read more...