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New Courses on vSphere 6.5, Cloud, NSX & More

NEW CoursesLast month the Education Services team opened registration for several new instructor-led training courses covering a broad range of topics. For more information on these courses use the links below or contact your local Learning Specialist.

vSphere

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] explores the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5. Note: This course is based on beta software.

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] features intensive hands-on training on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. Note: This course is based on beta software.

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Note: This course is based on beta software.

The intensive, extended-hours VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus Virtual SAN Fast Track [V6] combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2. You will learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center.

Cloud

VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy [V7.1] focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. The lecture and labs concentrate on designing an enterprise cloud architecture and the effective implementation of a vRealize Automation distributed deployment according to VMware recommended best practices.

Designed for service providers, VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.10] focuses on self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers, and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks as well as the integrated use of VMware Virtual SAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs.

VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility [V7] explores the use of VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™ 7.1 and VMware vRealize Automation 7.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. This course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vRealize Orchestrator workflows in vRealize Automation.

Horizon 7

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7] gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will also learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale, managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement.

VMware NSX

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage plus Troubleshooting & Operations Fast Track [V6.2] focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. In addition, you will be presented with various types of technical problems which you will learn how to identify and solve through a systematic process. You will learn how to use logical switching, gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to secure and optimize your environment.

Reserve Your Seat Now for Education Breakout Sessions at VMworld EMEA

211894-vmworld-social-media-FB-1200x630VMworld 2016 Europe kicks off in less than one month! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 Europe Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs, demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started:

  1. Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of interest
  2. When you spot a session you’d like to pre-register for, click +
  3. If you’re not already logged in, you’ll be prompted for your VMworld account credentials

You can see all your reserved sessions by clicking the calendar icon in Content Catalog. You can also click the star to save a session as a favorite and come back later.

For those in town on Monday, October 17, we invite you to attend our Quick Talk on the Enterprise Learning Subscription – one of our newest training offerings:

Learning in the Cloud: VMware Education’s New Enterprise Learning Subscription (SDDC8945-QT)
Presenters: Education Services Team
Monday, October 17 at 15:00 – 15:30

We are bringing some of our most popular sessions to VMworld 2016 Europe. Based on the response in the US, these sessions will fill quickly. Claim your spot now!

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780
Presenter: Brett Guarino
Wednesday, October 19 at 15:30 – 16:30

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network (INF8701)
Presenter: Brett Guarino
Tuesday, October 18 at 15:30 – 16:30

These two sessions made the daily Top 10 List at VMworld 2016 US:

Troubleshooting 101 for Horizon (EUC8243)
Presenter: Linus Bourque
Tuesday, October 18 at 17:00-18:00

Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks for the Real World (INF8755)
Presenter: Javier Menendez
Wednesday, October 19 at 12:30 – 13:30

Seven Steps for Getting Started with Desktop Transformation

Physical desktop architectures can be an obstacle to end-user mobility, but cost concerns and fears about complexity stop many organizations from embracing desktop and application virtualization.

This brief from the VMware Horizon team offers seven steps you can follow to ease some of these concerns, plus quick customer stories from companies like NetApp, Metro Health Hospital, and Hartlepool College.

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Download the complete brief or visit the VMware End User Computing blog for more on this topic.

Plan Now to Catch these Sessions at VMworld 2016 US

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Last week we told you about the breakout sessions that VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) and VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) are delivering at VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas.

But did you know there are more opportunities to hear from these great speakers?

Once again the Education and Certification Lounge (located in the VM Village) will host a theater with 30 minute sessions all week. Download the schedule and make a note in your calendar so you don’t miss your favorites, or you can add them to your official VMworld 2016 US Schedule.

  • Troubleshooting Tips for vSphere 6 by Javier Menendez
  • Troubleshooting for Virtual SAN 6.2: Tips & Tricks by Javier Menendez
  • Troubleshooting for Horizon: Tips & Tricks by Linus Bourque and Joe Cooper
  • Advanced VMware NSX Troubleshooting by Tim Burkard and Stephen DeBarros
  • VMware Identity Manager: Application Management and Business Use Cases by Andy Roberts
  • Automating Your Network Services Deployments with NSX and vRealize Automation by John Krueger
  • VMware NSX: Life After Deployment by John Krueger
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource by Brett Guarino
  • vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting: An Overview by Jon Loux
  • Transforming Day 2 Operations with vRealize 7.0 Event Broker by Carl Paterik
  • Prove Your Skills and your Value with VMware Certification by Paul Sorensen and Karl Childs
  • VMware Enterprise Learning Subscription: A Complete Cloud-based Training Solution by Steve Haft and Damian Wraa

We recommend adding popular sessions even if they have a waitlist in the schedule builder tool. There will be plenty of standing room in the lounge! Additionally, session attendees who scan themselves in will receive the presentation in an email after VMworld wraps.

For those unable to make it to VMworld US this year, look out for live streams on our Twitter and Facebook pages! We are taking requests, so feel free to let us know which sessions you’d like us to stream in the comments below.

We can’t wait to see you in Vegas!

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2016 Europe

vmworld 2016 logoTake advantage of the training and certification programs at VMworld 2016 to gain experience, validate your skills, and learn to design, deploy, and operate the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Add any of these offers to your event registration and make the most of your VMworld 2016 experience.

1 – Save 25% off some of our best-selling classes, offered the week before VMworld:

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Bootcamp

2 – Save 25% off our On Demand courses and complete your training when and where it’s convenient for you.

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] On Demand
  • Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] On Demand
  • VMware Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] On Demand
  • VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Manage On Demand
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions On Demand

3 – Get a year’s access to the VMware Learning Zone video library for just € 300.

4 – Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams.

  • Bundle an exam voucher with your VMworld registration,
  • Register in advance at PearsonVue,
  • Or register onsite during the event.

3 Free eLearning Courses Released This Month

NEW Courses

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new eLearning courses:

Workforce Mobility Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course starts by introducing end-user computing, then reviews the VMware Digital Workspace Portfolio components and the challenges they help resolve.

vRealize Automation Fundamentals [V7] – This free eLearning course demonstrates how you can use VMware vRealize® Automation™ to accelerate the delivery and ongoing management of business-relevant IT services.

Network Virtualization Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course focuses on the technology area of network virtualization and security, and will target the VMware® NSX platform.

 

For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

New Courses covering NSX, Horizon 7 and more

NEW CoursesVMware Education Services continually releases new courses designed to grow your skills so you can exploit the opportunities provided by VMware technologies. New this month:

VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]

This course teaches you to troubleshoot and operate a VMware NSX® deployment by isolating problems and identifying resolutions through a systematic process.

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage for NSX Standard Edition [V6.2] – On Demand

This On Demand Course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™ Standard Edition, including logical switching and logical routing.

Horizon 7: Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization v7

This lab-intensive course teaches you to troubleshoot, identify, analyze, and solve a broad range of issues associated with the View component of VMware Horizon® 7.

Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage v6.1 On Demand

This On Demand course teaches experienced VMware vSphere admins how to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 6.1, as well as how to write and test disaster recovery plans.

vRealize Log Insight: Fundamentals [V3.0]

This free eLearning course describes how to install, configure, and use VMware vRealize™ Log Insight™ V3 to collect and analyze logs, and how it can be integrated with other solutions to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure a data center.

 

For more information or for help developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

Training Unlocks the Power of Your Business Mobility Solution

Today’s increasingly mobile workforce needs easy and secure access to business applications and data. An IT task made more difficult as workers insist on using their own devices, meaning personal and corporate data must coexist on the same device. Plus, users need a consistent experience across all of their devices, or productivity suffers.

Proven Business Mobility Solutions

VMware provides a comprehensive solution suite for business mobility, from VMware Horizon desktop and application virtualization solutions to the comprehensive VMware AirWatch mobile device and content management platform.

VMware Horizon 6 delivers virtual desktops and applications through a single platform, which gives users a rich experience when accessing their applications and data. Horizon’s ability to consolidate end-user resources also lets IT simplify management, reduce costs, and improve data security.

The VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management platform supports multiple use cases with unified management of endpoints, end-to-end security from devices to the data center, and seamless integration across enterprise systems. Its tight control over devices lets IT provide consistent BYOD capabilities while securing sensitive data and applications, and maximizing user productivity and collaboration.

Education Ensures Your Mobility Success

Training from VMware experts gives you the skills to properly implement, manage, and optimize our powerful business mobility solutions. Most of these courses are available in a classroom or virtual/self-paced setting. We also offer related certifications and accreditations, so you can validate your skills and differentiate yourself from colleagues and other IT professionals.

Course Certification/Accreditation
Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
Horizon: Design and Deploy [V6] VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) + VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment (VCAP6-DTM Deploy)
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Manage AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Professional Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Install and Deploy On Premise Solutions AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Expert Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Bootcamp
Combines Configure and Manage + Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions into a single course
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate Accreditation + AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Professional Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: K12 Education AirWatch Enterprise Mobility K12 Education Accreditation

New Horizon and vSphere Videos Added to the Learning Zone

0059VMware Learning Zone offers one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, with two subscription options available: Standard or Premium subscription.

We are constantly releasing new videos to the library, with two new ones added in the last month:

  • Horizon Flex Containerized Policy-Based Desktop: Template Creation In this video, Peter Schraml thoroughly demonstrates the why and how of creating templates within Horizon Flex.
  • vSphere 6 – NIOC Enhancements In this video, Andy Cary presents Network I/O Control (NIOC) enhancements made in vSphere 6, including an overview of what NIOC is, a close look at changes and updates made in NIOC Version 3, and other technical topics such as bandwidth allocation and admission control.

What is a Fast Track course?

fast trackWhen you see Fast Track in a course title, it means the course covers more content than will fit in a regular, weeklong, eight-hour-a-day class. We cover that extra content by extending the class hours per day beyond eight. That’s it.

Fast Track classes are a very efficient way to consume training. We extend the hours and pack in more content so you can learn as much as possible in just five days.

Are you ready for the Fast Track experience? Here’s a list of our currently available classes: