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VMworld 2016 US Highlights

Just like that, VMworld 2016 US is in the books! With over 23,000 attendees from 83 countries and 400+ sessions, it’s safe to say it was another great year. Check out some of VMware Education Service’s favorite moments and highlights below:



Education Services Breakout Sessions image3

Our jam-packed Breakout Sessions presented by top VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) including Linus Bourque, Javier Menendez, and Brett Guarino, were a hit! The sessions covered a number of different topics from troubleshooting Horizon to vSphere tips & tricks. 

Several of the more popular sessions will be repeated at VMworld 2016 Europe. You can check them out in the Content Catalog here and register here.




Education Services Lounge


It was great to meet everyone that came by our Education and Certification Lounge in the VM Village! The lounge hosted several theatre sessions each day, which focused on troubleshooting, automation and certification information. Catch the replays of our live stream videos on our VMware Education Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages. We also gave away awesome prizes for VMware Certified attendees!  

We’ll be in the VM Village again at VMworld 2016 Europe, so make sure you stop by and see what we’ve got going on.   




VCDX Workshop & Town Hallimg_1057

The two VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) events are always a big hit at VMworld. The day started off with a VCDX Workshop designed to help candidates prepare for the VCDX application and defense process. There will be another Workshop held at VMworld 2016 Europe, but space is limited so register soon if you’re interested.


In the afternoon, the focus changed to a Town Hall for current VCDXs to share opinions on the future of the program, ask VCDX Alpha Pat Gelsinger questions on VMware’s direction, and get insights on coming technology from a panel from the Office of the CTO.  



If you missed anything at VMworld 2016 US, you can catch up at VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona, Spain from October 17th – October 20th! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get training, education and industry insights from top experts in the IT field. We can’t wait to see you in Barcelona!

Getting the Most Out of Education & Certification at VMworld Europe – A Handy Checklist!

VMworld Europe is just around the corner, kicking off in less than 1 week!

Back by popular demand, we’ve rounded up a quick checklist of the top Education and Certification Things to Know Before You Go.


1) Take Advantage of a 50% Discount on VMware Certification Exams

All VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams will be 50% off the regular price during VMworld Europe! This is an excellent opportunity to recertify or validate new skills at a significant savings. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Certification Exam Center Location: Fira Barcelona Gran Via, CC5

Certification Exam Center Hours

  • Monday, 13 October – 9:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday, 14 October – 10:30 – 18:30
  • Wednesday, 15 October – 10:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday, 16 October – 8:00 – 16:00

2) Get Access to the Latest VMware Technologies and Take it for a Spin

Hands-on Labs give VMworld attendees special access to the latest VMware technologies without requiring the purchase of equipment, software, or licenses. Attendees have an opportunity to try all the VMware products with a VMware-provided keyboard or use their own device and experiment with a product in the lab for approximately 60 minutes.

Product experts are also on hand to provide immediate guidance. After each lab participant, the environment is reset to a fresh state for the next person.

Depending on your experience with our products you can choose from 4 different types of Hands-on Labs to suit your needs:

  • New Hands-on Lab Users – Look for “101” or “A to Z” in the title if you are new to labs.
  • Expert-led Workshops (ELW) – Gain intimate access and interact with the people who built the labs and know our products best in these sessions.
  • Self-paced Labs (SPL) – Want to have a go at your own pace and on your own device or in a traditional setting? Try these labs, which do not need advanced scheduling.
  • Expanded Lab Modules – Lab Modules organize Hands-on Labs content into consumable units of 15-60 minutes. 

3) Save Time by Pre-enrolling in Your Sessions of Choice

Use the Schedule Builder to choose and pre-enroll in the specific sessions you want to attend. Some sessions fill up quickly so we highly recommend pre-registering!

4) Get your certification questions answered in the Education & Certification Lounge

Stop by the Education & Certification Lounge in Hall 7 and get your certification questions answered, or make plans to attend our presentation in the VMware Theatre in Hall 8.


  • 14:00     Certification Lounge, Hall 7


  • 13:00     Certification Lounge, Hall 7
  • 16:15     VMware Booth Theatre, Hall 8


  • 10:30     Certification Lounge, Hall 7
  • 17:00     VMware Booth Theatre, Hall 8


  • 11:30     Certification Lounge, Hall 7

5) Follow VMware Education on Social and Check Out the Social Stream

If you aren’t following us already, get on it! We’ll be bringing you behind-the-scenes action from the conference via our social streams.

Join the conversation by using the official VMworld 2014 hashtag #VMworld.  Also NEW this year is an online real-time social stream of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to follow VMworld postings and buzz. Watch this stream leading into, during and after the conference, online at http://vmw.re/social-stream.

For more social happenings at VMworld, check out the VMworld 2014 Social Media and Community page.

See you in Barcelona!

Congratulations to the New VCDXs from VMworld Barcelona!

We are excited to announce and recognize the newest VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs), who successfully defended their Data Center Virtualization designs during VMworld Barcelona 2013.

  • Magnus Andersson, VCDX 056
  • Romain Decker, VCDX 120
  • Viktor van den Berg, VCDX 121
  • Ray Heffer, VCDX122
  • Steven Wenban, VCDX123

This prestigious designation is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and held by only a select few. You can read more about these and the other VCDXs in our online VCDX Directory.