The first thing Andrew Blasiman did when he got his VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certificate was share the news with his boss. “He was so happy for me. I wanted to get the certification so he made it a goal on my review. You can’t take the test if you don’t take the class.”
Andrew Blasiman proudly displays his VCP5-DCV certificate.
Learn by doing. Hands-on labs develop practical, usable skills to help on the job immediately.
The second thing he did was “put my VCP5-DCV certification on my LinkedIn profile!” The recognition he received from his peers was instantaneous and rewarding after all the hard work. “We have a weekly IT Staff Meeting and my boss let the staff know. They were really supportive and excited for me.”
The third thing? Well let’s just say that Andrew enjoyed an adult beverage. “I definitely cracked open a beer.”
Bravo Andrew! Advanced data center optimization is not for the faint-at-heart and as a Systems Engineer with Mediware Information Systems, there are few opportunities for Andrew to test new “in-depth configurations and load-balancing” without the risks of working in an active data center environment.
Enter VMware’s vSphere Fast Track 5.5 course — an intensive, extended-hours and hands-on lab training course. Focusing on installing, configuring, managing and mastering VMware vSphere® 5.5 (including VMware ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware vCenter™ 5.5), this course combines the content of our most popular VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced hands-on labs. Students learn the scalability and performance monitoring skills they need to configure highly available and scalable vSphere environments.
It is the labs that offer practical, usable skills that can be used on the job – immediately. “I was extremely impressed with the lab environment. It worked perfectly the entire time and enabled us to learn at a fast pace because it was designed well,” says Andrew. “These configurations can be set up a million ways. The class got into the nitty, gritty details we need. The vSphere Fast Track Training helped me re-optimize existing data centers. It made me more comfortable working with VMware.”
Connecting to the lab environment via simple Remote Desktop Protocol.
Hands-on-lab environment: Web Client connected to vCenter
Senior Linux Administrator, Noel Benjamin, was even more emphatic about the labs and the class. “The hands on experience were tooooooo good. Awesome experience!!!!! Thanks!!!”
Noel Benjamin – Senior Linux Administrator
Limited time? Live online means training from anywhere.
Noel needed a remote learning option to advance his training. He had been supporting his company’s virtual machine environments for the past 2.5 years but couldn’t invest in the advanced training until this remote learning option became available. “It was the VMware Community in India that let me know I could take the class ‘Live Online’… because of my location, I could not go in-person. It was easy to attend from home. The time savings was key for me.”
Online learning is only as good as the instructors and the course materials – students appreciate both. “What I liked most about the course was the knowledge of the tutor, the content that was provided. We were able to work with other students online, which was like working in a classroom.”
Mats Gedin is a Senior Integration Engineer from Ericsson AB in Germany. He echoes, “This is exactly the course everyone should take prior to working with VMware stuff. Very good instructions and instructors.”
VMware Fast-Track = Career Advantage. Let us make you better.
Superior skills mean a superior advantage in any profession. Once completed, VMware’s vSphere 5.5 Fast Track course serves as a prerequisite for the VMware® Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) exam.
“Don’t wait to take the test. VMware gives you a voucher [on VMware delivered courses] for a year, but schedule the test and take it in two weeks so you don’t forget what you’ve learned,” advises Blasiman. “The VMware certification really is a big deal for employers. For some positions it is simply a requirement. You won’t even get the call if you don’t have the training and proved you can pass the test.”
In short, VMware’s vSphere 5.5 Fast Track course is designed with your time and your skills in mind. With flexible onsite, online and classroom locations worldwide, students interact directly with other students in practical, hands-on labs. There’s no better way to advance your skills and your career.
Take the class.
Take the exam.
Crack the code.
And if you’re Andrew Blasiman, crack open a beer.