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Get a Free Apple Watch with your Next Training Class

2015-06-01_1330There’s no better time than right now to discover the latest VMware technologies and solutions like vSphere 6, NSX, and vRealize Automation. And for a limited time, when you complete select VMware courses you will also get your choice of either a free Apple® Watch or 15% off the course price.

  • vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]
  • vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]
  • vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]
  • NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1]
  • NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.1]
  • vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • VMware Cloud Orchestration & Extensibility [V6.1]

Learn more about this offer and check the available dates and locations (plus the complete terms and conditions). 

Act fast! These offers end September 18.

New VCAP5-DCD Exam Available on vSphere 5.5


We have released a new exam to qualify candidates for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD) Certification. This new exam (exam code VDCD550) is based on vSphere v5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VDCD510) is based on vSphere 5.0/5.1.

Passing either of these exams will earn VCAP
 certification if you have also met the pre-requisites.

Learn more about the new exam and download the blueprint.

Skills = Advantage. Get the Skills! VMware vSphere Fast Track [V5.5]

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.”

AndrewBlaisiman 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.”

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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.

Question of the Week: vSphere 5.0

This week’s question comes from the VCP5- Data Center Virtualization practice exam.



a) Enterprise Editions
b) Standard Edition with Operations Management
c) Enterprise Plus Edition
d) Standard Edition

Click through to the comments for the answer and learn more here.

Follow @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Friday and visual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.

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VMware’s On Demand Classroom is a robust self-paced learning solution that delivers modular training combined with hands-on practice lab. You gain access to the course and labs immediately after purchase and you have 90 days to complete the course. For a limited time, you can save on VMware’s On Demand Classroom and take advantage of its

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Save 15% on VMware vSphere v5.5 Training

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading infrastructure platform for building cloud infrastructures. VMware training has one of the highest course satisfaction ratings in the industry* and can help you get the most from your vSphere solution.

We recently added several new courses to our vSphere v5.5 lineup:

  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

And if you register and complete your class by June 20th you can:

  • Save 15% off the course price, and
  • Get a free VCP certification exam voucher

See offer details and available dates depending on your location:


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New vSphere 5.5 Version of VCAP5-DCA Exam Available


VCAP-DCAToday we released a new exam to qualify candidates for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA) Certification.

This new exam (exam code VDCA550) is based on vSphere v5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VDCA510) is based on vSphere v5.0.

Passing either of these exams will earn VCAP5-DCA certification if you meet the other pre-requisites.

Download the exam blueprint or request exam authorization here.

Now Available VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5] Training

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]  combines the content of the Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.  It is a 5-day, intensive, extended-hour training course for those willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.   Choose from Classroom or Live Onlinewhere you can attend remotely from anywhere!

Attend Two New VMware vSphere V5.5 Courses

We’ve added two new courses to help you achieve greater competence in the vSphere® environment. 

VMware vSphere®: Skills for Operators [V5.5] is a two-day technical training course designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines. Prerequisites include system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Choose your delivery method and register today.

VMware vSphere®: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] is a five-day immersive workshop that is suitable for system administrators and system integrators. Walk away with the advanced knowledge and skills to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® environment. See the required course prerequisites and enroll in your preferred course format today.

On Demand Classroom Available for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

On Demand ClassroomNow available in the robust self-paced format, On Demand Classroom for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5].

VMware offers a number of delivery options that incorporate exciting technologies to meet your unique learning needs. On Demand Classroom is an engaging self-paced learning offering which gives you ‘anywhere, anytime, any pace’ access to detailed training modules coupled with VMware Lab Connect™ course-related labs.  The On Demand Classroom delivery method fulfills course requirements necessary for certification.

Access to in-depth training modules and labs begins immediately after purchase and lasts for 90 days. Don’t miss out when new courses become available  – sign up to be notified.