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Essential VMware Education Information for VMware Partner Exchange 2013

We are ramping up for a great Partner Exchange 2013. This year we are expanding upon the VMware tradition of partner enablement with:

  • Over 200 sessions focused on VMware solutions and specialized verticals
  • More than 30 special VMware and Sponsor Conference Boot Camps
  • 30 hands-on labs
  • Certification exams
  • 90+ exhibitors
  • Unlimited networking opportunities

Schedule Builder is Now Live

You can get a head start on this year’s conference by using the Content Catalog and Schedule Builder to create your personal agenda and maximize your experience at Partner Exchange.
Update your Credentials to Attain Solution Competencies – In addition to the 200+ sessions focused on VMware solutions and specialized verticals, we are also delivering Boot Camps and Workshops that begin Saturday, February 23, 2013. We are offering over 30 special sessions on technologies that can assist you in growing your business. VMware Education courses are also available on-site to help you achieve VMware Solution Competencies.  Be sure to register for these courses before February 1, 2013 to receive a 60% discount.

We have arranged additional complimentary sessions to provide training opportunities for VMware Partners to meet all training requirements on-site for the Virtualization of Business Critical Applications, Management and Desktop Virtualization Solution Competencies.

Get Certified

Back by popular demand, we will offer VMware Certification Exams on-site again this year. With the pending release of the VCP-Cloud certification and the recently released advanced cloud certification, VCAP-CID, we knew it was important to make it easy for you to either advance your current certification or achieve your first. Visit the registration site to review the all of the course offerings and to register for an on-site exam at 50% discount. Seating is limited, so register today.

No time to take an on-site exam? We are extending the 50% discount to any partner that registers at the Self-Registration Kiosk or at the Exam Center) during the event and completes their exam before May 31, 2013.

–  The VMware Partner Network Team

What’s Your Partner Exchange Plan?

 So many sessions. So little time. Without advance preparation, that’s exactly what you’ll find at VMware Partner Exchange. So, do yourself a favor and check out the newly published, dynamic Partner Exchange content catalog today.

Get details about the more than 200 unique breakout sessions. Make a short list of what you plan to attend from the wide range of session topics listed—among them the Software-Defined Datacenter, End-User Computing and Hybrid Cloud Computing.
With your session plan of action in hand, you’ll be sure to have time for the other activities at Partner Exchange that can greatly impact your business success:

  • General Sessions – Our ecosystem is designed to be mutually beneficial. Don’t miss hearing about VMware 2013 priorities and perspectives from our CEO, CTO, CMO and SVP, Global Customer Operations.
  • Hands-On Labs – The more experience you have, the more successful we all are. Get real-world experience with VMware products in more than 20 different lab scenarios.
  • Certification Exams – Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. Take advantage of 50 percent savings on all exams. There’s no time like Partner Exchange to just get certified.
  • Boot Camps and Workshops – Growth in your business means growth in ours. Attend special, all-day sessions that dive deep into our products, so that you can better understand how they work with yours.
  • Networking – When we connect and engage, our businesses benefit. Meet our team. Meet other partner teams. Meet industry experts and thought leaders.

There’s no time like the present. Be sure to read the catalog and make a plan. See you at Partner Exchange 2013.
The VMware Partner Network Team

Make a Resolution to Take Advantage of vmLIVE

Do you know what vmLIVE is?  Are you aware of the value vmLIVE can bring to your VMware business? Has this enablement tool been one of those things on your list that you’ve been meaning to look into, but haven’t had the chance?  Whatever your reason may be… now is the time to make your vmLIVE resolution.

vmLIVE is our live, global interactive webcast tool for the VMware Partner Network.  It’s where partners can hear the latest news relative to our program, products, and offerings – including virtualization trends and competitive selling best practices.  All sessions are presented by VMware executives, industry leaders, or subject matter experts.  To maximize your time, each session is an hour long and the content is tailored to specific roles.

For example, some of the vmLIVE upcoming sessions for this quarter include:

  • 2013 Channel Strategy (January 14th)
    Frank Rauch, VP North American Partner Sales, and key members of his team will share VMware’s 2013 focus and roadmap to successfully align partnerships and goals, along with the new market opportunities for partner profitability.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend VMware Partner Exchange (January 24th)
    Find out why VMware Partner Exchange is an event that can’t be missed.

  • The Technical ‘Cook Book’ of the Software-Defined Datacenter (February Series)
    A 3-part series on what you need to consider and subsequently deploy to achieve the Software-Defined Datacenter: Core elements of vSphere and vCentre 5.1, Networking & Security, vCloud Director and the Hybrid Cloud.

Bookmark the vmLIVE calendar located in Partner University, register for upcoming sessions, and visit the archives to download replays/content from previously recorded sessions (all posted within 24 hours).  Make sure to check it regularly, so that you don’t break your 2013 vmLIVE resolution.

-The VMware Partner Network Team

Share Partner Feedback for a Chance at a Free Pass to Partner Exchange

VMware is conducting a global research effort regarding our brand strategy and would like to get your perspective. We are looking for feedback from our partners located in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Japan. If you complete a 30 minute phone interview with our research partner, Illuminas, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to VMware Partner Exchange, which takes place February 25-28, 2013 in Las Vegas.

To learn more or to participate in this research send your name, email address, company name and a phone number to brand@vmware.com by Friday, January 11, 2013.

-The VMware Partner Network Team