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Build Your Partner Exchange 2015 Agenda with Schedule Builder

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Are you ready to maximize your partner experience at Partner Exchange 2015? If so, now is the time to take advantage of the live Schedule Builder to help organize and keep track of the sessions that matter to you most. Schedule Builder will also help you stay up to date with session additions, cancellations and schedule changes.

Here’s how to get started with Schedule Builder:

Step 1: Get registered for Partner Exchange 2015 using your username and password

Step 2: Once registered, visit the Content Catalog for detailed information of the sessions that matter to you most— Boot Camps, Breakouts, Route-to-Market Keynotes, Group Discussions, Tracks and more

Step 3: Filter and sort by Session ID, Title or Relevance

Step 4: Click on the session/s you’d like to attend

Step 5: Using the “+” symbol, you can add the session to your Partner Exchange 2015 agenda

Just like that you will be well on your way and ready to take full advantage of all that Partner Exchange 2015 has to offer.

While at Partner Exchange, don’t miss the VMware Hands-on Labs that will let you explore the latest products and meet our product experts. You can even use them for your VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP) Accreditation.

Looking to recertify for the New Year? If you’re a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Partner Exchange will be a great opportunity to recertify before the March 10th deadline at the onsite Certification Exam Center. VCP, VCAP and VCIX certification exams are 50% off if you register for the exam in advance.

We look forward to seeing you at Partner Exchange 2015 as we Dare to Thrive.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015

CAB_2280This year VMware Partner Exchange 2015 will include some exciting changes, making it better than ever. With a Business/Technical focus and a goal of engaging with partners across the entire ecosystem, don’t be surprised if Partner Exchange 2015 feels like it was created just for you.

If you have yet to register, do so soon. The sooner you register, the more you save. Now through midnight PST Sunday, December 14th, save $300 on registration.

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If you are a Partner Exchange Alumni, meaning you have attended two or more Partner Exchange events, there is a special $100 discount with your name on it. Learn more.

Partner Exchange 2015 is an excellent opportunity to renew your VMware certification or validate new skills with significant discounts offered on exams. Be part of the VMware Hands-on Labs experience and explore the very latest products and meet our Product Experts.

In addition, we are offering three days of boot camps to help you achieve accreditations and Solution Competencies prior to our conference. Be sure and check out the January 31- February 2 boot camp schedule before you register and book your travel. Dare to Thrive and the greatest cloud event of the year.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Time is Running Out- VCP’s Must Recertify by March 2015

Last Spring 2014 VMware announced a new recertification policy for (VCP). If you are a VCP, it will be imperative that you maintain your VCP status by recertifying, or your company will be at risk of losing its current Program Status, and possibly, its benefits.

As a VCP, your benefits of recertifying include:

·       Gaining new skills to boost your salary and advance your career

·       Having a different and more advanced technical qualification

·       Continuing to receive all theprofessional benefits of VMware certification

Please note that Premier Partners are required to have at least four current VCPs in developed countries, and at least two current VCPs in developing countries to maintain Premier Status.  Enterprise Partners are required to have at least two current VCPs in developed countries, and at least one current VCP in developing countries to maintain EnterpriseStatus.

Next Steps

Please ensure you take one of the following steps before March 2015:

1.    Update your VCP certification (e.g. If you are a VCP3, take the latest VCP5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) exam).

2.    Earn a new VCP certification in a different solution track – such as Network Virtualization, Cloud or End-User Computing.

3.    Advance your certification by completing a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) certification.

Our goal is to make recertifying as simple as possible, saving you both time and money. We are offering 25% off any VCP exam taken before January 1, 2015. You will find the details here.

There will also be an opportunity at Partner Exchange 2015, taking place from February 3-5, 2015 to recertify at the onsite Certification Exam Center. VCP, VCAP, and VCIX certification exams will be offered at 50% off if you register in advance.

For more information on this mandatory VCP Recertification initiative, please watch this short video.

For questions, please contact partnernetwork@vmware.com or visit the VMware Recertification homepage.

The VMware Partner Network Team