The Education Services program at VMworld 2017 (in both the US and Europe) is designed to hone and validate your knowledge of the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Whether you choose an instructor-led class or online and video training, these courses will prepare you for real-world success and for VMware Certification exams. The onsite certification exam center provides a convenient way to recertify or earn a new VMware Certification, while saving money.
Saturday, August 27 (boot camps)
There will be 10 partner boot camps available for sales and technical audiences.
Sunday, August 28 (Partner Exchange 2016 US)
Sunday’s events will include the Partner General Session presented by top VMware executives, special Route-to-Market Keynotes, and over 50 partner-specific breakouts and other NEW executive group discussions hosted by VMware Channel Leaders. View the program agenda for more detail.
Partner Exchange Add-On Pass
The Partner Exchange Add-On pass allows partners access to all partner boot camps on Saturday, all of the partner activities on Sunday, and entrance to the Partner Exchange @ VMworld Lounge.
Training and Certification Offers at VMworld 2016 US
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- Save 25% off our best-selling classes offered before VMworld
- Save 25% off our on demand courses
- Subscribe to the VMware Learning Zone video library for just $500
- Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams
Over 4,000 VMware partners, from over 80 countries around the globe, gathered together and Dared to Thrive in this ever growing and evolving high tech industry. Day one of Partner Exchange opened with a General Session keynote led by Pat Gelsinger, Carl Eschenbach, Bill Fathers, Raghu Raghuram, and Sanjay Poonen. They highlighted the importance of bridging the client-server era to the mobile cloud era, and brought back the notion of Brave New IT. Dave O’Callaghan and Todd Surdey took a deep dive into how we are evolving our selling motions through Power Plays. We also unveiled the industry’s first unified platform for the Hybrid Cloud and our VPN Award Winners were honored at a reception.
The event continued on day two with a Journey to the Cloud as Ben Fathi discussed One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device, and shared industry trends that lay the groundwork for what IT is looking for. Some key takeaways for partners from the panel discussion with Kit Colbert, Joe Baguley, and Chris Wolf included not losing sight of NSX and the new services to market, and working with the CTO team more closely as they continue to drive EUC solutions.
If you earned both the Desktop and the Business Continuity competencies prior to Sep. 30, 2014, then you have been automatically grand-fathered in to the Software-Defined Storage Solution Competency. You will have until Sep. 30, 2015 to complete the competency requirements.
This year VMware Partner Exchange 2015 has a Business/Technical focus and a goal of engaging with partners across the entire ecosystem, so don’t be surprised if it feels like it was created just for you. This event is an excellent opportunity to renew your VMware certification or validate new skills with significant discounts offered on exams. In addition, we are offering three days of pre-conference boot camps to help you achieve accreditations and Solution Competencies. Register now and book your hotel room before January 14th to secure lodging.
Registration is open for Partner Exchange 2015 (in San Francisco, Feb. 3-5). Take advantage of Early Bird pricing through Dec. 9th and save $300 on your conference pass. With over 170 breakout sessions and workshops, energizing Keynotes, compelling General Sessions, influential guest speakers and an electric Appreciation Party, Partner Exchange 2015 is truly the partner event to attend in 2015. The Content Catalog is now live and houses a comprehensive list of breakouts, labs, and group discussions. Registered partners can use the catalog to see what topics will be on the agenda, the list of speakers, and begin noting their sessions of interest.
We will continue to launch new Version 6 accreditations, such as Desktop Virtualization, throughout Q4 and into Q1 2015. Remember that when Version 6 accreditations are launched, all Version 4 accreditations will no longer qualify for Competency and Partner Program requirements. Be sure to update to the latest version to avoid missing out on competency benefits. Learn more.
Mark your calendar to visit the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal on October 8th. The Partner Briefing portal is the quarterly forum for us to share with you the latest information on our upcoming product and solution launches, along with other important announcements and programs.
There are just a few days left to register online for VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, Aug. 24-28th. If you haven’t already, register now and be sure to select Partner Day taking place on Sunday, August 24th during your registration process. View/download the Partner Day agenda here. You’ll see that you will have the opportunity to attend several sessions that align to your business throughout the day. These Partner Day sessions fill up fast, so we encourage you to leverage Schedule Builder now to sign-up using the associated ID numbers within the agenda.
Continue to use Schedule Builder to build your conference agenda as you navigate through the Content Catalog. You’ll find that there are over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs to choose from, including a specific Partner Track. Plus, you can also save 50% on VCP and VCAP Certification Exams.
VMworld will be in San Francisco, Aug. 24-28th. If you haven’t already, register now and be sure to select [and join us] at Partner Day, taking place on Sunday, August 24th during your registration process. With Schedule Builder now live, it’s time to maximize your partner experience and build your conference agenda as you navigate through the Content Catalog. You’ll find that there are over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs to choose from, including a specific Partner Track. Plus, you can also save 50% on VCP and VCAP Certification Exams.