VMware finally announces new VCAP cert

After what seems like an age, and with one of the worse kept secrets ever, VMware have finally “officially” announced their new “inbetweener” certifications,  As if by magic these Certs. are titled [Drum roll Please}

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – now I bet nobody saw that one coming 😀

As also expected there are two VCAP certifications.  

DataCenter Administration and DataCenter Design.

However what is now is the timelines the DataCenter Administration version becomes active on July 21st with the design exam going live some time in August.

For more information See VMware site

VMworld 2010 – the time to chose is upon us

This year in a change to the normal schedule,  we mere mortals are being allowed a chance to chose some sessions for VMworld.  Can you feel the power of democracy at work.  Now many who follow me on twitter @tom_howarth will  be aware of my position on Cloudworld 2010,  I personally believe that there is way too much focus on what is in reality just a marketing term.  Anybody remember ASP in the ‘90’s and the Dot.com bubble ( just a little bit of history repeating…. ) sorry I digress, back to the task at hand 😀

Voting for what you want to see/hear at VMworld, first my election pitch.

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Brownbag VCDX #5 – Open Topic

After a couple of teething issues regarding copyright over the VCDX questions,  Cody and I are pleased to be able to post the video of VCDX Brownbag #5.  this was quite a lively session as the interaction caused by the Q & A section was entertaining.

ProfessionalVMware VCDX Brown Bag #5 from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo.


Here are a couple of links relating to the show


One thing to note is that even the so called experts can and do get it wrong 😀 we all agreed the w is an alias of who but as the above link shows that is not the case LOL

VCP Brownbag #7 Networking: the revenge

This week it is VCP week and even though I am pretty certain that we have covered networking before, that was before we started recording these, so to remedy this omission we are repeating the exercise.

We will be deal the Standard vSwitch, the Distributed vSwitch and cover the creation of portgroups and PVLANs,  all good stuff and a major section of the VCP Exam.


Now for the important call details:
Date: May 4, 2010 @2PM CST the is 8PM BST and 9PM Central European
Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/875600073

Even better we now offer international dialling numbers for several countries including the UK, Netherlands and Norway.

As an aside: VMware has a Free VCP Voucher offer, check here for details.

Global Knowledge UK new post course value add

Get more from your VMware training with VMware Xtra!  The team over at Global Knowledge UK have been quite busy the past few weeks.  I had noticed that Scott Vessey one of their senior VCI has been playing his cards close to his chest recently, dropping hints about some great new thing.   Well it appears that he has  been heavily involved in a project for his employer Global Knowledge UK,

Now the secret is finally out, they have launched VMware Xtra, so what is this and why should I be bothered.   Well on first site it just appears to be a collection of value-add online resources.  However the benefits of the programme come on completion of one of their courses, as you will then be given a logon to the “Secured Area”.   What they have appeared to have done is put some very useful post course learning tools in one location. http://www.globalknowledge.co.uk/vmwarextra

There are resources for those who are still deciding which is the right VMware course for them or their employees, resources aimed at those who have booked on one of our courses and want to prepare themselves in advance for their course, and the secret sauce, hidden behind a user login, resources for those who have attended a course and want to take their learning further.

a quote from GlobalKnowledgeUK says:

“We believe that attending a VMware training course with Global Knowledge UK should simply be the middle part of a complete learning experience. The resources we have made available today are unique, and designed to maximize the value of attending a Global Knowledge UK VMware course. You will only receive such a complete learning experience by booking your VMware training with us!”

Now apparently this is just the start of their “value-added” journey too, they state that they will be adding lots more additional material for the variety of VMware courses that they offer in the upcoming weeks.

Scott Vessey, Lead VMware Instructor at Global Knowledge UK said:

“We have lots of ideas for the extra material we would like to add, based on internal discussions as well as feedback from our customers.  I’m really excited to have been so heavily involved in a project like this, and know that the time and effort we have invested in the Xtra program so far will make a real difference to our customers.”

Now if any of you need any futher infomation Scott is more that happy for you to email him.

TrainSignal release a new Training video.

Train Signal, who produced the popular ‘VMware vSphere’ and ‘Hyper-V’ training videos have just released a new addition to the VMware vSphere suite of training products called ‘VMware vSphere Pro Series Vol. 1’.

Train Signal, who produced the popular ‘VMware vSphere’ and ‘Hyper-V’ training videos have just released a new addition to the VMware vSphere suite of training products called ‘VMware vSphere Pro Series Vol. 1’. Continue reading “TrainSignal release a new Training video.”