New VMware Certifications Announced at VMworld 2012

With the release of VMware's new Cloud Suite, and increased focus on true cloud building, VMware's Education division has announced changes to their VMware Certification program, including new certification tracks and exams.  We learned in today's VMworld General Session that the total number of VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) is now over 125,000.  The announced changes will help to differentiate skill levels and specialties for VMware professionals.  The new certification structure should help to test individuals in line with their job role (Architect, Engineer Administrator, Developer, … [Read more...]

vSphere 5 Books & Training Resources

I've been asked several times recently to recommend training resources for VMware, so I thought I might write my responses up in a blog post to help out folks in the community who are looking for the best resources to gain VMware knowledge, prepare for their VCP and other certifications, and continue on their journey to becoming a virtualization rockstar. I've picked up a bunch of certifications over the past 10 years.  For me, certification is not the means to an end, but the end of some long, intensive studying and lab work, then doing some deep dive studying and doing.  By the time I get … [Read more...]