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VMware EMEA VCI of the quarter February 18, 2015

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Huge Congratulations to my mate Andy Fox of QA Training who has been awarded the VCI of the Quarter.


Get ready for new VMware Certifications in 2015 February 11, 2015

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VMware are to introduce a new certification in 2015 called the VMware Certified Implementation Expert or VCIX, looking at the certification roadmap, the new certification will replace the VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD

VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) level

Every implementation of a VMware product or solution is preceded by a design plan. VCIX focuses on the multi-faceted skills required for successful product-level design and deployment. The VCIX is an expert who possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to gather business requirements, create a comprehensive product-level design, and then successfully deploy the components of the design. The new VCIX credential includes two exam components to validate that the candidate has both the design and implementation skills required to successfully produce repeatable design and deployment results.

  • VCIX certification is comprised of two separate exams – one focused on Implementation and one focused on Design
  • The VCIX Design exam will be more broadly available through the larger PearsonVue testing center channel (PVTCs)
  • Elite Implementer status will be granted for candidates who complete multiple VCIX certifications

Certification requirements: VCP Certification + VCIX Design exam + VCIX Administration exam

For more information visit the Certification roadmap website


vSphere 6 Hands On Labs February 10, 2015

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I have now started playing seriously with VMware vSphere 6, the reason behind this is that I am a VMware Certified Instructor, but also provide support on a couple of VMware installations.

VMware have now released a couple of small hands on labs which give a nice overview of the new technologies.

For more information. Visit

The VMware HOL website at http://labs.hol.vmware.com

The labs I found of interest were:

HOL-SDC-1408-What’s New in VSAN6

HOL-SDC-1410-What’s New in vSphere 6

Give them a go.


vExpert 2015 February 6, 2015

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I’ve just checked the list and for the 4th year in a row I have been awarded the vExpert status.


Congrats to all the others that made the list.

Some VMware vSphere V6 What’s New References February 5, 2015

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With the announcement of the new VMware vSphere version 6 courses.


I thought I’s start sticking some references to VMware vSphere V6 on this site, more to help me with the preparation for the exams that I will have to take as a VMware Certified instructor.

So, here’s some links.

VMware vSphere Version 6 What’s New Overview

VMware vSphere Version 6 What’s New Technical document

vSphere 6 Training Announced February 3, 2015

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VMware have today announced that three vSphere 6 courses are to be released. The vSphere What’s New [v5x to V6] and the vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] are now open to registration.

As a VCP-DCV in vSphere 5, the first course is the

  • vSphere What’s New [V5X to V6] 
    Explore new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0 and VMware ESXi™ 6.0 in this hands-on training course. Gain the skills required to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 6 using real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material. This class is ideal for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

The second course is for any people new to VMware vSphere

  • vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] 
    Our best-selling course, this intensive, hands-on training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, and includes VMware ESXi 6.0 along with VMware vCenter Server 6.0. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for organizations of any size.

Finally we have an advanced course which is not yet released

vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6] 
This training course is designed for experienced VMware vSphere users and teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will focus on configuring and optimizing the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, while also discussing when and where they will have the greatest impact.
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