VMware have now launched a VCI portal, it can be accessed via the Education Services page, or directly via this link or this link.
The welcome page of the portal outlines the VCI requirements and gives the link for firstname.lastname@example.org which potential VCIs can use to contact VMware. The requirements for becoming a VCI are strict, even just to deliver a vSphere: Install Configure Manage course a VCI has to meet three key requirements:
- Attend the VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage course twice
- Pass the VCP4 certification exam with the required minimum score (350 or more for a VCI)
- Attend and pass a VMware Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW).
There are also specific requirements for delivering other official courses on vSphere, as well as the other products that have instructor-led courses. These are all detailed in the secure area of the VCI portal, and VCIs also have access to a private community forum too where we can exchange ideas with one another and courseware developers.