Friday, 9 March 2012

About Me

Scott Vessey








VMware Certified Professional 2/3/4/5 (VCP)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA)
VMware Certified Instructor (VCI)
VMware vExpert 2010-2012

I joined VMware in 2012 and am currently the Senior Manager for Technical Enablement in EMEA - I design and manage the technical education and enablement programs for the 600+ customer-facing VMware technical staff across the EMEA region.

I have worked intimately with VMware virtualisation products and technologies since 2006, when I also gained my initial VCP and VCI certifications. Prior to joining VMware I worked as the Lead Virtualisation Instructor for Global Knowledge, and before that I was the Training Operations Manager for the virtualisation training team at Magirus.

I am a major contributor to the official VMware Training & Certifcation community forums and I also contribute to other certification-related forums. As well as this blog I can also be found on Twitter and LinkedIn where I also run a group related to VMware training and certification.

Feel free to send me an email if there's anything related to VMware training and certification that you think I might be able to help you with - vmtraining.blog@gmail.com

Please note that any opinion expressed on this blog is mine personally, and not that of VMware.

16 comments:

  1. Great Blog. Answered a whole bunch of questions for me. Please keep the good work going.

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  2. I took VCP trainig from authorized training partner which listed on vmware web site and its almost 25 days has gone i have not received any vmware id or any information regarding my trainig from Vmware the institute guys are always asking me that you will receive email in few days. what i should do.

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    1. What are you expecting to receive? VMware would normally only email you in relation to certification rather than training.

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  3. Hi Scott, can you help with an authorized vmware training center in delhi?

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    1. You can search for a VATC here:

      http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/locations.cfm?ui=www_edu

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  4. Hi Scott ,

    I have done vmware training from in mumbai from some classes who were providing the vmware couses . I have clear VCP5-dcv on 29th oct 2013 for that 75% discount code but i have not received the certificate now. I have mail the certification email they told methat i have to complete training from authorized learning centre then only i will get my certification.

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    1. VCP5-DCV does have an "authorised training" requirement, so if your training wasn't one of the qualifying courses delivered by a recognised learning partner you might have a problem.

      You can find out about the training requirement and where you can take the training here:

      http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert

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  5. Hi Scott, I intend to offer VMware courses at my own company. How should I go about it?
    I need to get certified first, then do I need to get approval from which centre?
    Can list the steps I need to take?


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    1. To offer official VMware courses your company would need to be a VATC and you would need to be a VCI. The intention of the VATC program is for you to offer training commercially to VMware customers and partners, rather than to you own internal employees. I would suggest that you email education@vmware.com

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  6. hello sir ,
    this is prakash from chennai .can you help me VM WARE AUTHORISED TRAINING CENTER IN CHENNAI

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    1. You can search for training centres on the VMware website: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/locations.cfm?ui=www_edu

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  7. Hello Scott,

    I am currently working at a BPO as Technical Support Associate. VMWare certifications have been on my mind for a while and I would be very interested in pursuing these but I'm not familiar at all with what they offer and what they require. Any general advice on where to start or things I should be aware of before taking up the course is much appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. This would be a great start point: http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/

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  8. nice work Scott, keep up the good work!

    Wass

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  9. Hi Scott,

    I have a training institute in bangalore, would like to know the process to become a vmware authorised training partner..please guide me

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    1. Drop me an email - vmtraining.blog@gmail.com

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