Thursday, 28 May 2009

Availability of official vSphere 4 training courses

Now that the vSphere 4 software has been released, the Education team at VMware are just putting the finishing touches to the training material.

From June 15th, the 2-day What's New course will be available from Global Knowledge:

From June 29th, the 4-day Install Configure Manage course will also be available from Global Knowledge:

The 2-day course is only for those who already know VI3, to VCP or equivalent level. The 4-day course is the standard course whether you know VI3 or not.

The Fast Track course for vSphere 4 will be available 4-6 weeks later.

Availability of VCP on vSphere 4 exam

I've just discovered when the beta and final VCP on vSphere 4 exams will be available.

The beta exam for vSphere 4 will be available June 29th, 2009. Candidates eligible for the beta exam will automatically be contacted by VMware. These candidates must be VCP3 certified and beta product users.

The final release of the VCP on vSphere 4 exam will be available publicly on August 1st, 2009.

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks, I've been to Spain on holiday!


Friday, 8 May 2009

Why VMware?

VMware have already published a decent amount of information onto around vSphere 4, in anticipation of May 21st when it will become possible to purchase licenses for the software for the first time.

The Upgrade Center for vSphere 4 contains resources around the new capabilities in the product, strategies for upgrading from VI3, the new license pricing and packaging, links to various migration videos, and more. Here's the link:

We still don't know exactly when the software will be available for download, but we do know that the VCP exam will be available shortly after, and that training will be available from the end of June.

I'm away on holiday for the next couple of weeks, hopefully by the time I'm back the GA date will have passed and I'll have a whole load of new information I can publish :-)

Friday, 1 May 2009

Result for Enterprise Admin Exam

As per earlier posts, the Enterprise Admin exam is currently Step 2 of the VCDX certification, and at some point it will form the second portion of the "Master VCP" certification.

I took the exam on April 17th, and have been waiting for my result, well yesterday I got it.... and I passed!

I received an email with my score report attached as a .pdf. There's no breakdown of any kind on the score report, just your score and the overall result.

The minimum score is 100, the maximum is 500, and the passing score is 300 - I scored 382 which I'm really happy with!