Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Number 5 is ALIVE!

So I take a 2-week break and VMware do some BIG things while I'm away - you'd think they would have waited, just for me...

- vSphere 5 is released
- The VCP5 exam is live
- VMWorld has begun

The final VCP5 exam blueprint has now been published, you can download it and find links to numerous other essential items at http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp

And if you want to download vSphere 5, go to http://www.vmware.com/tryvmware

I'm going to be in Copenhagen at VMWorld Europe, if you still haven't registered go to http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/europe/

New "upgrade" path announced for VCP3 holders to gain VCP5

VMware are announcing this week that there is now a third option available for a VCP3 holder to update their certification to VCP5, here's all three options:

1. Attend vSphere 4: What's New > pass VCP4 exam > pass VCP5 exam.
2. Attend vSphere 5: Install Configure Manage > pass VCP5 exam.
3. Attend vSphere 5: What's New > free vSphere 4: What's New e-learning (optional) > pass VCP5 exam.

I've updated this blog post to include the new path:

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Free webinar on vSphere 5: Training and Certification

I am hosting a webinar for Global Knowledge next week, vSphere 5: Training and Certification, where I will be presenting on the latest VMware training curriculum and vSphere certifications. The webinar starts at 4pm UK time on Wednesday August 10th, and you can register here.

Many of you will have seen the blog posts that I published at the time of the vSphere 5 announcement, during the webinar I will be discussing the content of those posts. The presentation should last no more than 45 minutes, with 15 minutes allocated to Q&A - but the session will go on til there's no more questions being fired at me!

We are publicising this webinar right across the EMEA region, but anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to join the session.

UPDATE (August 30th) : Thanks to all those who joined the session live, for those that couldn't make it here's the link to the recording.

It's cheap up North, but only at Global Knowledge!

Global Knowledge has been awarded access to funding that enables organizations based in Yorkshire and Humber to attend courses such as vSphere: Install Configure Manage at up to 75% discount from the list price!

We run our VMware courses at locations all over the UK, including our newest training centre in Leeds, the funding is only available for a limited time, for further information please call Rich Thomas on 0113 234 4747.

If the funding available doesn't apply to you or your organization, we still have some fantastic discounted bundles available: