Posts Tagged certification
Tintri came through again on a scholarship for the VMware ICM class- Install, Configure and Manage. This is important because you have to take this class to pass the VCP test, which can really change your career. In Dallas Fort-Worth, several of the local community colleges offer the class at a much cheaper rate than commercial training centers. Francis Dogbey is the latest VMUG member I found a scholarship, here is the gracious thank-you note he sent:
I have started the VCP training at Collin Community College last week. I am so excited about the opportunity and value that this class offers and I am very grateful and thankful to Tintri for sponsoring me for this course. I surely intend to take the VCAP right after and then hopefully proceed to VCDX. Throughout my career, this is by far the best training class I have ever been in, not even my 3 separate tracks of CCIE (Routing & Switching, Service Provider and Security) bootcamps offered such in depth training with job aids and grants being provided by Collin College to us the students. The networking among us in the class is also great as almost the entire class members are working professionals and each class someone’s boss is looking to employ a VCP offering job opportunity to the class.
My thanks goes to Tintri and to Brad my hero, who made this happen, empowering professionals like me to get our career on track and in the right direction.
If you can’t afford the class, or your boss won’t send you because he’s afraid you’ll leave once you pass the VCP, tell me about it at the DFW VMUG meeting.
I passed the VCP-IAAS test today. I wasn’t that bad of a test, as long as you have plenty of lab time. Make sure you really got your head wrapped around the networking of vCloud Director if you want to pass this exam.
The part I was weak on was the Chargeback stuff. It’s more expensive to license Chargeback, so I haven’t played with it much.
See New Live, Online Training Helps SMBs Running VMware Overcome Limited Time and Budget for Training for details. They left out the most important thing- does this qualify you to take the VCP exam?
Its the younger administrators in SMBs that need the VCP more than anyone else. I hope they are making it easier for people to qualify- please keep the test hard though!
I passed the VCAP-DCD exam on Tuesday! That test was beating- 4 hours is a long time for an exam. The test is covered by an NDA, so I can’t go into much detail about it, but if you are planning on taking it, be sure to check out the APAC vBrownbag sessions.
Here is the perm-link for resources on passing it.