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The VMware vExpert Award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. vExperts are book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vExperts have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community.
You can notice that it isn’t a new type of certitication but a award (quite similar to Microsoft MPV).
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As written in the “Frequently Asked Questions about VMware vExpert Program” document, today is the last day to nominate the candidates for the vExpert 2012 program (applications will be open from 15 February 2012 through 15 March 2012). Ad described in a previous post, this year there are some big changes in vExpert 2012 Program, starting from the new different paths.
Please note that there isn’t a function to edit or modify a submitted application, so be careful to edit and check fine before send it.
- Evangelist Path: The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist pathway.
- Customer Path: The Customer Path is for internal evangelists and community leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have contributed to success stories, customer references, or public interviews and talks, or were active community contributors, such as VMUG leaders.
- VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path: The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements.
- Recommend that someone apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013recommend
- Apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013application
- The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013 at midnight PD