Browsing Posts published in April, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new certification level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), discussed in a previous post, is the new entry level in Microsoft certifications. è composto da una serie di percorsi formativi che convalidano conoscenze tecnologiche e competenze fondamentali per studenti, professionisti e più in genere tutti coloro che siano interessati a possedere capacità nel campo dell’IT sempre attuali e competitive. MTA offers fundamental tracks for Microsoft Server, Desktop, Database and Developer certifications. It may help (but it’s not mandatory) as a preparation for new entrants in MCSA or MCSD:

Reading Time: < 1 minute Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is an online portal for IT pros to learn about Microsoft’s cloud-based technologies. According to some sources, the Microsoft Virtual Academy was first put in place to provide IT professionals with training on Microsoft’s cloud based technologies. It does not replace the partner portal or other learning portal, but it gives a (huge) collections of links, tracks, documents, courses, videos and a scoring methods (but actually only used for giving points, not for some form of gamification).

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Apr 25, VMware has released some important updates for its products: VMware vSphere 5.1U1: see ESXi Release Notes, vCenter Server Release Notes Several existing bugs are now resolved (especially the beacon probing issue) VMware vCloud Director 5.1.2: see the Release Notes VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1.10: see the Release Notes VMware vSphere Replication 5.1.1: see the Release Notes VMware VSA (vSphere Storage Appliance) 5.1.3: see the Release Notes VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.1: see the Release Notes VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1.0

Reading Time: 2 minutes How the new cloud era can/may change the role of the IT admin? Find out by joining a live twitter chat #CloudOpsChat on “The Changing Role of the IT Admin” on Thursday, April 25th at 11am PT. The event will be co-hosted by: Nigel Kersten (@NigelKersten), CTO at Puppet Labs Andrea Mauro (@Andrea_Mauro), Co-Founder of VMUG IT

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMworld public session voting was opened some hours ago, but there are already some interesting sessions title. Seems that “network virtualization” will be a buzzword of 2013 edition, with also a new product: VMware NSX. VMware NSX supplies the same benefits to network virtualization that ESXi supplies to server virtualization and makes it possible to rapidly deploy network and security services by decoupling those services from the underlying network hardware and how this abstraction provides hardware independence. But more interesting is the session proposal #4729: Join the Network Virtualization Revolution by Becoming VMware’s Newest VCP, […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute As happened in the previous years, there will be a VMware Online Forum 2013 edition that is quite similar to a vForum event (now called VMware Forum) with the main advantage to be just an on-line version that gives you a flexible, convenient way to expand your knowledge and experience the event in a way that fits in with your busy schedule. The 2013 edition will be on Tuesday 23 April starting from 8:30 Pacific Time. Also this year I have an Online Chat Session, focused on “Virtualization with vSphere” scheduled on 10:30 AM – 11:00 […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes As discussed, all the VMware exams have a release version that depend only by the major number of the related products (or suite). And usually are all agnostic on the minor number. But the only way to be sure is check the related blueprint and verify the content (a simple and fast way could be check the document links). But there are also some specific notes depending by the certification path.

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