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As you know the VMUG membership is completly free as also all the benefits, including the online resources, local meeting and UserConf events (some events may have a fee depending by the local VMUG, but almost are for free).

But, if you want (and it’s not mandatory for VMUG membership), you can have more benefit by subscribing to the VMUG Advantage, that is an interesting way to stay on top of your technical skills with discounts on training, certificationsattendance at VMworld and on product licenses.


It’s an exclusive yearly subscription program offering a lot of advantages:

  • VMUG Advantage EVALExperience, probably the most interesting if you are planning to build a VMware based lab.
    The licenses available to VMUG Advantage subscribers are 365-day evaluation licenses that require a one-time, annual download. A new 365-day entitlement will be offered with the renewal of your yearly VMUG Advantage subscription. Annual product downloads ensure that subscribers receive the most up-to-date versions of products.
  • 35% Discount on VMware Certification Exam Prep Workshops (VCP-NV): VMware Advantage Members save 35% off VMware Exam Preparation Workshop: Network Virtualization Certified Professional (VCP-NV). This 4 hour training course focuses on preparing a candidate to take the VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization exam. The workshop includes an overview of the certification program, tips for preparing for the exam, an in-depth review of each of the objectives on the exam and sample questions broken down in video segments by a VMware Certified Instructor.
  • 35% Discount on VMware Lab Connect: VMware Lab Connect™ is a self-paced, technical training lab designed to enhance your learning experience. This VMware cloud-based on-demand, multi-platform lab environment extends the classroom experience so you can practice the skills learned from the instructor-led training class. Check out the courses available here.
  • 20% off VMware Education training classes (also On Demand): Gain the knowledge and skills required to utilize your VMware tools to their fullest functionality. By leveraging VMware Education delivered by expert instructors, you will achieve deeper product insight and hear real-world best practices. Check out a list of eligible courses here.
  • 20% off VMware Certification Exams: VMware offers world-class certifications recognized by the industry to validate and distinguish the technical competencies and expertise needed to install, manage, deploy and support VMware software.
  • $100 USD Discount on VMworld Registration: this is another interesting (and always existing) advantage, because you can cumulate it with other discounts (like the VMworld Alumni). Your $100 USD discount to VMworld will be available when registration opens. Be sure to register with the same email address you used to purchase VMUG Advantage, and your discount will be automatically applied.
  • VMware Cloud Services Extended Trials: Extended trials for Network Insight, Cost Insight, and Log Intelligence are available through VMUG Advantage. This limited time offer provides 60 days of Network Insight, 45 days of Cost Insight, and 45 days of Log Intelligence for no additional cost. This benefit is available until 12/31/18. Learn More.

VMUG Advantage savings on VMware training and education are very interesting (estimated saving could be greating than $2,000+ per year). Apart the numbers can be really valuable depending on what you are planning in education and certifications.

If you want to take advantage of VMUG Advantage just purchase (or renew) the subscription.

Hear what VMUG Advantage subscribers have to say:

“… VMUG Advantage has more than paid for itself. Between training discounts, VCP discounts, and VMworld discounts, we’ll be renewing this every year.”
Make the Most of Your Advantage

“VMUG Advantage has caused a change of direction for my career! I was lucky enough to become a VMUG Advantage subscriber and found the wealth of benefits that come with it.”