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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, certifications, attendance at VMworld and on product licenses.

VMUG Advantage is the best way to gain the technical skills to accelerate your success with exclusive access to 365-day evaluation licenses for 15+ VMware solutions, 20-35% discounts on VMware training and certifications, $100 off VMworld registration and more.

The most interesting advantages are:

  • EVALExperience: 365-day evaluation license for 15+ VMware solutions like vSANNSX, and vCenter. These are to be used for personal use in a non-production environment. Perfect for your labs!
  • 35% off 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. It’s the other way to learn by practice if you don’t have time (or space) for your personal lab.
  • 20% off VMware Training Courses: 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. Note that you cannot combine with other courses discounts (like partner discont or special BID).
  • 20-35% off VMware Certification: 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. Note that you get one voucher of VCP and one voucher for VCAP exams.
  • $100 off VMworld: With over 500 unique sessions and labs, get the training, education and industry insights to help take your career to the next level and explore hundreds of exhibits that showcase the latest advances in virtualization and cloud infrastructure technology. The only VMworld stackable discount! You can combine with all others VMworld dicounts.

Use code ADVNOW for 10% off your VMUG Advantage subscription today!

This year there is also an important news in the software part.

New to Advantage EVALExperience: VMware Cloud Foundation™

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is an integrated software platform that automates the deployment and lifecycle management of a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) on a standardized hyper-converged architecture. This complete SDDC solution includes, vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and the vRealize Suite. VCF is the fastest path to building a hybrid cloud. Installing VCF into your lab you will quickly see the powerful automation built into the SDDC manager, making it easy to deploy, create, expand, patch, upgrade, delete, entire workload domains with just a few simple clicks.

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Andrea Mauro

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.