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Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware certification paths are quite clear with well defined technology paths (DCV, EUC, NV, Cloud) and different levels (VCP, VCAP, VCDX). All certifications require at least one proctored exam (some may require two different exams). The names of all exams and certifications will change using a “year” notation, but the concept remain the same. But there are also other type of exam, non proctored and just on-line version. One example are the Foundation exams.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently a new VMware vExpert Sub-Program has been announced: the vExpert PRO program. But compared with the vExpert program and the other vExpert sub-programs, is slightly different. A vExpert Pro is a current vExpert who excels in their local region, adding value to the program and giving back to the community. This person has a strong relationship with the local IT community in general, and works as an advocate for the vExpert program, recruiting, mentoring and training people.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As announced one month ago, after the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book I was working on a new book project, still based on vSphere 6.5, but this time focused on the VCP6.5-DCV exam. Still, with Packt, the title of the new book is: Data Center Virtualization Certification: VCP6.5-DCV Exam Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware has just officially announced that their certifications will change the names with something different and no more related to the product version. New certification names will be identified by the year they are earned. Potentially this will make easier to immediately identify how current a certification is.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two years ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One of those sub-programs was the vExpert NSX and I was honored to part of the first list. After the renewal of last year (VMware vExpert NSX 2017), I found that I’ve been renewed also for this year! VMware has just announced the list of vExperts NSX 2018.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The historycal technical certification from Nutanix was the Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) certification: a free online exam to all Nutanix customers and partners wwhere training is recommended, but not required before attempting the exam. The exam was quite easy (due also the fact that it’s an online and not proctored exam), so the value of this type of certification was not so high. But was a requirement for Nutanix partners and and plus for a customer because it confirms your (minimal) ability to install, configure, and manage the Nutanix environment.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The vExpert vSAN program is a specific VMware vExpert (sub)programs focused on the vSAN product. The idea to have specialized groups of vExpert was to bring again (like at the origins) the vExpert program as an “elite” program. After the vExpert vSAN 2016 and 2017 lists, now VMware has just announced the vExpert vSAN 2018 new list. I was honored to part of this list again, and that’s pretty exciting, considering that I’m there from the first list.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware certifications paths have been increased in the recent years. From the original (and only) path, depending by the VMware technology, other paths have been added. On 2015, there were four paths (see also VMware certification roadmap v6) on the main VMware core products:

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year the vExpert 2018 announce has take much time compared with the the vExpert 2016 announce, or also also the vExpert 2017 announce. But finally has arrived, with some changes from the past years (not only for the delay, but also with the list that has been reduced). And also this time I’ve been confirmed as a vExpert. Note that “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise, it’s much like an award.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2018, actually only by email. The official list is still outdated with 2017 names, but probably there will be several renewal and some changes. The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT. For several aspects, like the VMware vExpert or Microsoft MVP program, where the communities contribution is one of the main aspect.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2018. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members. The Nutanix Technology Champion program spans the globe and is comprised of IT professionals from every cloud, application group, and technology. They are committed to news ways of thinking that will power the next generation of enterprise computing.

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the VMware vExpert vSAN 2017 and VMware vExpert NSX 2017 awards, this year a new vExpert category has been added: the VMware vExpert Cloud. Like for other technologies vertical, these vExperts has demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, scriptwriters, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.

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