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Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the official confirmation has yet arrived via email, it seems that (also) this year I was confirmed as a vExpert. Or at least they appear on the list published on the site: Announcing vExpert 2012 title holders. Considering the changes in the vExpert program and that I’ve tried the “Evangelist” path (probably the most “wanted” or at least desired… and where there are some really great evangelists) I be enormously honored by this confirmation. It ‘s been less than a year since the last vExpert 2011, but I seems that were only few days.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some days ago there was a case of one guy that was using VCDX certification (and several other certifications) without having it (or at least without demonstrate it). One of the biggest problem in certification credibility is avoid fraud. Of course some could gain the certification with cheats and other form of frauds, but for some kind of certification (like the VCDX one) this is not possible: who gain it usually deserve it. Actually there is a transcript tool for VMware certifications (and also for some accreditation) but it’s not public. You have your transcript […]

Reading Time: 1 minute For the vExpert 2012 program there are some big changes, starting from the new paths: 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 […]

Reading Time: 1 minute  VMware placed a very nice and large sign at the VMware Partner Exchange event showing the names of all vExperts 2011 working for a VMware partner. I wasn’t there (at the PEX event) but a guy has posted, in the VMware Community, the picture of the poster.

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the VMTN Blog (the official blog of the VMware Community) today there is my “vExpert Spotlight”: http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2011/09/vexpert-spotlight-andrew-mauro.html How did you get into IT in  the first place? I’ve started (a lot of years ago) with a Commodore 64, but only with my first experience on a PC (with MS-DOS) I understand that this passion would also be my possible work area. During University, I also played with Linux distributions and this gave me a better understanding of Operating Systems and networking. Things are really change. Now start in IT is simpler and cheaper (I remember […]

Reading Time: 1 minute The list of the vExpert 2011 is now available on line. But note that this list could not cover all the vExpert people  (the list is not automatic but each vExpert must add his entry) and, of course, do not include the vExpert 2009 and 2010. The vExpert Directory web page: http://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa My entry: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-16392

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is vExpert? From the vExpert Landing Page: 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 […]

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