The VMware IT Academy Program is an important component of VMware education programs. The academic institutions that agree to participate in the VMware IT Academy Program fulfill an important role in providing VMware education worldwide. These academic institutions operate as business alliances of VMware with an objective of delivering educational services to their students.
The VMware IT Academy Program is designed to introduce students to VMware technologies and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study. VMware will provide selected academic institutions with course materials developed by VMware for this purpose. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) status and other VMware certifications.
Application Process Overview
Once an academic institution is recognized by VMware as a potential VAI, the approval process
includes these steps:
- The academic institution submits an online registration. The online registration also serves as the legal agreement between VMware and the VAI for use of the web based training. If the VAI candidate is interested in the instructor led portion of the program the VAI also completes the appropriate VAP Agreement.
- VMware reviews the application and approves or rejects it. If approved, the VAI is scheduled for addition to the online portion of the program and a welcome email containing a welcome letter and introduction to VMware’s eLearning entitlement service provider. If rejected the a rejection email is prepared and sent by the program administrator.
- If the academic institution is interested in delivering instructor led courses, as indicated in its registration, the academic institution must complete and submit the VAP agreement to VMware.
Each VAI candidate must submit a completed online registration form to VMware using the VMware IT Academy Program Training Registration web page.