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
When evaluating a candidate for participation in the VMware IT Academy Program, VMware looks for an established, independent, accredited teaching organization with good facilities and experienced technical trainers. The VMware IT Academy Program application process is described in this Section 2 and leads to approval of the institution as a VAI.
VMware reserves the right to accept or deny any application based on VMware's needs and its strategic direction.
VMware analyzes potential VAI candidates according to specific criteria, including:
- Accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions worldwide offering 2- or 4- year college programs and in some cases high schools are eligible to participate in the program
- Technical schools offering accredited degrees through distance education programs are also eligible to participate in the program
- Institutions that agree to only offer VMware training according to an academic calendar using VMware IT Academy Instructors - see Program Guide for details.
- Institutions must complete, sign and return the VMware Academy Agreement before their application will be considered.
Each VMware Academic Institution (VAI) is authorized to teach Authorized Courses selected by VMware from the portfolio of courses developed by VMware, as notified to the VAI by VMware from time to time. To teach an Authorized Course, the VAI may only use VCIs and must have the necessary equipment located in (or accessible from) the classroom in which the Authorized Course will be taught. VMware will inform the VAI of the particular equipment that is necessary for each Authorized Course. For a full overview of the course curriculum please read the VMware IT Academy Program Guide.
VMware will determine the VMware courses available to the VAI. The Authorized Courses that the VAI may offer, as such may be modified by VMware at its discretion from time to time.
VAI’s MAY NOT OFFER OR REQUIRE MORE THAN A MAXIMUM OF 12 HOURS COMBINED LECTURE AND LAB TIME PER WEEK PER AUTHORIZED COURSE.
VMware reserves the right at its sole discretion and without incurring any liability to modify training materials or discontinue their development, distribution, or support. As software is updated, Training Materials may be changed to match the new environment. VMware will make updated Training Materials available to the VAI.
Full descriptions of VMware courses can be found in the VMware Education Services Public Course Catalog
The course descriptions typically consist of:
- Short description
- Course objectives