Course Catalog


Course Catalog

To help students prepare for work in a digital world we recommend these courses:



These two VMware certifications are available once you have taken the curriculum and passed the corresponding exams.

  • VMware Certified Technical Associate – Data Center Virtualization 2021
  • VMware Certified Technical Associate – Virtual Cloud Network 2021
  • VMware Certified Technical Associate – Digital Workspace 2021
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2021



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  • Kamil Wiecko—former academy student from NYC, he got a job doing server and network virtualization thanks to his VMware expertise, gotten at an IT Academy
  • Joseph Sakasaka—student from Kenya, didn’t know how to turn on a computer, now studies vSphere
  • Fernanda Araya—student from Costa Rica, took vSphere ICM and now works using vSphere
  • Emily Gutierrez—student from the US, advices IT students to keep learning every day
  • Dr. Heba Saleh from ITI in Egypt, We are witnessing a war for talent, IT Academy prepares for employability—Talk less about gender equality, it’s about skills equality
  • Andrea from Arizona, instructor  who shares that IT Academy allows students to put the technical competency to practice with labs


VMware certifications serve as a starting point for those who are interested in beginning a career as a VMware IT professional.


To help students prepare for work in a digital world, we recommend these courses:


Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

  • Upon completion of this micro-course, the learner will be aware of the basics of virtualization and the data center. The learner will be able to set up and manage a virtual machine
  • Provides the basic concepts related to virtualization, the software-defined data center, and cloud computing
  • Introduces what is a virtual machine and the benefits of before virtualization and after virtualization
  • Overview of the key concepts related to the data center, the virtual data center, types of cloud computing and VMware Virtualization solutions

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Network Virtualization Concepts

  • Provides an overview of the key concepts related to network virtualization and the software-defined data center
  • Basic understanding of network virtualization, the software-defined data center, and basics of NSX architecture
  • Understand how to bridge physical with virtual networks, identify vSphere® virtual networking components, and identify key components in the NSX architecture

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Software Defined Storage Concepts

  • Provides an overview of the key concepts related to storage in the data center and attributes of software-defined storage
  • Introduces the hyperconverged infrastructure and storage vSAN™
  • Basic understanding of storage virtualization, the software-defined data center, and basics of vSAN architecture
  • Identify types of software-defined storage, the layers of a software-defined storage model, and components of a hyperconverged storage vSAN

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IT Solutions for Digital Businesses

  • An advanced entry-level course designed for MIS, CS and IT students
  • Traces the emergence of virtualization, the modern virtual data center, and digital workspaces
  • A case study is included to prepare students for the VMware Certified Associate – Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) course

Data Center Virtualization – Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares students to achieve the VCTA-DCV certification. The VCTA-DCV certification holder has a basic understanding of virtualization and vSphere concepts. The certification holder also demonstrates knowledge of data center technology and basic troubleshooting concepts. A VCTA-DCV holder also has a working knowledge of managing cloud resources and basic networking concepts.


Virtual Cloud Network – Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares students to achieve the VCTA-NV certification. The VCTA-NV certification holder is able to identify use cases and business needs for VMware NSX platform, understand NSX terminology and perform navigation of NSX graphical user interface(s). The certification holder is also able to explain SDDC and Network Virtualization concepts, VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision, VMware NSX Architecture and NSX portfolio at a high level.


Digital Workspace – Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares students to achieve the VCTA-DW certification. The VCTA-DW certification holder has entry level knowledge of end-user computing and endpoint management concepts. The certification holder has high-level awareness of VMware's Digital Workspace products and solutions. The certification holder has the ability to perform basic operations with VMware Digital Workspace products.


  • Academic VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage

Academic vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 

The academic version of vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, plus 20 hours of optional introduction to vSAN and NSX.

  • Teaches skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere infrastructure
  • Interactive labs
  • Proctored PSE voucher will be available

Subscription to IT Academy Required


  • Academic VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

Academic VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 

For students who are ready to take their understanding of vSphere to a deeper level and learn how to use advanced features and controls

  • Teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure
  • Mix of lecture and hands-on labs
  • Learn how to configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a scalable infrastructure
  • Proctored PSE voucher will be available

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