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VMware Education Services provide training and certification programs designed to grow your skills and validate your ability to leverage all the opportunities made possible by your VMware solutions.

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VMware Learning Paths 

These learning paths are designed to help you find the course you need based on the product, your role, and your level of experience.

Click on the solution category or specific product you are interested in from the options shown below. From there you will see our available courses organized by Professional or Advanced level to guide you to the best option to support your learning needs.

Click here for access to all Learning Paths. If you would like additional assistance in developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialists for your area.

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Advance your career with VMware training!

  • VMware trained customers report one of the industry’s highest satisfaction rates: 94%*
  • Gives you more time with your IT environment and less time with support**
  • Leads to VMware certification and the industry recognition that comes with it
  • Available in a group setting, private class setting, online or in-person
  • Learning Paths guide you to the right course by product and skill level

VMware Learning Specialists

VMware Learning Specialists enable your success. They are available to help you meet your training objectives from selecting the most appropriate next class, finding the latest in learning modalities to developing a learning path that is specific to your certification goals.

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VMware Training Partners

VMware training partners are carefully selected to deliver authorized VMware technical training to our customers and partners. Along with VMware Education Services and the participants in the VMware IT Academy program, only the companies listed on this page offer official VMware courses.

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*Customer satisfaction rating based on course surveys.

**Up to 96% of customers who take VMware training never call support according to a November 2013 VMware data

Realize the Benefits of Training & Certification

There are numerous reasons to invest in training and certification. Some are more intrinsic and consist of greater confidence in your abilities and increased credibility among co-workers. Others are more tangible, such as:

  • Salary increase
  • Job promotion
  • Higher marks on performance reviews

Whether you’re looking to be more effective and productive in your current role or to develop transferrable skills to grow your career, there are countless ways that training and certification from VMware can help you get started.

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General Questions

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What is the refund policy for cancellations?

  • Course fees are 100% refundable if you cancel your order at least 10 business days prior to the date of the class.
  • Course fees are NOT refundable if you cancel or change the class less than 10 business days prior to the date of the class.
  • If you cannot attend the class and fail to notify VMware prior to the date of class you will forfeit the entire course fee.
  • You can avoid the cancellation fee if you designate another person to attend the class in your place. Substitutions may be made at anytime, even onsite (at the engagement).
  • VMware, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any class. If a cancellation or reschedule is necessary, VMware will make every effort to notify you at least 10 business days in advance. Unfortunately, last-minute cancellations and rescheduling sometimes require this notification period to be less. Please consider this when making your travel plans. VMware, Inc. will not, in any way, be held responsible for any costs, including loss of airfare or other transportation costs, hotel expenses, or other damages that you may incur in the event that VMware, Inc. cancels or reschedules a class. VMware will refund the tuition only.
  • On-site training classes canceled within 10 business days prior to the class start are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to

What can students expect from class?

Students will work in teams of two on servers located offsite using a variety of remote access technologies.

Class is approximately a 50/50 mixture of lab and lecture. Approximately 1/2 of the labs that will be provided are considered "optional". Even so, the class is generally tight from a scheduling standpoint. In order to help with timing issues, lunch will be served onsite each day of the class. Breakfast and an afternoon snack are usually available as well. We do provide vegetarian choices but please contact us if you have specific dietary needs.

Your instructor may give you the option of working through labs while you eat lunch in order to add as much as possible to the course content or to allow you to leave a little earlier on the last day of class.

The above applies only to those classes run by VMware. Classes run by partners are subject to the partner’s rules and capabilities and are not controlled by VMware.

Comparing VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and VMware vSphere: Fast Track

See the VMware vSphere 5.1 Training Comparison that contrasts the two courses detailing difference in audience, duration, and more.

Can I make changes after I have been confirmed?

If you need to reschedule a class or select a different course, contact VMware Education 1-866-377-4710(3,1).

We are happy to accept participant substitutions any time prior to the start of class, provided the new participants meet the course prerequisites and foundational knowledge requirements.

Please note that the new participant must have an active myLearn account.

Do I have to meet course prerequisites to attend VMware Product Training?

Customers tell us our training is outstanding, because we understand the jobs you do, as well as the building blocks required to successfully implement your system. Our curriculum is designed in a particular sequence to build on subsequent concepts and develop your expertise in an organized, manageable fashion.

Participants are required to complete prerequisites so that the entire class can move forward as a group. VMware, Inc. reserves the right to deny registration in a course for which the prerequisite has not been met.

How do I request a class that's not on the website?

Our schedule is updated daily. If you cannot find what you're looking for, send a request to

We will try our best to meet your request or offer helpful alternatives.