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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:

Beginner

 

Getting Started in IT

  • This course explains the learner all the basic IT concepts that they require to launch their learning journey and career in IT.
  • Prepares the learner for the VMware associate course offerings in various technology domains from cloud and digital workspaces over networking to security and application modernization.
  • Provides the learner with the knowledge and hands-on skills to build their own datacenter with file, web, email, dns, vpn, and firewall services

Available at: https://www.vmware.com/go/gettingstarted

 

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

    Available at https://www.netdevgroup.com/online/content/vmita

 

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

    Available at https://www.netdevgroup.com/online/content/vmita

 

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

    Available at https://www.netdevgroup.com/online/content/vmita

 

Intermediate

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.

Application Modernization - Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares the learner for a starting position in the modern applications domain. Through a series of targeted, self-paced lessons, the student will learn the basics on Kubernetes, containers and the VMware Tanzu platform to manage modern applications.

 

Cloud Management & Automation - Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares the learner for a starting position in the datacenter domain. Through a series of targeted, self-paced lessons, the student acquires the skills to understand cloud deployment models, proper cloud management practices and how the VMware vRealize platform works.

 

Endpoint Security - Core Technical Skills

  • This course prepares the learner for a starting position in the endpoint security. Through a series of targeted, self-paced lessons, the student will learn the basics of endpoint security.

Subscription to IT Academy Required

Advanced

Academic VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline