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VMware IT Academy Program

VMware IT Academy enables university faculty, technical instructors, and secondary education teachers to deliver authorized VMware courses in a variety of settings. Students can jump-start their career and VMware knowledge with coursework through a global network of colleges and universities, and through online certification opportunities, hands-on labs, and other VMware learning resources. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Redesigned IT Academy for 2018

We are excited about revamping our IT Academy Program this year. We are improving the Academy curriculum to make it more relevant for today’s learner. On August 1st, we are replacing our advanced commercial VCP-DCV courses with three academic-friendly courses to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for the IT jobs of the future.    

The documents below will describe our courses in more detail and answer any questions you may have about the IT Academy Program. 
Please email itacademy@vmware.com  for additional questions.

 

Certification Changes for 2018

VMware will NOT certify a candidate if a student attended both courses (vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage and vSphere: Optimize & Scale) at an IT Academy but DID NOT register for the special academic version (“PSE”) of the VCP 6.x-DCV exam (2V0-622PSE [v6.5] or 2V0-621PSE [v6]) using the voucher provided by the instructor. VMware will not accept commercial (non-academic/”PSE”) versions of the VCP6-DCV or VCP6.5-DCV exams. Please read this important document for more information about this change.

EXPLORE EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES

Institutions: Why IT Academy

The VMware IT Academy is an educational program focused on building the IT skills of secondary and post-secondary students.  IT Academy provides resources for educators who deliver authorized VMware courses.
NOTE: Courses are not intended for non-academic purposes, such as training campus IT staff or delivering for-profit training to a professionals.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions worldwide that offer 2-, 3- or 4-year programs (or equivalent)
  • Career or technical schools offering accredited degrees or certificates through in-person or distance education programs
  • Can be offered through continuing education and workforce development.
  • Secondary education (ages 14-17)

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Instructors: Deliver Next-Generation IT Skills

Build your virtualization expertise and teach emerging technology skills as an IT Academy instructor. Take advantage of a variety of VMware software education resources, including self-paced courses, presentations and training.
 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full- or part-time instructors at an eligible institution who are in an active teaching capacity.
  • There are no formal qualifications required to teach a VMware IT Academy course, however we provide 70 percent discount certification exam vouchers and strongly encourage instructors to get certified.

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Students: Stand Out From Your Peers

VMware training and certification opens doors to a rewarding IT career. VMware certifications will continue to be in high demand as more companies virtualize their IT infrastructures and move to the cloud.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students who are actively enrolled at an eligible academic institution, not a professional training center.
  • Accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions worldwide that offer two, three or four year programs (or equivalent).
  • Can be offered through continuing education and workforce development.

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IT ACADEMY BENEFITS

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Benefit One-year VMware software license
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Benefit Easy-to-use branded online that provides access to all teaching, learning, and certification resources
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Benefit VMware-authorized curriculum to prepare for certification exams
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Benefit 70 percent discount on certification exam vouchers
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Benefit In-person, virtual and on-demand Train-the-Trainer classes at an authorized training center
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Benefit Access to curriculum provided by VMware commercial training program
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Benefit Free hands-on labs, with additional labs that can be purchased from our partner, NDG
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Benefit Printed student manuals and e-books from Gilmore Global and Kivuto
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CURRICULUM AND COURSES

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


The current course offerings for the IT Academy will be transitioning from a VMware commercial training program to three new academic-friendly courses on August 1, 2018. These three academic courses will be phased in throughout the year. You can continue to teach the commercial vSphere ICM 6.5 and O&S 6.0 until August 1, 2018.

New Academic Courses

Introduction to Virtualization –  Solutions 1  Available now

 

This Introduction to Virtualization course is designed to help academic institutions teach basic virtualization computing concepts to learners. This course may be delivered as instructor-led training or independent study. Available to anyone.

  • Entry-level online micro-course introducing: virtual machine, hypervisor and benefits of virtualization.
  • Includes videos and virtual labs using VMware Workstation to teach concepts.

Available now at http://www.ndg.tech/vmware

 

IT Solutions for Digital Businesses - Solutions 2   Available May 2018

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

 

Software-Defined IT Using VMware - Solutions 3   Available August 2018 - (The current ICM course will also be available until Dec. 31 2018)  

  • Academic version of vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, plus 20 hours of optional introduction to vSAN and NSX.
  • Alignment to vSphere Foundations Exam.
  • Interactive labs.
  • Proctored voucher will be available.

For more information on our three new courses, check out the Datasheet and FAQs.

 

NOTE:  The new VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) for Data Center Virtualization courses will continue to be offered while we phase in our new courses. 

IT ACADEMY COURSE OFFERINGS

Curriculum  Level Modality / Duration Certification
Digital Business Transformation Beginner Free eLearning VMware Certified Associate – VCA-DBT
Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals Beginner  Free eLearning / 3 hrs VMware Certified Associate VCA6-DCV
Cloud Fundamentals Beginner  Free eLearning / 3 hrs VMware Certified Associate VCA6-CMA
Network Virtualization Fundamentals Beginner Free eLearning / 3 hrs VMware Certified Associate VCA6-NV
* VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V6.5 Intermediate Instructor Led / Academic term VMware Certified Professional VCP6-DCV6
** VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale V6 Intermediate Instructor Led / Academic term VMware Certified Professional VCP6-DCV

* ICM will be replaced with new academic courses August 1, 2018. However, we are extending our current ICM course offering until December 31, 2018 so you will have ample time to prepare.
** It will NOT be offered through the IT Academy program after August 1, 2018; will be a commercial course only

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