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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

Curriculum Updates

 

VMware is committed to Education and supporting our academic community through our VMware IT Academy program. By listening to our community, we ensure that together we develop an academic program that aligns to your students’ educational needs. 

We are reinstating Optimize and Scale (O&S) into the IT Academy curriculum. With this change we are reverting to the voucher process that was used before August 31, 2018.

 

For the Defined IT Using VMware, Solutions 3 course, a PSE voucher for the Foundations exam (602) is available to distribute to students after they complete the course. We will also be offering the PSE voucher for the 622 exam as we have previously done. This PSE voucher will give students the required class credit from VMware.

 

The special academic PSE voucher for the vSphere: Foundations exam (2VO-602 PSE) is listed on the Pearson-Vue site, under Available Exams, under, IT Academy Students- PSE Exams section.

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.

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.


Effective October 12, 2018 we reinstated Optimize and Scale (O&S) for IT Academies, into the IT Academy curriculum.

To help students on their learning journey we recommend these courses:

* Introduction to Virtualization, Solutions 1
* IT Solutions for Digital Businesses, Solutions 2
* Software Defined IT Using VMware, Solutions 3
* VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

Introduction to Virtualization, Solutions 1

 

Learners that have no experience with virtualization can start off with Introduction to Virtualization, Solutions 1.

 

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

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

  • Alignment to vSphere Foundations Exam.
  • Interactive labs.
  • Un-proctored PSE voucher will be available.

 

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.

 

These new courses do not need to be taken in sequence and there are no pre-requisites.

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

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