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Course Format

    1. This course is conducted completely online, including exercises and labs, in asynchronous fashion and session recordings are available on a 24/7 basis to students.
    1. The course is comprised of instructor-led lectures, Q&A sessions along with prerecorded videos.
    1. Our VMware IT Academy (VITA) partners are not allowed to give over 12 hours of labs or training per week in order to meet the terms and conditions of VITA program.
    1. Students are able to study at whatever pace suits them the best as long as they meet their instructor’s minimum due dates.
    1. We do not require a certain number of hours per day. However, there is a maximum of 12 hours of lab exercises or training set that students are able to do each week to comply with the VITA terms and conditions.
    1. The ICM courses last for 4 weeks, with approximately 48 hours of lab exercises and lectures.
    1. The tuition and lab fees currently cost $1695 in total.
    1. Tuition includes the two digital books (the lab book and student book).
    1. Paperback (printed) version of the books can be purchased at additional cost from our bookstore.
    1. For more information, please call one of the instructors at 516-366-6097 or email us.


  • System administration working experience with either the Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Ability to understand the concepts introduced in the course (operating systems, virtualization, networking).

Who Should Take The Course

  • Technology Professionals who wish to obtain the certification of VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV).
  • It is strongly recommend that you have prior experience with supporting or managing a Linux or MS Windows environment.
  • VMware IT Academy (VITA) classes are offered to individuals only and not as corporate training. All tuition costs must be paid by students personally. VMware IT Academy does not allow any company sponsored students.
  • VMware Authorized Training Centers (VATC)  classes are offered to both individuals and companies and your organization can sponsor the cost of your training.

How much experience does a person need to have had before they take the ICM course?

  • If vSphere is totally new to you, we believe it would be very hard for you to retain much of the information effectively.
  • Even with a lot of hand holding and extra help, we are sure you would end up needing to go cover a majority of the material all over again by yourself.
  • Our ICM course has a pace that is suited better to students that are new to vSphere.  This is a great deal of material to realistically cover in a total of 40 hours over 4 or 5 weeks.
  • You will need a reliable and fast internet connection and computer or the most recent generation tablet or smartphone.

Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2. Virtualized Data Center
  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
3. Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
4. VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
7. Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere®
  • Storage vMotion® migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™
8. Access and Authentication
  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
9. Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
11. Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
12. Patch Management
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
13. Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

VCP-DCV Certification

  • When you take the course VMware Install, Configure, Manage vSphere 5.5/6.0 delivered through one of our partners (either VATC or VITA) you will be eligible to sit for the VCP-DCV exam.
  • Authorized training is required by VMware to achieve the VCP credential, along with the exam.
  • All of our training partners are either VMware Authorized Training Centers (VATC) or VMware IT Academy (VITA) program members both of which are authorized by VMware to deliver the required training.
  • The VMWare Install, Configure, Manage vSphere v5.5/6.0 is a prerequisite for sitting for the VCP exam and it’s offered by in partnership with our VATC/VITA training partners .
  • Once you have passed the exam, you will become VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV).

A Summary Of Our VMware Training Course

Our interactive course that looks at the installation, configuration and administration of VMware’s vSphere is offered by our specialized instructors and features hands-on demonstrations, exercises and a Q&A session. Through this lessons, you will be taught effective ways of installing, configuring and managing VMware vSphere including VMware vCenter server and VMware ESXi.

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We offer 3 flexible schedules with classes being held during the day, evening and on weekends.

Our class schedules are as follows:

Evening Classes

  • Total 4 Weeks of Training: 3 weeks of classes + 1 week of guided labs
  • Classes are held on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • 6 PM – 9 PM /or 7 PM – 10 PM depending on students availability/
  • 40+ hours of VMware training
  • 28 days of access to the lab (Value $388)
  • Lab book + Student books are included (Value $80)

With this schedule we’ve got twelve days of classes and five days of guided labs designed for busy professionals. Our evening classes run four days a week for three consecutive weeks.

Weekend Classes

  • Classes are held on Saturday and Sunday
  • 4 consecutive weekends
  • 8 AM to 1 PM
  • 40+ hours of VMware training
  • 28 days of access to the lab (Value $388)
  • Lab book + Student books are included (Value $80)

Classes are held on the weekends from 8 AM-1 PM, over four consecutive weeks.

Daytime Classes (VITA)

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 1 PM to 4 PM
  • 4 consecutive weeks
  • 40+ hours of VMware training
  • 28 days of access to the lab (Value $388)
  • Lab book + Student books are included (Value $80)

Regular daily schedule consisting of 12 days of training, 5 days of guided labs, total of 40+ hrs of VMware course materials.

Daytime Classes (VATC)

  • Monday – Friday
  • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Five consecutive days of training
  • 35+ hours of VMware training
  • 7 days of access to the lab (Value $97)
  • Lab book + Student books are included (Value $80)

Regular VATC daily schedule consists of 5 days of training, 40+ hrs of VMware course content.

Choose Your Vendor

We know you want choices, best quality and affordable prices, below is a table of recommended VMware authorized training vendors that you can choose from. If you are interested in achieving VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification you must to attend an instructor-led VMware authorized course. This is a VMWare requirement and prerequisite before you attempt to take the VCP-DCV exam!

Training CenterEssential To AchievingCost ($)Course LengthTotal HoursClass FormatAuthorizationRegistration
Global KnowledgeVCP-DCV Certification$39451 Week40OnlineVMware Authorized Training CenterRegister Now!
New HorizonsVCP-DCV Certification$38001 Week40OnlineVMware Authorized Training CenterRegister Now!
The Austin Community CollegeVCP-DCV Certification$22755 Week40Highland Business CenterVMware IT AcademyRegister Now!
BulMar CollegeVCP-DCV Certification$16954 Weeks48OnlineVMware IT AcademyRegister Now!

The VITA Class schedule is formatted as follows:

  • First Week

    Live Online Class runs from 6:00-9:00pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is considered a work-on-your-own day.

  • Second Week

    Live Online Class runs from 6:00-9:00pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is considered a work-on-your-own day.

  • Third Week

    Live Online Class runs from 6:00-9:00pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is considered a work-on-your-own day.

  • Fourth Week

    The class takes a break. Access the lab on your own to go over any material that you need to review or that you missed.

The reason why we offer these three flexible schedules (Weekend, Evening and Daytime) is so that we can accommodate the demands that any of our clients may be facing as they look to balance their work obligations and their education.

The great thing is that you can participate in any of these training sessions from the convenience of your home or office, using any Windows-based device or computer or a mobile device like an Android tablet or iPad. The reason why we have designed our courses in a way that they are compatible with most mobile devices is so that it becomes easier for you to enjoy even greater flexibility; as such, you can take your courses from anywhere you are as long as you have Internet access.

Take time and watch one of our training session videos to get an idea of how we combine our expert demonstrations, quality instructions and classroom interactions to offer you the best in online VMware training.

As you have seen, our online courses are just as effective as any conventional training that you would attend in person. Our progressive training tools empower all our instructors to deliver clear instructions while giving them the ability to assess your progress in real time. This gives them the power to effectively help you get through or understand parts of VMware training that are complex without too much of an issue.

At the same time, we offer much more through our training course. These include:

7/14/28 days access to our resourceful Enterprise level Data Center depending on the course you choose. We specifically designed this environment in order to create a simulation platform where our students can practice the installation and configuration of VMware from the beginning.

While you may not have prior experience in virtualization, you will get a chance to practice the actual installation and configuration of different VMware products. This aspect helps you nurture your skill and gives you some level of experience. Nothing quite beats the kind of knowledge you attain when you have a hands-on practical when to fully learn and understand the important aspects of VMware.

At the same time, our Virtual Classroom Portal allows you to review each session recording, to download lectures and to request support for 14 days after receiving instructions.

For those interested in taking VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or VMware Certified Associate (VCA) exams and need some assistance as they prepare for the exams, we offer reliable Exam Preparation Training which will help you get ready for any or both of the above exams.

At the conclusion of each training, we offer a VCP Preparation Workshop. In this workshop, our instructor takes times to evaluate your Exam Preparation Training results. He will then advise you on areas to work on during exam day; leaving you well prepared for the test.

Course material offered includes two textbooks. The first is the VMware vSphere Step by Step Lab book and the other is the VMware VCP Study Guide. The vSphere Lab Book offers step by step instructions on how to install and configure VMware. This book is designed for those of you who have no prior VMware experience. In it, there are plenty of easy-to-follow trainings that will help you get comfortable with VMware’s virtualization environment. The VCP Guide book on the other hand is your VCP exam materials bible. This book covers all the important aspects used to define certification exams blue-prints.

For our courses, we recommend the following requirements. You should have some sort of experience in the support or administration of the Linux or MS Windows computing environment. You necessarily do not have to have any VMware experience. Our courses are designed to help you grow your virtualization understanding and how to install, configure and manage a VMware vSphere environment. We also will help you prepare for the certification examination.

Upon registration for the course, you receive:

40 plus hours traing

40+ hours of high-quality training led by a qualified instructor, combined with practice labs (hands-on experince). With us, you get the perfect blend of both real-world and theoretical experience.

vmware labs
Full time access to the Enterprise-Level VMware Data Center all day every day for the duration of your training. Access to our VMware Lab environment gives you the opportunity to practice VMware installation and configuration skills right from scratch and nurture your hands-on experience with the technology.

Student Lab GuideQuality course training material that includes a VMware vSphere Lab Guide, an in-depth Step by Step Lab Book that you can use to build your virtual environment.

Student Lecture ManualThe Student Lecture Manual covers the content of the lectures in text format so that you can refer to the course content whenever you need to.

VATC or VITA – Which one should I choose?

In order to prepare for a VMware certification, you can attend the ICM class at either VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC) or VMware IT Academy (VITA) both the commercial and the academy training organizations deliver the official VMware Install, Configure, Manage (ICM) class.

VMware IT Academies provide training for those who are interested in improving their chances to get hired and who may either be in school currently, searching for a new job or simply trying to gain more knowledge. Companies that are interested in having their employees trained should look at the commercial VMware training providers (VATC). In the table above you can see both the ones that are VATC (noted as being official VMware authorized training facilities) and those that are authorized VMware IT Academy. The major difference between the two is that VATC is commercial training geared towards company sponsored training and VITA’s main objective is to help those who are in the midst of career change.

If you are considering VITA for VMware training, there are a few questions that should be answered prior to registering for a class.

Did your company ask you to attend the training? If that is the case then you should register with a commercial VMware training center (VATC).

If your employer is going to pay for the training or they will reimburse you for the training then again you should get in touch with VATC. On the contrary if you will be paying for your training out of your pocket and you are looking to improve your chances to get a better job then you should sign up for VITA class.

More About VMWare vSphere Install, Configure, Manage (ICM) Course.

  • This class puts participants in the seat of a IT systems administrator as it explains and goes over labs on how to install, manage and configure VMware® vSphere® ESXi and vCenter Server. Participants who finish this course are then ready to move on to the VMware® Certified Professional 5 test.

    Participants who finish the class have the option to take other, more comprehensive vSphere classes. To learn more, visit

  • Starting in 2015, all participants receive the Official VMware electronic lab book when they sign up for the course. You can also find the physical book in our bookstore. The ebook, while informative, does not allow you to save pages or print information, so it is advisable that you buy the textbook if you need printed materials – most of our students are perfectly fine with the ebook though. The lab book for both the electronic version and the printed book, contain the same material. If you want to buy the textbook from the bookstore, note that the purchase price is $48 plus an additional fee for shipping.

Taking VMware Courses

After signing up for a VMware class, participants access the content online through both Adobe Connect and Microsoft RDP. No matter where the student is located, they can access the material and interact with their class.

Every course is: Taped and ready to be watched right after the lecture, allowing participants to go back and listen to any material they missed.

Our virtual environment helps participants finish their work and allows them to try out VMware as the class proceeds.  The “Live Online” courses are held for one month, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, four days per week. Generally, the class is held for three weeks, then is on break for a week. During the fourth week, there will be no classes online, but participants can access the lab to get ready for the VCP test or to look over material. If you wish you can continue with lab exercises for two more weeks (extra access to the lab cost extra $97 per week).

If you are getting ready for the VCP test, or if you just need more time to go through the lessons and lab work, rest assured that there will be another three weeks of access to the material following the completion of the class.

Our objective is to offer our students unmatched quality when it comes to VMware technology training. Our emphasis is mostly on practical theory that’s relevant to modern day business demands while providing hands-on practice. All our instructors are qualified professionals who are experts in their specific fields. At the same time, our main push is to ensure that, regardless of your location or be it you are using a mobile device or computer, you have an easy time and enjoy convenience while attending your training course.

Top Quality VMware Training: We Want You To Become A VMware King Without the VMware Price Tag!

  • We at VIADMIN strongly believe that VMware training should be comprehensive, affordable and practical.

    VIADMIN.COM offers a comprehensive suite of online courses to enhance your System Administrator qualities and ability to deal with real-life VMware problems and work on exciting virtualization projects. Since 2008 when we released our first VMware course, Administering VMware ESX Server 3.5, quality professionals from Fortune 500 companies to one man consultancies have looked to improve their VMware skills, hands on experience and for comprehensive content on our website. As part of our VMware Training they found reliable ESXi hosting service – VMware lab, great support and an ever-growing product line.

    We have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars developing the course content, building the Practice Lab and organizing the testing environment in a cluster. Our training covers various virtualization-related topics and technologies, so that we can get you to the point where you can make sound decisions based on your knowledge, quickly and efficiently.

    Here’s what’s inside our VMware training program:

    Inside the VMware Server (and soon Hyper-V) virtualization training and practice lab, you’ll find the essential training and tools that you need to become a super qualified virtualization expert!

    Here are the details:

    Everyone has unlimited access to our training videos! We offer week-to-week or month-to-month access to our enterprise-level VMware Practice Lab, which includes your own dedicated physical server, access to a second shared ESXi server, NFS network storage, ISCSI network storage, BIOS-level access to your dedicated server, fast RDP based access, and finally, your own management station hosted on a different server.


    Every month we add more training materials and we cover a different specific area of Virtualization technology in depth. We will also interview a relevant Virtualization expert when possible to discover their cutting-edge techniques.

    Also, check this out… This is NEW for those who join now:

    Seeing is believing and inside this incredible training and practice lab you’ll be able to host even the most I/O, CPU or memory intensive applications, build the entire Virtual Infrastructure and get it exactly the way you like it. You can create an environment that represents your office network and applications. You could also choose to set it up to test things that you’ve never done before, so you can see how particular solution will work for you. You don’t have to be an expert in order to learn and succeed in implementing it – testing will teach you the best way to implement your new system. Success in IT projects is primarily dependent on what you did to test every single step of the implementation. And yes, we are adding new and powerful servers to our training program to meet and exceed the current state of technology found at medium to large organizations.

    Every once in a while we are asked how our VMware training can help clients to become VMware Certified Professionals (VCP).

    The fact is we are not an authorized VMware training center. All of the training tutorials on our website, the Practice Lab, and the simulated exam are meant to prepare you to take on the real life challenges of a Virtual Datacenter Administrator and the exam itself.

    We believe that providing you with the ability to gain a real understanding of the virtual environment is much more important than a piece of paper.

    Our training hasn’t been designed to meet VMware’s expectations; it was designed to exceed what VMware Training delivers. VMware gives you few days of training and just few hours of practice. We give you over 20 hours of training that you can access whenever you want and a full week of practice to start with. VMware won’t help you with the exam preparation – we will. Although our VMware training program will not provide you with the paper requirements for VCP or help you to achieve VMware certification of any level, our Certified Virtual Infrastructure Administrator certification will mean more to you in terms of personal satisfaction, development, and actual knowledge.

    All right, so what is in our VMware training program?

    First of all we have now over 20 hours jam-packed video content that you can access right away.

    Our wide range of VMware training videos include: VMware ESXi Administration Training, VMware VMotion, VMware DRS, and VMware HA (High Availability) Administration Training, ESXi Server Administration Basics, Administering and Changing Virtual Machines, Configuring the ESXi Server, Administering Permissions, Users, Groups, and Roles, Scheduled Tasks, Monitoring ESXi Servers, vMotion Configuration and Administration, DRS Configuration and Administration, Resource Pools, Virtual Center (vCenter) Administration Training, Migrating Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Templates, Customizing Virtual Machines with Sysprep, VMware Converter.

  • Now you can learn VMware with our self-paced training courses and videos and practice and test on real ESXi servers in our enterprise-grade VMware lab.

    This way you get hands-on training, which is significantly better than just listening to VMware instructor. VMware gives you a limited number of hours to practice and we believe this wrong. If you sign up for our VMware Lab you will have the chance to practice administering VMware ESXi Servers and test run your own applications in a completely virtualized environment. You can also put your knowledge from each video training into practice on a real dedicated ESXi server and shared SAN storage by remotely logging in to our datacenter lab for a week, full month, or more. All of this is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    We believe that when it comes to VMware training, you need to develop true competence in a variety of skills, such as virtual networks, shared datastores (LUNs), iSCSI protocol, virtual hardware configuration, virtual switches, backing up virtual machines, protecting your virtual environment against hackers, DoS attacks, I/O bound problems, planning and managing your virtual resources (including live virtual CPUs, virtual memory, virtual hard disks). This means that you are not just receiving an overview of the material. The most successful way to assure virtual infrastructure competence is through managed hands-on practice. In our training program people like you spend at least a week of their time in our datacenter performing structured hands-on lab exercises that build virtual infrastructure competence, confidence, and clarity.

    VIADMIN instructors are experienced virtual infrastructure professionals, cross-trained in several technologies with years of real-life experience. Our virtual infrastructure instructors must achieve a 98% score at VMware VCP exam and our internal approval, or they are not allowed to teach for us.

    Our VMware Training is composed of the following five modules:

    1) Instructor Led VMware Training

    Four days of instructor led sessions with hundreds of examples and lab exercises – nothing beats the live training! One-on-one sessions with the instructor – you will be helped all the way through the course.

    2) VMware Training Videos

    vm-training-videos357Based on our own virtual infrastructure experience as well as the collective experience of some of today’s best system engineers, we’ve developed video training to outline each step of setting up and administering VMware. This is a training developed be VMware VCP Certified system engineers with years of experience prepared these videos.

    3) VMware Practice Lab

    Our lab was built in one of the top datacenter facilities in North America. We handpicked the equipment so that it reflects what is actually being used in today’s corporate IT environments. We use VMware certified hardware that is on the VMware hardware compatibility list and we follow the best practices in the industry. Step-by-step VMware lab book to guide you through the process of building the virtual infrastructure.

    This gives you the opportunity to experience what it is like to run your own applications and test on real servers with proper specs. You will be able to test systems and learn what works best for you. You may make mistakes that affect your virtual environment and application performance, without actually sacrificing real-life performance.

    The easiest way to access our lab is with RDP client (you can install RDP client on Windows, Linux, Mac or iPad). After signing up, you’ll receive a username and password to your own Management Station (Virtual PC). If you are connecting from a non-Windows based computer, you can use an RDP client for Linux/Solaris/BSD/Mac OS.

    4) Exam Preparation Training

    We’ve have developed an exam prep training that you can use to prepare yourself for taking on VMware VCP or VMware VCA, or VMware Cloud exams. With the 100% pass rate, the exam preparation training that we have created for you is so effective that you are sure to pass the exam. Let us help you succeed and pass your VCP, VCA-DCV or VCA Cloud exam. The exam training will also help you determine your weaknesses.

    5) Certified Virtual Infrastructure Administrator certification

    Our in-house developed virtual infrastructure certification is absolutely unique. It currently only covers VMware, but soon it will cover Microsoft Hyper-V, and thus with one certification you can achieve tested levels of knowledge for two of the major virtual platforms available today. Participation in our lab training class is REQUIRED for CVIA and CVIDE certification. If you can pass CVIA exam then we guarantee you will succeed at your VCP exam.


    We know you will find a lot of useful content on our website and we hope that our VMware training program will help you become the next VMware expert and build exciting virtual environments with lots of thought and personal touches!

  • Recertification Policy: VMware Certified Professional

    Professional Certifications are highly instrumental in promoting your career as they reflect your credibility and competence in delivering the right IT solutions under any circumstances. VMware Certified Professional certifications (VCP) are highly demanded to deploy and manage VMware products in different operational environments.
    VCP certification can really boost your career. However, you have to keep pace with the changing technology to ensure that your knowledge and expertise remain up to date. Your certification raises you to the status of highly skilled professional, but your VCP Certification becomes redundant if you fail to deliver standard solutions due to changed technologies. This is the reason why VMware has come up with a recertification policy to sharpen the skills and proficiency of all VCP holders.
    Recertification not only a process to sustain your professional skills, but also reflects your determination in providing the most cutting-edge IT solutions. You are demonstrating your commitment towards your customers and the employer, and this commitment improves your credibility to promote a very promising career.

  • The recertification policy provides you the following three options:

    1. You can sharpen your skills by taking the current exam of your existing VCP Certification. For example, if you are certified for VCP3, you can choose to get recertified for VCP5, which reflects the current Data Center Virtualization competence.
    2. You can choose to get certified for entirely different solution or technologies. For example, if you are certified for VCP Cloud, you can get recertified for VCP5-DT.
    3. You can choose to pursue VMware Certified Advanced Professional certification courses (VCAP). For example, if you are certified for VCP5-DCV, you can go for VCAP5-DCA certification.
    All the three options will sharpen your skills and professional competence to significantly improve your chances of getting better compensation and career growth.

Recertification Process

• When your VCP Certification is about to expire, you will receive a notification at the email linked to your MyLearn account. You can also check the validity of your certification on your transcript.
• You are supposed to get recertified by passing any higher level or new VCP Certification within two years of your last certification.
• If you fail to get recertified within the stipulated two years, you will lose your VCP Certification.
• When you lose your VCP Certificating, you cannot access VCP portal or use VMware certification logos for marketing yourself as the VCP Certified professional. Obviously, VCP Certification status on your transcript will be revoked.
• Once you lose your VCP Certification and wish to regain your VCP Certified Status, you have to go through the process and procedures a new candidate is required to earn VCP Certification for the first time.

VMware – History and Virtualization Products

VMware, Inc. is an American software company that offers virtualization software and cloud services. VMware is noteworthy because it was the first company that successfully managed to virtualize the x86 processor architecture.

VMware was founded in 1998, and it has its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The company was acquired in the year 2004 by EMC Corporation, and EMC sold 15% of the company via an IPO in 2007. VMware is now traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VMW.

The company’s desktop sofware can be used under all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows,  most versions of Linux and Mac OS X. There are also enterprise versions of the software, including hypervisors for servers such as the VMware ESX and ESXi bare-metal hypervisors, which can be run on certain hardware with no underlying operating system being required.

VMware’s History

The company was founded in 1998 by Diane Greene, Scott Devine, Edward Wang, Mendel Rosenblum, and Edouard Bugnion. Two of the founcers, Mendel rosenblum and Diane Greene, went on to marry. They met while they were at the University of California in Berkley. Edouard Bugnion served as the chief architect and CTO of VMware up until 2005, when he went on to found Nuova Systems. That company is now a part of Cisco.

VMware was initially a very small company, operating almost in stealth mode. It had just 20 employees by the end of 1998, and did not officially launch itself or any products until February 1999, when it appeared at the DEMO Conference, which was run by Chris Shipley. The first product that the company announced was VMware Workstation, which was released in May 1999. This product was aimed at the consumer market. The company then entered the server market in 2001 with the release of several products, a hosted solution called VMware GSX Server and a hostless solution called VMware ESX Server.

Just two years later, VMware launched a new suite of products; VMware Virtual Centre, VM Motion, and Virtual SMP. Then, in 2004 they added 64 bit support to their product line. Shortly after this addition they were acuired by EMC Corporation for $625 million.

EMC released 15% of VMware’s Equity in August 2007, as part of an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares opened at a value of $29, and closed at a value of $51.

In a shock turn of events, the company co-founder and president, Diane Greene, was fired by the board of directors on July 8, 2008. She was replaced by Paul Maritz, formerly of Microsoft. Maritz was previously heading up the cloud computing business unit at EMC. As a part of the same news release, VMware announced that their revnu growth for 2008 would be below its previous guidance. these announcements caused the company’s share price to fall by nearly 25%. On September 10th, 2008, VMware Chief Scientist Roesnblumb resigned.

On September 16, 2008, the company announced that it had entered a collaboration with Cisco in order to offer joint data center solutions. One of the first of these to market was the Cisco Nexus 1000V. This was a distributed virtual software switch which was to become an integrated option in VMware’s infrastrutcture.

Another noteable release occured on April 12, 2011, when they announced Cloud Foundry, an open source platform-as-a-service product. They also announced a special hosted version of that service. These platforms could be used to deploy Java, Ruby on Rails, Scala, Sinatra and Node.js products, and also offered database support in the form of PostgreSQL, RabitMQ, MySQL and Redis.

March of 2013 saw the announcement of a spin off of Pivotal. As a part of this announcement, all of VMware’s developer and application centric products were tranferred to Pivotl. This included Spring, TC Server, RabbitMQ, SQLFire, GemFire and TC Server. VMware announced that it would launch its own vCloud Hybrid IaaS service, shifting its strategy in terms of targeting cloud services.

The launch of the vCloud Hybrid Service occurred in May 2013. There was an early access program at a data center in Las Vegas. The service was intended to work as if it were an extension of existing vSphere installations, and it offered full compatibility with all existing virtual machines.

The service expanded to California, Dallas, Texas, Santa Clara, Sterling and Virginia in September 2013, and a beta version of the service was made available to users in the UK. As a part of the VMware conference the company also announced a special new desktop-as-a-service offering, based on Desktone. The company acquired Desktone properly in October 2013.

Notable Acquisitions

Along the way VMware has acquired numerous companies, including SpringSource,, a company that  offered enterprise and web application management and development services. The acquisition of SpringSource allowed the company to make use of the term Platform as a Service. SpringSource’s assets became a part of Pivotal during the April 2013 spin off.

VMware acquired Zimbra, the makers of the open source collaboration tools, in January 2010, however this acquisition was shortlived, and the company was sold on to Telligent Systems in July 2013.

More recently, in August 2014 they acquired CloudVolumes. The value of this acquisition has not been confirmed.

Major Products

VMware’s holds its primary headquarters at 3401 Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto, California.

The company has several desktop offerings, including VMware Workstation (its oldest product, which allows users to run several instances of different operating systems on their computer), VMware Fusion, and the freeware (for non-commercial use) VMware player, which allows users to run virtual machines without needing to purchase VMware workstation. Versions 3.0.1 and above support the creation of virtual machines.

Virtual Servers

In terms of server software, VMware has two primary virtualization offerings.
VMware vSphere is there enterprise level offering, which has lower system overheads than the freeware version, VMware Server. This offering allows virtual servers almost direct access to hardware.
VMware Server replaced GSX Server, which was made obsolete in 2013. It was provided as a piece of free software, and could create and run virtual machines.

VIADMIN Training

VIADMIN uses the popular and sophisticated Virtual Classroom software in order to create and deliver innovative training that will transform the way you think about thought leadership. VIADMIN webinars and workshops are engaging and take a highly participatory approach.

The list of clients of VIADMIN includes some highly influential companies across a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and health care, energy, financial services, manufacturing and more. While the clients may come from many different industries, they are joined by one common thread. For them to succeed, the companies must ensure that all of their employees are working at the highest levels towards a common goal of growth and efficiency. To help each company reach that goal, VIADMIN combines industry best practices with appropriate use of technology, interactivity and information delivery, aiming towards a common goal. This unique approach to learning and training improves retention and helps to turn employees into thought leaders.

The unique approach offered by VIADMIN is a huge departure from traditional face-to-face learning, but it is a great use of the virtual classroom. Trainers can get a lot from working with VIADMIN, and will learn how to engage students in webinars and interactive conference sessions. We also offer guidance on how to create engaging learning materials, for people who want to run their own virtual classroom courses.

While VIADMIN works with a wide range of industries, it is still able to offer top-tier training. The content of the courses is applicable to almost any industry, and can be customised to make it industry specific. When VIADMIN is meeting with clients for the first time, we rely on Virtual Classroom. We have used other platforms in the past, but recommend Virtual Classroom to all of our industry clients because it is powerful, flexible, and ideal for delivering engaging, impactful learning experiences.

Virtual Classroom is something that we have been using to train our students for more than 5 years.

It is an important platform for virtual learning, and offers easy webinar registration and tracking, as well as highly customisable landing pages, lead generation tools, email tools and more. These tools are ideal not just for internal training, but also growing your business. Take advantage of these sophisticated engagement strategies to deliver customer training and education, and to reach customers before and after trade events. VIADMIN uses Virtual Classroom in this fashion on a regular basis, running bi-monthly Webinars which attract more than 500 registrations per event. Virtual Classroom’s flexible, professional platform is a great showcase for your high quality training materials, and will help to establish your brand as a leader and expert in your niche.

As internet connections get faster, and more people have access to un-capped data allowances, demand for webinars is growing. With Virtual Classroom, VIADMIN has managed to create a virtual learning platform that almost removes the need for client site visits, saving you time and money, and reducing your carbon footprint while still allowing you to keep a good relationship with your clients.

Virtual learning can be an amazing tool if it is used correctly, and VIADMIN helps users to do this by making it easy to extract maximum value from your virtual learning environments. Information can be delivered efficiently and clearly, while end users can extract a wealth of information and ask for feedback in real time.

One of the most important best practices that VIADMIN teaches is that presenters should ensure that they engage with their audience every 90 seconds in order to enhance the learning experience. This engagement could be a poll, a question, or some back-and-forth chat. Virtual Classroom makes these engagements easy.

It is all too common for webinar presenters to spend too much time engaged in one-way lectures. Virtual Classroom helps presenters to avoid this mistake by facilitating multiple simultaneous chat converations. Two-way conversations, votes, polls and interactive elements can be built-in to lecture plans, and presenters can create breakout rooms to allow participants to discuss specific topics, then bring in parts of that chat to the main group, allowing only the most relevant information to be shared.

Of course, no platform would be complete without video and multimedia content, and these are built-in to the platform as well.

Video is an essential tool for conveying information in a clear and approachable manner. Research shows that video content is more memorable than text, and better for conveying general concepts. Virtual Classroom allows you to freeze video on specific frames, stream, pause, and even offer mixed feeds with video and no-video options for webcams.

Another useful feature is persistent meeting rooms. These can be used for long presentations, or for regular classroom sessions, allowing people to drop in on a moment’s notice. This flexibility is something that many other platforms have been lacking. Persistent rooms can be used to allow people who cannot attend the main presentation to drop in at a later date, and presentations can also be saved for download after the event.

VIADMIN uses post-webinar surveys to collect feedback and confirm that participants understood the content. Most workshops score 4.7 out of 5, or higher. The choice of Virtual Classroom for these leadership in virtual training courses is perhaps one of the main reasons for such a high rating.

If you want to deliver the best possible content, and encourage your employees to turn into thought leaders in their own right, then it is essential to build engagement from as early on as possible. This is exactly what we believe our webinar platforms and tools can achieve.

Choose VIADMIN and Virtual Classroom to run interactive, high quality presentations and deliver your learning materials in a way that will ensure the best experience for everyone.

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