2011 Virtualization trends point to VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). In fact, recent Baseline Magazine survey results show that more than one third of organizations with 100 employees or more will be deploying a VDI solution in 2011, showing a 3% increase from the previous year.
VMware View is one of the top desktop virtualization solutions, it offers automated desktop provisioning, advanced virtual desktop image management, improved security as well as availability and scalability. VMware View can also help minimize migration risks and costs for companies migrating to Windows 7. And View works seamlessly with VMware ThinApp to help you bring application virtualization to your organization.
Be Among the First to Get the New Desktop Virtualization Certifications from VMware
In response the the increase in interest and adoption of desktop virtualization, VMware recently launched a new lineup of VDI certifications. The three tiered certification lineup includes:
- VMware Certified Associate Desktop (VCA-DT) an entry level exam and a starting point for Desktop Virtualization certifications, the VCA is geared towards desktop system administrators who work with (or want to work with) desktop virtualization.
- VMware Certified Professional Desktop (VCP-DT) designed for current VCPs, the VCP-DT is directed towards virtualization systems engineers who have experience with desktop virtualization as well as the VCA-DT under their belts
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional Desktop (VCAP-DT) at the highest level, the VCAP-DT exam is still in development
VMware recommends six months of experience with desktop virutalization and specifically, with the VMware View product before attempting the entry level VCA-DT exam.
Additionally, theres no classroom requirement for any of the VMware View certifications, which means candidates are free to learn about VDI and prepare for the exams on their own.
New VMware View Administration Training
Our new VMware View Administration Training offers 100% exam coverage for the VMware Certified Associate Desktop exam and will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to support a VMware View infrastructure, including configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintaining users, pools, applications, and data that make up the VDI system.
The best part of this training is that instructor Brian Knudtson demonstrates each task using his virtual lab environment, making it easy for you to follow along and get some practical experience. Brian also includes many command line and script demos so you can go beyond the GUI and learn how to automate some processes.
The VMware View Administration training is a great way for current desktop administrators to get into the virtualization field and gain a valuable skill set. If youre looking for a way to enhance your career and make more money, learning desktop virtualization and getting VMware certified is a great option. And now is the right time to do it; VMware desktop certifications are brand new and you can be among the first to get the VCA-DT cert.