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  1. 1. 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved The VMware IT Academy: What It Is All About And Advantages To Education
  2. 2. 2 Agenda Introduction Why Virtualization Is Important VMwares Education Programs, Value Proposition & Benefits VMware IT Academy Program, Offerings & Eligibility Program Costs Program Success Metrics Support Questions
  3. 3. Why Virtualization Is Important & The VMware IT Academy Current Economy Reduces Capital Expenses Reduces Operational Expenses Promotes Green IT Enables Cloud Computing Demand for VMware Certified Professionals Over 1,500 schools and 10,000 students are using the eLearning part of the IT Academy Over 400 schools are participating in the Instructor Led part of the IT Academy program and over 3,000 students have been trained and are candidates to become a VMware Certified Professional
  4. 4. Why Virtualization Is Important Part Two Tom Silver, senior VP and chief marketing officer for the technology jobs Web site Dice.com, says that the total job count for his site was down 12 percent from January 2008 through the first week of November. But for those with virtualization experience, including both VMware and general skills, available jobs increased by 43 percent and 37 percent, respectively. Source: http://virtualizationreview.com/features/print.aspx?editorialsid=2604
  5. 5. Virtualization: Transformational Change in IT Virtualization Decouples software from underlying hardware Encapsulates Operating Systems and applications into Virtual Machines A Virtual Machine 5
  6. 6. Virtual Infrastructure: Ten Years in the Making X Automated Resource Assurance Dynamic Balancing Continuous Optimization Increased Availability Automated Across Applications On-Demand Capacity Non-disruptive Scaling Flexible, Reconfigurable ++ 6
  7. 7. Strategic Computing Architecture One Platform to Solve a Range of Pressing Challenges Across a Range of Environments and Users Server Consolidation VMware Infrastructure Business Continuity Rapid Provisioning Enterprise Desktops Server Storage Network 7
  8. 8. New Software Platform Required Hardware Pool Existing App Loads Future App Loads An Elastic, Self-managing, Self-healing SW Substrate Virtual Datacenter Operating System 8
  9. 9. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS LinuxWindows Datacenter Infrastructure Application vServices Infrastructure vServices Virtual Datacenter Operating System vCompute vStorage vNetwork Availability Security Scalability Future Future Future 9
  10. 10. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS Datacenter Infrastructure Future Future Future LinuxWindows Application vServices Infrastructure vServices vCompute vStorage vNetwork Availability Security Scalability Management vServices 10
  11. 11. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS Datacenter Infrastructure LinuxWindows Management vServices Future Future Future Application vServices Infrastructure vServices vCompute vStorage vNetwork Availability Security Scalability Off-Premise Cloud Cloud vServices 11
  12. 12. Who is Using Virtualization? http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2011/04/whos-using-virtualization-info.php By Klint Finley / April 1, 2011 10:00 AM Study by SMB supplier SpiceWorks: 100,000 companies in over 100 countries VMware has 80.1% market share Microsoft has 15.1% market share Citrix XenServer has 4.1% market share
  13. 13. 13 VMware Global Education & Research Programs Open & Inclusive Collaborative Programs VMware Academic Program VMware Labs VMware IT Academy Program
  14. 14. 14 Value Proposition & Goals Value Proposition Schools Use of Industry Leading Intellectual Property Students Affordable Access To Training & Professional Certification VMware Proliferation Of Virtualization Competencies Goals & Objectives Drive Collaboration Between Schools & Between Students With Communities Maximize Awareness and Competencies on Virtualization Products and Technologies Supply the IT industry a pool of VMware Certified Professionals (VCP)
  15. 15. VMware IT Academy Program two levels 15 eLearning courses Instructor Led Training (VMware Certification courses) College / Institute Capabilities & Competency Higher level of certification Entry level capabilities Low start up costs / resources Higher costs / resources Academy members do not require any certified trainers Low / No ICT hardware requirement Can be included into existing courses or used for self study Academy members require VMware certified Instructor to teach certified courses Specified ICT hardware requirement Minimum course content and hours required for student certification VMware has designed a flexible program to allow colleges to provide Virtualization training in multiple formats, learning styles and levels
  16. 16. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings Infrastructure Virtualization VMware vSphere Fundamentals 4.1 VMware vSphere: What's New in vSphere 4 VMware ESXi: Administration Transition to ESXi Essentials Virtualization Management VMware vCenter CapacityIQ Fundamentals VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals VMware vCenter Lab Manager 4.0 Fundamentals VMware vCenter Chargeback Fundamentals VMware vCenter AppSpeed Fundamentals VMware Capacity Planner 2.7 16 Confidential
  17. 17. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings Security VMware vShield App Fundamentals VMware vShield Edge Fundamentals Business Continuity Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.1 Fundamentals DRBC Design - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 17 Confidential
  18. 18. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings End User Computing VMware Workstation 7: Fundamentals VMware Workstation 7: Advanced VMware Workstation 6: Mastery VMware Fusion 3 VMware View 4.5 Fundamentals What is New in VMware View 4.5 VMware ThinApp Fundamentals 18 Confidential
  19. 19. 19 VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings Instructor Led Courses: VMware vSphere 4: Overview VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators VMware vSphere 4: What's New VMware vSphere: What's New Japanese VMware vSphere 4: Manage Availability VMware vSphere 4: Manage Scalability VMware vSphere 4: Manage for Performance VMware vSphere: Design Workshop VMware vSphere: Design Workshop Chinese VMware vSphere: Design Workshop Japanese Using VMware vCenter Lab Manager VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting Chinese VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting Japanese VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSphere 4.1: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSphere 4: Manage and Design for Security
  20. 20. 20 VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings Instructor Led Courses Continued: VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi VMware vSphere 4: Fast Track VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage Chinese VMware View: Design Best Practices VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage - Japanese VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp VMware Infrastructure 3: Overview VMware Infrastructure 3: Skills for Operators VMware Infrastructure 3: Deploy, Secure and Analyze VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure - Chinese VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure - Japanese VMware Workstation 6.5
  21. 21. Spring Source Instructor Led Offerings Core Spring v3 Rich Web Applications with Spring Enterprise Integration with Spring 21 Confidential
  22. 22. 22 Eligibility for VMware IT Academy Program VMware Academy program open to Accredited, degree & diploma granting higher education institutions worldwide offering 2- or 4- year college programs are eligible to participate in the program Technical schools offering accredited degrees through distance education programs are also eligible to participate in the program No minimum course enrollment commitment (i.e. Academy members can scale classes as the markets and opportunity demand)
  23. 23. 23 Program Costs No cost to Join. A simple registration form submitted for approval. Student course kits purchased directly from VMwares print vendor to leverage VMwares price point based on quantity & scale. Student kits should cost less than $50 USD including tax & shipping when ordering in quantity 10 or more. IT Academy partners can purchase certification vouchers directly from VMwares certification testing delivery partner (Pearson VUE) at a discounted rate of 70% off commercial cost. IT Academy partners receive eLearning courses to use at No Charge to supplement instructor led courses or for reference for any courses desired. Note: eLearning courses do not satisfy the prerequisite for the VMware VCP Certification. The cost of printing, shipping and taxes will vary by region as will the cost of certification test delivery.
  24. 24. 24 VMware IT Academy - Support Administrative Support: Program Manager Operations myLearn LMS for Class, Student, Certification Vouchers & Evaluations Technical Support - VMware Forum: http://communities.vmware.com Mentoring via WebEx with Playback Course Materials Gilmore Dedicated School Storefront Certification Pearson VUE Redeemable Discount Vouchers Hardware Recommendations on either physical servers or virtual via NETLAB+ from NDG
  25. 25. 25 VMware IT Academy Program Success Metrics # of students participating over time # of students completing certifications over time Quality Ratings Commercial Scores as measured by student feedback scores Academy members and student direct program feedback VMware will measure academy program members success using the metrics above. These inputs will be used to determine further program enhancements and future program direction
  26. 26. NETLAB+ Concept Network Development Group Inc.
  27. 27. NETLAB+ Deployments Network Development Group Inc.
  28. 28. Cisco Networking Academy Network Development Group Inc.
  29. 29. Example Topology for Cisco Courses Network Development Group Inc. CCNP CCNA Security CCNA Exploration 2 CCNA Exploration 3 CCNA Exploration 4 CCNA Discovery 2 CCNA Discovery 3 CCNA Discovery 4
  30. 30. NDG is Developing Supplemental VoIP Labs CVOICE - 642-437CCNA Voice - 640-461 Entry-Level Certification for Cisco Voice Technologies Professional-Level Certification for Cisco Voice Technologies. Part of CCNP Voice Track Description Official Cert Guide
  31. 31. VMware IT Academy - ICM Network Development Group Inc.
  32. 32. 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reservedNetwork Development Group Inc. ICM Student Interface
  33. 33. EMC Feasibility Study Network Development Group Inc.
  34. 34. 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved Questions
  35. 35. Backup Slides Additional Information 35
  36. 36. 36 Additional Information - Agenda ILT Equipment requirements overview VMware Certified Instructor requirements Pearson VUE Testing Center Overview VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Overview
  37. 37. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Server Requirements: A VMware certified x86 (Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron) based 64bit server with 2GB RAM or more (4 or 8 GB recommeded), 36GB local disk storage (72GB or more recommended) & DVD ROM & access to Keyboard, mouse & monitor capabilities (see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf & http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf ) A minimum of 3 x 1Gbit NIC interface cards ( see supported NIC models http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf ) A minimum of 1 VMware supported Fibre Channel adapter per server (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) 37
  38. 38. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Storage Requirements: 1 x shared NAS device listed on the VMware SAN compatibility guide (see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) or use of a customised NFS server 1 x Fibre Channel switch & Storage Area Network (on VMware certified device list see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) . This array must be capable of having a minimum of 3 dedicated LUNs (10GB each) for each server & 2 shared LUNs 100GB each for use by all servers. Sufficient Fibre Channel switches to connect the servers to the storage array.
  39. 39. Network Requirements: All student & server networking components should be 1 Gbps network connected and appropriate network isolation should be in place (i.e. ESX server management & training network separated from academy production network) NAS / IP Storage device should be connected to the ESX server management network Static IP address allocation scheme for specific components (4 per server recommended) & DHCP addressing capabilities to cater for up to 10 IP addresses per physical ESX host for virtual machines created during the class exercises) Virtual Center Server Requirements: Sufficient hardware (virtual or physical) to run a Windows 2003 Virtual Machine per ESX server within the classroom environment. VMware recommends these Virtual Center servers be run as VMs on top of a common ESX host within the training environment. 39 Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure
  40. 40. Classroom Computer Requirements: Standard x86 PCs with Intel or AMD processors (500 Mhz or better recommended) capable of running Windows XP Pro or Windows Server 2003 with 512MB RAM or more recommended) with keyboard, mouse & monitor. Computers must be capable of running VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client (with .NET framework 1.1 or higher installed). Computers should be setup in as standard a manner as possible and allow access to external websites for students and instructors. Access to training environment can be provided by remote capability. For this VMware recommends use of VMwares secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure capability through VMware View 3 capability. 40 Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure
  41. 41. Example ILT Infrastructure Requirements - Diagram 41 Example Only: This diagram is a pictorial example of the infrastructure setup required to run the ILT courses. Please refer to the detailed specifications and configurations found in VMware Academy Program agreement. Example Only: For a class of 16 concurrent students, minimum recommendations are for: 8 student ESX hosts 1 - infrastructure ESX host 1 FC shared SAN 1 NAS shared storage Appropriate network switches & connectivity 16 student classroom computers 1 instructor classroom computer Academy Members are responsible for design and build of their own training environments and ensuring proper capabilities according to VAP agreement
  42. 42. Virtual Labs via NETLAB+ from NDG NETLAB+ Support of the VMware IT Academy Program 42 Confidential
  43. 43. VMware IT Academy Instructor Requirements For each certified course, a VMware IT Academy Instructor needs to: Attend and actively participate in the specified course & any pre-requisite courses. This requirement can also be met by attending a Live On Line qualifying course, viewing a recorded Live On Line course and providing screen shots of completed labs either using the schools hardware or NDGs virtual lab support that they make available for IT Academy instructor candidates for completing the lab requirement. Pass the associated VMware authorized exam with an instructor pass mark of 350 on the VCP 4 exam (higher than the standard student pass mark of 300) 43
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