VMware creates some of the leading virtualization and cloud computing solutions, and our training aims to keep professionals up to speed. On this page you will find plenty of free video lessons, how-to articles, interviews with vExperts, and even coverage from VMworld. Check out our VCP study resources, David Davis' VCAP exam advice, and the ever-popular vSphere.
Don’t miss the train. The term “DevOps” has been around for a few years. And while it may seem to be slowly coming along, it has the potential to get much bigger very soon. What is DevOps? I liken DevOps to being a “one-click release.” For me, DevOps is the merger of development and operations into a combined group, working together to put things into production much more efficiently. For this to happen, each side needs to understand what the other does.
Can’t get enough of the vSphere 5.5 news? Now you can play with it yourself! Learn why you should take the time to download vSphere 5.5.
Don’t be fooled by the fancy title. VMware’s new VCA certification is less useful than it sounds. Learn why IT pros don’t need to get riled up about this cert.
VMware has finally broken down. It now offers an introductory certification that doesn’t cost you thousands of dollars. But is the new VMware Certified Associate (VCA) actually going to help your career, or is it just a fluff cert for sales people? The new certification track, announced at VMworld 2013, has no course requirement and [...]
vSphere 5.5 may have been the biggest news announced at VMworld 2013, but it’s not the only news. Two other notable announcements are helping grow VMware’s virtualization territory.
There’s never a dull year at VMworld. VMware’s massive conference, which took place last week in San Francisco, California, was chock-full of announcements that touched all areas of IT—from the data center to end-user computing to the cloud and the networking between them. Among all the noise, the unexpected announcement of vSphere 5.5 stole the [...]
Update: Because David is under the weather, we’re rescheduling the Google Hangout for Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. CST. Sorry for the inconvenience! What’s all this noise about vSphere 5.5? Join our Google Hangout on Air with vExpert and instructor David Davis to get the scoop on this important vSphere update.
Guest post by Pluralsight virtualization instructor and vExpert David Davis: A lot happens in six years of virtualization training. At my first VMworld in 2008, I had been working for TrainSignal for only a few months. I took copies of my new VMware ESX Server course and tried to hand them out in front of [...]
At VMworld for the first time this year, or hoping to go next year? TrainSignal instructor and VMworld veteran David Davis has got the top tips to get the most out of this huge conference.
As you near the peak of your IT career, make sure you’re continuing to learn and validate your skills. These three advanced certifications will solidify you as a senior-level subject matter expert.
Looking for a cheap and easy way to solve your disaster recovery problems? Look no further. Follow our step-by-step guide to implementing vSphere replication and managing replicas like a champ.
Are you a dev pro who dabbles in IT? If so and you’re not building up your virtualization skills, what’s holding you back? It’s possible you’re not sure where to begin your training, and if that’s the case, we’re here to help. If you haven’t heard, we recently acquired TrainSignal, the leading provider of IT [...]
You’re an IT pro who’s committed to learning and advancing your career. So why haven’t you taken the time to improve your virtualization skills? Maybe you weren’t sure where to start or didn’t realize the true benefit of learning these skills. This infographic tells you why you must learn virtualization and how to begin training.
Once you’ve obtained five or more years of experience in the IT field, basic entry-level certifications won’t cut it anymore. Keep your resume updated and your skills sharp with these advanced certifications.
Food probably isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re prepping for VMworld 2013, but it should be high on the list. After all, the Moscone Center is surrounded by blocks of bustling bars and top-notch restaurants. Here’s a list of several spots to help keep you sated between sessions.
TrainSignal instructors David Davis and Chris Wahl talk about the keys to a successful career in virtualization at the 2013 Indy VMUG.
If you’re encountering transactional replication topology performance issues and you want to understand why a particular replication agent is under-performing, you can gather this information that will help you troubleshoot the true root cause. In this video excerpt from SQL Server Transactional Replication Fundamentals, Joe Sack shows you how to gather wait statistics using Extended [...]
High availability (HA) must work perfectly to prevent loss of crucial company data. Testing and deploying HA can mean a big lab with expensive hardware, or does it? Using VMware Workstation and some free software, setting up an HA lab can take as little as one hour.
Besides filling your brain with tons of knowledge on new technology and stuffing your suitcase with free stuff, VMworld is your time to party. Check out these events during VMworld 2013 to kick back after each day’s sessions.
In May, VMware announced its list of vExperts for 2013 and some of our very own made the list. Check out what this prestigious title awards you and what it really takes to be part of one of the elite vExpert crew.