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For streamlining the journey for organisations to become digital businesses, virtualisation and cloud computing training are key focus areas. This is where learning through VMware courses comes in.

You can grow your skills in making the most out of the VMware platform so you can deliver better experiences to your external customers and empower your employees to do their best work.


What is VMware and what is it used for?

For those just beginning their virtualisation journey, here's a quick refresher. The VMware software spans App Modernisation, Cloud, Networking & Security and Digital Workspace.

VMware, as some may already know, was founded in 1998 by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Ellen Wang and Edouard Bugnion. The original co-founders have since gone on to manage other tech enterprises and make a name for themselves in IT research and education. They derived the term “VMware” from "Virtual Machine ware" as the software creates a virtual machine on your computer. This was designed to help businesses better manage their resources.

VMware has been a strategic technology in the virtualisation space and it has gained the attention of and partnerships with some well-respected global organisations. Initially partnering and then acquired by EMC (2004), and later becoming part of the DELL family (2015) before a recent acquisition by world-renowned Semiconductor and Networking manufacturer Broadcom earlier this year (2022).

Today, VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud services for virtualised desktops, apps and security, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control.

Is VMware certification and training worth it?

Our short answer is that yes, it is because as Global Knowledge puts it, the high demand for ICT professionals with VMware certifications is almost evergreen. Our long answer explores how one validates your understanding of the software that can be both complex and that is often the crucial foundation of an organisation's infrastructure.

1. Skills recognition

While experience counts, having a VMware certification validates this. It is also a quick indicator that you have the skills and experience. VMware is a complex system and certification shows that you've undergone training (typically 5 days), studied the documentation and have experience with applying theory to tasks and projects.

2. Career opportunities

Certifications matter in the ICT space. Even more so in the area of virtualisation. Taking VMware training and getting certified puts you in step with a rare breed of IT professionals. This sets you up for advancements, job opportunities and projects.

3. Evergreen certifications

Previously, VMware certifications expired every two years. But due to the nature of the software and virtualisation projects, the VMWare certification track has since been updated to support career growth. It is designed to help IT professionals earn higher-level certifications as they deal with more complex projects.

4. Expanded knowledge of other tools

A feature of VMware is that it is flexible and can be integrated with other tools that are part of your system. Because of this, learning and getting certified for VMware technologies prepares you to learn about and possibly get certified for DevOps engineering and AWS administrator roles in the future. This is according to SSDN Technologies.


What VMware Certifications are available?


VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications are designed to validate the skills of IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and optimise VMware solutions.


While the VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certifications are designed to validate the skills of Senior Technical and Design professionals needing a higher knowledge of the inner workings of the various VMware systems and environments.

You can book and sit for courses in order to gain any of the 10 VMware certifications available through DDLS.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Management and Automation Deploy 2022
The VCAP-CMA Deploy 2022 certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimise data centre environments using the tools provided by vRealize Automation.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Virtualisation Deploy 2022
The VCAP-DCV Deploy 2022 Deploy certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimise VMware vSphere infrastructures.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Virtualisation Design 2022
This certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of end-user computing environments and components and can recommend and design VMware solutions to meet specific goals and requirements.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Network Virtualisation Deploy 2022
This certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimise VMware NSX environments.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Network Virtualisation Design 2022
This certification validates you can gather customer information, including requirements, risks, constraints, and assumptions, and use that information to make design recommendations for NSX-T Data Center solutions.

VMware Certified Professional - Cloud Management and Automation 2022 (VCP-CMA 2022)
This certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a VMware vRealize environment, used to automate key processes within your Data Center in a repeatable, scalable way that leads to efficiency and improved productivity.

VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualisation 2022 (VCP-DCV 2022)
The VCAP-CMA Deploy 2022 certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimise data centre environments using the tools provided by vRealize Automation.

VMware Certified Professional - Desktop Management 2022 (VCP-DTM 2022)
VMware Desktop Management certifications are designed to gauge your level of skill in designing, installing, and managing a VMware Horizon with View environment deployed on a VMware vSphere implementation.

VMware Certified Professional - Desktop Management 2022 (VCP-DTM 2022)
This certification validates that a badge earner can configure, deploy, manage, maintain, optimise, and perform basic troubleshooting of VMware Workspace ONE and related solutions, as well as properly identify and differentiate any needed supporting products and components.

VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization 2022 (VCP-NV 2022)
This certification proves you can transform the economics of network and security operations for your company.

VMware Certified Professional - Security 2022
This certification validates a candidate's knowledge of VMware’s security solutions and the candidate’s ability to administer the security features and functions of NSX-T Data Center, Workspace ONE, and VMware Carbon Black Cloud.

Are you Virtualisation-ready? Get a VMware Certification

DDLS offers cloud computing and virtualisation courses to help you step up to the plate and equip you for your selected VMware certifications.


We are proud of our strong relationship with VMware as a VMware Education Reseller Partner (VERP) which enables us to provide quality training in VMware products.

Attending authorised training is a requirement for VCP and VCAP certification so choose from our list of VMware courses.

Virtualisation and Cloud Computing are hot topics and for good reason. They support initiatives to provide better service to customers and implement measures for cost efficiency. Learn more when you access our eBook.

Students of our VMware courses also get access to DDLS Plus - an online learning pathway to extend knowledge beyond courses. There, you can get resources to help you practice what you learned, prepare for the next step on your Vmware certification track, and join a community of cloud computing professionals.

Additionally, through the DDLS Anywhere platform, students have the opportunity of completing their training from the comfort of their own homes, or from one of our campuses across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines – or wherever suits them best. Pursue a globally-renowned VMware certification today.



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