Well, I should be careful what I put here in saying that it is a VCA-NV (VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization) prep course, but I am guessing the release of this 3-hour self-paced learning module is a sign of the pending availability of the VCA-NV certification.
This is a high level course, much like the other VCA oriented self-paced courseware that was presented for the other 3 certifications (VCA-Datacenter Virtualization, VCA-Workforce Mobility, VCA-Cloud). For those who are already familiar with network virtualization and VMware products, you will find a lot of the content to be familiar, but this is a great way to get a little refresher for how VMware is envisioning the way that network virtualization will fit into the overall product portfolio.
For those who are getting started with VMware tools and products, this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the new features and concepts that will become standard practice in many organizations in the coming months and years.
The layout of the course is a very consistent flow of how VMware products evolved and how they map against business practices. This is a key feature for NV and cloud methodologies which are coming to us. These are technologies that are being presented to attend to a business need. Not just technology for the sake of technology. It is pretty fun and exciting technology at the same time though 🙂
The VMware Education blog has a post here with links to register for the free course, so get on over there and get your learning underway! http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2013/12/new-free-elearning-vmware-network-virtualization-fundamentals.html?sf21043398=1
The VCA-NV certification will be available soon, so if you want to get notified of when it is released, you can go to the VMware Education site here to sign up: http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=41166&ui=www_cert
And just in case you didn’t already go for your other three VCA certifications, make sure to visit Eric Sloof’s blog here to get your free exam voucher code which is valid up to January 31, 2014! http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2471-Free-VMware-Certified-Associate-Certification-Extended.html
More learning is always good!