VMware IT Academy to change
VMware has informed academies worldwide that they will no longer be able to offer classes through Continuing Education programs as of July 31, 2018. Additionally, VMware is not going to allow academies to teach the official Install, Configure and Manage and/or Optimize and Scale classes as of July 31, 2018. This includes the cheap option to get your VCP mandatory training via Stanly Community College (SCC), as written down before.
A new VCA level course that will fulfill the class requirement for VCP certification will be available via an option in our curriculum program. More details will be available later this year. But already known is that prices will go up fast. For SCC this means $918.25 for out of state students, whilst the current pricing is around $185.
SCC is committed to providing students with affordable, accessible and excellent IT training. We regret that the changes VMware is making to the program increase student costs and limit course availability. If you use VMware products in your environment and are not happy with the changes VMware has made to the VMware IT Academy program, we suggest you inform your Dell/EMC/VMware representatives of your dissatisfaction with the changes.
SCC will offer two more courses, one starting in March and the other in May. Add yourself to the waiting list on this website if you were planning the (VMware approved) VCP training via Stanly.