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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.
If you want to pass one of the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise exams without thousands of dollars on the official Red Hat training (and not able to work for a week which will cost you another thousand dollars) then let me introduce the Linux Academy. They provide online courses for these Red Hat CoE exams, were 5 are needed to achieve Red Hat’s highest level of certification: Red Hat Certified Architect.
- Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation
- Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
- Certificate of Expertise in Containerized Application Development
- Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (soon)
- Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management (soon)
- Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator in OpenStack
- Red Hat Certified Systems Engineer in OpenStack
Pricing is around $230 yearly which is very reasonable. You can get a 7-days trial directly but I hate ‘trials’ where it’s mandatory to provide payment details. However: you can get a free 60-day access voucher at Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials. And as a bonus you’ll get a discount when subscribing afterwards. You don’t have access to the provided cloud servers and Hands on Labs in the trial but if gives you access to the training material and video’s so you’ll see the $199/year is absolutely worth it!
I’m busy with the training and certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Many things changed in the new release of Red Hat Linux. IPtables is replaced by Firewalld, UPstart is replaced by systemd and the ext4 file-system by xfs. The problem: good documentation isn’t available in books. However, online there are tons of documentation. One of my favorites: certdepot.net.
This website doesn’t only include documentation but also daily lab-exercises that are mandatory to pass the RHCSA or RHCE exams since these are hands on instead of multiple choice questions. Sorry braindump fellows out there. These will not help you. Hands on experience is mandatory in order to separate the wheat from the chaff. Without this, you won’t pass the exams.
My RHCSA exam is planned for August. RHCE will follow later. There were no options to take the exam earlier in the Netherlands due to the holiday season.
Update: another website to help you: Tecmint.com.
Update: Passed RHCSA on 12/aug/2016. Next: RHCE (but time…).
About 2,5 years ago, Brocade acquired Vyatta, providing a software-based virtual router, virtual firewall and VPN products for Internet Protocol networks (IPv4 and IPv6). Brocade now let’s you become a Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer for free, by taking web-based training, gaining hands-on experience on a Vyatta appliance (in VMware, KVM, Virtualbox, whatever you like) and gives you a free in-person test at one of Person VUE’s testing centers.
I started with the course today. The full length of the training video’s is about 5 hours. I took the first hour or so. In terms of content I notice it’s not about protocols like BGP or OSFP itself, but about setting up and configuring the router (and protocols) via the Command Line Interface (CLI). Therefor I’d suggest everyone who’s not afraid for a CLI and doesn’t have in depth-knowledge of protocols to take the training and course.
It will cost you about a full day and gives you a free certification. If you don’t have any network certifications yet, this might be a nice first step to widen – and prove – your knowledge.
Information about the contents of the training can be found on this website. Get started with the training and certification on this website: www.brocade.com/NFV-Cert. Don’t forget to have a look at the free PDF: BCVRE in a Nutshell Study Guide for Exam 170-010. Good luck!