VM Ware Certs

VMWare is a hot certification nowadays.. lots of people are using it and lots more are going to use it. I was told about this by a friend, so I did a little research. There are a few levels of this, but from what I have read, a candidate has to sit three classes just to take the cert. However, these three classes costs more than $10,000..

Has anyone heard about this? If so, am I correct?

Thanks!
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  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Have a look at this post here in the virtualization forum: http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=38185

    Only 1 of the 3 classes is required (you can choose although I&C is the one that maps to the exam content and should be your choice).
  • AndretiiAndretii Member Posts: 210
    You need to complete this course http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www&a=one&id_subject=3036 which is about 3000-3500 USD. and Then take the test. http://www.vue.com/vmware/
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    VMWare is one of those certs, from what I've been told, that you really need to have some hands-on if you want to do well on the exam. I'd also say that you should get some server and server OS hands-on prior.
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  • bwcartybwcarty Member Posts: 422 ■■■□□□□□□□
    All the replies before mine are correct.

    $2995 for the four day I&C course, $175 for the exam.

    You could possibly get by if you're really good at memorizing the course book, but even a few months worth of experience will make things a lot easier (and useful in real world situations).

    Being familiar with Fibre Channel & iSCSI SANs, HBA's, and NFS NAS will be a major help. Command line Linux familiarity is a plus but not necessary for daily operations.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Basically "all" you need is the documentation downloadable from vmware.com ....

    Thats A LOT OF stuff to read - but its all in there ..

    Only downside is really the mandatory course ... well not sure if this is a downside .. but necessary :)
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