Vmware certified courses in NYC?

MordyITMordyIT Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Anyone know of where I can look for VCP5 approved training in NYC?
The rip-off schools here want over $3k for 5 day course.
I think I might just study for the exam and slap it on my resume when i pass it, but I'd enjoy going back to college to take a class.

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,665Mod Mod
    Have you seen the thread here with the Stanly.edu class for $200?
  • j.petrovj.petrov Posts: 282Member
    +1 for Stanly CC. Just took the course at the end of last year. Less than $200 including an exam voucher. It takes a while to be accepted due to the long wait list, but totally worth it for the deep discount.
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    +1 for Stanly, go there.
  • MordyITMordyIT Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Wow that's cheap thanks! But that's in NC. Is it online?
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Posts: 549Member
    Yes indeed, online. You need to get on the waiting list.
  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,521Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Another +1 for Stanly. The admin staff has an account on this forum, and, I believe, so does one of the instructors. They are very responsive. If you can wait until a slot opens, I highly recommend it.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 653Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes, $3k is the approximate market price for the official 5-day class from VMware or one of their VATC partners - the only way you can get trained in that timeframe, and by a VCI too.

    For reference, go back 8 years and it was around $4k for a 4-day class.

    Stanly and other VITAs are for individuals rather than corporates - there's a market for both types of organisations.
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  • GAB1900GAB1900 Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Same here. Taking Stanly class right now ($185 but waiting list of about 4-5 months) since it is a great price and I was able to complete my CCNA in the mean time. Link here.

    Also, check Dallas County Community College, CWA/Net academy (one class opens every month), Ohlone College, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and CCCT&I. Prices go from $236 to $1,750.

    The only problem is the cost of the books; almost $70 including shipping. Most people here don't buy them, instead use Lowe's book. Myself I decided to buy it, I think it's still worth it.
  • MordyITMordyIT Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks I signed up. I guess I can work on other certs and maybe find another free VCA cert in the mean time.
  • GAB1900GAB1900 Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Buy Pluralsight/CBTNuggets for a month or two, or better, buy Lowe's book and read it and do some hands on practice (Do you have a lab at home?). You will need additional content since the class is not enough (it's kind of a joke). VMware tells you that on the very first slide of their training. Do a search on this forum and you will realize why the class is not enough.
  • mjnk77mjnk77 Posts: 164Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Look at local community colleges in their "Continuing Education" department. My local CC offers, everything from A+, Net+, Sec+, CCNA, MCSA, VCP, etc. They offered CCNA-Security, CCNP-Security before, but not enough interest. The cost will vary. Originally the VCP class was $1500, but went to $2400. It was every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-10:00 for 11 weeks and we built the lab to simulate scenarios we would encounter. It was a great class. Nothing was rushed and we had plenty of time to cover the class. The 5 day classes are too much. You might pass an exam, but you won't have enough lab time. If you have questions, you can PM me. GL!
  • MordyITMordyIT Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have an hp ml110 with 4 15k drives and a laptop for interfacing with vshpere, i guess i can use my core 2 duo as another physical hypervisor to test vcenter features.
    Ima keep looking at colleges here. I think its worth it to pay more for the hands on lab and socialize with peers. I just dont see it offered here besides the scam schools that sit u in a basement and make u look at videos
  • pFunkSTL314pFunkSTL314 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Wish I had known about Stanley. I took a flight to Asia and took an official class from VMware. Great way to get a vacation though and the VMware class was only $960. They also provide lunch everyday onsite. Spent less than $2000 for the class, hotel, food, and airfare.
  • STANLY_CCSTANLY_CC Senior Member Albemarle, NCPosts: 315Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thank you for providing the link. We are also offering CCNA courses as distant learning as well. Intro to Networks starts Monday as does R & S Essentials.
    GAB1900 wrote: »
    Same here. Taking Stanly class right now ($185 but waiting list of about 4-5 months) since it is a great price and I was able to complete my CCNA in the mean time. Link here.

    Also, check Dallas County Community College, CWA/Net academy (one class opens every month), Ohlone College, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and CCCT&I. Prices go from $236 to $1,750.

    The only problem is the cost of the books; almost $70 including shipping. Most people here don't buy them, instead use Lowe's book. Myself I decided to buy it, I think it's still worth it.
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