Pluralsight launch their first vCAC course

If you're lucky enough to have a Pluralsight subscription already, then you will already have access to this course. If not, maybe it could be an incentive to get one if you have an interest in vCAC (vCloud Automation Center). Yesterday, online training provider Pluralsight launched their first course aimed at vCAC entitled “Introduction to VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)“. The course is authored by Brian Tobia, who has produced a number of other courses for Pluralsight as well. As the name of the course suggests, it's intended as an introduction to vCAC. If you're at all familiar…

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TrainSignal Online - 1 Month On...

It's been just over a month since TrainSignal switched to providing their courses only via an online model and binned the idea of shipping DVDs around the world. Although they kept their plans under wraps fairly well (at least they did as far as I know), it shouldn't really have come as a surprise to anyone that they changed their model. You only have to look back another month or so to one of the UK's big high street names going to the wall to see further evidence that physical media is just not as popular anymore. I had been…

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TrainSignal Moves to Online Subscription Model

The first ever TrainSignal course that I “took” was David Davis' VMware vSphere 4 training. I had heard lots about it from a few people on Twitter and several others in person and I wanted to use it to fill in a few gaps in readiness for my VCP4 exam. I've since been through a few other courses and they've all been great. What's changed between then and now is TrainSignal's transition from supplying only DVDs, through adding online access to purchased course, to finally switching to a subscription only model. It's a move that makes a great…

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Review: Trainsignal VMware vSphere 5 Training

I've been a big fan of Trainsignal's courses for some time now. You never forget your first one and for me that was “VMware vSphere Pro Series Training Vol1”. Time has flown by though. Trainsignal have since released a number of new courses, several of them VMware focused. I have some of them in my library and there are also some that I couldn't justify purchasing at the time. With all of the changes in vSphere 5 I thought it a good idea to get hold of Trainsignal's latest and greatest as part of my VCP5 preparations. I've…

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VMware View 5 QuickStart Series

It's short notice, but if you can find the time it might be worth it. VMware have today announced a View 5 QuickStart Series running for two days. I said short notice, the first part is tomorrow! These QuickStarts do what they say on the tin, they're crash courses to get you started. Part One – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 @ 16:00 15:00 GMT The main features of View 5 Installing and configuring View Connection Server Adding individual desktop Part Two – Thursday 3rd November 2011 @ 16:00 15:00 GMT The software implementation of the PC-over-IP protocol Install…

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VMware ThinApp BootCamp

Earlier in the year VMware ran a View 4.6 BootCamp that was well received. As a natural follow-up to that, next week sees the start of a six part ThinApp BootCamp. Starting on Monday 31st October and running for six business days, the ThinApp BootCamp will see the following videos released, one per day: ThinApp Design Best Practices ThinApp Implementation Best Practices ThinApp Performance Enhancing Techniques Scripting within ThinApp Isolation Modes Explained AppLink Fundamentals At the end of the BootCamp you can register to download an eBook copy of all of the presentations. If you're using or thinking of…

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VMware Cloud Training

I notice that VMware are starting to produce courses that have a focus on the Cloud and vCloud Director. They very kindly sent an email to me this morning about it too. The following is shamelessly copied from that email. Developing for the Cloud Workshop Learn the basics of cloud technologies and how to develop software for it by attending this one-day workshop. VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals eLearning If you are designing and implementing public and private-cloud deployments, make sure you know all of the vCloud Director features and functionality needed to reap the benefits of this product. Attend the…

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