This post is intended for those that are currently working for a VMware Partner. VTSP training is only available to Partners. If you’re looking to do similar training, check out this post, the training is very similar to VTSP.
Having moved to a virtualization consulting role, part of my obligation is to ensure that I help meet the required competency in order for the business to retain it’s partnership status with VMware. For me, this required that I obtain my VCP and VTSP certifications and accreditation. So why am I writing this post? Well, I recently needed to obtain (update) my VTSP and VSP accreditation and so I figured why not blog about my experience with the training. If you’re not familiar with the VTSP program, VMware describes the following:
When I started the training, even though I am already a VCP, and having worked with VMware products for many years, I was really surprised by the technical level of information that was provided, a good surprise that is. VMware did a good job at mapping out the good stuff for Server Virtualization. It’s not just sales oriented training, but good deep technical training nonetheless and so for someone starting out, this is a good first step.
There are many other competencies that you can train for such as Desktop Virtualization (VDI), vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), Software Defined Storage (VSAN), etc. If you’re new to vSphere or any of these mentioned products and you happen to work for a VMware partner, don’t hesitate to do the training. It does not cost you anything and can be done at any time (self-paced).
I’ve always said this, from time to time, even I like to go back to the basics just to fresh my memory on certain topics, and this was one interesting topic to refresh!