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VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand

Due to the overwhelming success of the VCDX Bootcamps I was involved with in Singapore and Sydney during vForum I have decided to run VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand during January 2013 and have invited John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) along to join me. This is a unique learning opportunity, strictly limited places, to be offered free of charge. If you have any desire to progress to VCDX you can’t afford to miss these events. Read on to find out what you need to know.

VMware Certified Design Expert

Bootcamp Overview:

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level VMware certification. This elite group is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments and the program is designed for veteran professionals who want to validate and demonstrate their expertise as one of the worlds leading experts in VMware virtual infrastructure. Achieving VCDX allows individuals and organisations do differentiate their level of expertise. As Dr. Stephen Herrod, VMware CTO, has said, “The VCDX is VMware’s PhD equivalent.”

Michael Webster (VCDX-066 t:@vcdxnz001) and John Arrasjid (VCDX-001 t:@vcdx001) will provide a 3-hour boot camp to help prepare candidates that wish to prepare for the VCDX program. These sessions will focus on the VCDX design blueprint, design submission, the VCDX Panel Defense, and the two defense scenarios (Design and Troubleshooting). The boot camps include a mock defence component and will end with a Q&A session. Facilitators are NOT allowed to review individual designs or provide details on confidential program internals, but they can provide feedback on other questions that are of benefit to all VCDX aspirants.

The boot camps will be offered free of charge for qualified attendees. Qualifications for attendance include completion of VCP (minimum requirement), or VCAP-DCA, or VCAP-DCD certifications. Exceptions may be made but these qualifications will give precedence to attendees. Attendance will be approved on a first-come-first-served basis until room capacity is reached. Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Even if you don’t live in New Zealand you are welcome to attend these bootcamps. It might be the perfect excuse to come and visit and experience middle earth (Hobbit movie reference as the movie was filmed here).

Proposed Dates:

Auckland – Tuesday, January 15th 2013

Wellington – Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Christchurch – Thursday, January 17th 2013

 

Registrations closed at 4pm NZDT on Thursday 20th December 2012. Confirmations were sent out on Friday 21st December to all people who have registered. If you have not received your confirmation please let me know.

This post first appeared on the Long White Virtual Clouds blog at longwhiteclouds.comby Michael Webster +. Copyright © 2012 – IT Solutions 2000 Ltd and Michael Webster +. All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced for commercial purposes without written permission.

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  1. November 27, 2012 at 8:46 am | #1

    Look forward to it Michael!

  2. Wasim
    December 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm | #2

    I've registered, waiting to see all the action.

  3. GB
    December 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm | #3

    Hi Michael, I registered but need to cancel this and can't find any way to do so.

    Can you please advise how I can contact you?

    • December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm | #4

      Thanks Gil, I'll note that down and remove you from the list. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. December 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm | #5

    Hey Michael, I just wanted to check that I had registered ok. I submitted the form online but don't think I received any confirmation :-) Thanks mate

    • December 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm | #6

      Hi Ben, I can confirm that I've got your registration. We haven't sent confirmations out to anyone yet. I'm going to do that this week.

      • December 18, 2012 at 4:38 am | #7

        Beauty mate, glad to hear it! cheers

  5. Susan Haley
    January 14, 2013 at 6:13 am | #8

    Hi Michael, I registered and got confirmation of registering but haven't receieved anything else, does this mean I didn't make the cut??

    • @vcdxnz001
      January 14, 2013 at 10:28 am | #9

      Hi Susan, Not at all. You're definitely on the list. You should have received a confirmation on 31/12/2012. I'll have to check into what happened. Maybe it got caught by a filter of some sort. The venue for Wellington has been changed to the Reserve Bank Museum. So See you on Wednesday morning. Please arrive early as we'll be starting at 9am sharp. Look forward to seeing you there.

      • Susan Haley
        January 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm | #10

        Thanks Michael, Since I haven't attended anything like this before is there anything that I should bring with me? or any pre-work you want us to have done?

      • @vcdxnz001
        January 15, 2013 at 3:25 am | #11

        Hi Susan, There is nothing you need to bring and you don't need to have done any pre-work. The slide deck we use during the bootcamp will be posted after event so everyone who attends can get access to it.

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