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TrainSignal Releases VMware View Administration Training

TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their new VMWare View Administration Training course.

VMWare View enables the delivery of personalized virtual desktops including the operating system, applications and data to users anywhere. Virtual desktops are centrally provisioned and delivered on demand to end users using VMware View on full clients, thin clients or even mobile devices. These virtual desktops substantially reduce the total cost of ownership and required maintenance for organizations big and small.

VMware View is tightly integrated with VMware's leading vSphere virtualization platform, which can power thousands of virtual desktops simultaneously without degrading performance. End-users can securely access their own personal desktop from any configured device regardless of network connection speed Furthermore, VMware's revolutionary local mode allows users to access their virtual desktop and applications, even when not connected to the home network.

TrainSignal's VMWare View Training Course covers administering VMware View environments and assumes no pre-existing virtualization experience. It is ideal for administrators with experience administering Windows desktop systems who want to expand their skillset to into the growing world of virtual desktop management.

The VMWare View Training class offers full coverage of the VCA4-DT VMware Certified Associate 4 - Desktop Exam. Successful completion of the exam confers the title of VMWare Certified Associate upon IT professionals.

Brian Knudtson, TrainSignal's VMware View Instructor said, "VMware View is a new certification path that will open up new career opportunities for IT pros. What's great about it is that admins can start preparing for it with little prior knowledge or experience with virtualization. The VCA is the perfect entry point for those who are interested in getting into virtualization."

Knudtson has worked in the IT field for over 10 years in various roles including design, development and infrastructure roles. For the last seven years, he has focused on virtualization technologies with an emphasis on virtual desktops. He holds several certifications including VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP4-DCD, VCA4-DT, VCP4-DT, MCITP 2008: Enterprise Administrator and HP Master ASE: High Availability and Clustering Solutions.

Knudtson co-founded the Omaha VMware Users Group, has received the VMware's vExpert award and sat on the VMWare Partner Technical Advisory Board. Currently, he works for a VMware Premier Partner and writes for TechTarget at and on his own personal blog at

The VMWare View Administration Training course provides 17 lessons on 3 DVDs totaling nine hours of instruction. Topics covered include configuring and maintaining VMware View desktops and pools, creating and entitling ThinApp applications, monitoring desktop provisioning and sessions, managing user profiles and data, managing local mode desktops and troubleshooting user and desktop issues. Students augment the video instruction with detailed hands-on demonstrations.

"What's exciting about this course is that Brian demonstrates every task in his live VMware lab environments so users are able to see how View works as they learn about it. Brian also includes a lot of command line demonstrations and scripts in additions to performing the tasks through the GUI; I think a lot of people will appreciate that," said Brian Green, Product Development Specialist at TrainSignal.

For students who don't want to wait for their DVDs to arrive in the mail, Train Signal offers instant online access to all instructional materials almost immediately after registering for the class. The online materials include all videos and instructor notes. Video and audio files are available in multiple formats including iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV video and high quality .AVI video files, ensuring that students can access their courseware on almost any device. Additionally, students receive a PDF file of all instructor notes to use while watching the videos or for reviewing covered material.

The VMware View Training course is covered by TrainSignal's exclusive 90-Day Total Experience Guarantee and costs $397.

Published Thursday, July 07, 2011 5:50 AM by David Marshall
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