VMware vExpert: Why you should apply?
I was asked recently as how the VMware vExpert program has helped me and I had to only think for a little bit to come up with the the excerpt below:
The VMware vExpert program has enabled me to connect with my peers which has foster relationships thru channels such as VMUG which in turn enables me to talk about ideas, trends and solutions from the VMware ecosystem.
The many perks of the vExpert program such as VMware licensing and Freebies allows me to get creative with a complex home-lab that mirrors a setup of a enterprise environment which in turn gives me valuable hands-on experience that I would otherwise be gaining on a production environment that is less tolerant to production-down scenarios. This has saved my skin more times than I can remember.
The simple fact of this programs existence has propel my career in more ways than I can comprehend at this point. It’s why when I meet fellow VMware guys, I always tell them about the vExpert program and how it can help them too!
As aforementioned above there are many perks of the VMware vExpert program, including but not limited to the following:
- An always-learning environment
- 1 year VMware Enterprise Plus licensing including vCenter and every VMware software offering for use with up to 6 sockets in a home-lab
- Industry-leading software freebies that allow you to tinker with production-based software in your home-lab
- 1 year pluralsight membership
- VMUG opportunities
- Social Netoworking
- An exclusive Slack channel
- Blog traffic
I only ask that if find this interesting and you’d like to apply, use me as a reference: Trevor Smith, aka Mid_Hudson_IT.
Apply here: https://vexpert.vmware.com/apply
Hope you keep up the good fight, Cheers!