Well . .some free training . . and no . . not VCDX or anything too exciting, but VMware have at least provided some online training / eBooks to help all those people who will soon need to transition to ESXi, from ESX (ESX of course will be end of lifed soon)
On VMware.com blogs:
Great news for all VMware customers: the VMware Education Services team has just made available a new, FREE elearning course dedicated to ESXi , “Transition to ESXi Essentials”. The course is a self-paced three-hour online training that provides the knowledge necessary to make fundamental design decisions to successfully add VMware ESXi to a vSphere environment and to take advantage of all of the new features included in ESXi 4.1. The training is ideal for system administrators, consultants and engineers responsible for managing and supporting a vSphere environment.
VCAP-DCA and VCP4 exam blueprint links
When I was studying for my VCP4, I stumbled across a ‘blueprint’
Simon Long basically collated as much information as was available on the web for the VCP4 exam, and has since continued updating the links on his page to point to the documentation for vSphere 4.1.
Simon has also started working on a VCAP-DCA.
Here’s the link for Simon’s VCP and VCAP-DCA pages:
In addition, Kendrick Coleman has also published a version of the VCAP-DCA exam blueprint over at http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php?/Tech-Blog/vcap-datacenter-administration-exam-landing-page-vdca410.html
– a collection of links to the key technologies and documents covered in the exam. It’s a pretty complete guide to what to study for these exams.
These three guys are all VERY active on the VM forums and really have brought a whole lot to the community. Please make sure to share anything new that you do find with them, and thanks them for their hard work.