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VMware Training

All in all VMware software drives a lot of companies’ cloud computing and virtualization initiatives, which makes learning VMware software key for a number of technologist roles, particularly network engineers and some kinds of software developers.

VMware Training Courses
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] 40 hours.
  • VMware PKS. 10 hours.
  • VMware Tanzu Fundamentals. 10 hours.
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] 40 hours.

Why VMware?

What is VMware?

All in all VMware, Inc. is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company with headquarters in Palo Alto, California. VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture. VMware’s desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Overview of the VMware Courses

Simply put, VMware develops virtualization software. Virtualization software creates an abstraction layer over computer hardware that allows the hardware elements of a single computer— processors, memory, storage, and more— to be divided into multiple virtual computers, commonly called virtual machines (VMs).

When is VMware Offered?


Fast forward your career in the IT industry with a part-time course at School of IT. In turn Part-time courses allow working professionals to transition into a new skill set while working. Thus at School of IT we are agile and customize a course to the individual. Flexibility.

Full Time

Ready to start a career in IT? Learn the vmware environment as a full time student at School of IT. Thus beginning your career in development.

High School

Learn about cloud and prepare for your future while you’re still in high school. Thus no matter where you are, we give you the basics to pursue your dreams.


Up skill your company and yourself while you’re working. Thus no matter where you are, we give the tools to move up in your company.

⇣ VMware vSphere V7 Training Course Syllabus

 Course Outline

1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
•  Explain basic virtualization concepts
•  Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
•  Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
•  Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
•  Describe the ESXi host architecture
•  Navigate the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to configure an ESXi host
•  Recognize ESXi host user account best practices
•  Install an ESXi host
•  Use VMware Host Client™ to configure ESXi host settings
•  Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere environment using VMware Skyline

3  Virtual Machines
•  Create and provision a virtual machine
•  Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
•  Install VMware Tools
•  Identify the files that make up a VM
•  Recognize the components of a VM
•  Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM
•  Describe the benefits and use cases for containers
•  Identify the parts of a container system

4  vCenter Server
•  Describe the vCenter Server architecture
•  Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
•  Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
•  Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
•  Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
•  Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory
•  Back up vCenter Server Appliance
•  Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health
•  Use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
•  Create and manage standard switches
•  Describe the virtual switch connection types
•  Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping, and load-balancing policies
•  Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

6  Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
•  Identify storage protocols and storage device types
•  Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
•  Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
•  Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ configuration

7  Virtual Machine Management
•  Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
•  Modify and manage virtual machines
•  Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
•  Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
•  Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
•  Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature
•  Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
•  Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™
•  Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Data Protection

8  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
•  Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
•  Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
•  Use various tools to monitor resource use
•  Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

9  vSphere Clusters
•  Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
•  Create a vSphere DRS cluster
•  Monitor a vSphere cluster configuration
•  Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available
•  Explain the vSphere HA architecture
•  Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
•  Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
•  Describe the function of the vSphere® Cluster Service

10  vSphere Lifecycle Management
•  Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner
•  Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works
•  Describe how to update ESXi hosts using baselines
•  Validate ESXi host compliance using a cluster image
•  Describe how to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ and VMware vSAN™ integration


This course has the following prerequisites:
•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

⇣ VMware vSphere V8 Training Course Syllabus

 Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

2 vSphere and Virtualization Overview

• Explain basic virtualization concepts

• Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure

• Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere

• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs

3 Installing and Configuring ESXi

• Install an ESXi host

• Recognize ESXi user account best practices

• Configure the ESXi host settings using the DCUI and VMware Host Client

4 Deploying and Configuring vCenter

• Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter

• Deploy vCenter Server Appliance

• Configure vCenter settings

• Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys

• Create and organize vCenter inventory objects

• Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions

• View vCenter logs and events

5 Configuring vSphere Networking

• Configure and view standard switch configurations

• Configure and view distributed switch configurations

• Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches

• Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches

6 Configuring vSphere Storage

• Recognize vSphere storage technologies

• Identify types of vSphere datastores

• Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing

• Describe iSCSI components and addressing

• Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi

• Create and manage VMFS datastores

• Configure and manage NFS datastores

7 Deploying Virtual Machines

• Create and provision VMs

• Explain the importance of VMware Tools

• Identify the files that make up a VM

• Recognize the components of a VM

• Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options

• Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources

• Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them

• Clone VMs

• Create customization specifications for guest operating systems

• Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries

• Deploy VMs from content libraries

• Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries

8 Managing Virtual Machines

• Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances

• Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion

• Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations

• Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion

• Take a snapshot of a VM

• Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots

• Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment

• Describe how VMs compete for resources

• Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits

9 Deploying and Configuring vSphere Clusters

• Create a vSphere cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA

• View information about a vSphere cluster

• Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster

• Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings

• Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster

• Describe how vSphere HA responds to various types of failures

• Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster

• Recognize vSphere HA design considerations

• Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings

• Configure a vSphere HA cluster

• Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance

10 Managing the vSphere Lifecycle

• Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster

• Describe features of the vCenter Update Planner

• Run vCenter upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports

• Recognize features of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™

• Distinguish between managing hosts using baselines and managing hosts using images

• Describe how to update hosts using baselines

• Describe ESXi images

• Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and update ESXi hosts

• Update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

• Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations

• Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware


This course has the following prerequisites:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

⇣ VMware PKS Training Course Syllabus

 Course Outline


Overview of VMware PKS Features and Architecture

  • Integration with Kubernetes (K8S)
  • The PKS API, deployment, monitoring, and self-service features

Installing PKS Components and Tools

  • Creating a centralized management VM
  • Command-line tools

Configuring NSX-T Networking

  • Network deployment topologies supported by PKS
  • Setting up NSX-T components

Deploying with Ops Manager and BOSH

  • vSphere Datastore configuration
  • Defining networks to deploy PKS Management VMs

Setting up the PKS Control Plane

  • Provisioning and managing K8S clusters with frontend API
  • Applying the NSX-T configurations

Using K8S Cluster as an Operator

  • PKS/K8S cluster deployment
  • Application deployment
  • Decommissioning K8S cluster

Integrating with VMWare Harbor

  • Harbor configurations
  • Harbor VM deployment

Maintaining and Monitoring PKS for Operators

  • Logging components
  • Infrastructure monitoring using vROps
  • Application monitoring using Wavefront


  • An understanding of Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud computing concepts


  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Developers

⇣ VMware Tanzu Fundamentals Training Syllabus

 Course Outline


  • VMWare Tanzu vs Openshift vs other cloud management tools
  • Overview of VMWare Tanzu portfolio and features

Getting Started

  • Understanding the VSphere components with Tanzu
  • Setting up VSphere with Tanzu
  • Configuring cluster networking

Provisioning a Cluster with Kubernetes Grid

  • Configuring VMWare Harbor registry
  • Integrating Harbor registry with Kubernetes Grid
  • Using VMWare Harbor registry

Managing Kubernetes Clusters

  • Understanding the Kubernetes cluster API
  • Enabling Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service
  • Deploying pods to a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster
  • Integrating VMWare Tanzu Mission and Control
  • Monitoring events and logs
  • Backing up and restoring workloads


  • An understanding of cloud computing
  • Experience with Kubernetes


  • DevOps engineers
  • Developers

Career Prospects for VMWare Graduates

The career prospects for programmers are excellent and high in demand. Coding is everywhere: on all platforms and devices and in all countries around the world!

  • Junior Programmer.
  • Developer.
  • DevOps Engineer.
  • Cloud Architect.
  • Software Engineer.
  • Google App Developer.
  • Systems Architect.

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