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Hi everyone, I am a big fan of certification. I think that it is a great way to confirm the skills that I have gained and provide proof of my skills. VMware provides many different certification paths but one of the most well known and still sought after is the VCP. This week our TAM blog focuses on the VCP6 and how to prepare to take this certification. Please take some time to read this and pass it on to your colleagues who might be considering certification as I am certain it will provide them with a good plan to gain this notable certification.

 

I would also like to remind you to sign up for our security announcements. This week we have issued an announcement to one of the issues published New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0002 (critical security issue in the glibc library, CVE-2015-7547).

 

I wish you all a fantastic week and look forward to talking to you again next week.

 

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How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam
By Daniel Mizrahi

For many, VCP training and examinations can be a complex, nerve-racking process that often leads to the question, “Where do I start?” If you find yourself already asking this question, you came to the right blog! I will outline my recent experience, which will guide you through your VCP6 in the most efficient and effective way possible. [Continue Reading...]

 

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