If you’ve never taken a Hands-on Lab, you’ll have the opportunity to take one this year at Partner Exchange in San Francisco. This is a live virtualized environment, not a simulation; a manual will be provided to guide you through the lab. The manual is broken up into modules that cover different aspects of the particular product or solution you’ve chosen. The modules can be taken in any order and you take any or all modules in a lab. For a full list of labs and modules, you can review the Hands-on Labs Content Guide.
Why would you want to come take a lab at Partner Exchange this year? Below we’ve listed the top reasons to join us in the labs!
Preview the Latest Products
The Hands-on Labs content has been updated to showcase the latest products, offering you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with them. Not only will you have access to the latest versions of NSX, vRealize Operations, Virtual SAN and vCloud Automation Center, but other new products like AppVolumes and Virtual Volumes. In addition, there are more updates on the way so stay tuned! These labs will be available to Partner Exchange attendees exclusively and won’t be available to the general public until after Partner Exchange.
Access to Experts
Not only will you have access to the latest content, but you’ll have access to the Experts that created the labs. This is your opportunity to ask questions or seek guidance as you architect these solutions for your Customers. Conversations can be carried over after your lab experience to assist. These experts will be available while the Hands-on Labs are open during Partner Exchange.
Easiest way to Experience Our Products
Utilizing the Hands-on Labs at Partner Exchange is the easiest way to experience our solutions. After you take that session on Virtual Volumes or NSX, why not stop by the Hands-on Labs to try it out for yourself? There is no need to setup a lab, go through the installation and configuration of the products, just enroll in a lab and have immediate access!
Get your HOL Achievement Badges by Taking Labs at Partner Exchange
Something new for Partner Exchange this year is the ability to take a Hands-on Lab and have it count toward your Partner University credits, Leaderboard standing & 2015 VTSP Accreditations! Just take any lab Hands-on Lab in the exclusive Partner Exchange Hands-on Lab Catalog and your account in Partner University will be reflected to display your credits. Your achievement badges status will be updated within 10 business days after Partner Exchange.
If you like the idea of having access to the Experts while taking a lab, why not take it to the next level? The Hands-on Labs will be running Expert-led Workshops during Partner Exchange, don’t miss out. This is a more intimate setting limited to the first 20 attendees and covers the most popular topics like NSX, Virtual SAN and vCloud Automation Center to name a few. In these Expert-led Workshops you will be guided through a portion of the lab and have the opportunity to ask solution and design questions of the Experts. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!