my company agreed to let me take the above course.
What does the "Digital" mean in the title ?
And do I get any printed manuals which can be taken home ?
Not sure what "digital" means in the title, but I believe ALL official VMware courses come with e-book materials only these days - there are no printed materials.
Not 100% sure what e-book format/reader they use - pop an email to email@example.com
Do you have a tablet or smart phone? The product used is "VitalSource Bookshelf" which have apps for pretty much any smart device as well as a web version.
So assuming you have a Windows phone, Android and/or iOS you should be able to read it while on the train.