Is Your Career
Ready for the
Cloud?

An Interpretive Dance rendition of a talk given by:
Damian Karlson, @sixfootdad

-Cod...
I’ve Never Heard Of This Dude Before
Cody Bunch
• @cody_bunch
• VMware vExpert 2011-2013
• Author:
– OpenStack CookBook
– ...
Some Things I’ll Be Talking About
• VMware Certifications
– Then
– Now

• Study Resources
–
–
–
–

#vBrownBag
Community Gu...
VMWARE CERTIFICATIONS
VMware Certs: Then
• Used to be only a handful of certifications
– VCP
– VCAP-DCA
– VCAP-DCD
– VCDX
Cloud
•

VCA-Cloud
–

•

VCP-Cloud
–
–

•

Requires VCP5-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCAP5DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCDX5-DCV. VCAP or
VCDX inhe...
DCV
• VCA-DV
– No training requirement;
free e-learning

• VCP5-DCV
– Attend a qualifying course

• VCAP5-DCA
– Engineer &...
EUC
•

VCA-WM
– Workforce Mobility
– No training requirement; free elearning

•

VCP5-DT
– Attend a qualifying course

•

...
NV
• VCA-NV
– Business challenges &
how to address them
VMware Certs: Today
• More info on VMware cert site
– Blueprints
– Qualifying cert roadmaps

• VMware event discounts, use...
STUDY RESOURCES
#vBrownBag: Amazing Community
• 2011
– Over 470GB w/ 8200
downloads

• 2012
– Over 5.8TB w/ 73000
downloads

• 2013, Jan t...
#vBrownBag: Study Resources
•

LATAM – Thursday 7-8pm PDT

•

– Kyle Murley @kylemurley

•

EMEA - Tuesday 7 -8pm BST
– Gr...
#vBrownBag: Currently
•
•

Tonight, 8P CST – VCAP Boot Camp
Wednesday, 7:30P CST – Automate
ALL the things.
#vBrownBag: Get Involved

• ProfessionalVMware.com
• @vbrownbag
• #vBrownBag
Certification Resources
• VMware’s cert site: blueprints & roadmaps
• Community Study Guides
– Josh Coen (@joshcoen) & Jas...
Podcasting for Cancer
• vExperts, bloggers, #vBrownBag,
and VMUG folks developing a
series of virtualization related
podca...
SOCIAL MEDIA
It’s not always about who you
know, but who knows you.
Make your career crazy awesome
by leveraging social media.
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
• Steady stream of technical discussions, blog
articles, funny cat pictures
• Community of peers
• Global pro...
Why Twitter?
• Job search easier with
friends
• 25% to 60% more salary
• Book opportunities
• Career opportunities
• Commu...
Twitter Tips
•
•
•
•
•
•

Egg, bad. Bio, good.
Disclaim all the things
Leverage lists
Turn off automated tweets
Mute those...
Why Blogging?
•
•
•
•
•
•

Set yourself apart
Explore something you’re passionate about
Learn from others
Document your su...
Community Recognition
• VMware vExpert
– Demonstrate significant contributions to the
community
– Private & public virtual...
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote
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  • Who’s certified today?Who’s planning on getting certified within the next 3-6 months?
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  • Who’s certified today?Who’s planning on getting certified within the next 3-6 months?
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  • Portland VMware User Conference 2013 - Afternoon Keynote

    1. 1. Is Your Career Ready for the Cloud? An Interpretive Dance rendition of a talk given by: Damian Karlson, @sixfootdad -Cody Bunch, @cody_bunch
    2. 2. I’ve Never Heard Of This Dude Before Cody Bunch • @cody_bunch • VMware vExpert 2011-2013 • Author: – OpenStack CookBook – Automating vSphere with vCO – OpenStack Security Guide • Podcaster for ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag
    3. 3. Some Things I’ll Be Talking About • VMware Certifications – Then – Now • Study Resources – – – – #vBrownBag Community Guides Technical Blogs AutoLab • Social Media – Make your career crazy awesome
    4. 4. VMWARE CERTIFICATIONS
    5. 5. VMware Certs: Then • Used to be only a handful of certifications – VCP – VCAP-DCA – VCAP-DCD – VCDX
    6. 6. Cloud • VCA-Cloud – • VCP-Cloud – – • Requires VCP5-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCAP5DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCDX5-DCV. VCAP or VCDX inherits VCP-Cloud VCAP-CG – • Requires VCP-Cloud, VCP5-DCV, or VCP5DT VCAP-CID – • Requires VCP5-DCV Pass the IaaS exam OR the VCP-Cloud exam VCAP-CIA – • No training requirement; free e-learning On roadmap, but no info on cert site VCDX-Cloud – Requires VCAP-CIA & VCAP-CID
    7. 7. DCV • VCA-DV – No training requirement; free e-learning • VCP5-DCV – Attend a qualifying course • VCAP5-DCA – Engineer & Administrator • VCAP5-DCD – Architect • VCDX5-DCV – Requires DCA & DCD
    8. 8. EUC • VCA-WM – Workforce Mobility – No training requirement; free elearning • VCP5-DT – Attend a qualifying course • VCAP-DTA – On roadmap, but no info on cert site • VCAP-DTD – Requires VCP5-DT or VCP5-DCV • VCDX-Desktop – Req. DCV or Cloud or DT, plus DTD and DTA
    9. 9. NV • VCA-NV – Business challenges & how to address them
    10. 10. VMware Certs: Today • More info on VMware cert site – Blueprints – Qualifying cert roadmaps • VMware event discounts, use of logo, access to merchandise, transcripts, beta exam invitations • Set yourself apart with certifications
    11. 11. STUDY RESOURCES
    12. 12. #vBrownBag: Amazing Community • 2011 – Over 470GB w/ 8200 downloads • 2012 – Over 5.8TB w/ 73000 downloads • 2013, Jan to August – Over 7.3TB w/ 116000 downloads • Hundreds of hours of deep technical content presented by community • VMworld Tech Talks • Nearly zero marketing • No BS
    13. 13. #vBrownBag: Study Resources • LATAM – Thursday 7-8pm PDT • – Kyle Murley @kylemurley • EMEA - Tuesday 7 -8pm BST – Gregg Robertson @greggrobertson5 – Arjan Timmerman @arjantim US - Wednesday 7:30-830pm CDT – – – – – – Josh Atwell @josh_atwell Cody Bunch @cody_bunch Damian Karlson @sixfootdad Jon Harris @thevCACGuy Jonathan Frappier @jfrappier Gurusimran Khalsa, aka GS @gurusimran – Trevor Roberts Jr @vmtrooper • APAC - every other Thursday 9-10PM NZDT – Alastair Cooke @demitasseNZ • OpenStack Sack Lunch Tuesdays 89PM – Cody Bunch @cody_bunch
    14. 14. #vBrownBag: Currently • • Tonight, 8P CST – VCAP Boot Camp Wednesday, 7:30P CST – Automate ALL the things.
    15. 15. #vBrownBag: Get Involved • ProfessionalVMware.com • @vbrownbag • #vBrownBag
    16. 16. Certification Resources • VMware’s cert site: blueprints & roadmaps • Community Study Guides – Josh Coen (@joshcoen) & Jason Langer (@jaslanger) • virtuallanger.com/vcp5 • virtuallanger.com/vcap-dca-5 • Technical Blogs – vLaunchPad by Eric Siebert (@esiebert) • planet.vsphere-land.com • LabGuides.com AutoLab – Over 42,000 downloads to date – Stand up a fully functional lab in under an hour
    17. 17. Podcasting for Cancer • vExperts, bloggers, #vBrownBag, and VMUG folks developing a series of virtualization related podcasts • VMware community raising money for cancer research • All funds go to American Cancer Society • Over $10,000 in 12 days igg.me/at/vCancer podcastingforcancer.org
    18. 18. SOCIAL MEDIA
    19. 19. It’s not always about who you know, but who knows you.
    20. 20. Make your career crazy awesome by leveraging social media.
    21. 21. Why Twitter?
    22. 22. Why Twitter? • Steady stream of technical discussions, blog articles, funny cat pictures • Community of peers • Global professional networking • Gives conferences +5 awesome
    23. 23. Why Twitter? • Job search easier with friends • 25% to 60% more salary • Book opportunities • Career opportunities • Community opportunities
    24. 24. Twitter Tips • • • • • • Egg, bad. Bio, good. Disclaim all the things Leverage lists Turn off automated tweets Mute those that don’t Tweet unto others as you would have them tweet unto you • Be real • Have integrity
    25. 25. Why Blogging? • • • • • • Set yourself apart Explore something you’re passionate about Learn from others Document your successes Give back to the community Laugh when you google a problem and the top hit is your blog
    26. 26. Community Recognition • VMware vExpert – Demonstrate significant contributions to the community – Private & public virtualization evangelism • EMC Elect – Sharing technical expertise on solutions and services – Demonstrating engagement, community, leadership
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