Virtualization has become the hottest topic in technology. Why do we need to know about virtualization? Because virtualization is becoming as universal as smartphones
Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based (or virtual) representation of something rather than a physical one. Talk about saving companies a lot of money.
Just about every household now utilizes Netflix for streaming video? What’s their secret? Software! Our whole world is moving to software virtualization.
Why is this important? It is difficult to fill many of these jobs globally and is definitely the next big thing to teach our students.
It’s an exciting time to be in IT. It’s a field where you continuously learn new skills. Much of IT is knowing the technology but also knowing how to solve problems and recognize patterns.
How do you start a career in technology? Many high schools offer IT programs for students to learn the basics and continue this career path in a two-year technical college or university.
Certifications Matters and Salaries are Up
Top IT jobs, top IT pay and top IT certification surveys for the last six years, show at least one virtualization entry in every single one of them. Wow!
That makes a strong case that virtualization is a good set of skills and knowledge for any IT professional.
While there are different levels of VMware certification, the average salary range for this type of certification is between $45,604 and $148,406. The more certifications achieved. the higher a salary. Look at www.indeed.com for your city for the demand for VMware engineers.
VMware, Inc. is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace. VMware recognizes the need to provide knowledge to train our future workforce. With that in mind, we have just rolled out our NEW Introduction to Virtualization course.
Introduction to Virtualization is a free online course to anyone and powered by our partner NDG. Upon completion, the student will receive a VMware Digital Badge.
Try it first-hand by clicking on “Launch Course”. It really is a super entry-level offering for anyone looking to learn more about virtualization.
Some of the features include:
- Easy-to-read course material, divided into sections with graphics.
- Videos that illustrate and reinforce the course material.
- Four (4) new VMware Workstation labs from NETLAB+ that provide hands-on experience
If you want to recommend a course to students so that they can be a Help Desk, Systems Admin, IT support Specialist, or other IT related job, this is the course for them.