VMware Training – Awesome Value

Authorised VMware Vsphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage training course.

VMware vSphere Training Courses in London – from £999 all inclusive and 70% off the exam

Yes, that’s right! We have made  getting your VCP certification more affordable than ever before. All of our courses are classroom based and instructor-led. Based on official evaluation scores from our classes, here’s what our students have to say:

Accredited VMware vSphere training

I took my VCP exam yesterday and passed it with 467 [out of 500] marks and I am writing to thank you for all your help and support on achieving my VCP. (Dilan Siriwardena)


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Dedicated Student Equipment Pods

To give you the best possible exposure to VMware technologies, each student will receive a pod consisting of:

  • 2 x ESXi 5.5 hypervisor
  • 1 x SAN/NAS server
  • 1 x Windows 2008 Domain Controller
  • 1 x vCenter Server Appliance 5.5
  • 1 x vCenter 5.5 (Windows)/Update Manager

This self-contained pod of equipment is yours for the duration of the course. Apart from the set labs, you are free to experiment with whatever feature you wish. We also give you a hand with building your own home environment, which can be daunting for first-timers.

We understand that labs can be very time-consuming so we do not abruptly end classes according to the schedules. Your instructor will typically be around 30 minutes before classes begin and up to an hour afterwards.

Class Timings to Suit Working Professionals – learn while you earn

All organisations are facing tremendous pressure to reduce headcount and to do more with less. Losing a valued member of staff for 5 days is not feasible for a lot of companies. If you are a contractor, time off work means lost income. At the Stifford Academy, all our courses are part-time although very intense. Here are your scheduling options:

Option 1

Online & Classroom Combo.

Eight weeks consisting of:

  • Eight evenings (20 hours) and two Saturdays (20 hours)

Total: 40 hours

Live online sessions – one evening/week

Option 2

Classroom Only

Four weeks consisting of:

  • One 10-hour day per week (weekdays only)

Total: 40 hours

Now with remote VPN access for course duration.

What Now?

Find out More

To become more familiar with the course content, take a look at the VMware vSphere 5 Install, Configure, Manage:

Course description
Module breakdown
Course FAQ

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Our main offices are based near the City of London, 20 minutes by foot from Liverpool Street station.

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Course Attendance is Mandatory to get VCP5-DV Qualified

VMware’s requirement is to maintain the integrity of their qualification, to try and produce VCPs that have hands-on experience. VMware is trying not to repeat the mistakes of other big-name vendors whose excellent qualifications have lost a lot of their value through “brain dumping”. Our official VMware training course qualifies you to take the official exam and once you pass, become a VCP5-DV (Datacenter Virtualization).

A member of VMWare’s certification team writes:

VMware requires class in an effort to maintain the integrity of the certification by discouraging “paper” certifications. Other certification programs have had problems with candidates passing exams after having crammed information from a cheat site or other “brain dump.” These candidates rarely have certification worthy knowledge of the product and lower the integrity of the certification and those who have it. By requiring a class we can be assured that all VCPs have a minimum amount of hands on experience with the product. While we hope they would have much more than just then a class’s worth of experience with the product, this is the best way for us to ensure they have some.

Increase your Job Prospects with Official VMware Training

With the Stifford Academy’s VMware training courses, you get much more than the standard read-the-slide courses that we all dread attending. Taught by instructors with current industry knowledge, you will take home tips and tricks from the field, gotchas and best practices. Whether you choose our on-site VMware training courses or the online equivalents, you are are guaranteed to have an intense and interactive learning experience. We do not shy away from questions and encourage our students to participate fully in our training courses.

Free Course Retakes

As long as you have attended our courses in full, you are entitled to retake the same course absolutely free of charge – subject to seat availability. If you want to sharpen your understanding of the entire course or a few topics, as a former student we will allow you the opportunity to re-attend as long as we are still in the same major version of the course. For more information, please see our VMware Training FAQ