Associate of Applied Science
VMWare Certified Professional
Operating system virtualization has become a critical part of Information Technology tools for the enterprise. As computer hardware prices have decreased and performance and security concerns of IT professionals have increased, virtualization has become the core of the enterprise IT infrastructure. Enterprise sized companies are increasingly looking for employees who can create, maintain and administer these virtual environments. The VMware Certified Professional program gives students the skills and training needed to successfully install, configure, manage and administer virtualization platforms using VMware vSphere. This program is taught under the auspices of the VMware IT Academy, using curriculum developed by VMware Educational Services. Students work on virtualized laboratory platforms that duplicate the environment they will find in the workplace, giving them invaluable practical experience. Courses in this program satisfy the classroom lab requirement for obtaining the VMware Certified Professional certification. In addition, students are given instruction in the administration of Windows and Linux server operating systems, providing additional skills valuable to employers.