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VMware Bows Global Education

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced new educational services and certification programs designed to help IT professionals build world-class virtual environments. The programs are designed for varied positions, including systems administrators, design architects, operators and managers who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills of VMware Infrastructure for datacenter and desktop environments. New education offerings include the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) and Live Online and Flex Online courses.

The VMware Education Program accelerates instruction and research in the rapidly expanding area of virtualized infrastructure by providing IT professionals with the knowledge necessary to deploy the virtualization technologies most widely used in commercial production environments. Educational courses for VMware products are available in over 60 countries, at over 300 training locations and in over 35 languages, through VMware and VMware Authorized Training Centers (VATC).

New to the education offerings are Live Online and Flex Online courses, available for the VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure” course, one of three courses that serve as a requirement to become a VMware Certified Professional. In the increasingly costly travel climate, Live Online and Flex Online provides students with a variety of options to help them decide how, when and where to attend their courses.

“Authorized VMware training is the fastest growing part of our portfolio and we're seeing huge demand from our customers for all the courses we offer. Virtualization is having a massive impact on the IT market, so being able to offer Authorized Training and Certification is hugely important for us,” said Leigh Lovering, director, QA-IQ, a leading UK VATC. “We expect the number of students we train in 2008 to be over a 500% increase on 2007, and the first six months is already showing that we are well on the way to achieving that target.”

VMware Inc.