Not a long time ago it was VMware’s intention to make the new VMware PKS Solution Competency available. As of yesterday VMware started to put the partner enablement path in place on Partner University for partners who want to get ready.

VMware offers comprehensive cloud-native solutions across the stack from infrastructure to application to help enterprises build, run and manage modern applications with productivity, security and efficiency. Cloud-native technologies provide resiliency and auto-scaling through the use of microservices – modular applications that can be deployed, updated, scaled, and restarted without impact to the system or end users. Enterprises and service providers can deliver superior customer experiences 24×7.

In a digital world, businesses need to move quickly to increase customer acquisition and retention. By building and deploying cloud-native applications, IT can make quick updates and enhancements – so your business can deliver products and services at a more competitive pace.

This means for those partners who want to get started, here are the two new accreditations:

VMware Sales Professional – Cloud Native Applications (VSP-CNA)
VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Cloud Native Applications (VTSP-CNA)

While the new Solution Competency is not made available yet, it wil most likely be build up by other components which make the competency complete:

NSX-T Install, Configure, Manage (ICM)
VMware Network Virtualization Technical Certification (VCP-NV)
PKS Install, Configure, Manage (ICM) (coming soon)

The VMware Sales Professional – Cloud Native Applications (VSP-CNA) accreditation can be achieved by completing:

VSP-CNA 2018 – Containers, Kubernetes, and Cloud Native Technology
VSP-CNA 2018 – VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Overview
VSP-CNA 2018 – How to Identify a PKS Sales Opportunity
VSP – CNA (Cloud Native Applications 2018) Test

The VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Cloud Native Applications (VTSP-CNA) accreditation can be achieved by completing:

VTSP-CNA 2018 – Introduction to VMware Cloud-Native Applications
VTSP-CNA 2018 – VMware Cloud-Native Applications Fundamentals
VTSP-CNA 2018 – Technically Selling VMware Cloud-Native Applications
VTSP-CNA 2018 – Cloud Native Applications 2018 Assessment

And again, another 600 points can be earned towards the leaderboard, and to receive credit for completing the accreditations and achievements, remember to subscribe first.

Happy learning.

Arjan Bodde

(*) Source: VMware Partner University.

Arjan Bodde

Author Arjan Bodde

My experience in ICT goes back to 1988, in the begining of this century I was grabbed by partitioning and virtualisation on IBM systems. From 2008 when I saw the maturity of the VMware enterprise products I started to specialize in x86 virtualization. I flourish in enterprise environments where high availability is key.

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8 November 2018

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