First I must start by apologizing to those of you who watchmy blog regularly for my lack of posts lately. Not that it really has affected your life in any negative way, but Istill feel bad since I view it as a commitment that I’ve failed to maintain.
Obviously writing for TechTarget has taken some of the steamout of this blog, but the thing that has really hurt the blog lately is mylatest project: writing and recording the VMwareView Administration Training video training series for TrainSignal. This series is dedicated to the installation,configuration and management of VMware View. It also covers all the topics needed to study for VMware’s new VCA4-DTcertification.
I took the beta version of the VCA4-DT exam at VMware’sPartner Exchange conference back in February. Afterwards, I was discussing it with TrainSignal’sDavid Davis and he mentioned theywere working on a video series aimed at the exam. Since I’ve done a LOT with View in the lastthree years, I offered him any help they might need in building thatcourse. No more than two weeks later, Ireceived a call from TrainSignal asking if I would be interested in putting thecourse together myself. What an honor toget the entire thing tossed to you!
My biggest concern was the amount of time creating an 8-10hour video training series would take, but after discussions with my wife, wedecided it was a worthwhile endeavor, so I signed on the dotted line.
After almost 3 months of long nights and a few PTO days fromthe day job, the video is now off to the presses and will be officiallyreleased on July 6th! You can view a sample of the series here on YouTube.
I’ve done it on Twitter already, but I want to send myspecial thanks to David Davisfor helping arrange this opportunity, MattElias for offering it to me and to Brian Green who had to wadethrough way more hours of video than I care to remember.
It was definitely a rewarding experience, one that I hope tobe invited back to do again. If you getthe opportunity to view any of these videos, please let me know what you think.