VMware vExpert for the First time…

VMware vExpert for the First time…
Yesterday, VMware announced the VMware vExpert for the year 2017, I’m glad to say that my name is also there and I’m really excited with this award as this is the first time I got this award from VMware. 

VMware vExpert 2017

You can find all the VMware vExperts for 2017 here .

Those who are new to this and those who are not aware of this VMware vExpert programe, I would like share the overview of this from this post. There are many posts on the way while I’m working with a busy schedule but I think it is great to give the background, overview and the importance of this program as a Virtualization geek.

What is this VMware vExpert ?

The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards.

How to obtain this vExpert Award ?

“If you are interested in becoming a vExpert the criteria is simple. We are looking for IT Professionals who are sharing their VMware knowledge and contributing that back to the community. The see the term “giving back” as defined as going above and beyond your day job. There are several ways to share your knowledge and engage with the community. Some of those activities are blogging, book authoring, magazine articles, CloudCred task writing, active in facebook groups, forum (VMTN as well as other non VMware) platforms, public speaking, VMUG leadership, videos and so on.”

How to Apply and become a vExpert ?

“The process to apply is easy, twice per calendar year we open applications for a period of 30 days. Once the 30 days are over we close the applications and move into voting mode which takes 45 to 60 days. Applications open for each calendar year are opened in November and results are announced in early February. We open applications again which we refer to 2nd half applications in June with an August announcement. Every vExpert, VCDX as well as any new applicants must apply at least once per year.”

What are the benefits as a vExpert ?

  • Invite to VMware private #Slack channel
  • vExpert certificate signed by our CEO Pat Gelsinger.
  • Private forums on communities.vmware.com
  • Permission to use the vExpert logo on cards, website, etc for one year
  • Access to a private directory for networking, etc
  • Exclusive gifts from various VMware partners
  • Private webinars with VMware partners as well as NFR’s
  • Access to private betas (subject to admission by beta teams)
  • 365-day eval licenses for most products for home lab / cloud providers
  • Private pre-launch briefings via our blogger briefing pre-VMworld (subject to admission by product teams)
  • Blogger early access program for vSphere and some other products
  • Opportunity to receive a free blogger pass to VMworld US or VMworld Europe (limited to 50 for US and 35 for EU)
  • Featured in a public vExpert online directory
  • Access to vetted VMware & Virtualization content for your social channels
  • Yearly vExpert parties at both VMworld US and VMworld Europe events
  • Identification as a vExpert at both VMworld US and VMworld EU

 So, this is a great recognition for my career and personally I’m a VMware lover and there are lots of things to learn by doing things.

Thank You very much VMware for giving me this opportunity. ..!!!. Now I’m a vExpert …… this is “A Small Step to a Giant Leap”.

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  1. meghanasmiley03 Avatar

    Nice information about vmware, i am looking to make my career through vmware, can u please share more information about vmware, so that it is easy for me to find vmware jobs in hyderabad location

  2. Aruna Lakmal Avatar


    I'm not quite sure about your background and I believe you have a strong background about VMware technologies and certifications. I would suggest you take advanced level certificates if you don't have one.

    Also you can check https://careers.vmware.com/search-jobs url to seek jobs at VMware.

    Anyway, Thank you very much for your comment. Let me know if I can help you with anything.

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