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Earn your Dell EMC VMware Co-Skilled Digital Badge

Kei Tsuda By Kei Tsuda Director, Customer Programs and Marketing Dell EMC Education Services August 25, 2017

In 2016, Dell EMC began offering Digital Badges as a way for our global learners to validate their knowledge on Data Center Modernization, IT Transformation, and more. Similarly, VMware adopted Digital Badging to recognize talent through secure, verifiable digital credentials that represent knowledge, skill, achievement, and contribution.

Now, Dell EMC is pleased to partner on VMware’s first Co-Skilled digital badge:

Dell EMC VMware Co-Skilled – VxRail 2017.

vmw-vxrail-badge-color-digital-final-hi-res_352x352-170x170This digital badge validates that those who earn it know how to simplify IT operations and extend their VMware environments through a fully optimized hyper-converged Dell EMC VxRail Appliance.

To achieve this Co-Skilled credential, technical professionals are required to have successfully completed Dell EMC VxRail Appliance training and earned VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) or VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV) certification.

This is a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to demonstrate your expanding knowledge and skillset and increase your value to your organization as a trusted advisor.

Earn your Dell EMC VMware Co-Skilled – VxRail 2017 digital badge today.

What is a Digital Badge?

More reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate, this no-cost offer enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. Additional information about VMware Digital Badges can be found in this VMware blog post.

Where can I find Dell EMC VxRail Appliance training?

Dell EMC Education Services offers courses that will help you gain the skills you need to manage and monitor a VxRail system. Find VxRail courses here.

Dell EMC Education Services at VMWorld

The Dell EMC and VMware co-skilled badge will be launched on Aug 28, 2017 at VMWorld. If you are going to the event in Las Vegas or in Barcelona, you can join us for a technical overview of VxRail Appliance and how a hyper-converged infrastructure and VMware vSAN helps IT organizations to transform their data centers. We will explore system architecture, components, use cases, features and management options and more.

Twitter Image - VMworld Realize ThemeEducation Services will be offering certification exams at VMWorld and has some attractive offers on exams taken at the event (50% discount) and taken after the event (25% discount).

Stay tuned for more…

Education Services is planning to introduce co-skilled digital badges for VxBlock and more. Stay tuned for details as they become available.

Kei Tsuda

About Kei Tsuda


Director, Customer Programs and Marketing Dell EMC Education Services

Kei has been with Dell EMC since 1999. He started his career in Japan and served as a presales professional, enabling sales in financial sector and supported channel partners including Dell Japan. In 2001, he took the opportunity to lead and established EMC Japan training center to serve all audiences with their training needs. In 2003 he brought his regional business execution experience to the US to help expand the global Education Services business.

In the US, Kei has taken on various leadership roles to drive the expansion of Dell Education Services business across presales, global services partner enablement, portfolio management, to the current focus on customer programs and marketing.

In recent years, Kei has started to share with his peers (including customers and partner) the best practices for learning program execution. The following 3 key ideas are at the center of his engagement practice to help realize the full potential of learning in today’s transformational work environment.

1. Always see things from the learners’ view - not from the program providers’ view
2. Come up with a learning execution strategy – not just a learning strategy
3. Explore multiple ways to drive learning activities as everyone learns differently

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3 thoughts on “Earn your Dell EMC VMware Co-Skilled Digital Badge

  1. It appears that a pre-requisite for this is either:
    VMware Certified Professional 6-Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) or
    VMware Certified Professional 6.5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV).

    Both of these require 6 months of vSphere experience.

    That seems to limit the number of us’ns that could even qualify for this badge. Or am I missing something?

    • Hi Warren, you are not mistaken. The prerequisites are VCP credentials along with a record of VxRail training completion. As you pointed out, it requires some amount of time/effort investment to earn this co-skilled credential and that brings the inherent value in the industry.
      I know the team involved in implementing co-skilled badge program is interested in exploring additional combinations of technologies and expertise. Do you carry any certification for Dell Technologies products and solutions? What technologies and certifications would you combine next?