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Congratulations to this sites vExperts 2013

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by SimonD, May 29, 2013.

  1. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Chaps,

    I want to give a big shout out to TheProf and Craigie for achieving their VMware vExpert this year. For those of you who don't know, VMware award the vExpert award to individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.

    With their blogs they have managed to achieve something that is actually quite difficult to do, this year there was in excess of 1000 submissions for the vExpert award but only 580 were actually awarded.

    Well done guys and keep up the good work :)

    Simon (vExpert 2012\2013 as well)
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  2. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Well done guys. Keep up the good work!

    :beers2
     
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  3. Dazzo

    Dazzo Byte Poster

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    Congrats to all! :slidedrin
     
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats all, thoroughly deserved, keep up the good work.

    also I don't think some links would go a miss for those that missed them :)
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  5. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    well done guys and thanks for your help
     
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    WIP: CISSP
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats, don't you two start to think you can charge now for the advice that you give here :cheeseyg
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  7. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks Simon, great to see three of us made it.

    However, it was a close call for Dales, shame he missed it :(
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Thanks guys! As Cragie already mentioned, I am too glad all three of us made it... As for Dales, I know he'll get the next one, the man is a guru!

    @wagnerk, I will only charge an initial fee and waive the rest :twisted:
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
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  9. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes Well done chaps really happy for you. I wasn't expecting it to be honest as most of my work has been Citrix based for over a year so not too much blogging going on around VMware but it was worth a punt.

    But again great job guys!
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    vExperts - could I ask for some advice please? I'm finally starting to think seriously about sharing my experiences in work, advancing my career etc which has got me wondering, when do you submit a request to be considered a vExpert guys? I wouldn't blog just for that but I want to test myself and a reason to keep up the work rate, such as the vExpert, could be good for me. Any advice would be much appreciated, cheers, James
     
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  11. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    The vExpert award is given to individuals who contribute to the VMware virtualization community. It can be through blogs, forums, or through teaching, etc... Usually the nominations start sometime around March I believe and they measure your contributions for the past year, so if you're going to be applying for vExpert next March of 2014, you'd be measured on your contributions for the year 2013 up until December 31st I believe.

    I would suggest that if you're looking to apply for the vExpert next year, you should start preparing for it now with things like blog posts, forum contributions, etc.

    It's also nice to get to know some people that are like you and me in the same industry through twitter. Definitely worth having the connections.

    Hope this helps :)
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
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  12. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    ^^^^ What that man said, although to be fair if you're looking for vExpert 2014 then you should have been blogging since the start of the year (as it's supposed to be for the previous years content).

    Definitely get to know the people in the know, there are loads of great blogs and twitter conversations out there and partaking in them gets you noticed.

    You need to have decent blogging content, be a face at things like VMUG's and vForum etc, don't be scared of talking to people on Twitter (and taking the piss out of them if required) and make friends.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  13. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks very much gentlemen. I will get on board with "the twitter" as oldies call it. I've got an account but thats about it. Based on your sound advice I think I will start to increase my online presence on twitter and the many well known blogs etc with a view to typing up some of the weirder fixes and issues I've resolved. I think I'll start to document some of the things I've worked on like vCloud, handy tips or what have you. 1st of Jan I will get a domain name and get cracking. I would imagine having vExpert on your CV stands you in very good stead with present and future employers...?

    I need to get two HP Mico's too. I'm still only running the one HP ML115 :( It's enough for my 2012 studies for now at least. Oh one quick question while I have you please? I can access most of the downloads on the VMware site to get my trials. Does anyone know, can you get SRM as a trial? I can't seem to find it. I've never used it to be honest. A customer somewhere in my company must have it so I'll ask around, see if I can get a look at it but it would be good to trial it at home
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV

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