IT pros do not see eye to eye when it comes to virtualization training and certificates. Some admins see a certificate as validation of their knowledge, and some employers require employees to pass certain exams. Still, other industry pros do not believe a certification is as valuable as firsthand experience. Despite the split in opinions, the virtualization certification market continues to expand and evolve in step with the technology.
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Both VMware and Microsoft have recently amended their lists of virtualization certificates to include more areas of specialization. In addition, vendors and third parties alike have responded to the increased interest in cloud computing and developed training and certificate programs.
Take this quiz on the latest developments to virtualization training and certificates. You may be surprised by what you don't know.
This was first published in March 2013