Monday, March 24, 2014

Malaysia One of First to Offer Full Range of VMware Certifications Globally

New VMware Data Centre Virtualisation certification to be added to MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programme

Kuala Lumpur, 24 March, 2014 — VMware and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today announced that Malaysia will offer a full range of VMware Data Centre Virtualisation Certifications.

The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification will be added into the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programme. The programme aims to help enhance the skills of Malaysian professionals in the ICT industry. Other VMware certifications available as part of the programme include VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP). Since the introduction of VMware Data Centre Virtualisation certifications, there are more than 1,000 VMware Certified professionals in Malaysia.

The decision to introduce the VMware certification complements MDeC’s efforts towards becoming a developed high-income digital economy nation via the National ICT Initiative – MSC Malaysia and the National Digital Economy Initiative – Digital Malaysia by year 2020. Participants of the programme will be able to realise subsidised training course and certification fees, as well as receive the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) incentive, which will be reimbursed to companies and individuals who pass the required certification examinations. The net fee inclusive of the MSC Malaysia MyProCert incentive will see savings of up to RM4,480 from the training course and certification fee.

Laurence Si, country manager of VMware Malaysia, said, “Local talent with the necessary skills to deploy VMware leading solutions are in high demand, and Malaysia being the one of the first to offer the full range of VMware Data Centre Virtualisation Certifications globally is significant. We are committed to collaborating closely with MDeC to introduce more of these courses to IT professionals in Malaysia and to equip them with the relevant technical skills to help develop Malaysia’s digital economy.”

“MDeC is proud that Malaysia is one of the first to offer the full range of VMware Data Centre Virtualisation certifications globally. The VMware certifications are a timely and strategic addition to the training programmes offered to our ICT professionals, as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to fulfil the demands of the world-class companies that Malaysia attracts,” said Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, chief executive officer of MDeC.

Through the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programme, VMware works with MDeC to offer world-class training and certification designed to validate and recognise IT professionals with the technical capabilities and real-world experience needed to effectively design, install, deploy, manage, and support VMware solutions. Achieving a VMware certification validates an employee’s technical capabilities and expertise in virtualisation and distinguishes them in the job market. VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Data Centre Virtualisation (VCDX5 - DCV) - is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and is a globally recognised certification for professionals in the data centre industry.

“As more companies in Malaysia adopt virtualisation and cloud computing in their journey towards becoming a Software-Defined Enterprise, we anticipate the popularity of the certifications to increase as organisations will require the skills and knowledge of these data centre experts,” added Si.

Below are the course details for the various VMware Data Centre certifications:
Course Title
Discounted MyProCert pricing (with Exam)
MDEC MyProCert Incentive (Upon certified)
Net Fee for Company/
VMware vSphere : Install, Configure and Manage
5 Days
MYR 6800
MYR 3500
MYR 3300
VMware vSphere : Troubleshooting Workshop
5 Days
MYR 8550
MYR 3500
MYR 5050
VMware vSphere : Fast Track
5 Days
MYR 12400
MYR 3500
MYR 8900
VMware vSphere : Design Workshop
3 Days
MYR 6235
MYR 1780
MYR 4455
Vmware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
5 Days
MYR 10395
MYR 2240
MYR 8155
VCDX Defense Exam
1 Day
MYR 4987
MYR 2000
MYR 2987

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