VMware has its roots in academia and continues to provide a number of resources to support educational institutions worldwide.
Two different programs have been created to make VMware software products available to universities, colleges and other educational institutions, with each program being tailored to a specific type of institution. Those programs are the VMware Academic Program software licensing subscription, and the VMware IT Academy.
- VMware Academic Program Software Licensing
The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a broad initiative that advances VMware’s strategic objectives by creating and sustaining relationships with the global higher education community. The primary focus of VMAP’s efforts is collaborative research, and engagement with the research community, but the Program also supports broad access to VMware software by any eligible department of a degree-granting higher education institution (college, university or equivalent). Click here for more details.
- VMware IT Academy
VMware designed the IT Academy Program to introduce students to VMware technologies and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study. VMware provides selected academic institutions with course materials developed by VMware. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional-DCV status and many other VMware certifications. Click here for more details.
Notes & References
Many users of the VMAP Software Licensing program ask us about how they can most effectively use vSphere in their classroom, especially given the limitations on license keys provided under the Licensing program. It helps to understand the purpose of the licensing program, and some examples of creative ways to use licenses follow.
Please use the ‘Comments’ box below to submit questions about the VMAP licensing program, VMware IT Academy, or other educational resources.