TrainSignal Releases VMware Security Design Training

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VMware vSphere Security Design Training teaches students the critical skill of securing a vSphere environment.

TrainSignal Inc, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of the new VMware vSphere Security Design Training.

VMware is the world leader in computer virtualization. The VMware suite of products allows companies to create multiple virtual servers on a single physical server computer. Companies can pool the resources of multiple physical server machines and share them across multiple virtual servers. This virtualization allows businesses to utilize more power on their servers and maximize their return on investment.

The VMware vSphere virtualization platform is widely used in companies of all sizes. VMware claims that 100 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies run VMware. The VMware vSphere platform offers an array of integrated virtualization products that allows businesses to utilize the technologies they need. Of course, no matter what the products, a company's data must be secure.

David Davis, TrainSignal’s vSphere instructor, said, "Virtualization has really changed how administrators deal with information security. If you're using VMware or other virtualization products, you really need to reevaluate how you're managing security in your organization. This course will help vSphere admins ensure they are securing their virtualization infrastructure the right way while utilizing the best security tools out there."

The VMware Security Design Training course covers topics including, concepts of information security and risk management, how virtualization affects security, guidelines and best practices for securing a virtual environment, securing virtual machines, and configuration and change management.

"I think of this training as a good security primer. It will help vSphere admins take advantage of all of the security features available to them, including some very useful third-party tools. I'm always surprised at how many admins are just not aware of even the native security features in vSphere. This course definitely addresses that in that it's very comprehensive, and very hands on as well," said, Lane Leverett, one of TrainSignal's vSphere Security instructors.

Instructor Leverett has worked in the IT industry for over 13 years and holds numerous technology certifications including VCDX3 and VCDX4, VCAP4-DCD, VCA4-DT, VCP3, VCP4, MCSE, CCNA, DCUCD, and DCUCI. He has spent the past six years as a consultant integrating, designing and architecting VMware Infrastructure, Cisco and HP networking, and EMC, NetApp, HP and IBM storage solutions for customers. He currently works for ENS Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer. In 2010, Lane was awarded the title of VCDX3 #53, one of the few people in the world to hold this title.

Jason Nash joins Leverett as an instructor for this course. Nash has over 15 years of industry experience and is currently the Data Center Solutions Principal at Varrow. His certifications include VCDX #49, VCP4, CISSP, RHCE and CCNP. He has published several books on networking, Windows and Linux. Nash was designated a vExpert by VMware and holds a BS in Networking Technology and an MS in Information Security.

The two instructors provide 22 lessons across two DVDs totaling nearly 12 hours of total instruction. In addition, students get a PDF file of all instructor notes alleviating the need to take notes while trying to focus on the lessons.

Although TrainSignal ships courseware worldwide for free, students need not wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail. Students receive instant online access to all course materials. Training session files come in multiple formats including iPod Video, MP3 audio, WMV and high-quality AVI files ensuring compatibility with virtually any device.

Students seeking to obtain certification will find that the material presented in the course covers section seven of the VCAP-DCA exam blueprint: Section 7 – Secure a vSphere Environment. However, the security issues covered in the course are important for any administrator managing a virtual environment.

"This course will benefit the day-to-day vSphere admin who wants to understand the security features and functionalities of vSphere, as well as someone who is preparing for the VCAP-DCA exam, since it focuses on covering section seven of the exam. If you're under HIPPA or PCI or if you simply have a security policy in place and you're using VMware products then you'll gain a lot of value from this course,” said Jason Nash.

The VCAP-DCA Training course is offered for $397 as a standalone course, or as part of Train Signal's vSphere VCAP Training Package. Like all Train Signal offerings, the course is covered by Train Signal's 90-Day Total Experience Guarantee.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today’s competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training, and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit http://www.trainsignal.com.

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