On January 17th, I completed my VMware recertification. Just a few days later, VMware announced it’s new recertification policy, leaving out the mandatory two years recertification requirement. On March 1st, I received the following message from VMware; “As it’s been communicated with our recent changes to the VMware recertification policies, we have identified you as completing your Certification requirements by completing the Expired Recertification Path within the last six months. As a token of appreciation for the extra time and effort it involved, we are providing you a free one-year premium license to the VMware Learning Zone.”
For some reason that also reminded me of the past, after successfully passing a VMware VCP exam, you received an envelope with the certificate and a one-year license for VMware Workstation by mail.
So time to redeem my free one-year premium license and share my first experiences.