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Malaysia in vanguard of global certifications, say VMware, MDeC

AvantiKumar | April 1, 2014
The full range of VMware certifications, which includes the new data centre virtualisation course, is now part of the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programme, said MDeC CEO Datuk Badlisham Ghazali.

Laurence Si - VMware Malaysia modified

Photo - Laurence Si, Country Manager, VMware Malaysia.


According to virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware and Malaysia's national ICT agency MDeC, Malaysia is among the first in the world to offer the full range of VMware certifications including the new data centre virtualisation course.

The move to introduce VMware certification is part of MDeC [Multimedia Development Corporation] plans to help Malaysia become a high-income digital economy nation through the national ICT initiatives, MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia, said MDeC chief executive officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali.

"MDeC is proud that Malaysia is one of the first to offer the full range of VMware Data Centre Virtualisation certifications globally," said Badlisham. "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."

He said that through the MSC [Multimedia Supercorridor] 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.

Badlisham said that 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.

The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification will be added into the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programme, he said. The programme will help enhance the skills of Malaysian professionals in the ICT industry.

Other VMware certifications available as part of the programme includes 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.

High demand for local skilled talent

VMware Malaysia country manager, Laurence Si, 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," said Si.

"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," he said.

For further details of the VMware certifications, please visit ·MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI).


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