As more organisations explore how they could tap into Virtualisation and Cloud Computing capabilities, the demand for IT professionals with skills in these areas grows too.

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Suppose your organisation is in the early stages of exploring tools for virtualisation. In that case, we share insights on how you can discuss this with your leadership team and learning and development manager.

When it comes to your career growth, you need to be persistent. And your persistence is likely to pay off, especially if your professional goals align with the organisation's growth goals.

Managers are often open to discussing career growth and training because of two reasons:

  • Exceptional businesses invest in employee expertise and engagement
    Businesses in Australia focus on retaining the right talent to pursue digital transformation. Creating a culture of learning engagement is critical to this. In an IBM study, 84% of best-performing employees said they received the training they needed.

  • Training reduces employee attrition and its impacts
    Employee attrition goes beyond human resources. It has recruitment costs, and it impacts operations. According to a Harris Poll, 70% of staff members would be at least somewhat likely to leave their current organisations and take a job with one known for investing in employee development and learning.

Having a VMware Cloud Training Conversation with Your Manager

Shirley Arteaga of VMware shares three tips to help you prepare for a conversation with your manager about cloud computing and virtualisation training.

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  1. Be future-focused
    New Year reflections or not, it's good to reflect on the growth opportunities in your role. These can come in the form of virtualisation or cloud migration projects. You can also find these opportunities within your team's structure.

    Great organisations and managers constantly work to identify high-performing individuals who can shape the business in the future.

  2. Look for cross-training opportunities
    Look for areas outside of your specialisation that can complement your current work. Those focused on cloud computing can consider leadership, project management or even cybersecurity courses.

    Cross-training gives you a well-rounded understanding of the problems and the workable solutions.

  3. Get your numbers ready
    With rising costs, managers are keen to ensure they invest time and money in the right priorities. Moreover, they want to ensure that these priorities offer an excellent return on investment (ROI).

    Always align your VMWare cloud training with your organisation's key performance indicators (KPIs). KPIs can include the number of certifications or improved rates of productivity or efficiency in your team. You should also be able to provide details on the cost of training and the potential ROI. This ROI can include improved morale in your team or the ability to step up your virtualisation game or take on more of a specific type of project.

You can get started by creating a bulleted list of points about your personal goals and the business. Create a list based on each tip and validate these with data and research.

Requesting training can seem daunting, especially when budget allocations are involved. But doing your homework can give you the confidence to discuss VMWare cloud training with your manager.

Sign Up for VMware Cloud Training

In making a business case for cloud training, you can include information on the different VMware courses that suit you and your team.

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You can choose from our list of VMware courses. You can grow your skills in making the most out of the VMware platform to deliver better experiences to your external customers and empower your employees to do their best work.

Featured VMware courses at Lumify Work include:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]

This course features intensive hands-on training focusing on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 8, including VMware ESXi 8 and VMware vCenter 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size.

VMware NSX Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

This fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on installing, configuring, and managing a VMware NSX Data Center environment.

VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage

This training collection gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.

VMware Workspace ONE: Deploy and Manage

Learn how to apply the fundamental techniques for launching and maintaining an intelligence-driven, multiplatform endpoint management solution with VMware Workspace ONE® UEM.

VMware Cloud Training with Lumify Work

Lumify Work (previously known as DDLS) offers cloud computing and virtualisation courses to help you step up to the plate and equip you for your selected VMware certifications.

We are proud of our long-standing, strong relationship with VMware. We are the largest VCF Education Delivery Partner in Australia and New Zealand, enabling us to provide quality training in VMware products.

Interest in Virtualisation and Cloud Computing continues to grow as more organisations in different industries and sizes are exploring how they could tap into these capabilities. Learn more when you access our eBook.

Students of our VMware courses also get access to Lumify Plus - an online learning pathway to extend knowledge beyond courses. You can get resources to help you practice what you learned, prepare for the next step on your VMware certification track, and join a community of cloud computing professionals.

Through the Lumify Anywhere platform, students can complete their training from the comfort of their homes, one of our campuses across Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra or Peth - or wherever suits them best. Pursue a globally-renowned VMware certification today.

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