Virtualization/Private Cloud Center

Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant, San Antonio College created an Enhanced Skills Certificate in Server Virtualization/Private Clouds

The San Antonio College (SAC) Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) created an Enhanced Skills Certificate in Server Virtualization to increase the number of technicians who enter the Information Technology (IT) workforce with competencies in server virtualization and cloud computing. Courses teach students to install, configure and manage private computing clouds using Microsoft Hyper

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[08/01/16]   Virtualization/Private Cloud classes start this fall at San Antonio College. Microsoft Virtualization/Private Cloud and VMware

[01/20/15]   Virtualization/Private Cloud classes start this week at San Antonio College. Microsoft Virtualization/Private Cloud and OpenStack.

[12/04/14]   Need more information about the Virtualization/Private Cloud courses at San Antonio College? Low cost training in Microsoft, VMware, and OpenStack.

Attend the open house on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:00 - 3:00 in the Private Cloud room (NTC310) in the Nail Technical Center. Enter SAC at Park Street off of San Pedro Avenue and enter parking lot 22.

[12/04/14]   VMware training for as little as $219!
With more than 500,000 customers and used by 99% of Fortune 500 companies, VMware® allows companies to maximize their Information Technology hardware utilization while reducing their infrastructure costs. Advance your skills in VMware® by taking San Antonio College’s Implementing VMware Virtualization Version 5.5. Learn VMware® in a 64 hour course in a face-to-face instruction format that allows students to work on actual hardware for hands-on labs in the classroom. Some of the topics covered include:
• Installing VMware ESXi & vCenter Server
• vSphere Update Manager and the vCenter Support Tools
• Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks & Storage Devices
• Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity
• Securing VMware vSphere
• Creating and Managing VMs, Templates, and vApps
• Automating VMware vSphere

VMware® is used by over 94% of customers to run production environments. Customers are relying on virtualization to run their day-to-day server operations. Having the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues and bring systems back online as quickly as possible is critical for companies.

Students learn VMware® at a pace that facilitates learning in a lower student to instructor ratio compared to other training environments. For as little as $219, after completion of the course students will receive a test voucher for 70% off the certification test for VCP5-DCV. This is a savings of $157.50 at the current certification price of $225. This allows students to obtain VMware® training and certification for as little as $286.50.

About the Instructor:
George Minitch (VCP5-DCV) has over 20 years of experience in the information technology (IT). Starting his IT experience in the Unites States Navy, Mr. Minitch has continued to support both small and Fortune 500 companies. Working with VMware® for over 9 years, Mr. Minitch brings his experience to SAC, offering real world scenarios in the classroom. He holds a BBA from the UTSA and an MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word.

[11/29/14]   Test Drive the Microsoft Private Cloud is shipping at Amazon now. Get your copy and start building your private cloud.

[11/24/14]   If you’re a future cloud administrator who’s been tasked with implementing and maintaining your company’s Microsoft® private cloud, this course is just the tool you need. This course will help you create a “proof of concept” private cloud and teach you to implement and evaluate the Microsoft private cloud for your organization. With a strong focus on usability and hands-on experience, this course will give you the key skills you need to make the most of Microsoft® private cloud technologies including:
• Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V virtualization
• System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2
• Fabric resources
• Virtual machine networks
• iSCSI Target Server
• Hyper-V Failover Clusters
• Self-Service User Roles
• System Center App Controller (SCAC) 2012 R2
• PowerShell 4.0
By the end of the course at San Antonio College, you will have learned to put in place a high-availability cluster to support a Microsoft private cloud. ITNW 2371 Implementing Microsoft Virtualization will teach you the private cloud computing skills you will need now and in the future. This 64-hour course is available for as little as $219.

About the Instructor:
Ron Carswell has more than 20 years of computer experience with both small and large organizations, and is professor emeritus at San Antonio College, where he has instructed students in Microsoft Server Administration and other courses for numerous years. Professor Carswell has authored or coauthored a number of successful books on Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows servers, Parallel Operating Systems with Windows and Linux, Virtual PC and Virtual Server, and C++ and other related computing topics. His current book is Test Drive the Microsoft Private Clouds Professor Carswell holds a BBA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Baylor University. He has also earned A+, Network+, CTT+, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, and MCITP certifications.


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