VMUG Advantage Membership

VMUG Advantage

VMUG Advantage is the best way to gain the technical skills to accelerate your success with exclusive access to 365-day evaluation licenses for 15+ VMware solutions, 20-35% discounts on VMware training and certifications, a discount off VMworld registration and more!
***NEW EVALExperience License: VMware vSphere with VMware Tanzu Basic

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20-35% off Training Discounts
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New to Advantage EVALExperience: VMware Cloud Foundation™

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is an integrated software platform that automates the deployment and lifecycle management of a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) on a standardized hyper-converged architecture. This complete SDDC solution includes, vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and the vRealize Suite. VCF is the fastest path to building a hybrid cloud. Installing VCF into your lab you will quickly see the powerful automation built into the SDDC manager, making it easy to deploy, create, expand, patch, upgrade, delete, entire workload domains with just a few simple clicks.


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VMUG Advantage provides members exclusive development opportunities with 365-day access to VMware solutions, discounted training, certification opportunities and more.



365-day evaluation license for 15+ VMware solutions like vSAN, NSX, and vCenter. These are to be used for personal use in a non-production environment.

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20% off VMware Training Courses

Gain the knowledge and skills required to utilize your VMware tools to their fullest functionality. By leveraging VMware Education delivered by expert instructors, you will achieve deeper product insight and hear real-world best practices. Check out a list of eligible courses. Advantage members receive: 
20% off VMware On-Demand Courses
20% off VMware Instructor-led Courses

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20-35% off VMware Certification & Subscriptions

VMware offers world-class certifications recognized by the industry to validate and distinguish the technical competencies and expertise needed to install, manage, deploy and support VMware software. Advantage members receive: 
20% off all VMware Certification Exams
*excludes Delta exams, VCDX exams, and VMUG Advantage discount cannot be combined with other exams credits
* includes VCTA Exams

35% off Premium Learning Subscriptions

VMware Certifications


35% off VMware Certification Prep

VMware Advantage Members save 35% off VMware Exam Preparation Workshop: Network Virtualization Certified Professional (VCP-NV). This 4-hour training course focuses on preparing a candidate to take the VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization exam. The workshop includes an overview of the certification program, tips for preparing for the exam, an in-depth review of each of the objectives on the exam and sample questions broken down in video segments by a VMware Certified Instructor.

VCP-NV Workshops


35% off VMware Lab Connect

VMware Lab Connect™ is a self-paced, technical training lab designed to enhance your learning experience. This VMware cloud-based on-demand, multi-platform lab environment extends the classroom experience so you can practice the skills learned from the instructor-led training class.

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Discounted pricing is available for students and veterans. For more information, please contact advantage@vmug.com

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