TrainSignal Releases VMware View 5 Essentials Training

TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their VMware View 5 Essentials Training course.

The newest VMware course from TrainSignal teaches a beginner in virtualization how to install, configure and maintain a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). While this is an essentials course, students can expect to finish the course with a working knowledge of View components, virtualization using ThinApp, and everything necessary for using VMware View 5 on the job, on a regular basis.

By centralizing end-user desktops as virtual machines, VMware View allows for better, more efficient management of VDI with the potential for drastic reductions in support costs. The course covers new features that come with VMware View 5, including one lesson dedicated to demonstrating how to upgrade to View 5 from previous versions.

Students will find a range of topics for learning what is new in View 5 and how to manage virtual desktops:

  • Persona Management
  • PCoIP Optimization
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting View
  • Virtualizing Applications with ThinApp

Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the different components of View and how to install them. Managing user profiles and data, location-based printing setup, and maintaining pools are each covered in distinct, individual lessons.

Since this is an essentials course, the successful student only needs experience managing desktop operating systems with Active Directory, and a basic understanding of a vSphere environment. These prerequisites are not required to take the course, but may prove helpful as the course utilizes vSphere 5 with shared storage in a Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory environment.

There are two instructors for VMware View 5 Essentials Training, virtualization experts Brian Knudtson and Lane Leverett. Lane Leverett (VCDX #53, VCAP4-DCD, VCA4-DT, VCP4-DT) has over 13 years of experience as a server, network and virtualization engineer. Lane currently implements and designs VMware infrastructure, Cisco networking, and various storage solutions. He contributed to vSphere Security Design Training for TrainSignal, and has lasting passion for evangelizing the benefits of virtualization while helping customers as a senior systems engineer.

Brian Knudtson (Quadruple VCP, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP4-DCD, VCA4-DT, VCP4-DT) is a co-founder of the Omaha VMware User Group, and has also sat on VMware’s Partner Technical Advisory Board. With over 10 years of experience in IT, Brian has also received the vExpert award. He has concentrated on virtualization technology for the majority of his career, and writes for TechTarget,, and his personal blog.

The VMware View Training course contains 15 lessons in nearly 8 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 2 DVDs of video lessons. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after signing up for the course, ensuring instant access.

VMware View 5 Training is available for just $397. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based “Total Experience” training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today’s competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training and more.