vExpert Resources & Benefits

VMware vExpert Resources & Benefits
VMware vExpert 2015
I’m extremely proud and honored to be part of the elite group and the vExpert family, been awarded the vExpert title for the year 2014and 2015. 
The annual VMware vExperttitle is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the VMware community over the last few years. The title is awarded to individuals for their commitment in sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technology above and beyond their job requirements.
You can apply for the vExpert program using 3 different paths:
Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.

Customer Path

The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path

The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.
Resources:
vExpert benefits from the vendors
Vendor (Software/Goodie)
Link
Pluralsight (Free subscription for one year)
Login VSI
Veeam
Datacore
Solarwinds
Symantec
Royal TS/X
Proximal Data
Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager
HP Storage (StoreVirtual VSA)
Darren Woollard
URL Shorten Tool: http://vexpert.me/vexpertme and vExpert Stickerhttp://vexpert.me/wordcloud
Liquidware Labs
ControlUp
Naviko Backup
Nexenta
KEMP Technologies
DoubleCloud (ICE)
Free Standard License for vExperts, e-mail steve@doublecloud.org.  Details here
SMS PASSCODE
Synergy software