vExpert Award helps me to grow in my career as well as I have connected with champions around the world in vExpert community and got recent updates, technical stuff, new technologies information, etc.
So I will suggest VMware champions to come together in vExpert Slack Community and do share information, be updated with technology and take benefit with NFR Licenses for LAB where they can do practice on VMware & Cloud technology’s products to enhance their skills.
The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap.
The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards.
How to apply for vExpert – vexpert.vmware.com
If you are interested in becoming a vExpert the criteria is simple: blogging, HOL Captains, VMworld Presenters, CTOA Members, book authoring, magazine articles, CloudCred task writing, active in facebook groups, forum (VMTN as well as other non VMware) platforms, public speaking, VMUG leadership, videos and so on.
You can apply for the vExpert program using 4 different paths:
vExpert Program Benefits
# Invite to our private #Slack channel
# vExpert certificate signed by our CEO Pat Gelsinger.
# Private forums on communities.vmware.com.
# Permission to use the vExpert logo on cards, website, etc for one year
# Access to a private directory for networking, etc.
# Exclusive gifts from various VMware partners.
# Private webinars with VMware partners as well as NFRs.
# Access to private betas (subject to admission by beta teams).
# 365-day eval licenses for most products for home lab / cloud providers.
# Private pre-launch briefings via our blogger briefing pre-VMworld
# Blogger early access program for vSphere and some other products.
# Featured in a public vExpert online directory.
# Access to vetted VMware & Virtualization content for your social channels.
# Yearly vExpert parties at both VMworld US and VMworld Europe events.
# Identification as a vExpert at both VMworld US and VMworld EU.
If you have questions about the vExpert program please email vExpert at vmware.com. For the latest vExpert updates, follow @vExpert on Twitter.
Other Links to get NFR
|Altaro||Free Altaro VM Backup NFR license for IT pros|
|Aomei||AOMEI Free Not-For-Resale (NFR) Program|
|ControlUp||ControlUp Free license|
|Devolutions||Devolutions RDM License|
|Easyvirt||DC Scope free license|
|HyTrust||Free HyTrust KeyControl for VMware vExperts https://info.hytrust.com/HyTrust_CloudControl_vExpert_Request|
|LiquidwareLabs||e-mail – email@example.com|
|Nakivo||Free NFR Licenses for VMware Pros|
|Pluralsight||Pluralsight Free Annual Subscription|
|Royal TS||Royal TS/X NFR|
|Runecast||Runecast NFR (put vExpert as the company name)|
|StarWind||StarWind Virtual SAN for VMware Experts|
|Vembu||Free NFR license for Vembu BDR Suite|
|Vimalin||Free Vimalin 2.0 license for for vExperts|
|SMSPASSCODE||e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|HP Storage||e-mail – email@example.com|
|Symantec||Free Backup Exec 15 Capacity Edition|