vExpert 2017 Applications are Now Open

Good news for fellow vExperts. Application for vExpert 2017 program is now open. Deadline to apply for the 2017 vExpert is 16th December 2016. The vExpert 2017 announcement will be on February 8th 2017. If you are a current vExpert then  you need to apply through the fastrack application only.

For those who are new to VMware technology and don’t know much about vExpert program, please read below about this

The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism 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.

Basically its an Award or Honor given by VMware for your contribution towards VMware community. VMware believes in idea that don’t learn alone and help people in learning and growing with you.

Contributions towards VMware communities includes blogging about vSphere products, Publishing white paper’s. books etc.Then people who are part of VMUG group (group created for collaboration of people working on same platform) who hosts events, webinars etc to share valuable information with people.

Advantage of being a vExpert?

You may ask this question that what’s the fuss about vExpert and is there any advantage which vExpert gets?

The answer is yes. Being a vExpert brings certain advantages like access to private betas, free licenses, early access briefings, exclusive events, free access to VMworld conference materials online, exclusive vExpert parties at VMworld and other opportunities to interact with VMware product teams. They also get access to a private community and networking opportunities.

In which path you have to file your application?

Well if you are a new guy who is applying for the vExpert application for the first time, and you start filling up the application form and got stuck on wonder which path you have to file your application, then please read below to more on different paths available to achieve vExpert.

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.

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 accreditation 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.

How to apply for vExpert 2017?

Current vExperts (all vExperts including VCDX) apply thought the fastrack application at Here

New applicants please use the full application form at Here

Hurry up guys and file your application 😉