CapComm’s data centre was built from the ground up on VMware’s virtualization platform called vSphere. Our IT support company, Techspert Systems, provided the expertise to get our systems up and running, and to keep them running, all at a fraction of the cost of a traditional data centre.
Due to a demand for training in this world-class ‘future-is-now’ technology, CapComm, on behalf of Techspert Systems, has created an online course with a virtual lab that utilizes the vSphere environment.
Initially, this course is being offered only through one of Canada’s top polytechnic colleges, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). You can learn about the course and sign up for it at:
If you are interested in taking the same course offered directly by CapComm using the same Instructor at a lower cost, please use our contact form accessible from our home page to tell us about your interest. Should there be sufficient interest, CapComm will post an offering. Should you wish to use our form to submit your interest, please include your email address and phone number so we can get back to you, as well as your preferred schedule, and what you think would be a fair price. Please also state if one of the following scheduling options appeals to you.
CapComm is considering scheduling options such as:
- WEEKENDS: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings for 3 weeks (3.25 hrs Fridays; 4 hrs Saturdays; 3.5 hrs Sundays)
- FULL TIME: Business hours for 1 week
- NIGHT SHIFT: Monday to Thursday for nearly 4 weeks (11:00PM – 1:00 AM, for 15 sessions)
Though CapComm has not yet set a price for directly offering this course, it will be much more affordable. Please note though that neither our potential offerings nor those provided at NAIT are designed for VMware certification. Should you wish to become VMware certified, please visit http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/ for more information on their certification requirements.
The virtual lab supplied for all of CapComm’s offerings allows you to remote into a self-contained network with access to two Windows Server machines and two ESXi host computers in order to perform all of your lab work. The really nice thing about this is that you can access your virtual lab outside of class hours to practice on your own time, with some restrictions. This is much better than attending an institute where you only have access to the lab while you are in class.
How to make a decision about which school to take training through
If you need to become VMware certified, you will have to take a VMware-approved and required course offering. Since training institutes must themselves be authorized by VMware to teach the certification-required courses, the costs are very high compared to what a college and CapComm offer. However, if you need that certification, you have no choice but to take a course from an approved entity.
If you need real-life hands-on knowledge and skills but DO NOT need certification, taking the course through NAIT gives you the recognition of having acquired your knowledge and skills from a well-known and respected polytechnic institute. A letter of completion from a college may go a long way for you and looks good on your resume.
If you just need the real-life, hands-on knowledge and skills for your current job or to help you with your future plans and need to do so at the lowest cost, CapComm will give you the same training at a much lower cost. Since CapComm does not have a reputation for providing world-class virtualization training (CapComm is a communications company, not an IT school), this training may not mean as much on your resume despite the fact that you received the same training. We can of course provide you with a letter of completion also. In this case, being able to prove your knowledge and skills is more important than ‘a piece of paper’.
If you have further questions, please fill out our contact form and include your email address and phone number and state your question/s clearly in the Comments section.