Application open for VMware vExpert 2018

Two days back VMware opened up the application for the VMware vExpert program 2018. There are a few changes this year compared to the previous once and one is the VMware vExpert page and submit process. To better understand what the vExpert program is all about I have taken a quote available on the vExpert home page:

“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.”

I have been awarded with the title since 2013 which I’m really happy about and I’ll do my best to earn the status this year as well.

There are four different paths you can select from when applying for your vExpert title.

  • Evangelist Path
  • Customer Path
  • Partner Path
  • VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)

There are quite a few vExpert benefits including:

  • 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 NFR’s.
  • 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 (subject to admission by product teams)
  • 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 haven’t already i suggest you use one of the below link and:

Apply for vExpert 2018

The application is open until January 19th and the results will be presented around 45 days later. There will also be a second chance next year to apply and that will probably take place in June 2018.