Just received this from Chicago VMUG leader Chris Wahl:
Want to get VMware certified in vSphere 5? The Chicago VMUG can help!
Have you been looking at the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in vSphere 5 and wondering “how the heck do I save up $3000 to attend the required course”? It’s crossed a lot of minds and has been a topic I’ve heard often from colleagues and members of this group. In this day of tightened budgets and spend freezes, it can be nearly impossible to get your employer to justify sending you to Install, Configure, Manage on vSphere 5 in order to get your VCP5.
The Chicago VMUG is looking to help!
Thanks to a really solid sponsor showing at our upcoming VMUG Conference (October 31st!) we are putting aside funds to make sure one grand prize winner gets their Install, Configure, Manage on vSphere 5 class paid for, in full, on the date and location of their choosing. We only ask that you be working towards getting your VCP5 and not be eligible for the exam already (this excludes VCP4s who can take the exam without a course requirement until February 2012 and those who have already taken a qualifying vSphere 5 course).
What do you have to do to enter? Simple, register for the Chicago VMUG conference (link is attached to this post) and then stop by the VMUG booth at the day of the conference. We’ll scan your badge and pick one lucky winner to get trained! The VMUG staff will contact you to set up the details after the conference, so that you can pick the right time and place.
Already a VCP4 or VCP5? Please spread the news to a friend, co-worker, or your twitter followers! For more breaking news I also invite you all to follow the @ChicagoVMUG twitter account.
Best of luck to those who enter!
Event Registration (myvmug.org)