My official VCP study guide arrived in the mail today and I am very excited. Getting certified has been on my mind for a few months now and I think it is very important and well qualified accomplishment. Over the next couple weeks I plan on sharing my experiences, it should be a thrilling time. While it is hard to explain the benefits outside of something to add to my profile, I believe it will accomplish a few things:
Establish credibility in the marketplace. Part of my daily job is acting as a trusted advisor for my clients. Sometimes it can be difficult to provide sound confident advice. Actually understanding the fundamentals will allow for more in-depth and complex conversations.
Personal Satisfaction. The older I get the more I realize that I am a lifelong learner. It is something that I am very passionate about. While my focus tends to be on technology it can ranger over wide breadth of topics. As an added bonus it provides a concrete goal for me to obtain, which in itself will provide large intrinsic value.
Benefit others. This one may be a stretch, but I hope to share my thoughts and findings to both my peers and customers. Hopefully helping people accomplish their tasks and other projects. I have noticed there are a large variety of communities around the VCP and virtualization and I plan on contributing when possible.
Here is to the next chapter!