Microsoft today announced the launch of a new effort with the goal to educate current VMware administrator to use the Hyper-V and the System Center tooling that comes with it. The effort which is called Virtualization2 (Virtualization squared) offers a free online training on the 19th and 20th of November and a voucher to take a free Microsoft virtualization certification exam (70-409) afterwards, which must be taken before June 30, 2014.
Microsoft states on the website that there are substantial career benefits for virtualization professionals who are comfortable with both Microsoft and VMware platforms referencing to research done by ESG called “Multiple Hypervisor Strategies“. Of course it must be noted that it is in Microsoft’s best interest to mention this.
Microsoft currently also offers a free training called “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start” on their Microsoft Virtual Academy website.