Day 3 at VMworld is off and running, my body hates me but I’m hanging in there. I had a great start to my day at Lori’s Diner with Larry Gonzalez, vLATAM co-editor and Costa Rica VMUG founder. Today we are pleased to have the vExpert Paparazzi contest sponsored by Train Signal (now PluralSight). Train Signal is giving away a full year of training which will give you access to every course in their catalog as well as any course in PluralSight’s catalog. If you get a chance, stop by their booth #1635 to pick up the new vNerd tshirt (if there are any left) and chat with their stellar staff there. If you know nothing about Train Signal, here’s a quick rundown on who they are and what they do:

Top Vendors
Gain instant access to a vast library of IT courses from top vendors including: Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, CompTIA and Citrix.New courses added regularly, keeping you up to date on the latest technologies.

Practice Exams
Studying for a certification exam or want to test your knowledge after finishing a course? With TrainSignal, you’ll be able to take practice exams for some of the most popular IT certifications, including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSE and the VMware VCP exam.

Offline Video Player
Without an Internet connection? Whether you’re on a plane, train, bus or anywhere else without Internet access, you can still learn! With the Offline Video Player from TrainSignal, you can download the lessons you want to watch anytime, anywhere. Continue your training on the go!

An Added Bonus for Today’s Contest
Today, the final day of the contest, we are not only getting a prize and support from Train Signal but we are also getting more support from our awesome community. Today you have multiple prizes to win, you can win the full year of training, also James Bowling (Houston VMUG Leader/VMworld Speaker) will be giving away a prize pack of his own and EMC Elect will be giving away another Elect Swag Bag full of prizes (thanks to Matt Brender!). Awesome! This is the last day for our contest, so make it worth it and get out there and find those vExperts. The prizes will be given away after 4pm today, so stay tuned to twitter to see if you’ve won your prize.

Thanks to all of our sponsors for this contest, you make these things possible we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to Train Signal, Infinio and EMC Elect.

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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