Program Description

The certificate program in VMware is 11 credit hours in length, and prepares students for an industry credentialing exam. This is a stackable certificate that helps students achieve a milestone along the way to a full Information Technology Certificate and Associate’s Degree. (Short-Term Certificate)


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for a career in virtualization environments used in technology businesses. VMware provides cloud computing and platform virtualization services. 

On completion students will be prepared to configure virtual machines in a network environment. Prepares Student for VCA-NV (VMware Certified Associate).


Contact and Advising Information

Information about the VMware Certificate is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division at 505.925.8711.

Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.


Course: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110 (ACCUPLACER/ACT minimum score of 263+/19+)


VMware Certificate Requirements

The following are the course requirements for completion of the Certificate in VMware. Students should see an advisor to customize their educational plans.


Degree Requirements

VMware Certificate Requirements (11 credits)
IT 125 (Microcomputer Operating systems)  3
IT 230 (Computer Networking)  4
IT 293 (Topics II/virtualization in VMware)  4
Total required (11)