VMware is aiming to get SMBs onboard with its cloud and virtualization platforms through a live, online crash course.

VMware is announcing a new set of live, online training courses specifically geared toward small to mid-size business customers.

All of the training taken together is a four-day, 16-hour, live and online training course covering VMware's vSphere enterprise cloud computing and virtualization platform. The focus for SMB customers is to enable their IT operations to become more agile and responsive while integrating existing infrastructures and managing costs.

Jackie Skinner from VMware's SMB global marketing team acknowledged in a blog post on Thursday that "sometimes getting the budget and time away from the office to attend training can be a challenge" for IT departments.

Thus, the courses have been divided up into two-hour sessions with the intention of preventing trainees from having to be offline for an extended period of time so they can continue working even as they learn.

That's still a sizable chunk of time for many employees, but users are supposed to be able to revisit content with 30-day access to a recording of your class. Furthermore, the training is designed to act as self-paced labs, which is reinforced with DVR-like instant replay functionality.

--> Please see the rest on the blog : http://www.zdnet.com/vmware-launching-new-vsphere-online-training-courses-for-smbs-7000007190/