“I hear and I forget, I see and remember, I do and I understand.” 

This Confucian proverb may hold an important key in addressing today’s IT skills gap. According to the 2013 Gartner CIO Agenda Report, of the 2,053 CIOs surveyed, more than half reported shortages in talent relating to key digital technology skills, including enterprise architecture, business intelligence and analytics, security and risk management, and IT strategy and planning.

I’ve talked before about the importance of continued education for IT teams—for the health of the staff as well as the company’s bottom line. Today I want to highlight one key tool to help attendees make the most of their VMware training: hands-on learning.

Understanding the importance of practicing what you’re learning, we recently released VMware Lab Connect™. The self-paced technical training lab environment can be utilized on its own or as a follow on to an instructor-led class.


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