John Hales has been working in the IT industry for more than 16 years, and with VMware products for 12+ years. He has earned many vendor certifications over the years, including EMC, VMware, Microsoft, Novell, and CompTIA. His VMware certifications include: VCP 3, 4, and 5; VCAP; and VCI. He has taught and developed courses (and consulted on many of these technologies) for both public clients and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Today, he teaches a variety of classes, specializing in VMware's vSphere 4 and 5, SRM, and View. He is the president of Hales Technologies, a company specializing in courseware development, training, and solution-oriented consulting.
Brian Eiler has been working in the IT trenches since 1995. Over the years he has worn many hats, including consultant, trainer, systems administrator, and manager. In addition to a variety of other vendor certifications, he holds VMware's VCI, VCP (3, 4, and 5), VCAP4-DCA, and VCAP4-DCD certifications. Brian has used every version of ESX/vSphere, and has deployed hundreds of ESX servers throughout the world, both as a consultant and as a full time systems administrator.
Steve Jones has earned industry certifications through Novell, Microsoft, and VMware (VCP and VCI). Steve has been training since 2000 and performing courseware development since 2002. Today, Steve develops courseware and teaches classes for companies of varying sizes, including classes covering Microsoft technologies, virtualization using VMware's Virtual Infrastructure 3, vSphere, Microsoft's Hyper-V technologies, and EMC storage, as well as classes that cover performance optimization of those technologies. Steve is the Owner/Managing Member of MicroTrain, LLC, and a founding member of The Courseware Group.