The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) provided SVRTC IT staff
two opportunities in February to participate in two extensive training courses. The first course,
Deploying VMware vSphere Course by Learning Tree International, was offered on February 5 –
8, 2018 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, VA. Eighteen
participants from eleven SVRTC division were present.
The second course, Microsoft Hyper-V, was offered February 19-23, 2018. There were seventeen
participants from ten SVRTC divisions in attendance. This session was also held at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, VA.
IT environments will always require support staff to keep up with the latest technologies. Today,
these technologies include virtualization and the cloud. Both the four day VMware course and
the five day Microsoft Hyper-V course provided the knowledge and skills required to design and
implement virtualization in enterprise environments.
Also attending were 4 employees from the SVHEC (3 for VMware and 1 for Microsoft).
The participating SVRTC divisions included: Amelia, Brunswick, Charlotte, Cumberland,
Franklin City, Halifax, Henry, Hopewell, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick,
Petersburg, and Sussex.