The value of certification in the IT industry cannot be overstated. Love them or hate them, certifications and their associated exams are required if you want to prove your knowledge and excel in IT. For individuals that love to learn and challenge themselves, certification exams can become somewhat of an addiction. For those that hate them, these exams are tedious and annoying—but necessary nonetheless.

Employers look for candidates with experience, but they also expect potential employees to have proven their experience and knowledge by obtaining certifications. And if you work for a VMware (or other manufacturer) partner, you will be required to pass many certification exams for your employer. VMware vSphere is technology that ...

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