Pave Your Learning Path

VMworld  learning opportunities are organized into specific tracks and subtracks spanning a range of timely topics.
Browse the learning tracks below to see what's top of mind for 2020. 

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The VMware App Modernization track addresses key topics including Kubernetes, microservices and the tools you need to quickly and securely build, run and manage your cloud native apps or modernize your current apps and infrastructure. Sessions in this track will cover new developments with VMware products including: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, Tanzu Mission Control, vSphere and VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes, Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Application Catalog by Bitnami, Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, and VMware Enterprise PKS.


Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Make best use of Kubernetes with your existing data center
• Extend Kubernetes to public clouds and edge environments
• Manage multiple Kubernetes clusters for multiple teams


Modern Apps:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Build new cloud native applications with microservices and APIs
• Modernize existing applications for more security and resiliency
• Shorten the path to production and drive new innovation to customers


VMware Multi-Cloud enables you to build, run, manage, connect and protect your applications across any cloud. Sessions in this track will cover new developments with VMware products including vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Foundation, Azure VMware Solutions, Project Dimension, CloudHealth by VMware, VMware Secure State, vRealize Automation Cloud, vRealize Operations Cloud, vRealize Network Insight Cloud and VMware Cloud Marketplace.

Hybrid Cloud:

VMware has the hybrid cloud solutions that enable you to build and operate your hybrid environment to help you optimize, modernize, migrate and manage your applications on consistent infrastructure with consistent operations on your choice of cloud.

Attend sessions in the track to learn about:

• How to build and deliver profitable services as a VMware cloud provider
• How to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments
• How to modernize your infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN architecture
• The advantages of deploying VMware Cloud Foundation everywhere

Multi-Cloud Operations:

VMware delivers the multi-cloud operations capabilities you need to use any cloud with confidence—and make your digital business goals a reality. Attend the sessions on this track to learn how to:

• Achieve visibility across AWS, Azure, Google, and Oracle public clouds; Kubernetes, and VMware-based private and hybrid clouds
• Optimize costs, manage security and compliance and streamline operations with VMware’s multi-cloud solutions


This track covers how VMware’s enterprise security solutions provide intrinsic security and intelligent protection for your applications and users — from endpoint to cloud. Sessions in this track will cover new developments with VMware products including: Secure State, Service-defined Firewall, NSX Distributed IDS/IPS, NSX Intelligence, NSX Advanced Load Balancer, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, NSX ALB with WAF, Carbon Black Workload and Carbon Black Cloud as well as Workspace ONE, and vRealize Network Insight.

Networking Security:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Secure east-west network traffic through segmentation, advanced threat detection, and application visibility per workload and application
• Elevate your security posture with NSX Distributed IDS/IPS, an advanced threat detection engine purpose-built to detect lateral threat movement on east-west network traffic across multi-cloud environments. Leverage the unique distributed architecture and precise application context, to replace discrete appliances, achieve regulatory compliance and create virtual zones

Workspace Security:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Utilize the VMware Carbon Black Cloud, a cloud-native endpoint protection platform that combines the intelligent system hardening and behavioral prevention needed to keep emerging threats at bay, using a single lightweight agent and an easy-to-use console
• Leverage VMware Workspace One to intelligently secure your digital workspace by combining Zero Trust conditional access control with industry-leading modern management
• Converge networking and security for the distributed enterprise by embedding security within your SD-WAN infrastructure

Cloud Security:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Strengthen security and compliance posture across your public cloud environments
• Gain real-time visibility into security configurations and threats to keep pace with the dynamic nature of cloud and avoid risky misconfigurations known to cause security breaches
• Understand how to enforce segmentation and threat controls for workloads in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS environments

Workload Security:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Protect workloads from advanced threats through embedded security in the hypervisor
• Improve application security without compromising availability and performance with automated threat monitoring and response to changes in app behavior


Ready for the network of the future? Sessions in this track cover VMware NSX technology and show you how to power your business with a network defined entirely in software. A Virtual Cloud Network, built on VMware NSX technology, connects and secures your apps and data across private, public, and edge/branch clouds with a scale-out approach that’s independent of underlying physical infrastructure. Products covered in this track are: NSX, NSX Advanced Load Balancer, NSX Cloud, as well as VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, VMware Telco Cloud portfolio, including Telco Cloud Infastructure, Telco Cloud Automation, Telco Cloud Intelligence, featuring  Uhana by VMware, and VMware Smart Assurance.

Cloud-scale Networking:

Attend sessions in this track to discover:

• How to leverage the virtual cloud network using VMware NSX to achieve cost savings and business benefits
• How to connect and protect applications deployed on VMs, containers and bare metal from data center to edge to multicloud
• How to easily apply load balancing, web application firewall and container ingress to any application in any data center and cloud

Telco & 5G:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Leverage VMware’s telco cloud platform to efficiently create, monetize, and deliver an array of new applications and services for both consumer and enterprise markets, such as SD-WAN, managed security, and digital workspaces
• Transform your network with a 5G-ready telco cloud to accelerate time to market and enhance network agility and performance with a proven NFVI platform. Reduce costs through service assurance, automation, and proactive capacity planning

SD-WAN and Network Edge:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Use VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud to simplify the WAN while ensuring application delivery from the cloud, data center and SaaS
• Layer in advanced security for the branch and remote users while also building a foundation for computing at the WAN edge


This track explores a holistic change in the way end-user services are delivered by IT, so you can deliver the apps and data employees need to work across any device. By taking advantage of today’s cloud-based management technologies, digital workspace solutions deliver self-service, out-of-the-box experiences that scale across platforms, locations, and device ownership models.

Modern Management:

Attend sessions in this track to learn about:

• Mobile device management providing modern efficiencies for devices on or off corporate networks
• New unified endpoint management empowering IT to use a single platform to manage all devices
• How to manage iOS, Android, and Win10 enterprise devices and virtual desktop

Hybrid VDI:

Attend sessions in this track to see how:

• To manage the OS from the cloud.
• Hybrid VDI delivers the ease of management of cloud services with the flexibility to host workloads in your datacenter, or any cloud
• To leverage Horizon Cloud Services to manage on-premises VDI and app publishing, or desktops and apps as a service from your favorite cloud

Delivering Employee Experience:

Attend sessions in this track to learn how to:

• Deliver the best employee experience using VMware solutions and products
• Engage employees and transform business processes by providing a platform that eliminates traditional complex and costly management silos and drives a consumer-like experience while fighting shadow IT and reducing security risk
• Remove the friction of access so employees can get work done in real time from any device or location, without compromising security or experience


Learn how VMware and VMware partners innovative solutions for emerging technologies allow customers to execute their business transformation strategies. This track also will provide attendees with tools to develop soft skills integral to a successful career.

Office of the CTO:

Attend the sessions in this track if you are curious about the future of technology and its impact.

• Learn about forward-looking technology that will help you plan and evolve your IT strategies over the next 3 years.
• Understand the organizational changes that will be required to successfully adopt these emerging technologies.

Professional Development:

Come to sessions in this track to:

• Develop leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills
• Understand why diversity and inclusion is important for all organizations, teams, and projects
• Advance your career paths and professional opportunities


By attending sessions in this track you will:

• Learn how to support Machine Learning within your organization and how VMware is using ML to create more automated, intelligent IT infrastructure.
• Explore the future of technology and what is possible with Machine Learning, Analytics and High Performance Computing (HPC).