If you are familiar with Microsoft MVP, VMware’s new vExpert is a similar concept. Both are yearly awards to people who contribute to their respective product communities (Microsoft or VMware). You can nominate yourself or others can nominate you. There is no monetary award but perhaps some software and access to special forums will be awarded. Still, the biggest benefit is that you can associate the term “vExpert” with your name.
Keep in mind that VMware is only accepting vExpert nominations until Feb 6, 2009.
-David Davis, VCP, and VMware ESX training video author, www.VMwareVideos.com