Crash Course: Virtualization with VMWare Fusion 8.0

Gain the knowledge of Virtualization and why you should learn how to properly use VMWare.
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

*This is a Mac specific course. I will create a Windows version soon.*

Virtualization may be a new term to you, but it is becoming an important one. Whether you are a curious high school student wanting to try your hand at a Linux operating system, or an advanced individual working for an IT department in a large company, you can benefit from knowing how to properly setup a virtual computer system or network. This will be a crash course on the topic but you will be outfitted with the skills and tools needed to progress into more advanced information and with the right resources, setup a complete virtual computer lab in your home.

Best student for the course:

This course is an introduction to virtualization and a program called VMWare Fusion. Having no prior knowledge of what virtualization is will not limit your potential at learning this course, however it is recommended that you have prior knowledge in:

  1. Operating System installation
  2. Optimizing a Windows computer
  3. Managing resources on a computer

Why take this course?

Anyone, regardless of age, that is remotely interested in a career in computer science is encouraged to enroll in this course. The idea of virtualization is becoming more and more prominent as we continue moving towards an 'always connected' society thanks to 'the cloud.' Having the knowledge of establishing and maintaining a virtualized computer system will be a valuable resource and help in advancing in your chosen field.

What are the requirements?

  • No specific Virtualization knowledge will be required however you should be familiar with operating systems(installation and optimization), the hardware you have at hand to use, and some minor network understanding will be beneficial.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the idea of Virtualization
  • Evaluate the drawbacks and benefits to Virtualization
  • Understand how to navigate VMWare Fusion 8.0
  • Successfully install 2 virtual machines; Windows and Linux
  • Effectively optimize a virtual machine to run smoothly

Who is the target audience?

  • Virtualization is a large concept, that for the most part is still relatively “new” to the IT world. There will be complications for anyone who wants to learn Virtualization from hardware compatibility to software issues to network connectivity and many others. This course will cover all that is required to help someone get started in creating virtual servers/machines and connecting them to other computers on their network. If you are an individual that gets frustrated easily when things don’t go right, I would advise against enrolling into this course. None the less, what would IT be without the headache?

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Virtualization

In this lecture, you are going to be introduced to the topic of virtualization, how to weigh the pro's and con's of virtualization, and why the skill of knowing how to setup a virtual environment is beneficial to an individual in a career in computer science.

Section 2: Installing VMWare Fusion 8.0

This lecture is going to walk you through getting VMWare Fusion 8.0 installed on your Mac computer and explain the benefits of using VMWare for virtualization.

Section 3: Setting up a Windows Virtual Machine

At the end of this lecture you will have your Windows virtual machine fully installed and optimized to run as smooth as possible.

Section 4: Setting up a Linux Virtual Machine
Installing Linux
Section 5: Conclusion
Thank you.

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Instructor Biography

Logan Poynter, CIT Instructor

My name is Logan Poynter; I'm a 19 year old college student aspiring to become a Computer Science teacher. I have been fascinated by technology since I was a young child and it is my hope to share my passion as well as my current, and continuing, knowledge with other young like-minded individuals seeking a future in the area of Computer Science.

My goals are to bring students the basic knowledge of Computer Science. This including, but not limited to: the history of computing, components of a computer/building of a computer system, navigating a computer's operating system, managing users/files/services, networking essentials, computer programming, virtualization, and the ethical responsibilities of a CIT professional.

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