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QA trainers win VMware "Oscars"

QA trainer Gary Mobey has won the EMEA VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) of the quarter award, succeeding fellow QA trainer Andy Fox.

22 April 2015

VMware Certified Instructor

QA trainer Gary Mobey has just won the EMEA VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) of the quarter award, succeeding fellow QA trainer Andy Fox.

Every quarter VMware present an award to those VCIs that aspire to be the best of the best. The awards are VMware's version of the "Oscars", identifying and rewarding excellence. They recognise outstanding VMware Certified Instructors from the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region who share their expertise about VMware technologies with others.

The EMEA VCI of the Quarter Award for the period of January to March 2015 is QA's Gary Mobey. Over the quarter he delivered several classes including vSphere, Virtual SAN, Site Recovery Manager and Horizon. On several of these courses all the students gave him perfect scores along with outstanding feedback such as:

"Top guy with an answer to everything"
"Brilliant instruction from Gary!"
"Excellent Instructor. Best I've had"
"I have attended a lot of courses over the years and Gary is one of the only instructors that has managed to keep me engaged and interested throughout the length of the course. His knowledge is impressive and his ability to relate the theory to real life is extremely useful."

Gary was amongst the top VCIs in the region in terms of number of days teaching, and he was also top in evaluation scores. Despite being on platform every week, he managed to deliver an impressively wide range of courses to a very high standard. He was also amongst the first to deliver the new vSphere 6.0 and also the vRealize Operations Install Configure and Manage courses.

Gary isn't the only QA trainer to win this prestigious award. He directly succeeds fellow QA trainer Andy Fox. The evidence is compelling:

QA has the best VMware instructors out there!

If you want to be trained by the best VMware instructors in the business, book a fully-certified VMware course from QA. See below for more information on our two award-winning VMware trainers.

Gary Mobey

Gary Mobey

Principal Technologist - VMware

Gary has been in the IT industry Since 1986, starting as a Programmer, moving on to Systems Administration before changing to Technical Support before finally settling into Training. He has skills in a variety of Operating systems including Vax/VMS, Dos, 16bit windows, nt/windows server, Unix and Linux. Currently Gary’s skills are mostly employed as a Trainer primarily as a Virtualisation and Operating systems Specialist, although his expertise include networking and databases. Gary’s areas of focus are constantly changing given the nature of the IT Industry, being challenged constantly to meet the needs of our customers and partners.


Andy Fox

Senior Learning Consultant

Andy has been a Consultant Instructor with QA for 10 years, and has 16 years IT Training experience. In his 25+ years in the IT industry he has gained experience working with Novell products and Microsoft from MS-DOS onwards. Since joining QA, his focus moved towards SuSE Linux where he gained CLP and CLE status. Over the past 4 years he has been engaged in the delivery of VMware vSphere training and has gained VCP, VCI and VCAP-DCA status.