Free Learning Resources
You don't always have to have a lab in your home! There are plenty of other ways of consuming knowledge, which may be lab based, video based, blogs, help sites or other.
Some tried and tested free learning sites are listed below:
Free Online Labs and Learning
- VMware Hands On Labs
- Microsoft Virtual Academy - also contains free ebooks
- Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Centre - includes Hands-on labs and evaluation software
- Packt publishing
They do a free Ebook everyday. It's mainly around development but they often do a few vSphere, or Microsoft subjects. To get your free book everyday you need an account and to visit: https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/free-learning
Free Video Training
- vBrownBag session, Home Lab: Nested with vlans - vBrownBag has several VMware videos, but this one applies to this site
- Cybrary - Cybrary is an open-source cyber security and IT learning and certification preparation platform.
- Lynda - Lynda is not free, however many public libraries have partnerships where you can sign in with your library card number and get free access to Lynda.com courses
- Eli The Computer Guy - Eli no longer produces video content on YouTube, the back catalogue is still worth checking out
- Comprehensive Guide to pfSense 2.3 (13 Epidsodes) - Mark Furneaux goes into great depth on pfSense
Free Podcast Training
- TalkShoe VMware Communities Roundtable - 400 downloaded recordings and counting about how to set up VMware systems
- Security Now - Though not specifically "HomeLab" training, there's lots to be learned from Security Now.