How to become a Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)

The year 2020 has already been a busy one for Veeam. Veeam Availability Suite v10 was released, the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification program was overhauled, and now there’s a new Veeam Availability Suite v10: Configuration and Management training course.

The new training course is meant to help system administrators and system engineers responsible for protecting data with Veeam Availability Suite. While Veeam offers simple and easy-to-use solutions, customer environments may be a bit more complex. Whether you’re a customer or a partner, understanding how Veeam works in specific deployments is crucial to getting the best out of your Veeam solution.

Certified IT professionals bring more value to their companies, show better performance and reduce costs by being ahead of the curve. So, to help, let’s review the VMCE certification in more detail.

What is the VMCE certification?

The VMCE certification validates your knowledge and skills to perform a wide array of tasks with Veeam solutions. It confirms that you hold the necessary level of technical expertise to correctly implement, configure and manage Veeam Availability Suite.

How do you become a Veeam-certified expert?

The first step is to attend a three-day class led by an instructor at one of the Veeam Authorized Education Centers. During these three days, you will experience in-depth theory and extensive hands-on labs to help you better handle data with modern protection.

The final step is to pass the VMCEexam. This exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE testing facility and you must have a passing score of 70%. After passing the final exam, you’ll have your VMCE credentials.

If you’re already certified, you may qualify to just take the new exam to upgrade your certification. To find out more about your options, you can log into the VMCE certification website.

Course overview

The three-day, technical deep dive course is focused on teaching IT professionals to configure and manage a Veeam Availability Suite solution. With extensive hands-on labs, the class teaches administrators and engineers to effectively manage their data in an ever-changing technical and business environment, bringing tangible benefit to business in the digital world.

You will learn how to confidently work with the features and functions within Veeam Availability Suite, ensuring you’re using the right tool, for the right job, in the right circumstance. 

Intended audience

The VMCE certification is intended for system engineers, backup and virtualization admins, solution architects, consultants and any other IT professionals using Veeam solutions (end users and partners). Before taking the course, you as a participant should have a good understanding of virtualization, backup and recovery principles.

What do I gain from passing the exam?

By becoming a Veeam Certified Engineer, you will be recognized by the IT professional community. The VMCE certification is documented proof that an administrator or engineer has the necessary level of expertise to deploy, configure and manage Veeam Availability Suite.

How long is a Veeam certification valid?

Veeam certifications don’t expire any more as we have moved to using years as the version number (ex: VMCE 2020), but we will do what we can to help people stay current.

Some older certifications may not count towards any Veeam partner program requirements.

I hope you find this post helpful. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or need assistance.

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