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.

NOTE: 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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25 Comments

  • Mads Fog says:

    Is there a reason that the Online training is only available in North America?

  • mlevkina says:

    Hi @madsfog:disqus, thank you for this question!

    Some Veeam Authorized Education Centers in Europe will offer “live online classes”. However generally speaking VODL (video on demand learning) is not culturally widespread in Europe, students like to attend face to face trainings, for countries language specific reasons for instance. We might consider this option in the future if there is huge interest around it.

  • Mads Fog says:

    What is the price for attending the Online training in North America? (I know I am not able to attend, because I live in Europe, but would like to know if there is a big price difference between North American training options and training options in Europe).

  • mlevkina says:

    As I know, it depends on a Veeam Authorized Education Center. Veeam has maximum recommended prices, and authorized education centers are free to adapt them in every region.

  • Rick Vanover says:

    Hi Aram – As far as I know, we’ve not announced any discounts or voucher programs.

  • mlevkina says:

    Hi @aramavetisyan:disqus, thank you for this question! As I have already mentioned in my previous comments, you need to contact Veeam Authorized Education Centers in your region to get the exact pricing (it might differ).

    Unfortunately, at the moment Veeam doesn’t offer any discounts for partners and customers. I will let you know if anything will change.

  • Aram Avetisyan says:

    Спасибо за ответ Мария. На самом деле я очень заинтересован с получении данного сертификата. Просто был удевлен прочитав, что будет нужен mandaroty курс . Ведь есть много специалистов которые уже давно работают с продуктом и готовы здать экзамен без каких-либо курсов.

  • mlevkina says:

    Я с вами согласна, и в то же время верю, что каждый обязательно вынесет для себя что-то новое о продуктах Veeam, особенно о Veeam Backup & Replication, после посещения обучающих курсов.

    Если Вы пришлете мне свои контакты, я постараюсь дать Вам знать, как только появятся какие-либо новости о VMCE сертификации, особенно по части скидок для партнеров и пользователей Veeam.

  • Aram Avetisyan says:

    Спасибо большое. Всю информацию обо мне, включая контакты, можно найти на моем Linkedin профиле по ссылке http://www.linkedin.com/in/aramavetisyan.

  • Aram Avetisyan says:

    Hello Rick,

    Thanks for reply. I hope you will plan to announce some in future.

  • Kevin Mattes says:

    $3,000 dollars for a 3 day class? No thank you… All of the VMCE promotional material references the VODL option, but there is nothing on Veeam’s website about it. Can you please clarify? A link, schedule, anything?

  • mlevkina says:

    Спасибо! Постараюсь держать Вас в курсе :)

  • mlevkina says:

    Hi Kevin, thank you for this question! All necessary information about the course & schedule should be available on web-sites of the Veeam Authorized Education Centers. You can find all Veeam partners in your region here – http://go.veeam.com/vmce

    We will update http://www.veeam.com soon, so you will be able to find more information about the VMCE certification on the main web-site of Veeam.

  • Ben Jones says:

    I have looked on all Veeam Authorized Education Centers web sites and they are only offering the ITL and not the VODL option. So far I don’t see anyone offering the VODL option. Am I mistaken, is there someone offering the VODL option as this would be preferred, especially if it is more affordable than the ITL course.

  • mlevkina says:

    Hi Ben, thank you for this question! Let me check it for you. Where are you from (country)?

  • Ben Jones says:

    I am from the United States. Some of the course vendors are offering discounts for the ITL course, but I have found now VODL courses. Thanks.

  • John Dagoso says:

    How come Veeam does not appear anywhere on Pearson’s website?

  • Any indications when the VMCE will become more widely available? As in AsiaPac and in my case Australia?

  • aurang zaib says:

    Hi me Aurang from Pakistan can any one guide me how me get training here in Pakistan

  • aurang zaib says:

    how me get this training in Pakistan because in this region no veeam authorized education centers

  • Allister Wade says:

    Mandatory $3000 training, can’t even do it in Australia anyway, hate to think how much it will cost here in Aus if ever available… Just to then do an exam I could probably pass anyway just off of experience installing and managing Veeam + study/labs.

    Should be like MS certifications – if my employer wants to fork out thousands investing in my skills and send me to some week course for $1000s then great, but if I’m training independently or wanting to improve my skills to move on to a new role I should be able to study myself via labs and documentation like Technet (like Veeam University??) and attempt the exam.

    … Was excited when I saw this certification available, but now I’m just disappointed. You guys there must know how stupid/prohibitive/out of touch your certification is right?

  • Absar Ahmed Khan says:

    In Pakistan only OnWire Located in Karachi will provide this training

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  • M- Usman says:

    Is that training compulsory ?

  • Polina Vasileva says:

    VMCE is non-compulsory. You may participate in the course at your convenience to become an industry-recognized expert on Veeam software solutions.

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