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VMCEVeeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification is a way to demonstrate that an engineer possesses the necessary level of expertise to correctly architect, implement and configure Veeam Software Solutions.

It’s a new certification announced by Veeam some month ago in order to bring a technical certification level in the existing partner’s related certifications (sales and technical pre-sales), similar at the (initial) certifications in the VMware partners program. It will also become mandatory for Veeam’s partners.

Note that each VMCE is related to a major version of Veeam products.

I’ve got the opportunity to attend at one of the first VMCE course in my Country with a big class (11 attendees, all with medium/high level, including two from Veeam) and the third day is almost concluded as also the entire course.

The course is almost good and represent a good technical deep-dive and provides extensive knowledge of Veeam solutions. The balance between the material (in electronic format, but really good… except the images that are too low res) and the labs (the lab environment is more complex and complete than the VCP-DCV, for example). It’s exactly how a technical course must be.

Products coverage it’s almost unbalanced to Veeam Backup & Replication, but make sense. Veeam One is covered in some short parts, including some simple labs, but the main core is on the dataprotection part. And make sense considering that three days for all Veeam products may be not enough, but are pretty good to cover one product.

The course cover both the VMware and Hyper-V cases, but the labs are based only on VMware case (although most examples could work also for Hyper-V).

As usual the length of the course could be good or worst depending by the level of the people, but in this case we where lucky enough to have a medium level almost high and the length was pretty good with the content and with the questions.

Some arguments where missing at all: PowerShell Scripting, API, Best Practices (and/or sizing), Throubleshooting (common scenarios). This course it’s most similar (conceptually) to the VMware Install & Configuration and maybe other courses could be added in the future.

Now will be interesting see the exam, when it will be available, and the rules to upgrade the VMCE when a new major release will be available.

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2660 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-17. PernixPro 2014-16. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-17. Nutanix NTC 2014-17. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.

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