In January 2014, Veeam Software, a Switzerland-based provider of backup, replication, and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, will launch the Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE) program. The program offers technical training and certification for both reseller partners and end user engineers.
The designation of VMCE indicates a level of expertise required to implement and configure Veeam software correctly and effectively. It also verifies that an engineer has the necessary knowledge and experience to be hired as a Veeam Expert.
The company's distribution partners will be selected as Veeam Authorized Education Centers (VMAEC) that deliver fee-based education courses with a curriculum developed by Veeam. For those who cannot attend the three-day instructor-led live training, Veeam is piloting a Video on Demand Learning (VODL) module in North America. Each class includes both lecture and hands-on elements that enable students to learn about the technology and its configuration, and then experience the configuration in labs based on real-world customer scenarios. All VMCE candidates must pass a proctored exam as the final step in earning their certification. Veeam expects 1,000 to 2,000 engineers to earn the VMCE distinction within the next year.
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