What is a Veeam Certified Engineer and a Veeam Certified Architect?
Here at Prodatix, we are proud to be a Veeam Certified Engineer and Architect company. You might be asking what that means. It means that we have Veeam Certified Engineers and Architects working at Proadtix. Okay, but what exactly are Veeam Certified Engineers and Architects? We’ve had quite a few people ask this question so we thought we’d devote today’s blog to answering it.
First, Some Context
Veeam currently offers two industry certifications—Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) and Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). The short answer is these certifications prove (to varying degrees) that a person is an expert regarding Veeam products and how to use them.
The VMCE is the first level of certification, so let’s start there.
What’s a Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)?
According to Veeam, a VMCE “will have a deep understanding of Veeam Availability Suite, the critical functions required by an organization to actively protect their data, and the ability to grow and adapt with an organization’s evolving data protection needs.” This definition is a little broad, so we’ll discuss the specifics of what the exam covers shortly.
Veeam Certified Engineer Prerequisites
In order to become a Veeam Certified Engineer, you must pass the VMCE exam with a score of at least 70%. However, in order to be eligible to take the exam, you must first have completed the Veeam Availability Suite: Configuration and Management training course.
In this 3-day course, attendees will undergo a technical deep dive. They’ll learn how to configure, manage, and support the Veeam Availability Suite through extensive hands-on lab training. In addition to attending the course, Veeam recommends that someone has commercial experience with Veeam products and studies independently for the exam.
The VCME exam covers 8 content areas:
- Key concepts of a successful backup (2%)
- Building backup capabilities (38%)
- Building replication capabilities (10%)
- Testing backup and replication (18%)
- Restoring from backup (10%)
- Recovering from replica (8%)
- Monitoring and reporting (10%)
Once a person has become a VMCE, they are eligible to become a VMCA.
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What’s a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA)?
A VMCA certification is the highest level of Veeam certification. According to Veeam, a VMCA is an individual who “possesses a high level of both technical and business skills to design complex, enterprise-level Veeam deployments.” Whereas the VMCE exam is focused developing backup infrastructure plans to enure your network is ready for data backup, replication, and restore, the VMCA exam is focused on the creation of architecture for Veeam environments.
Veeam Certified Architect Prerequisites
As with the VMCE exam, you are required to take a course before you can take the VMCA exam. The Veeam Backup & Replication: Architecture and Design course takes place over two days. In addition to the course, Veeam also recommends candidates for the VMCA exam have extensive commercial experience with Veeam a broad sphere of technical knowledge of servers, storage, networks, virtualization, and cloud environments. In order to become a VMCA, you must pass the exam with a score of at least 70%.
The exam covers 5 content areas:
- Discovery (25%)
- Conceptual Design (25%)
- Logical Design (25%)
- Physical Design (15%)
- Deployment and Evaluation (10%)
When It Comes to Data, Only Trust an Expert
It’s not easy to become a VMCE or VMCA, but it’s proof that someone is a Veeam expert. And when you’re dealing with data, you want to be dealing with experts. Let the experts at Prodatix handle your data backup and recovery. Contact us online or give us a call today.