Veeam unveils new technical training programme
Programme, launched in this region, aims to certify students as Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE)
Virtualised backup and recovery vendor Veeam has announced new technical training and certification programmes for both partners and end users, and has launched them in the ‘emerging markets’ region.
The programme, launched in June 2014, aims to educate and certify engineers as Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE), a designation which the vendor said establishes the expertise required to properly implement and configure Veeam software. The designation also verifies that the engineer has the necessary knowledge and experience to be hired as a so-called ‘Veeam Expert’.
Veeam has selected its distribution partners to act as authorised education centres and deliver fee-based education courses with a curriculum developed by the vendor. Veeam said that every class includes both lecture and hands-on elements that allow students to learn about its technology and how to configure it. Students then experience configuration situations in labs based on real-world customer scenarios, the vendor added.
Veeam said that the programme is designed to support the systems engineers of Veeam customers, providing high-level technical competencies through technical courses.
“The implementation of the new training and certification programmes will no doubt amplify and enhance channel and end-user ecosystem,” said Vitaly Sukhovsky, vice president of Emerging Markets at Veeam Software.
All VMCE candidates must pass a proctored exam as the final step in earning their certification. Veeam said that it expects 1,000 to 2,000 engineers to earn the VMCE distinction within the next year.