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VMCE Veeam Community training class review

Last week Veeam provided the Veeam100 community with VMCE training. This V11: Veeam Availability Suite, Configuration and Management class was a three days training. This 3-day class will help and allow Veeam Vanguard and Veeam Legends take the VMCE ( Veeam Certified Engineer ) certification exam.

Veeam has the best community program in all of Tech. With so many other programs out there, which one is going to provide you with access to training and a voucher worth thousands of dollars?

I also did a similar training but for VMCA, which was also provided by Veeam and the Veeam Vanguard program. Check HERE the blog where I also discuss this training and why VMCA – Veeam Certified Architect 2022 is a must.

This training was done by Daniel Foo, and it is never easy to provide training to this kind of audience since this is Veeam Legends and Veeam Vanguard with a lot of knowledge on the Veeam products. But there is always room to learn more and discuss different scenarios and implementations besides the training program done in this training.

This training was based on the official Veeam training for Veeam Availability Suite v11.

“The Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management training course is a three-day, technical deep-dive focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to configure, manage and support a Veeam Availability Suite v11 solution.
With extensive hands-on-labs, the class enables administrators and engineers to effectively manage data in an ever-changing technical and business environment, bringing tangible benefit to businesses in the digital world.”

You can check the official training program HERE.

The training content is very diverse in the Veeam Availability Suite. It goes through all the segments and subjects that build the tool, including Veeam Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE.

Contents List

  • Introduction
    • Describe RTOs and RPOs, what they mean for your business, and how to manage and monitor performance against them
    • The 3-2-1 Rule and its importance in formulating a successful backup strategy
    • Identify key Veeam Availability Suite components and describe their usage scenarios and deployment types
  • Building backup capabilities
    • Backup methods, the appropriate use cases, and impact on underlying file systems
    • Create, modify, optimize and delete backup jobs, including Agents and NAS Backup jobs. Explore different tools and methods to maximize environment performance
    • Ensure efficiency by being able to select appropriate transport modes while being aware of the impact of various backup functions on the infrastructure
  • Building replication capabilities
    • Identify and describe the options available for replication and the impacts of using them
    • Create and modify replication jobs, outline considerations to ensure success
    • Introduce the new Continuous Data Protection (CDP) policy
  • Secondary backups
    • Simple vs. advanced backup copy jobs, how to create and modify them using best practices to ensure efficient recovery
    • Discuss using tapes for backups
  • Advanced repository capabilities
    • Ensure repository scalability using a capability such as SOBR on-premises and off-site, including integration with cloud storage
    • Ensure compatibility with existing deduplication appliances
    • Introduce the new hardened repository
  • Protecting data in the cloud
    • Review how Veeam can protect the data of a cloud-native application
    • Review how Veeam Cloud Connect enables you to take advantage of cloud services built on Veeam
    • Review how Veeam can be used to protect your Office 365 data
  • Restoring from backup
    • Ensure you have the confidence to use the correct restore tool at the right time for restoring VMs, bare metal, and individual content such as files and folders
    • Utilize Secure Restore to prevent the restoration of malware
    • Describe how to use Staged Restore to comply with things like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before releasing restores to production
    • Identify, describe and utilize the different explores and instant recovery tools and features
  • Recovery from replica
    • Identify and describe in detail failover features, and the appropriate usage
    • Develop, prepare and test failover plans to ensure recovery
    • Disaster recovery from replica to meet a variety of real-world recovery needs
  • Testing backup and replication
    • Testing backups and replicas to ensure you can recover, what you need, when you need to
    • Configure and setup virtual sandbox environments based on backup, replicas, and storage snapshots
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE
    • Introduce the concept of monitoring your virtual, physical, and cloud environments with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE
  • Configuration backup
    • Locate, migrate or restore backup configuration

Besides the documentation that is provided in any training, it also included 10 Labs to test and do all the tasks from each of the above topics.

Labs Contents:

All labs were 30 to 45m to finish and had the possibility to extend 15m more if you didn’t finish in time.

  • Lab 1: VM backup capabilities
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 2: Agent backup capabilities
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 3: NAS backup capabilities
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 4: Building replication capabilities
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 5: Second site backup
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 6: Restoring from backup
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 7: Objects recovery
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 8: Testing Backup and Replication
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • Lab 9: Veeam ONE overview
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
  • POST-CLASS: Lab 10: Lab exercises for after class has ended
    Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management

Note: This last lab is a 3h lab, so we can test all the tasks in one lab. Its purpose is for your VMCE training exam. And what is really cool about that is that you can still work and train on those labs 2 weeks after you finish your training.

Veeam Training Paths

If you’re looking to start working with Veeam Availability Suite or are interested in sharpening your skills, this is the course for you! Not only will it help you develop your own skillset, it will also prepare you for the VMCE certification.

What is VMCE and VMCA training?

VMCE – Veeam Certified Engineer: Designed with customers in mind, the Veeam Availability Suite™: Configuration and Management (VMCE™) course delivers the skills required to effectively install, configure and manage Veeam Availability Suite.

VMCA – Veeam Certified Architect: An interactive, workshop-style class, Veeam Backup & Replication™ v11: Architecture and Design is focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to effectively size, scope, and design, a Veeam Availability Suite deployment.

Veeam Training Benefits is a simple way to gain the skills and technical knowledge you need to tackle your IT needs in Veeam. With Veeam Technical Education Services, you can get the confidence you need to drive your organization forward.

Check Veeam official site for VMCE/VMCA HERE.

There are many reasons why you should get certified in Veeam. Here are some key reasons:

  • Veeam is the #1 data center backup and recovery solution.
  • Veeam is easy to use and has a low learning curve.
  • Veeam certification gives you an edge over other IT professionals who are not certified.
  • Veeam certification validates your skills and knowledge in using the software.
  • Certification can lead to career advancement and higher salaries.

Some VMCE material to study.

I don’t want to finish this VMCE Veeam community training class review blog without thanking Federica Saba and Rasmus Haslund for the invitation to this training. But also to Rick Vanover, Madalina Cristil, and Nikola Pejkova for managing and providing this awesome Veeam Community Program and also making it possible for members of this Veeam 100 community to have this kind of training.

Now is time to prepare for the VMCE exam and study for the certification in a couple of weeks.

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About the Author:

I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. I have been working with Virtualization for more than 15 years (mainly VMware). I recently obtained certifications, including VCP DCV 2022, VCAP DCV Design 2023, and VCP Cloud 2023. Additionally, I have VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, vExpert vSAN, vExpert NSX, vExpert Cloud Provider for the last two years, and vExpert for the last 7 years and a old MCP. My specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backup. I am a Solutions Architect in the area VMware, Cloud and Backup / Storage. I am employed by ITQ, a VMware partner as a Senior Consultant. I am also a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com and recently book author.

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