VMCA 2022 Released!



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Congrats!! @MicoolPaul Great Job!!!

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Congratualations @MicoolPaul !!! You are probably one of the first (after @haslund of course ;-)). Normally I was planning do renew my VMCA-1 certificate next year without taking the course. But I heard already that the exam and course is really different towards the one of VMCA-1. As I read in your post, you are confirming this regarding the exam. So I think I will take the course first. But I first have to study and take the exam of VMCE 2021 (now still VMCE 2020). Do you think that I’m obligated to take first the VMCE 2021 exam before the VMCA 2022 exam when having already VMCE 2020 and VMCA-1? 

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Thanks @Geoff Burke & @regnor 😁

 

Get yourself on the course @regnor I’m sure you can do it!

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Congratualations @MicoolPaul !!! You are probably one of the first (after @haslund of course ;-)). Normally I was planning do renew my VMCA-1 certificate next year without taking the course. But I heard already that the exam and course is really different towards the one of VMCA-1. As I read in your post, you are confirming this regarding the exam. So I think I will take the course first. But I first have to study and take the exam of VMCE 2021 (now still VMCE 2020). Do you think that I’m obligated to take first the VMCE 2021 exam before the VMCA 2022 exam when having already VMCE 2020 and VMCA-1? 

Hi Nico! I do wonder how many VMCAs there are as Veeam never disclose this information! 😁 Sorry I think you replied whilst I was replying, I missed it! Thank you!

 

As you have the VMCA v1 you don’t HAVE to upgrade your VMCE for your VMCA 2022, unfortunately only you know if you’re ready. My VMCE 2021 was quite light on new feature talk but the VMCA was quite heavy on this topic. If you’ve used the new features and designed solutions around them, you’re gonna be in with a better shot.

 

One of the biggest stresses was that without attending the course I didn’t have the course materials as a base for a study guide… so I had to try and upgrade my VMCA v1 materials by referring to the updated documentation regarding each point they made.

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I understand fully what you mean @MicoolPaul , therefore it is recommended to take the course. So therefore again : congrats for the new certification without taking the course first!

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Just took my VMCA2022 and passed! :grin:

 

Very cool and congrats.  How did you find it?  Did you take the course for this one?  Just curious as I am trying to get the course before taking it.

I’ll probably do a write up as I was working on my own study guide prior to this. I haven’t taken the course but could do the upgrade from VMCA v1.

 

I knew that getting the VMCA 2022 course approved would’ve been difficult and getting the time off to attend, so I’d been studying, comparing my old VMCE-ADO documentation to the v11 documentation and building an updated list from that. Part of me thought if I failed it would give a good argument to get to sit the updated course as I’d clearly need it.

 

In summary though, this isn’t an exam focused around remembering formulas. It’s about understanding customer requirements, constraints and objectives, then leveraging the right Veeam tool for the job. It’s not just about Veeam B&R, but Agent, Enterprise Manager and One also.

In particular, when I did my VMCE-ADO, NAS backup, Agent for Mac, immutability and CDP weren’t possibilities, so it’s worth ensuring you’ve explored these subjects, their requirements and their own limitations if you’ve not had to architect solutions with these products before.

 

I felt this exam was a little less difficult than the VMCA v1, but it’s certainly still a challenge, I had to go through my answers three times to be sure I’d matched everything to the right criteria!

Congratulations! And thanks a lot for your comment about the exam. This helps for preparing.

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Just passed VCMA2022! Till the end I had no idea if I made it or not.


Congratulations, Wolfgang :tada::tada::tada:

Thanks Joe!

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Thanks Michael, I was waiting for this!

As far as I know, it is mandatory to join a training before taking the exam the first time, right? Do somebody know if it possible to join a VMCAv1-class and take the VMCA2022 exam?

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Thanks Michael, I was waiting for this!

As far as I know, it is mandatory to join a training before taking the exam the first time, right? Do somebody know if it possible to join a VMCAv1-class and take the VMCA2022 exam?

Hi @vNote42, This is on the FAQ section of the website:

“If you attended the class within 12 months of booking the exam, you may take the latest exam without retaking the course. If it has been 12 months or longer, it is required you attend a pre-requisite class.“

 

So depending on when you did the training course you'll either need to do the VMCAv1 exam and then the VMCA2022 or jump straight into it. (Depends if you want to have the “v1” status of VMCA too!)

Thanks Michael - and sorry for asking a question, already answered in FAQ. But: I WILL do the training in the beginning of September. Currently I do not know which version this will be. I have asked in case it is the old version of training. So it would be possible to take 2022-exam.

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Just passed VCMA2022! Till the end I had no idea if I made it or not.

Probs @vNote42! I have scheduled the 2-day course in December and will take the exam beginning of 2022 after I took the exam of VMCE 2021. Was it difficult?

To be honest, it was not that hard as expected! It's rather hard to stay focused for that long and keep the details of the customer situation in mind.

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Thanks Michael, I was waiting for this!

As far as I know, it is mandatory to join a training before taking the exam the first time, right? Do somebody know if it possible to join a VMCAv1-class and take the VMCA2022 exam?

Hi @vNote42, This is on the FAQ section of the website:

“If you attended the class within 12 months of booking the exam, you may take the latest exam without retaking the course. If it has been 12 months or longer, it is required you attend a pre-requisite class.“

 

So depending on when you did the training course you'll either need to do the VMCAv1 exam and then the VMCA2022 or jump straight into it. (Depends if you want to have the “v1” status of VMCA too!)

Thanks Michael - and sorry for asking a question, already answered in FAQ. But: I WILL do the training in the beginning of September. Currently I do not know which version this will be. I have asked in case it is the old version of training. So it would be possible to take 2022-exam.

Always happy to help buddy :relaxed: sounds exciting, definitely will be jealous if you get on the new course!

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Just 2 Tips for all those who want to take the exam:

  • There is a notepad function in the front-end. You can save the text you entered. BUT: a notepad is saved for each question separately. Means: when you save text in question 1 and you open the notepad in question 2, it will be empty. You have to go back to question 1 to see what you entered there. I lost some time here because I noted customer details in question 1.
  • You can use the key combo Ctrl+F to search within the exam window. This is very helpful to get the details without reading again.

Hope this helps.

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😀 I will take the course soon after I took the VMCE course in autumn…

I have seen already that there is the new VSCA course available. 😎

VSCA?

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😀 I will take the course soon after I took the VMCE course in autumn…

I have seen already that there is the new VSCA course available. 😎

VSCA?

Veeam Super Certified Administrator?

sorry for this :joy:

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Just took my VMCA2022 and passed! :grin:

 

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Just took my VMCA2022 and passed! :grin:

 


Congratulations @MicoolPaul  🎉🎉🎉

Which score is needed to pass?

70% 🙂 thank you @JMeixner  and thank you @Inder 

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Just took my VMCA2022 and passed! :grin:

 

Very cool and congrats.  How did you find it?  Did you take the course for this one?  Just curious as I am trying to get the course before taking it.

I’ll probably do a write up as I was working on my own study guide prior to this. I haven’t taken the course but could do the upgrade from VMCA v1.

 

I knew that getting the VMCA 2022 course approved would’ve been difficult and getting the time off to attend, so I’d been studying, comparing my old VMCE-ADO documentation to the v11 documentation and building an updated list from that. Part of me thought if I failed it would give a good argument to get to sit the updated course as I’d clearly need it.

 

In summary though, this isn’t an exam focused around remembering formulas. It’s about understanding customer requirements, constraints and objectives, then leveraging the right Veeam tool for the job. It’s not just about Veeam B&R, but Agent, Enterprise Manager and One also.

In particular, when I did my VMCE-ADO, NAS backup, Agent for Mac, immutability and CDP weren’t possibilities, so it’s worth ensuring you’ve explored these subjects, their requirements and their own limitations if you’ve not had to architect solutions with these products before.

 

I felt this exam was a little less difficult than the VMCA v1, but it’s certainly still a challenge, I had to go through my answers three times to be sure I’d matched everything to the right criteria!

BTW, just sitting in the VMCA course. It is quite interactive and much less try than I thought!

Conclusion: you miss something :joy:

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Just took my VMCA2022 and passed! :grin:

 

Very cool and congrats.  How did you find it?  Did you take the course for this one?  Just curious as I am trying to get the course before taking it.

I’ll probably do a write up as I was working on my own study guide prior to this. I haven’t taken the course but could do the upgrade from VMCA v1.

 

I knew that getting the VMCA 2022 course approved would’ve been difficult and getting the time off to attend, so I’d been studying, comparing my old VMCE-ADO documentation to the v11 documentation and building an updated list from that. Part of me thought if I failed it would give a good argument to get to sit the updated course as I’d clearly need it.

 

In summary though, this isn’t an exam focused around remembering formulas. It’s about understanding customer requirements, constraints and objectives, then leveraging the right Veeam tool for the job. It’s not just about Veeam B&R, but Agent, Enterprise Manager and One also.

In particular, when I did my VMCE-ADO, NAS backup, Agent for Mac, immutability and CDP weren’t possibilities, so it’s worth ensuring you’ve explored these subjects, their requirements and their own limitations if you’ve not had to architect solutions with these products before.

 

I felt this exam was a little less difficult than the VMCA v1, but it’s certainly still a challenge, I had to go through my answers three times to be sure I’d matched everything to the right criteria!

BTW, just sitting in the VMCA course. It is quite interactive and much less try than I thought!

Conclusion: you miss something :joy:

Let me know how it is either way. Still trying to get it before exam. 😁

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Thanks Michael, I was waiting for this!

As far as I know, it is mandatory to join a training before taking the exam the first time, right? Do somebody know if it possible to join a VMCAv1-class and take the VMCA2022 exam?

Hi @vNote42, This is on the FAQ section of the website:

“If you attended the class within 12 months of booking the exam, you may take the latest exam without retaking the course. If it has been 12 months or longer, it is required you attend a pre-requisite class.“

 

So depending on when you did the training course you'll either need to do the VMCAv1 exam and then the VMCA2022 or jump straight into it. (Depends if you want to have the “v1” status of VMCA too!)

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😀 I will take the course soon after I took the VMCE course in autumn…

I have seen already that there is the new VSCA course available. 😎

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Just 2 Tips for all those who want to take the exam:

  • There is a notepad function in the front-end. You can save the text you entered. BUT: a notepad is saved for each question separately. Means: when you save text in question 1 and you open the notepad in question 2, it will be empty. You have to go back to question 1 to see what you entered there. I lost some time here because I noted customer details in question 1.
  • You can use the key combo Ctrl+F to search within the exam window. This is very helpful to get the details without reading again.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the tips always helps even if minor ones. 😁

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