VMCE 2021 Released!



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@Inder ...as a matter of fact, they have a free trial:

https://www.kasten.io/try-kasten-k10

Oh really, Thanks for guiding me sir !

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@Inder ...as a matter of fact, they have a free trial:

https://www.kasten.io/try-kasten-k10

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I am also intersted in Kasten K10. Any documents and videos in details 

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@Chris.Childerhose : I am still on learning path 🙂 will soon go with my first certification.

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Well, except for renewing VMCE, I’m done for the rest of yr. Good luck with all the next ones you have!

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Last year, between Jan and May, I took 6 total certs - Veeam, AWS x 2, Azure x2, and VMware. That sucked. The only reward I get for mine is my own satisfaction that I passed 🤷‍♂️

It could be worse! Microsoft now make you do refresher exams to validate your certifications. I got my M365:EAE but I have to renew my MS100 and MS101 annually or it will expire. Plus I used my MCSE as the pre-req but as that will be archived soon I’ll need to pass a specialisation such as MS Teams (which feels like it changes every 5 mins, very hard to study such a moving target!) and then I’ll be renewing that every year too…

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Good luck @vNote42 , won’t be a problem for you ;-)

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I booked my first Veeam course ever (VMCE) a few days ago. So I guess the first Veeam certification I will take is this one :joy:

Best of luck.

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Nice! Good luck @vNote42 !! I thought the course was just ‘ok’. But the VMCA course I thoroughly enjoyed.

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I booked my first Veeam course ever (VMCE) a few days ago. So I guess the first Veeam certification I will take is this one :joy:

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Last year, between Jan and May, I took 6 total certs - Veeam, AWS x 2, Azure x2, and VMware. That sucked. The only reward I get for mine is my own satisfaction that I passed 🤷‍♂️

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Hi @Chris.Childerhose @coolsport00 @regnor @MicoolPaul , I needed to renew my VMCE 9 certificate to VMCE 2020 last year because of my companies partner status. I have some colleagues who have also a VMCE 9 but did not upgrade (a little bit scared after the first time ;-)). If I read the FAQs correctly it seems that only a VMCE 2020 is available to take the exam of VMCE 2021. So directly taking the exam from VMCE 9.5 to 2021 will not be possible? So first take exam VMCE 2020 before 31/10/2021. Am I correct?

Do you know guys if a yearly exam (re-certification) will be necessary as a partner? Isn’t that a bit too much? A lot of engineers are now already complaining for some 2-yearly certifications (like Vmware). What is your opinion?

I think for a partner it’s important to not be more than one certification behind, it can feel laborious at times but I think if they let you pass either every other or even just a 3 month grace to leap frog after next version available (so if you had 9.5, didn’t do 2020, you only get 3 months to do 2021) as an example. For internal staff or hobbyist people I understand it’s more difficult

Yeah have a grace period would be nice where you can as you said leap frog one version to the most current.  Like now for example VMCEv9 to VMCE2021 and bypass 2020.  Either way I will be doing both along with VMCA2022 when it comes.

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Generally speaking, with all the tech that’s out there, if we wanna stay relevant, I think we can all agree all the tech certs are a bear to keep up to speed on. :joy:

They absolutely are Shane.  I have Veeam plus VMware that I am needing to do this year with expansion on the VMware ones to get things like the VCIX and the NV ones.  But if I do I get some compensation so that does not hurt. LOL

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Generally speaking, with all the tech that’s out there, if we wanna stay relevant, I think we can all agree all the tech certs are a bear to keep up to speed on. :joy:

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Hi @Chris.Childerhose @coolsport00 @regnor @MicoolPaul , I needed to renew my VMCE 9 certificate to VMCE 2020 last year because of my companies partner status. I have some colleagues who have also a VMCE 9 but did not upgrade (a little bit scared after the first time ;-)). If I read the FAQs correctly it seems that only a VMCE 2020 is available to take the exam of VMCE 2021. So directly taking the exam from VMCE 9.5 to 2021 will not be possible? So first take exam VMCE 2020 before 31/10/2021. Am I correct?

Do you know guys if a yearly exam (re-certification) will be necessary as a partner? Isn’t that a bit too much? A lot of engineers are now already complaining for some 2-yearly certifications (like Vmware). What is your opinion?

I think for a partner it’s important to not be more than one certification behind, it can feel laborious at times but I think if they let you pass either every other or even just a 3 month grace to leap frog after next version available (so if you had 9.5, didn’t do 2020, you only get 3 months to do 2021) as an example. For internal staff or hobbyist people I understand it’s more difficult

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Yeah I am onboard with the 2-year plan as typically going from one version to the next is not a huge change, but going two versions up there is normally a much bigger change set.  Let’s hope we get two year versus the one but looking forward to doing VMCE2020, then 2021 and finally the VMCA2022. :)

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Officially, the cert you achieve doesn’t expire. But, the validity of it as far as Veeam is concerned with course & exam requirements does obviously.

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I also think that yearly is too much as this means as soon as you achieve the exam you start learning again.

2-years are OK but I don't like the fact that after a certificate expires that you need to take a mandatory training again. I'm glad that VMware stopped doing this with the VCP as it was always quite stressing; I always was afraid that I would have to visit the ICM course again...

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Yeah..some think even 2yr is too soon. I for one do not. Software changes so much in that timeframe, I see the need to at least renew every 2yrs. I don’t have the problem all you partner folks have. Yearly I can do, but I don’t like it, and think it’s too often to renew.

Cheers bud.

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Thx for your feedback @coolsport00 ! 2-yearly is in my opinion correct, a lot changes these days so to have a valid certificate it needs to be renewed. But yearly is a bit too much I think… I agree.

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Yes @Nico Losschaert ..that is correct. To this point, yes, a yearly exam is required. And yes, we all for the most part think it’s too much. Rasmus is aware and is sharing concerns with the program lead (Simon Yarwood).

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Hi @Chris.Childerhose @coolsport00 @regnor @MicoolPaul , I needed to renew my VMCE 9 certificate to VMCE 2020 last year because of my companies partner status. I have some colleagues who have also a VMCE 9 but did not upgrade (a little bit scared after the first time ;-)). If I read the FAQs correctly it seems that only a VMCE 2020 is available to take the exam of VMCE 2021. So directly taking the exam from VMCE 9.5 to 2021 will not be possible? So first take exam VMCE 2020 before 31/10/2021. Am I correct?

Do you know guys if a yearly exam (re-certification) will be necessary as a partner? Isn’t that a bit too much? A lot of engineers are now already complaining for some 2-yearly certifications (like Vmware). What is your opinion?

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@coolsport00@MicoolPaulat least I had to update my VMCE last year to VMCE2020 because of our partner status.

I am in the same boat and need to get moving LOL.  Time to study and take the exam maybe in July or later this month.

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@coolsport00@MicoolPaul at least I had to update my VMCE last year to VMCE2020 because of our partner status.

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It does, but at least we have several mos :)

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