VMCE 2020


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Hi Folks,

 

I took some time off of Kubernetes to upgrade my VMCE to version 2020. It was a fair exam but no easy walk through the park. Even if you work with Veeam every day and hold both VMCE and VMCA don’t take the upgrade as a shoe in!!. Thanks to @haslund Rasmus for the great practice tests, they got me worried so I put in a real effort and it paid off.

Just a side note with the proctored exams, make sure you register with the exact name on your documents. I am Geoff but my full name is Geoffrey! My email has only Geoff hence it raised some concerns (45 minutes late starting 🙂. All water under the bridge now 🙂.. Back to Kubernetes!!! :)

 


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Still need to write mine, been using Veeam a few years, took the course, and after doing a few practice tests it was pretty eye opening it isn’t an easy exam. 

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Hi Geoff,

Indeed. The VEEAM exams like VMCE and VMCA are a perfect example how it should be done!

I use Veeam almost every day, but even then it’s unlikely to pass the exams without studying. When you study very well but have less practice experience in using Veeam the chance is also very small to pass. A combination of practice experience and studying very well will give you the chance to pass the exams. For the VMCA exams, the level of exams is even higher than VMCE.

I passed a while ago VMCE 9.5 and VMCA 1.0 and not long ago VMCE 2020 and a lot of studying is absolutely necessary!

The videos of Haslund are splendid !!! This gives you a very good idea of how the exam could be. If you struggle with those, don’t bother taking the exam and keep studying and practicing the best backup product!

@ Haslund : keep on making those videos, they are great!

 

regards

Nico

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Congratulations Goeff! I've also have mixed experiences with Pearson; it's not always as easy as in a test center. 😅

I would also say that the exam is fair but it still requires extensive learning and hands-on experience. 

yes it was mixed :) to say the least..

Yeah the exam had its moments. I always judge by how many answers I change during the review. Mind you compared to a CNCF exam not as nerve wracking, like moments when you copy and paste a yaml file and boom the indentation explodes.. CKA, CKS and CKAD allow you to look at the documentation but they are all command line practical and you simply would never finish in 2 hours unless you know where to look and what it does. That is why when you copy and paste a huge yaml file and it blows up.. you see your time ticking away… :)

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Congratulations Goeff! I've also have mixed experiences with Pearson; it's not always as easy as in a test center. 😅

I would also say that the exam is fair but it still requires extensive learning and hands-on experience. 

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@Geoff Burke Congratulations 

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Congrats @Geoff Burke time for me to catch up to you.  This will push me.

This was kind of hanging over me. I decided to try and push during lockdown and before the summer good weather (hopefully), so that I can just lie on my paddle board on the lake instead of “stay at home study” :).

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Congratulations on passing the VMCE 2020 exam! Well done! Super proud that the practice exams helped you, how did you find the video walkthroughs of the questions?

I thought the videos were fantastic. The way you went through and at times said “rubbish” was a much milder format than some of my reactions to the “obvious lead one astray” questions :). Joking aside the methodology was a help too, slowly reading the questions then pausing is essential and contrary to what I used to do, i.e. impatient blast through them which meant possibly stepping on land mines like the good old “not” word somewhere in the middle of a sentence. 

This format was excellent because the inner conversation that you did in the videos is exactly what people do so this was much more helpful than the standard written guides.

 

Thanks Again Rasmus!

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Congratulations on passing the VMCE 2020 exam! Well done! Super proud that the practice exams helped you, how did you find the video walkthroughs of the questions?

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Congratulations @Geoff Burke .

This is on my agenda for this year, too.

 

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Congrats @Geoff Burke time for me to catch up to you.  This will push me.

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