Veeam launches technical training and certification programmes

Veeam Software has announced new technical training and certification programmes for both its reseller pro-partners and end-users, in emerging markets.

The new programme will begin across the Middle East region towards the end of September 2014. The course will educate and certify partners and end-user engineers as Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE).The designation of VMCE establishes a level of expertise required to implement and configure the company’s software correctly and most effectively. The designation also verifies the engineer has the necessary knowledge and experience to be hired as a Veeam Expert, said the company.

The vendor’s distribution partners such as Aptec–an Ingram Micro company are selected as Veeam Authorised Education Centres (VMAEC) to deliver fee-based education courses with a curriculum developed by the software company. Every class includes both lecture and hands-on elements that allow the students to learn about the technology and its configuration, and then experience the configuration in labs based on real-world customer scenarios. The first VMCE session is planned for 28th-30th Septemberin Dubai, UAE at Aptec-Ingram Micro’s office in Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE.

“As the only distributor across Middle East and Africa delivering Veeam’s VMCE programme, we are excited to help grow Veeam and the market awareness about its products,” said Zornitza Hadjitodorova, Head of Ingram Micro Training, Middle East and Africa. “We have invested in a state-of-the-art training lab to offer our students a high-end environment where hands-on education thrives.”

This new certification programme is designed to support the systems engineers of Veeam customers, as well as the pre-sales engineers of the vendor’s network of pro-partners, with high-level technical competencies through delivery of technical courses required to achieve VMCE certification.

“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, Emerging Markets and LATAM, Veeam Software. “Our goal is to see valued Veeam ProPartners become certified experts encouraged, well informed and determined as the result of this program, which will yield significant returns for them. This training will guarantee that our partners are enabled and equipped with the necessary tools to support and offer additional services to their customers. The potential, Modern Data Center brings to the enterprise market, will be leveraged by our regional teams to ensure that our partner community takes full advantage of these hot growth opportunities.”

The company  will empower its engineers specifically by providing education on Veeam product capabilities, their interaction and alignment with compatible technologies, and both onsite and online instruction on how to most effectively implement Veeam to achieve maximum functionality. This training will include certification programmes that will enable the reseller to offer and deliver highly profitable professional services, and enable the customer to further optimise its investment in the company’s solutions for a much higher ROI and improved SLAs. All VMCE candidates must pass a proctored exam as the final step in earning their certification. The vendor expects 1,000 – 2,000 engineers to earn the VMCE distinction within the next year.

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