LONDON, UK, June 6, 2014 – Veeam Software, innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, has joined forces with computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to launch a new certification programme aimed at raising data protection standards globally.
The new Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) accreditation will offer IT professionals an official certification path, proving they have the deep technical knowledge necessary to effectively design, implement, optimize and troubleshoot Veeam in production environments. Veeam’s ProPartner Program is designed to create new opportunities for partners that accelerate growth and profitability by providing tools, support, training and this new VMCE certification program. Veeam’s aim is to empower their partners to become trusted advisors to customers and gain a long-term advantage in the modern data center market.
The VMCE program will launch first in North America and EMEA, followed during 2014 by LATAM and APAC. The certificates will be mandatory in EMEA for Gold and Platinum Veeam resellers, raising standards across the industry.
All tests will be available at over 5,000 global test centres in 178 countries, offering sophisticated anti-fraud security measures and allowing those living outside cities the convenience of sitting the exam at a local test centre.
Bob Whelan, President and CEO, Pearson VUE said: “We are proud to be entering into this new partnership with Veeam Software. The VMCE programme, another addition to our increasing portfolio of IT certification programmes, will raise standards across the industry and allow IT professionals to prove their ability, significantly enhancing their career prospects.
About Veeam Software
Veeam® enables the Always-On Business™ by providing solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™ which provides recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for the majority of applications and data. Veeam recognizes the challenges in keeping a business up and running at all times and addresses them with solutions that provide high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, risk mitigation and complete visibility.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 101,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. http://www.veeam.com