You knew it was coming, No seriously you did. … Probably. :)
But yea, Veeam the maker of various Virtualization supportive technologies has released the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification!
A few interesting things I noticed with this announcement; First of all the Certification exam itself will not be available for a few months so keep that in mind if you were looking at pursuing it today (as I had… :))
Secondly, they take their certification and respective recertification pretty serious with this clause;
How long is a Veeam certification valid?
In order to ensure that Veeam certification is a valuable indicator of a candidate’s knowledge, Veeam will require re-certificating on all major releases of Veeam solutions. To upgrade your certification level as a VMCE, you will have 120 days after the release to take the upgrade course and pass the corresponding exam.
If a VMCE fails the exam, there will be another 90 days to re-take the course (full) and pass the exam (full).
If after this time a VMCE didn’t confirm the certification, it will expire.
At this time, the training is only available in the US, and the online videos haven’t been recorded yet (Hey, we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little bit!) but lo and look forward to the future as I can see this start to explode in the near term.