I received an email yesterday that the fast track program for VMCE 2021 is available now through December 21, 2021. So what is this? According to the e-mail and discussion with Rasmus Haslund of Veeam Fast Track is designed to be a self service resource to allow existing VMCEs v9, 2020 or people who took the v10 course to upgrade the certification to the latest version with access to study materials and a test voucher all for just a bit more than the voucher itself.
According to the email the program will provide you in total with the following:
- The latest Veeam Availability Suite v11 Configuration and Management (VASCM) courseware
- 13 days access to VASCM Labs for practicing and exam preparation
- VMCE 2021 Exam Specification Guide
- Access to the ‘Haslund Knowledge Check’
- Exam preparation videos
- VMCE Exam Voucher to take the exam at Pearson Vue
I will share that in the past (I’ve been a VMCE on versions 8 and 9 and recently renewed to the 2020 release) I’ve sworn by Rasmus’ always excellent practice exams so their inclusion here is noteworthy. While they are included these seem to remain a community resource provided by Rasmus so the value is more in the course materials and the videos, but still worth calling out.
If you are not currently 2021 certified and wish to be able to do an upgrade in the future without taking a course you will need to do so to keep current versions. If you are a standard end customer it’s true, your certification never expires but if you are in the partner space like me you unfortunately have to always be within the past 2 versions. In any case this is a pretty good deal for a recertification prep package
To purchase the fast track package you will need to log into the website you’ve been given access to your Veeam training materials at in the past, veeam.lochoice.com and click on whatever is the latest version of the VMCE materials you have available. Once there you will see a “Buy VMCE Fast Track to v11” button. Once clicked it’s as simple as providing a credit card and you are off and running.