Veeam Certified Engineer - Advanced: Design and Optimization V1

The Veeam Certified Engineer - Advanced (VMCE-A): Design and Optimization v1 is a two-day technical course for both professional services consultants and system administrators. The course covers Veeam Availability Suite design and optimization and is based on best practices from Veeam solutions architects. This class is designed for those who ahve already taken the three-day VMCE Standard course and want to acquire the Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA) designation.

This certification is an excellent investment for IT professionals looking to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, increase potential for personal career advancement and gain recognition from employers and customers. 

Course objectives:

By completing the VMCE-A: Design and Optimization V1 course, together with the VMCE Standard certification, you will be able to:

  • Maximize your expertise on consulting/professional services for the Veeam Availability Suite solution
  • Aim for the VMCA title and comply with some of the certifications requirements for Platinum ProPartners and Veeam Accredited Service Partners (VASPs).
  • Gain professional advantage with the highest level of Veeam technical certification
  • Aim for career advancement


  • System engineers/Administrators
  • Backup/Virtualization administrators
  • Solution architects/Consultants

Generally speaking, any IT specialist interested in becoming an industry-recognized architect for Veeam Availability Suite may participate in the course. 


  • A solid virtualization, backup and recovery knowledge base
  • Already attended a VMCE Standard three-day course
  • If attending a five-day, bundle course (VMCE Standard, then VMCE-A: Design and Optimization V1 in one week), prerequisites can be met.

Course outline:

Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: Design and sizing

  • DNS and name resolution
  • Veeam backup server
  • Balcup and replication database
  • Proxy server
  • Transport modes
  • Repository server
  • WAN accelerator
  • Interaction with hypervisors

Module 3: Infrastructure

  • Stages of Proof of Concept
  • Assessment using Veeam ONE
  • Important data to collect (Veeam ONE + infrastructure accounts)

Module 4: Security

  • Permissions

Module 5: Design scenario: Part 1

  • Discovery
  • Create a design based on the customer environment

Module 6: Optimizations

  • Backup and replication database
  • Proxy server
  • Repository server
  • WAN accelerator
  • Tape
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
  • Indexing
  • Antivirus on Veeam servers and guest VM (if VSS is used)
  • Protecting Veeam Backup & Replication configuration

Module: Design scenario: Part 2

  • Create a design based on the customers evolving environment

Module 8: Automation

  • Veeam backup server
  • VMware vSphere tags

Module 9: Audit and compliance

  • Auditing
  • Compliance
  • SureBackup and SureReplica

Module 10: Troubleshooting

  • Deep dive into reading log files
  • Common issues
  • Troubleshooting mode (SureBackup/SureReplica)

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