CommVault Training Courses Dublin & Belfast

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Why choose SureSkills for CommVault training?

SureSkills is still the only Commvault® Approved Services Provider (CASP) and Authorised Training Partner in Ireland with the necessary qualifications, skills and experience to serve your business needs. We offer packaged or customised instructor-led training to ensure that you can deploy and maintain an optimal software solution that suits your business objectives. In addition, we are also the largest managed service provider of Commvault® storage support.

Key benefits of CommVault

  • World’s leading Data Management Company 
  • Learn to protect, access and use all of your firm’s data
  • Unlock the vast potential of Commvault’s software 
  • Increase authority and control in your IT department

Next Steps?

Explore our wide range of CommVault approved training programmes covering all aspects of data protection and information management solutions. Chat to one of SureSkills training advisers to help you get the most from CommVault. Click here to go to our Contact Us page.

How can certification status be upgraded from V10 to V11?

The Commvault v11 certification program offers upgrade exams for Professional and Master certification status. The Specialist upgrade path requires taking the full V11 Specialist exam. If you passed an exam but have not achieved the specific certification level, you must retake the full exams.

Must a student participate in an Instructor-Led Training class or purchase eLearning modules to qualify to take an exam?

it is strongly recommended to attend formal CommVault training, although it is not required.

How difficult are the certification exams?

Question formats are designed to challenge participants and to prove competencies at various levels. Professional level certification requires participants to demonstrate strong knowledge of the Commvault Common Technology Engine, policy configuration and client/agent/subclient configuration. Specialist level certification requires participants to demonstrate advanced knowledge of specific features including: Deduplication, IntelliSnap® Technology, storage configuration and Virtualisation.

If a student upgrades a certification to v11, what is the cost to take the exams?

Students have one free opportunity to pass the v10 equivalent for any exam passed on previous versions through June 30, 2016.

What are 2018 Update Exams?

Commvault has changed its product release cycle and as a result, new features are added via quarterly service packs. To ensure users of Commvault® software are up-to-date on the latest product enhancements, special training courses and update exams are being offered. These exams are free of charge and should be taken within one year of exam release.

What do I need to do to update my certification status to 2018?

Updating certification status is based on your current certification level:

  • V10 Commvault® Professional – take the V11 Commvault Professional upgrade exam and the Commvault Professional 2018 update exam.
  • V11 Commvault® Engineer – take the Commvault Engineer 2018 update exam.
  • V11 Master – take the Master 2018 update exam.
  • V10 Master – take the V11 Master upgrade exam and the Master 2018 update exam.
  • Versions prior to V10 – there are no upgrade paths for certification levels prior to V10. Full exams must be taken to achieve 2018 certification status.

Is there a path to attain 2018 certification status if I only have passed the V11 Core Fundamentals exam?

Yes. Education Services is offering a special 2-day Implementation and Maintenance course which includes a 2018 update exam which will result in 2018 Professional certification status. This offer is valid until March 31, 2018.



Commvault® Certified Professional

Learn essential skills for installing and configuring Commvault® software to protect data in virtual and physical infrastructures. This 5-day course provides all the information needed to get your Commvault environment up and running including: 

CommServe® server configuration, MediaAgent design, agent deployment, storage configuration, and data security

The class is balanced between technical discussions using detailed diagrams and white board sessions, and hands -on labs using Education Services CVLab environment focusing on both the Admin Console and the CommCell® Console

Exam Specifics:

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Time Allotment: 90 Minutes
  • Passing Grade: 70% 

Important Note: You have only one chance to take the exam per registration. You must complete the entire exam once the exam session is started

Disaster Recovery – Design and Implementation

This 2-day Instructor-Led course is intended for administrators, engineers and other personnel who have completed Core Fundamentals. It is designed for those responsible for disaster recovery planning and implementation using Commvault Simpana® software. This course addresses topics ranging from general disaster recovery concepts and terminology to specific planning and recovery steps using tools and technologies relevant to Simpana software.

Students are instructed on ways to identify risk factors affecting all CommCell® components as well as suggested response levels and approaches that help reduce the potential impact to production environments. Through real-world scenarios and hands-on practice labs, students integrate and apply knowledge to effectively recover all necessary CommCell components.


Attendees should have attended the Core Fundamentals course.

Virtual Data Management Exam

The Commvault Certified Specialist - Virtual Data Management (VDM)Online Exam assesses the candidate's level of comprehension for:

  • Planning & Design
  • Environment Configuration
  • Agent Configuration
  • Hypervisor Design & Configuration

Exam Specifics:

  • Total Questions:25
  • Time Allotment:75 Minutes
  • Passing Grade: 75% (19 correct answers)

Important Note: You have only one chance to take the exam per registration. You must complete the entire exam once the exam session is started.

Simpana® Master Class Exam



Certification Roadmap

Commvault's Certification Program offers professional, specialist and master level certifications based on a career path. Advance through the program based on your personal experience and desired area of focus. Distinguish between higher and lower level certification as recognised proof of expertise.

Key Points

  • Certification is integrated and managed through Commvault's online registration in the Education Advantage Customer Portal
  • Cost of certification registration is included in the associated training course
  • Labs are given in class at the end of each module (unrelated to the exam)
  • Students may take the online certification exam(s) any time after completing the course
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