Commvault's Certification Program validates expertise and advanced knowledge in a number of topics.

These include Commvault Core Fundamentals, Implementation and Maintenance, and more advanced Specialist and Master technologies. Certification is a valuable investment for both a company and the IT professional. Certified personnel can increase a company's productivity, reduce operating costs, and increase potential for personal career advancement.

Core Fundamentals Exam

Discover the essential concepts, details, and best practices for user security and management, media and library management, policy configuration and retention, as well as job activity and status monitoring. This 3-day course provides an efficient and effective way to manage data movement, such as backup, archive, auxiliary copy, and restore, within a CommCell® group. Achieve a core understanding of Commvault's data and information management system and learn about the new feature enhancements to the next generation of Commvault® software.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for personnel responsible for day-to-day administration and management of Commvault® software.


It is recommended that you watch the Welcome to Commvault® e-Learning course. This course is included at no additional cost, as a part of the Core Fundamentals registration, and is recommended to be completed prior to attending the Core Fundamentals course. Help Desk Operator eLearning course must be completed before attending the Core Fundamentals course.

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.

Implementation and Maintenance Exam

Advance your Commvault® expertise with a review of the next generation feature enhancements to Commvault® software. Sharpen your expertise with a technical overview of architectural considerations, resource planning requirements, and installation options for deploying Commvault® software. This 2-day course provides configuration best practices and performance-enhancement techniques, as well as troubleshooting tools and processes that can help identify causes of and solutions for common problems.

This course can be delivered in combination with our 3-day Core Fundamentals course.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for operations and administrative personnel responsible for ongoing configuration of Commvault® software and troubleshooting.


The Core Fundamentals course is recommended prior to attending this course.

Virtual Data Management Exam

This 2-day Instructor-Led course covers Simpana’s support for Virtualized data in VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. In this Instructor-led course students will learn the underlying concepts, use cases, and best practices for configuring and deploying Simpana’s features designed for virtual data management. The course will cover requirements, installation, and recommended configuration of Virtual Server Agents, VM Archiving Policies, IntelliSnap® feature and Virtualize Me functions. 

Students will be led through practical use cases and provided best practices for configuration and operation of these features in their environment.


Attendees should have attended the Core Fundamentals course.

Simpana® Master Class Exam

The Simpana® Master Class and Certification is designed to educate and validate the deepest level of knowledge attainable for Commvault® administrators and engineers. Knowledge gained can be applied in advanced enterprise architecture, complex troubleshooting, and more comprehensive management of day-to-day activities. Training emphasis is placed on a concentrated understanding of advanced Simpana features including: virtualization, deduplication, snapshot management, backup / archiving, retention, CTE processes, and log file analysis. Master certification assesses knowledge acquired from the master class, validates the mastery of Commvault technologies, and allows those few who complete the program to stand apart from others in the industry.


Required minimum of 18+ months working with Simpana® software.

Required Commvault® Certified Specialist on Simpana 10 software

As a long time training partner of Commvault, SureSkills has the skills and experience to ensure you enjoy all the benefits of maintaining or upgrading current certification.


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