Citrix Education Unveils Next-Generation Certification Structure

<p><strong>Fort Lauderdale, Fla. &mdash; Oct. 23</strong><br />Citrix Systems Inc., a provider of application delivery infrastructure, announced several key changes to its certification program and strategy, including the introduction of three new designations. </p><p>The company&rsquo;s highly ranked certification program has been redesigned to provide entry-through expert-level IT professionals with expanded offerings by role and specialization, as well as streamlined update paths that make it easier for IT professionals to stay current. The changes support IT professionals&rsquo; need to demonstrate specialized knowledge in key server, desktop and application virtualization technologies. <br /> <br />The new certification structure, developed in collaboration with Citrix customers, consists of three levels of certification &ndash; Administrator Series [Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA), which now includes tracks supporting Platinum product editions, and Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)]; Engineer Series [Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)]; and Architect Series [Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)]. <br /><br />The CCAs for Platinum edition, CCAA and CCEE are brand new. The program is structured into tracks aligned around four distinct solution paths, enabling IT professionals to achieve specific credentials for application virtualization, server virtualization, application networking and desktop virtualization. <br /> <br />&ldquo;The new certification structure is a result of Citrix Education responding to changes in the IT landscape, including technologies, job roles and the needs of our customers and partners,&rdquo; said Julieann Scalisi, managing director of Citrix Education. &ldquo;In order to stay competitive in an IT market where virtualization is playing such a crucial role, professionals need new skill sets they did not need a…



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