Citrix to Roll Out Advanced Virtualization Certifications

Despite an unpredictable job market, Citrix Systems Inc. recently announced plans to expand its repertoire of virtualization credentials to better equip today’s IT job seeker to meet current demand.

The two advanced certifications — Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) for Virtualization and Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for Virtualization — are aimed at architects and engineers who specialize in advanced virtualization solutions.

The CCEE for Virtualization certification is primarily intended for individuals — such as engineers, enterprise engineers, those in higher-level administrator roles or enterprise administrators — who are planning and integrating end-to-end virtualization solutions, said Julieann Scalisi, managing director of worldwide education for Citrix Systems.

“The CCEE covers a breadth of knowledge across the Citrix delivery center for our XenApp, XenServer and Xen Desktop products and validates the experienced IT professional’s ability to successfully combine their planning, design and integration skills across these products,” Scalisi said. “This track also includes advanced administration-level skills on XenApp and really teaches our students how to support a full end-to-end virtualization solution.”

There are five courses and exams associated with the CCEE, Scalisi said. While four are currently available, the fifth will be released in the third quarter of this year.

The CCIA, on the other hand, is intended for individuals who are analyzing and designing Citrix solutions at the enterprise level for application and desktop delivery, Scalisi said. The target audience for this certification is consultants, architects and engineers.

The CCIA consists of six exams: five associated with the CCEE, plus…

Deanna Hartley


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