Citrix Certified Expert Virtualization expert provides an in demand market skill set and to design, configure and manage Information technology solutions for Citrix virtualization technology. It is an expert level certification in the hierarchy. Application and Desktop virtualization technology has evolved over time to meet increasing business needs for simplified and fast access to business resource and with low cost. CCE virtualization focuses on the planning and designing of Application and desktop virtualization features and functions for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop solutions. This certification is mainly intended for Information Technology solution designers, Architects and consultants to enhance their abilities of analysis and designing XenDesktop 7.6 solutions.
CCE Virtualization in an expert level exam by Citrix for virtualization domain. Expert level exam in networking domain has not been launched by Citrix yet but they are working on it. Candidate can also try associate and professional level exams in networking field as well mentioned below:
- CCA Networking, A networks certification available to verify candidate skills in Citrix NetScaler including management and performance.
- CCP Networking, A networks certification that aims to verify professional skills of the candidate to manage Citrix NetScaler and measure performance.
Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization domain is an expert level certification. So it is aimed to ensure professional excellence for the certification holders in XenApp and Xen Desktop Solutions Designing issues. The course caters all the designing components and features of the XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions. The main objective of the certification exam is to test and verify candidate abilities in following areas:
- FMA Architecture components and communication protocols identification
- Understanding of Architectural issues of desktop virtualization and implementation.
- Organizational assessment to understand the business requirements, applications, users and business abilities.
- Designing of Desktop virtualization Solutions.
- Analyze and assess design recommendations.
- Troubleshooting capabilities of desktop virtualization designs.
- Documentation of the designs and risk assessment.
Citrix Certified Expert Virtualization certification exam primarily focus on the assessment and designing issues of XenDesktop Solutions. To obtain CCE Virtualization certification a candidate has to pass one of the two following certification exams:
- Designing of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 solutions exam (1Y0-401).
- Desiging of Citrix XenDesktp 7.0 Solutions exam (1Y0-400).
A specific training course by Citrix is available to prepare for the CCA V exam named “Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop (CXD-400)”. It is highly encouraged that candidate should have a basic understanding of the desktop, server and application virtualization concepts and practical working experience of the XenDesktop management and troubleshooting before trying to appear in the exam. The experience with XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions deploying, optimizing and scaling is very helpful in scoring the certification exam. Also the candidate should have knowledge of Citrix Virtualization components, Windows Server 2012, and SQL Server Knowledge
All of Citrix certifications in virtualization domain are valid for three year period. During this period candidate can retake any current CCE V exam to maintain its credential. After certification expiry candidate has to restart the certification process all over.
To attain CCE virtualization certification candidate has to score following certification acting as its pre requisite:
- Score any current or valid Citrix Certified Professional Virtualization (CCP-V) certification exam.
Skills and Benefits
Citrix Certifications are designed to cater modern Information Technology Trends for Application and Desktop Virtualization to enhance organizational business productivity and performance and to lower the management cost. Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization is capable to assess and design application and desktop virtualization features for Xen Desktop 7.6. Since before CCE V a candidate should have CCP V certification which includes the knowledge and skills to deploy, monitor and troubleshoot XenDesktop solutions and after completing CCE Virtualization the certification holder can have the architectural abilities to assess issues and design new features for XenDesktop. It is an extremely valuable job role certification for the desktop management professionals. And a certification holder expert is ensured to have complete infrastructure knowledge of XenDesktop solutions and can serve as an important resource for business organization to meet the organizational data security needs and efficient access to organizational resources.
Citrix CCE Virtualization is an expert level certification so it is the top most certification in Citrix Virtualization certification hierarchy.