Citrix Certified professional Networking certification is a source of in command market skills and professional excellence for Citrix NetScaler technology. It is a professional level certification in the Citrix certifications in the networking field. CCP networking course is specifically designed for network administrators who are new to the Virtualization domain and are not aware of the NetScaler features and functionalities. CCP networking focuses on the planning, configuring and management of network performance optimization using NetScaler features and functions for Application and Desktop delivery and performance optimization of networks. CCP networking is intended for network administrators and network engineers to get professional excellence in Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for network traffic management and optimization of performance.
CCP Networking in a professional level exam by Citrix for networks domain. There are other Associate level exams available by Citrix for networking fields as well which are mentioned below:
- CCA Networking, A networking certification available to verify candidate skills in Citrix NetScaler including management and performance.
Citrix Networking Certifications are designed to increase the expertise level of a network administrator to use Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for handling network traffic management issues. The main objective of CCP Networking certification is to train and test the candidates in following areas of network traffic management:
- Identification of the features and functionalities of the Citrix NetScaler.
- Explanation of NetScaler Infrastructural Detail.
- NetScaler license installation and management.
- Securing NetScaler using SSL.
- Implementation of NetScaler Triscale technology including Clustering.
- Advanced Load Balancing Configuration and GSLB on NetScaler.
- Traffic handling and management in NetScaler with Optimization.
- Customization of NetScaler System for Content Specific Requirements and flow of traffic.
- Usage of native NetScaler logging tools for reporting.
- Troubleshoot NetScaler network and connection issues.
- Understanding of NetScaler SDX platform.
- Understanding of the networking features of the NetScaler SDX platform.
- NetScaler VPX instances administration on NetScaler SDX platform.
Citrix networks certifications are primarily focused on NetScaler for network traffic management issues e.g. Load Balancing, Application Offloading and Content Switching. CCP Networking certification can be obtained by taking one of the two exams written below:
- Networking Exam of Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials ( 1Y0-351)
- Networking Exam of Citrix NetScaler 10 Essentials (1Y0-350)
There is precise training program by Citrix to prepare for the CCP networking exam named “Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials and Networking Training (CNS-205)”. It is advised that candidates should have a basic understanding networking concepts and network traffic management knowledge prior to preparation of this exam.CCP Networking is aimed for network Administrators who want to get NetScaler 10.5 deployment knowledge.
Citrix networking certifications are valid for three year period. During this period candidate can retake any current CCA networking exam to retain its credential. After certification expiry candidate has to restart the certification process all over.
There is no specific or formal certification program as pre requisite for CCP networking certification exam. There a Citrix Certified Associate in networking certification available by Citrix but it is not a pre requisite for CCP networking.
Skills and Benefits
Citrix CCP networking certification is a job role based certification that mirrors the current information Technology needs of the professionals and business organizations. It ensures that the certification holder possess the current real world skill set and experience to configure and manage Citrix networking Solutions. The certification holder is capable to monitor, manage, configure and troubleshoot NetScaler functionalities and features in any business or organizational setup. It is a focused certification for network administrators and ensures professional excellence to start a career as a professional in NetScaler application and Desktop delivery features and network performance monitoring. Citrix Certified Professional in Networking can be a valuable resource for the business organization by managing data security, network performance and cut down and rapid access to any organizational resource to the users.
Up till now CCP Networking is the top most level certification in networking field by Citrix but they are working on an expert level networking certification named as Citrix Certified Expert Networking (CCE N) which is going to be available soon to ensure advanced skills of network monitoring, Configuring and managing security in networking domain.