Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization is an associate or entry level certification in virtualization domain. According to recent IT Trends application and desktop Virtualization has become a most important feature in all applications and services. Advancing business industry needs technologies and mechanisms to develop a centralized data center for applications and data and remotely deliver secure services to the customer and employees on demand. Application and Desktop virtualization concepts has evolved to cater remote access needs for business industry And Citrix is considered a leader in desktop and application virtualization in industry. Citrix desktop and application virtualization technology cooperated a lot to keep rate with emerging business demands with simplified management and increased productivity, security and reduction in cost. CCA Virtualization provides up to date knowledge in Virtualization domain. This certification is primarily intended for administrators and operators to manage XenDesktop 7.6 solutions.
CCA Virtualization in an associate level exam by Citrix for virtualization domain. There are other associate level exams available by Citrix for networking fields as well mentioned below:
- CCA Networking, A networking certification available to verify candidate skills in Citrix NetScaler including management and performance.
Citrix CCA V certification is an Associate level certification in Virtualization domain. Its main objective is to verify candidate skills for management of XenDesktop7.6 solutions. It mainly focuses on managing, monitoring, supporting and troubleshooting a XenDesktop 7.6 solution in Windows Server 2012 environment. The troubleshooting abilities include management of changes in environment adding applications, users, desktops, policies etc and handling common usage issues. The main objectives of the CCA V certification are to verify candidate capabilities in following areas:
- Architecture of XenDesktop including components and communication functions.
- License management and Delegate administration
- XenDesktop infrastructure management
- Delivery groups and machine catalogue creation and management
- Handling StoreFront management issues.
- End user profile and policies creation and management.
- End Users, Sites and Sessions management
- Printing management
- Service Provisioning management.
Citrix Virtualization certifications are primarily focused XenDesktop 7 solutions management, deployment and troubleshooting issues. CCA Virtualization certification can be obtained by taking one of the two following exams:
- Management of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 solutions exam ( 1Y0-201)
- Management of Citrix XenDesktop 7 solutions exam (1Y0-200)
There is specific training course by Citrix to prepare for the CCA V exam named “Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 (CXD-203)”. It is highly encouraged that candidate should have a basic understanding of the desktop, server and application virtualization concepts before attempting to appear in the exam. An experience with Windows Server 2012, SQL server 2012 and basic networking and certificates and certification authorities’ knowledge is very helpful.
Citrix virtualization certifications are valid for three year period. During this period candidate can retake any current CCA V exam to maintain 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 CCA virtualization certification exam.
Skills and Benefits
Citrix CCA Virtualization certification is solution based mirroring the recent information Technology requirements of the professionals and business organizations. It ensures that the certification holder possess the up to date real world skill set and experience to provide thriving Citrix Solutions. The certification holder is capable to monitor, manage, configure and troubleshoot XenDesktop virtualization solution in any business or organizational setup. It is a focused certification for administrators and ensures professional excellence to start a career in Virtualization solution handling. CCA Virtualization also serves as a pre requisite certification for other high level certification such as CCP V and CCE V. Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization can act as a valuable resource for the business organization by providing data security and simplified and fast access to any organizational resource to the users.
After clearing CCA virtualization certification candidate’s can move on to high level certification in virtualization domain which are mentioned below:
- CCP Virtualization, Citrix Certified Professional in Virtualization aims to verify candidate skills to build, deploy, scale and optimize XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions.
- CCE Virtualization, Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization aims to test candidate expert level skills to design and architect XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions.