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Citrix Provides Two New Certifications to Become Citrix Certified Specialist

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Citrix certifications have long taken a solid position in the IT industry. These credentials are solutions-based that reflect the changing needs of IT professionals and organizations. As a certified specialist, an individual can prove that he/she has the real skills and experience necessary to successfully solve Citrix solutions.

In 2018 Citrix launched two new Cloud Services certifications starting with the XenApp and XenDesktop Service. In this article you will know about these credentials, as well as find the ways to obtain them.

CERTIFICATION #1: XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud Certified (CC-XAD-CC)

This credential validates the individual’s knowledge and skills on the Citrix Cloud platform and delivering Desktops and App using the XenDesktop Service and XenApp.

Two main courses leading to this certification:

  1. CXD-252: Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure

Move from the local environment to the Citrix Cloud and learn how to deploy resource locations in Microsoft Azure. Learn the architecture, management, and communications of Citrix Cloud and XenApp and XenDesktop Service, and then migrate the existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud. Plan the machine catalog and the virtual machine design based on the public Microsoft cloud, and deploy these machines using Machine Creation Services. Discover how to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in one’s datacenter or Azure platform for remote access.

Key Skills:

  • Find out the differences between XenDesktop and XenApp on-premises and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service.
  • Understand how to set up, configure, and operate Citrix Cloud Connectors.
  • Deploy and operate Virtual Delivery Agent machines to local resource locations, as well as in Microsoft Azure using MCS.
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and XenApp/XenDesktop with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • Provide remote access with NetScaler Gateway and Citrix StoreFront on Microsoft Azure.

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  1. CXD-250: Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud

Learn how to navigate the move from XenDesktop and XenApp on-premises to the Citrix Cloud. Practice how the course will guide you through the architecture, management, communication, installation and configuration of Citrix Cloud and Cloud Connector. Explore how many services available in Citrix Cloud, and see the considerations for moving resources to the public cloud.

Key Skills:

  • Describe the communications and architecture of the Citrix Cloud.
  • Find out the differences between XenDesktop and XenApp on-premises and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service.
  • Distinguish the resources and services available through Citrix Cloud.
  • Set up, configure, and operate Citrix Cloud Connectors.
  • Deliver desktop and app resources to on-premises resource locations.
  • Migrate present local XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure to the Citrix Cloud.

CERTIFICATION #2: XenApp and XenDesktop Service Integration with Microsoft Azure Certified (CC-XAD-MA)

This credential verifies the candidate’s skills and expertise for integrating the XenApp and XenDesktop Service and supplying desktop and apps to Microsoft Azure.

Two main courses leading to this certification:

  1. CXD-252: Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure

Move from the local environment to the Citrix Cloud and learn how to deploy resource locations in Microsoft Azure. Learn the architecture, management, and communications of Citrix Cloud and XenApp and XenDesktop Service, and then migrate the existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud. Plan the machine catalog and the virtual machine design based on the public Microsoft cloud, and deploy these machines using Machine Creation Services. Discover how to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in one’s datacenter or Azure platform for remote access.

Key Skills:

  • Distinguish the differences between XenApp and XenDesktop on-premises and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service.
  • Know how to install, configure, and manage Citrix Cloud Connectors.
  • Develop and operate Virtual Delivery Agent machines to local resource locations, as well as in Microsoft Azure using MCS.
  • Combine XenApp/XenDesktop and Citrix Cloud with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • Provide remote access with Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway on Microsoft Azure.

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  1. CXD-251: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Microsoft Azure

Discover how to develop and operate one’s XenApp and XenDesktop apps and desktops in Microsoft Azure. Gain the skills to plan your virtual machine design and machine catalog based in Microsoft’s public cloud and get hands-on practice deploying those machines using Machine Creation Services. For remote access, an individual will find out how to configure NetScaler Gateway and Citrix StoreFront on the Azure platform. This course centers on Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud resource location however concepts are relevant to both XenApp and XenDesktop sites and Citrix Cloud.

Key Skills:

  • Prepare the Azure environment for secure union with XenApp and XenDesktop.
  • Deploy and operate Virtual Delivery Agent machines in Microsoft Azure using Machine Creation Services.
  • Integrate XenApp/XenDesktop and Citrix Cloud with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • Develop virtual machines and machine catalogs on Microsoft Azure Resource Manager.
  • Provide remote access with NetScaler Gateway and Citrix StoreFront on Microsoft Azure.

Citrix Recertification Program

Students and partners have two options to recertify:

Option 1: Visit the associated Instructor-led training. By taking this associated course, you will not be required to pass the examination.

Option 2: Take and pass the required exam. All necessary tests you can find on the ExamCollection website.

EXIN Certifications: Spring Changeover

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Hello Spring! Nice to meet you. It’s not a secret that spring is the best time for changes and upgrades. The IT world also falls under the spring “perestroika” (changeover). The globally recognized IT vendors withdraw or replace old certificates and exams, and launch new ones. These changes are always good because they test, confirm, improve, and broaden the knowledge and skills of current or future IT professionals.

Today, in this article you will know about updates related to the global organization EXIN, its retiring certifications and exams. Let’s start.

Some Words about EXIN

EXIN is a world independent certificate institute for ICT professionals. It never stands still, the institution permanently innovates via developing exams to improve its portfolio and widen the scope of the proposed tests. The main goal of EXIN is to provide digital transformation of organizations and professionals by evolving and testing digital competencies. It is committed to becoming a leader in digital transformation. And this institute has every reason to achieve it. After all, EXIN is 30 years of experience, about 2 million ICT professionals, 1000 accredited partners. The good reason to be a reliable and leading authority in the ICT market.

The most significant EXIN credentials are PRINCE2®, ITIL®, and ISPL. Nowadays, the institute focuses on responding to market trends with certifications, such as Information Security, Agile Scrum, DevOps, and SIAM.

Retiring Examinations

EXIN made a spring-cleaning thereby the following 6 certification exams will be no longer available, and won’t meet spring:

  1. ITIL-Foundation offers a general understanding of the candidate for core terminology, concepts, and elements used in the ITIL® service life cycle, including links between used processes, life cycle stages, and their contribution to service management practices.
  2. MOPF verifies that the individual has sufficient understanding and knowledge to work as an informed member of the Portfolio Office or in a number of portfolio management roles.
  3. MORF confirms that the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding to help identify, assess and control risks in any organizational perspective.
  4. MOVF verifies the individual’s knowledge and expertise in making an efficient contribution to MoV activities led by other.
  5. MSPF is the first step to become a registered practitioner. It provides the candidate with information about the knowledge in program management.
  6. PR2F measures the applicant’s ability to operate as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 technique in a project environment that supports PRINCE2.

EXIN Guarantees

Today, companies want to obtain generalized knowledge in related fields. By studying different areas in their general context, ICT professionals obtain a better understanding of their relationship. To meet the growing demand for experts, EXIN has developed the Certified Integrator: an integrated approach to business practices, new technological developments, and IT methodologies. When you receive three Foundation credentials, you will attain the EXIN Certified Integrator certification automatically and for free.

EXIN guarantees:

  • EXIN Certified Integrator certificate
  • EXIN Certified Integrator Secure Cloud Services certificate = Service Management + Cloud Computing + Information Security (you will receive it, in case you have EXIN Information Security Foundation, EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation and EXIN IT Service Management Foundation or ITIL Foundation)

Don’t forget about a thorough exam preparation, as it is the best way to earn one of the significant EXIN certifications. As usual, ExamCollection will provide you with all necessary information related to these examinations.