Citrix Provides Two New Certifications to Become Citrix Certified Specialist

By | March 19, 2018

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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.

OR

  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.

OR

  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.

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