New Citrix Certifications and their corresponding courses

We are closing in at the end of 2013 and and with the Release of XenDesktop 7 earlier this year a new certification path for XenDesktop has emerged.

I have had the great opportunity to teach the beta classes of XenDesktop 7 at Commaxx in Norway and have also passed the new certifications.

There are three new courses and certifications:

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 09.05.16 CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7
This course is intended for administrators and operators that need to learn the skills to manage and support a XenDesktop 7 environment.

 

  • Understand the XenDesktop 7 architecture, components, and communication
  • Delegate administration and manage licenses
  • Manage and monitor their hypervisor
  • Manage applications and desktops in a XenDesktop environment
  • Manage StoreFront and access for external end users
  • Manage policies and profiles
  • Manage sessions, sites, and users
  • Manage printing
  • Manage Provisioning Services and Personal vDisks

By passing the exam 1Y0-200 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix Xendesktop 7 exam you will earn the title:
Citrix Certified Associate – Apps and Desktops

Citrix offers a Prep Guide for the 200 exam that can be downloaded here.


Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 09.05.29 CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7
Throughout this course, students will learn how to configure an environment that includes XenServer, XenDesktop, Citrix License Server, MCS, PVS, Personal vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler (ICA Proxy, Load Balancing, Endpoint Analysis), and Citrix Receiver.
Upon course completion, students will be able to build an environment including all XenDesktop 7 components from scratch and test the implementation.
The first few days of this course is focusing on the implementing of Active Directory, SQL Mirroring, configuring of the XenServer hypervisor and other infrastructure components
that is needed to support a XenDektop 7 environment.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Set up the hypervisor
  • Set up the infrastructure components
  • Set up XenDesktop 7 components
  • Configure XenDesktop 7 resources (Server OS machines, Server hosted applications, and Desktop OS machines)
  • Configure profiles and policies
  • Set up Provisioning Services

To earn the title Citrix Certified Professional – Apps and Desktops you wil have to pass the following exams:

  • 1Y0-200 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix Xendesktop 7
  • 1Y0-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix Xendesktop 7

Citrix offers a Prep Guide for the 300 exam that can be downloaded here.

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 09.05.39 CXD-400 Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7
This five-day course is intended for solution designers such as Architects, Consultants, and Engineers eager in learning how to assess and design a XenDesktop 7 solution.
You will learn the skills needed to successfully assess and design a solution based on the most widely deployed projects that a majority of our Citrix customers implement, across different industries and use cases. You will also have an opportunity to build a design for your organization and have access to all of the tools and reference materials required to
support your work.

To earn the title Citrix Certified Expert – Apps and Desktops you wil have to pass the following exams:

  • 1Y0-200 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix Xendesktop 7
  • 1Y0-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix Xendesktop 7
  • 1Y0-400 Designing App and Desktop Soultions with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Citrix offers a Prep Guide for the 200 exam that can be downloaded here.

Citrix has made some major changes in the way of the flow of the courses. There are participation from the students and a lot more labs.
My experience and feedback from the students so far has been positive all over.

My personal favourite if these courses are the Managing course. Although the Deployment course is intended to hit the consultants and engineers, the Mangaing course has more “XenDesktop 7 material”
The Deployment course has a few days of infrastructure  installation (AD, SQL etc) that I am not looking for when attending a Citrix Course. BUT these componoents are of course crucial for a succesful XenDesktop implementation nonetheless….

My advice is to take both  the Managing and Deployment courses, then you will get the best of both worlds.

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