The Citrix Certified Associate - App Delivery and Security simply known as CCA-AppDS certification is designed for network administrators and engineers to validate their knowledge and skills to use and operate Citrix ADC for load balancing, traffic management, SSL offloading, content switching. In addition, it testifies examinees’ skills to protect remote access to apps, data, and desktops through using Citrix Gateway and Citrix ADC. This associate level accreditation can be gained by passing one exam of your choice, either 1Y0-241 or 1Y0-231.
Before taking any of those exams, you need to pass a training course and be aware of the objectives tested. Besides, 6 months of experience in dealing with Citrix ADC 13 and Citrix Gateway solution as well as some knowledge of the topics related to basic networking, getting started with Citrix ADC, SSL offload, HA, Citrix ADC platforms and securing the Citrix ADC will be beneficial for you.
Exam 1Y0-231 contains 70 questions you are to crack within 150 minutes if you are a native English speaker or 135 minutes if you are a non-native English speaker. Achieving 68% of the correct answers guarantees you success. The main aim of this Citrix evaluation is to test your primary knowledge of how to set up, operate, and support Citrix ADC 13 and Citrix Gateway used in enterprise environments. This exam is intended for systems administrators and engineers, Citrix administrators and engineers, as well as network administrators and engineers.
As for the exam content, it consists of 14 sections. First of all, the 1Y0-231 exam will test your skills to define Citrix ADC hardware and its parts, and the ability to launch and configure Citrix ADC. Then, you should be able to consider the provided requirements to define the networking topology that uses Citrix ADC, identify traffic-handling mode and Citrix ADC routing. Your ability to choose which hardware to utilize, and which method to use to operate a Citrix ADC HA configuration will also be assessed. After that, you should demonstrate your skills to solve HA issues, implement the appropriate load-balancing and monitoring options present on the Citrix ADC, and choose the best option to secure and troubleshoot a Citrix ADC load-balancing configuration in the given scenario. Your skills to create SSL virtual servers along with choosing the most suitable Citrix ADC configuration settings to avert a SSL Exploit, ability to configure authorization and authentication, crack log issues related to Citrix ADC, and utilize the Citrix ADC troubleshooting tools will also be measured in the certification exam. Next, you should be proficient in configuring basic deployments, Citrix Gateway, pattern sets and data sets, along with using AppExpert and policy bind points.
The following topics you should be competent in will measure your skills in working with the Authentication process, multi-factor authentication and nFactor in a given environment. Your ability to install VPN through configuring Citrix Gateway plug-in and Citrix Receiver, apply the Always-ON attribute for a VPN solution, configure SmartControl, Smart Access, and RDP Proxy will be examined.
Exam 1Y0-241 contains 64 questions that have to be completed within 90 minutes (for native English speakers) or 2 hours (for non-native English speakers). The passing score for this test is 61%. The exam comprises 13 covered topics, and 5 of them differ from the ones contained in 1Y0-241. These include Default Policies, Content Switching, Optimization, Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform, and Global Server Load Balancing.
According to the Ziprecruiter website, certified candidates with the Citrix CCA-AppDS designation earn annually about $57,685 per year.