The Citrix ADC Advanced Topics – Security, Management and Optimization certification is also called CCP-AppDS. It is intended for Citrix networking professionals who work with the Citrix Web App Firewall. The designation proves their initial skills and knowledge to protect app access in a Citrix ADC 13 setting, administer its environment, and optimize delivery traffic that is managed by a Citrix ADC app. Before enrolling in the process of gaining this professional-level certification, you have to obtain the associate level accreditation (CCA-AppsDS) and take a training course. Afterwards, passing the 1Y0-341 exam is a must.
Exam 1Y0-341 comprises 69 questions of the multiple choice type. The exam will require you to demonstrate advanced skills related to management, optimization, and security. You will be given 75 minutes (for native English speakers) or 105 minutes (for non-native English speakers) to complete all the exam questions. Achieving 66% of the correct answers means that you have passed the exam. Note, that this exam is ideal for network administrators/engineers/architects, Citrix administrators, systems engineers/administrators.
The skills tested in the exam relate to 14 topics included in the exam content. To begin with, you should know everything about the Citrix Web App Firewall. This includes the ability to provide PCI-DSS compliance audit, use the appropriate methodology, and deal with the functionality of Citrix Web App Firewall. Next, you should be able to work with profiles and policies connected with Citrix Web App Firewall and apply its protections. This means that you possess skills to implement Citrix Web App Firewall policies, analyze its settings, bind the profiles, configure security checks and rules, analyze data flow, create signature rules along with top-level protections. Your skills to monitor and troubleshoot Citrix Web App Firewall, as well as work with its additional protections will also be assessed. The next topic aims to check your competency in Citrix ADC Security and Filtering. This implies that you are knowledgeable of how to utilize HTTP Callout, IP rate-limiting, IP reputation, and AppQoE. Other topics spin around using SAML, OAuth and OpenID in the authentication procedure. Configuring the Citrix App Delivery Management will be among the topics tested in the 1Y0-341 exam. You will be asked to demonstrate the features of Citrix App Delivery Management, deploy it, perform its initial configuration, and implement Citrix ADM Service. Then, your proficiency in monitoring and managing instances associated with Citrix ADC and managing Citrix ADC configurations will be checked. Also, you should be able to configure cache policies and implement static and dynamic content requests. Finally, you should be ready to demonstrate your skills to perform front end, performance tuning and other optimizations.
After you succeed in the certification exam, you will gain the Citrix CCP-AppDS accreditation. Being the owner of this designation means that you can get a salary of about $97,978 yearly, according to the statistics on the vendor’s website.