Citrix Systems, Inc. also known as Citrix, is a multinational IT company specializing in virtualization and cloud computing technology. Thus, at a time when this field is at its most urgent, this vendor offers a variety of effective solutions for application virtualization, desktop, application, cloud computing, and SaaS technologies. If you'd rather believe the figures, Citrix reports that their products are used by more than 400,000 customers, including 99% of the Fortune 100.
This company was established in 1989 and today is headquartered in Florida (Fort Lauderdale), and California (Santa Clara), as well as about 60 units scattered around the world.
The main focus of the business is to provide remote working and collaboration for enterprise employees. At the same time, the key areas for Citrix are DaaS, SaaS, networking, and cloud technologies, as well as desktop and applications.
Regarding solutions, Citrix helps its customers in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, education, government, and retail.
It is no secret that official certifications confirm skills, knowledge, and professional experience to colleagues, management, and recruiters alike. Thus, earning a renowned vendor qualification is a great investment in your career future.
With this in mind, Citrix offers tiered certification programs in areas such as Digital Workspace and App Delivery & Security. Let's take a closer look at them.
App Delivery and Security category covers the use of Citrix ADC capabilities as well as skills related to network performance and optimization, automation, orchestration, delivery of various applications and desktops, and network security. And Citrix offers you the opportunity to demonstrate experience in building successful Citrix solutions by becoming a formally accredited Associate, Professional, or Expert, or by earning a more specific qualification proving the most in-depth knowledge of the SD-WAN configuration process. As such, the following designations are available to candidates:
- CCA – AppDS (Citrix Certified Associate - App Delivery and Security)
- CCP – AppDS (Citrix Certified Professional - App Delivery and Security)
- CCE – AppDS (Citrix Certified Expert - App Delivery and Security)
- CC – SD-WAN (Citrix SD-WAN Certified)
Digital Workspace category covers the competencies of professionals working with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, including hands-on experience related to installing, managing, configuring, and supporting various highly available and complex environments. Here Citrix also gives you the opportunity to assess your knowledge and skills at three basic levels - Associate, Professional, and Expert - as well as offering other qualification paths regarding specific Citrix products and solutions. In other words, you can take advantage of the following options:
- CCA – V (Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization)
- CCP – V (Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization)
- CCE – V (Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization)
- CC-SHAREFILE (Citrix ShareFile Certified)
- CC-CEM (Citrix Endpoint Management Certified)
- CC-XENSERVER (Citrix XenServer Certified)
- CC-WMS (Citrix Certified Citrix Workspace Microapps Service)
and much more.
As you understand, each of the paths you choose involves quality preparation and offers a series of training courses as well as a formal test to verify your technical competencies. As for the Professional and Expert level accreditations, you should remember that you must have a certificate from the previous level to obtain a more advanced qualification.