In late 2013, Citrix rolled out seven new solutions-based certifications to address the evolving needs of IT professionals and organizations. These credentials come in three levels — associate, professional and expert — and are a great way to prove you have the real-world skills and experience required to deliver successful Citrix solutions, but there may be some financial benefits to you as well.
Results from the 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro revealed that the average pay of all seven of the new certifications exceeded $93,000 with the Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M) topping the list at $101,266. While there is no guarantee that a certification equals a bump in pay, it certainly couldn’t hurt.
Average Pay by Citrix Certification
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Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (CCA-V)
CCA-V validates the skills IT operators and administrators need to manage, maintain, monitor and troubleshoot XenDesktop 7 solutions.
Recommended training: Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V)
CCP-V validates the skills experienced IT solution builders, such as engineers and consultants, need to install, configure and roll out common XenDesktop 7 solutions.
Recommended training: Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V)
CCE-V validates the skills experienced IT solution designers — such as architects, engineers and consultants — need to assess and design comprehensive XenDesktop 7 solutions.
Recommended training: Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7
Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N)
Designed for Network Gateway architects, engineers and administrators, the CCA-N certification validates the knowledge and skills needed to administer enterprise environments consisting of NetScaler Gateway for secure remote access to desktops, applications and data.
Recommended training: Implementing NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions
Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N)
Designed for Network Engineers, the CCP-N certification validates the knowledge and skills required to implement and manage NetScaler for traffic management, load balancing, content switching and application offloading.
Recommended training: NetScaler 10.5 Essentials and Networking (CNS-205)
Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M)
The CCP-M certification validates the skills required to design, deploy and manage a Citrix XenMobile Enterprise solution that includes mobile device management, mobile application management and secure productivity.
Recommended training: Deploy and Manage Citrix XenMobile Enterprise
It’s Your Move
Whether you are seeking your first Citrix certification or looking to obtain an advanced certification, we can help you prepare with authorized Citrix training. We can even help you upgrade your legacy certifications to the latest versions with upgrade recommendations.