Monday, May 14, 2012

A Guide to Citrix CCEE and CCIA certfication – Part 4

Get CCEE certified in 4-5 months and CCIA certified in 6 months
Month 2/next three weeks: CCAA XenApp Advanced Administration
Apply study rule #1 and #2 from Part1:
Study rule 1#: Book the exam before you start studying, this will make sure that you have a deadline to work to. Do not reschedule the exam unless absolutely necessary, use the time pressure that you might experience to put more effort into studying.
Study rule 2#: Once you get studying and you pass the 1st exam/module then continue with studying for the other required exams/models right away. If you take a break between the exams that is longer than 1-2 two weeks it will take you more effort to get used to studying and you will forget what you learned from the previous exams.
Study Advanced Administration for XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 (you can skip this if you already passed the exam 1Y0-A08)
For the full CCAA certification you need to follow the training for CCAA and pass the exam. To achieve the CCEE certification you only need to pass the exam, following the training is not required.
Exam 1Y0-A08 is the most recent available Advanced Administration available for XenApp.
  • Book exam 1Y0-A08 (XenApp 5 for Server 2008 Advanced Administration)
  • Read the enablement guide carefully and make sure you have sufficient knowledge about all the topics listed in the guide.
  • A08 enablement guide
  • Purchase the Citrix Live virtual e-learning training for XenApp 5 Advanced Administrationcourse CXA-300-1 if you need more training. The online training for XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration is also available but the exam for XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration is not yet available and has not yet been added to the CCEE required exams. For XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration course CXA-301-1 is available.
  • Use Citrix eDocs and Citrix white papers for more in-depth information or to find answers to questions you might have.
  • XenApp 6.5 is the most recent version but most of the guides and whitepapers currently available will be based on XenApp 5.0 and 6.0. You will need to use XenApp 5.0 guides and whitepapers only for this exam as the newer XenApp versions might differ too much and the exam is based on XenApp 5.0.
  • Build a (virtual) test XenApp 5.0 on Server 2008 farm with the default components
  • Make sure you have played/experimented with all the settings and features listed in the Exam objectives part in the Enablement guide.
Part 5 / Month 4-5 will describe how to study for the Citrix Certified Enterprise
This article has also been posted on the Citrix blogs in the education section.

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