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 XenDesktop 5 (you can skip this if you already passed the exam for XenDesktop 4 or 5)
The exam for XenDesktop 5 is the most recent XenDesktop exam currently available.
The XenDesktop exam will require some knowledge about XenServer, Provisioning server and XenApp
Book exam 1Y0-A19 (XenDesktop 5)
Read the enablement guide carefully and make sure you have sufficient knowledge about all the topics listed in the guide.
Use Citrix eDocs and Citrix white papers for more in-depth information or to find answers.
XenDesktop 5.5 is the most recent version but most of the guides and whitepapers currently available will be based on XenDesktop 5
Build a virtual test farm with the following components or download and install the XenDesktop 5 PoC kit (Citrix Partners only, MyCitrix logon required)
- Hypervisor (XenServer)
- Citrix XenDeskop 5 on Server 2008(R2)
- Citrix Provisioning server 5.6 SP1 on Server 2008(R2)
- Windows 7 VM to use as a VDI or master template for MCS/PVS
- If you have the hardware to install a Citrix XenServer then it is recommended to install Citrix XenServer to host all the components required for this setup. Use both Machine Creation Service (MCS) and Provisioning Server (PVS) deployment methods so you understand both of them.
- XenDesktop will require a license server with (evaluation) licenses. You can sign up for a free trail with 10 users here