Last October, my good buddy and Citrix maven, Jeff Rohrer, blogged to report that Citrix Education announced some new credentials as part of its looming lineup. In that discussion he introduces the CCIA, or Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization, a six course/exam sequence that builds on the other cert in this picture, the CCEE, or Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization that requires 5 of the six items required for the CCIA. Thus another way to look at this picture is: CCEE + 1 course/exam = CCIA. The CCEE aims to recognize IT professionals “…who plan and integrate end-to-end virtualization solutions” according to a quote fomr Julieann Scalisi, managing director of worldwide education at Citrix in a recent Certmag story by Deanna Hartley.
The CCIA won’t be avaialable until Q409 at which point the sixth exam required to upgrade the CCEE to a CCIA becomes available. CCIAs will be charged with “…analyzing and designing Citrix solutions at the enterprise level for application and desktop delivery,” says Scalisi in the same story cited above, and its “…target audience…is consultants, architects, and engineers.”
For more information, visit the Citrix Certification page, select XenApp in the Product pull-down under Search for Certifications, and select your credentials of interest from the pull-down for Type in the same search tool (screen shot follows);
This adds to virtualization certs already available from VMWare and Microsoft. Looks like this hot area is increasing its ambient temperature. Check it out!