Candidates who are interested in earning the Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for Virtualization certification need to be aware of the best practices for analysis and design of Citrix virtualization technologies. The CCIA certification is designed to acknowledge a range of skills in designing strategic approaches to virtualization and successful deployments. Additionally, the CCIA certification is designed to provide recognition and credibility to IT professionals. In order to make certain that each candidate achieves the level of expertise required for a CCIA certification, candidates must achieve a number of steps to earn the certification.
The first step that each candidate hoping to achieve the CCIA certification must achieve is obtaining the Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) for Virtualization certification. This is a required prerequisite and candidates cannot earn the CCIA certification without achieving this certification first.
The second step in achieving the CCIA certification is only a recommended prerequisite. However, Citrix strongly recommends that each candidate gain architect-level field experience. Since the CCIA certification is designed to acknowledge a level of expertise, the role of real world experience is valued highly. Specifically, candidates should pursue experience related to architecting Citrix virtualization-based solutions.
The third step involves passing the A16 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution certification exam. Candidates can prepare with the exam preparation offered by TestsHead or through the CVA-500 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution training course.
The final step requires candidates to complete CCIA Program documentation. Candidates must agree to the CCIA for Virtualization program agreement and complete an online profile questionnaire.