Citrix Updates Access Management Certifications

The Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 includes a four-day instructor-led training course called Citrix Presentation Server 4.0: Administration. This course gives trainees a solid, practical foundation in the deployment and management of Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 and its components, including Web Interface and Secure Gateway. The CCA for Citrix Password Manager 4.0 includes a two-day instructor-led training course called Citrix Password Manager 4.0: Administration. Instructors lead candidates through interactive discussions and hands-on labs that teach how to install and administer Citrix Password Manager 4.0.

The Citrix Consulting and Education department has also developed eLearning classes to help prepare students for the instructor-led courses.

Citrix is betting that recent favorable press about its certifications program will attract IT professionals to the programs: A Foote Partners' Pay Index report placed the Citrix Certified Administrator on the "hot certifications" list, stating that it grew more than 15 percent in 2004. According to the company, a key selling point of its program is that the new model eliminates costs of unnecessary training and allows users to secure critical, real-time credentials that can be immediately applied to an IT professional's current workplace.

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