Lately I have been on a tear when it comes to taking Citrix certification tests. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the exams needed to upgrade my CCEA to the new CCEE. But a troubling trend has begun to emerge, the exams and certifications seem to have a longer development cycle than the products themselves.
Citrix has finally announced the requirements to obtain their latest engineer and architect level certifications. They have renamed the engineer level certification from the Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator to the Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer. The architect program retains the same name of Citrix Certified Integration Architect.
I just received word that I have been accepted into the VMware Certified Design Expert Program. This is a new certification program from VMware that is designed to really separate itself from traditional certification paths.
Citrix has announced new certifications to go along with their new product releases as well as the changes to their course lineup. The new certifications are described here: http://www.citrixtraining.com/courses/certifications/index.cfm Some changes were definitely needed as the Citrix product offerings have significantly increased over the past few years.