Citrix Certification

By Hank Smith
Posted in Training
On March 06, 2014

In this blog I address some of the confusion on upgrading and obtaining the latest certifications from Citrix. I have been taking Citrix courses and exams since 1998 (good old WinFrame 1.7, dating myself there), and throughout the years I have upgraded my certifications with Citrix as new versions and products came to market. There has been some confusion on what exams need to be taken to upgrade from a CCEE (Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer) to the new CCP-AD (Citrix Certified Professional-Apps and Desktops).

Citrix now offers three focuses around certification: Apps and Desktops; Networking; and Mobility. This blog addresses the Apps and Desktop focus. The networking focus is about NetScaler and Mobility is about XenMobile.

Within the Apps and Desktop focus there are three certifications: CCA-AD, CCN-AD, and CCE-AD (Associate, Professional, and Expert, respectively). If your current CCEE or CCIA certification hasn’t expired, you can take the respective upgrade path. For example, if you are a CCEE currently and your certification hasn’t expired, you will only need to take the 1Y0-300 exam (CCN-AD). However if your certificate has expired, you would have to take the 1Y0-200 (CCA-AD) exam and the 1Y0-300. To find out if your certification has expired visit the following site:

For more information on the upgrade process take a look at this site:

Citrix provides exam preps for all exams, which is extremely helpful in pinpointing the topics to study. Gotham is a Citrix Authorized Learning Center (CALC); we can provide training at our site in Montvale, NJ, customer onsite training and/or virtual training for Citrix courses. Please speak with your account manager for further information.


Hank Smith

Hank Smith

Hank is an expert in the design, development, and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions. As manager of Gotham’s Virtualization practice, Hank builds motivated, productive teams for Gotham’s large-scale networking and infrastructure engagements, develops implementation standards and methodologies around virtualization technologies, and manages overall design and implementation of multiple infrastructure projects.