CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5 (Citrix Certified Administrator)

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The CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5 certifies the expertise required to install, administer, and troubleshoot an enterprise environment containing a XenDesktop implementation, including Provisioning Services, XenServer, XenApp and the Desktop Delivery Controller. This certification is attained by passing Exam A19 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration.

This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs; build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments; assign virtual desktops to users; and customize the user experience through policies. This course also provides instruction on how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management and how to host virtual machines on the client device using Citrix XenClient.

Skills You Will Gain
  • Determine the best Flexcast delivery model for each user group.
  • Build a XenDesktop proof-of-concept environment.
  • Configure a XenServer host for desktop delivery.
  • Build and configure a production XenDesktop site.
  • Manage virtual desktops as a single entity by creating a desktop catalog.
  • Modify a desktop image without impacting user productivity.
  • Restrict or allow certain XenDesktop features using policies.
  • Monitor site activity and troubleshoot issues in Desktop Director.
  • Install and configure Provisioning services.
  • Copy a desktop image to a virtual disk that can be streamed to virtual and physical target devices.
  • Identify the XenClient infrastructure.
  • Install and configure Synchronizer for XenClient.
Qualification Overview

Training Course – CXD-202 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

Examination – A19 Basic Administration for XenDesktop 5

The Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 Administration exam (A19) is divided into the following sections:

  • Identifying Pre-installation Requirements
  • Setting up the Infrastructure
  • Configuring a XenDesktop Environment
  • Managing a XenDesktop Environment
  • Troubleshooting
Cost and Duration

Cost – £1250 – £800 Limited to Enrolments before 30 Sept 2013 only.
5 weeks – Part Time (Evenings or Weekends)

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