First advanced virtualization certifications

Virtualization skills are in high demand among IT employers, as companies direct IT budgets to widespread deployment of virtual servers and virtual desktops. Recent studies have found that IT professionals with the skills to support virtualization growth are among the most sought-after employees in the field.

Certification Magazine’s 2009 year-end salary survey predicted increased difficulty in gaining entry into the IT fields “without specialized knowledge and training.” In ongoing surveys conducted by Foote Partners, virtualization consistently tops the list of the most in-demand skills.

Citrix announced the availability of advanced certifications for engineers and architects specializing in end-to-end Citrix virtualization solutions.

The certifications are the Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) for Virtualization and Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for Virtualization. With these programs, Citrix is helping IT professionals develop and prove the real-world skills required to deliver end-to-end virtual computing, from the data center to the desktop.

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