Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V)

By Gary Eimerman on October 22, 2014


This series will teach you how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7 solution, including growing the implementation to accommodate changes in the environment. In addition to field experience, this course prepares you for the Managing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, the requirement for the Citrix Certified Associate - Apps and Desktops certification.


Target audience:

This course is ideal for Operators and Administrators looking to learn the skills required to effectively manage and support a Citrix app and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment.



In this series you'll begin with an introduction to Citrix and the XenDesktop Architecture. Next, you'll work through getting your Citrix XenDesktop environment up and running. During the installation you'll get your core components, as well as StoreFront and Receiver up and running.

In part three of this series the focus dives into Citrix Provisioning Services, including how to install and configure it. Part three wraps up with getting PVS set up for high availability.

The final course in this series walks you through different management situations including implementing policies, setting up printing and setting up secure remote access with your Citrix XenDesktop environment.


Course sequence:

Course Duration
Introduction to Citrix XenDesktop 7 2h 01m
Citrix XenDesktop 7: Install and Machine Creation Services (MCS) 4h 22m
Citrix XenDesktop 7: Management 5h 00m
Citrix Provisioning Services 7 4h 09m
Total 15h 34m

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Gary Eimerman

(VP of IT Pro Content) heads up the IT pro curriculum at Pluralsight. He brought his expertise over from TrainSignal, where he spent eight years helping to grow the company into the leader in online IT training. Gary has a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from University of Iowa and brings hands-on experience with computer hardware, networking and administration, as well as a passion for education, to the Pluralsight team.

You can follow him on Twitter: @garyeimerman.