CVA-500-1 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution — A 5 day course

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The CVA-500-1 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution course teaches Citrix architects how to analyze and design a comprehensive Citrix virtualization solution.

Based on the Citrix Consulting Services Methodology, the course will provide students with the key considerations for managing the project, assessing environment readiness and risks and designing the appropriate solution according to Citrix best practices.

Students will gain real-world insight from the field and practice assessment and design exercises based on challenging, enterprise-level scenarios.


Suitable For

This course is intended for IT professionals, such as Server, Network and Systems Engineers.

Systems Integrators, Systems Administrators and Application Engineers are also appropriate candidates for this course.


Experience with or understanding of the following Citrix products:

Experience using the following Windows Server and Microsoft technologies:

Experience with, or strong understanding of, the following:

Completion of the following courses or demonstrate equivalent knowledge:

CXA-201-1 - Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

CXS-200-1 - Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0

CXD-200-1 - Implementing Citrix XenDesktop 3

CXA-300-1 - Advanced Administration for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

CVE-400-1 - Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution

The current versions of the above courses are:-

CXA-206-1I Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

CXS-203-1 Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration

CXD-202-1 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

CXA-301-1I Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

CVE-401-1 Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution


Citrix credentials distinguish an elite set of IT professionals who have proven their expertise in Citrix solutions, opening doors to a multitude of personal and professional rewards. Organised into three levels of certification based on job roles, Citrix certification is the the best way to prove knowledge and experience to employers, hiring managers or clients.

Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for Virtualization

The highest level of certification available, the CCIA proves the ability to design and analyze comprehensive end-to-end virtualized environments based on Citrix best practices.

Step 1: CCEE for Virtualization (details of this certification are available here.

Step 2: Architect-level experience (recommended)

Step 3: Exam A16 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution

Prepare with CVA-500 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution

Finally a candidate must complete the CCIA Programme documentaion, including programme agreement form and an online profile questionnaire, to be awarded the CCIA Certification.

In order to adequately prepare for a Citrix certification exam, it is highly recommend that individuals take the related preparatory training. Each training course focuses on building a skill set that addresses complex testing scenarios, but more importantly, the demands of on-the-job problem solving.

In addition to taking the recommended training courses, know what to expect on test day by downloading the related certification exam prep guide. Each exam prep guide provides important information you will need to be successful, including the skills measured, topics covered, exam format, and most importantly, the recommended preparation. Access exam prep guides by logging into

Exams are not included as part of the course nor in the course fee.

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Details of all Citrix Certifications will be found at the following link:-

Citrix Certification


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Project Management

Business Goals

User Community

Operating System Delivery

Application Delivery

Server Virtualization


Security and Personalization

Operations and Support

Conceptual Architecture

Virtualization Infrastructure Design

Operating System Delivery Design

Application Delivery Design

Desktop Delivery Design

Access Design

Delivery Optimization

Business Continuity Design