According to the latest update of Foote Partners’ long-running quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM (ITSCPI) released this week, the Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) continued to be included among a list of top paying IT certifications. The CCIA validates the highest level of Citrix expertise, certifying a candidate’s ability not only to analyze, design and build Citrix environments, but solve key business and technical challenges.

Also worth noting is that the report continued to recognize Virtualization as a top paying non-certified IT skill in its category.

The Foote Partners report is just a reminder of what a great place Citrix and virtual computing are to be in, especially when you’re certified. Soon the first credentials ever to certify the real-world skills required to deliver end-to-end virtual computing, from the datacenter to the desktop, will be here. The CCEE and CCIA for Virtualization exams, soon to be in beta, will deliver a new level of rigor by leveraging best in class technology to enable candidates to showcase their extensive product knowledge and hands-on experience.

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