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Citrix-certified IT professionals know the importance of certification. It’s no surprise that 40% of Citrix-certified IT professionals have at least six certifications. A single Citrix certification can bring you a host benefits, including higher salaries and greater workplace prestige. Citrix certifications can pay big dividends, according to the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.
Citrix certifications result in higher salaries than the market average
Six percent of IT professionals worldwide and five percent in the United States and Canada have at least one Citrix certificate. Our report shows that four Citrix certifications are associated with higher salaries than the average North American salary –14% more in fact!
The average salary for Citrix-certified staff in North America is $109 456 in dollars and cents. This number can jump dramatically depending on the certification.

Top 5 Citrix certifications with the highest salaries
According to our IT Skills and Salary Report, five Citrix certifications have earned higher-than-average salaries across North America. Particularly, those who are certified in virtualization or networking receive the highest salaries.
1. Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V) — $125,870
The CCCE V credential validates the skills required by experienced IT solution designers such as engineers, architects, and consultants to evaluate and design complex XenDesktop solutions.

2. Citrix Certified Professional – Networking — $113,260
CCP-N is designed for network engineers and validates the knowledge and skills required to optimize Citrix NetScaler.
Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics Security, Management and Optimization (CNS320) is recommended training
3. Citrix Certified Professional- Mobility (CCP–M) — $113 180
The CCP-M certification validates your skills to design, deploy, and manage a Citrix Citrix Mobile Enterprise solution, which includes mobile device management and mobile application management.
4. Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) — $112,973
CCP-V validates the skills required by experienced IT solution builders such as engineers or consultants to install, configure, and roll out common XenDesktop applications.
Two paths to recommended training:
Path 1: Citrix XenApp 7.1x Advanced Administration (CXD-310)
Path 2:Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop and Provisioning Services 7.1x (CMB-310)
Citrix XenApp 7.1x Optimization & Troubleshooting (CXD-303)

5. Citrix Certified Associate-Networking (CCA-N), $109,430
CCA-N is for network and system administrators. It validates your knowledge and skills to implement and manage Citrix NetScaler 10 desktop and app virtualization solutions.
Training recommendations
Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management, (CNS-220).
Citrix NetScaler Essentials & Unified Gateway (CNS-222)

Your Citrix skills can be improved
If you are an IT manager or decision-maker, don’t be surprised when your Citrix-certified employees request funds for training. They are clearly interested in having the credentials to support their high-demand skills. This is great news for you as it validates your ability to make big changes in your company.
Training is the best way to fill skills gaps or stop them from growing. It can also increase job satisfaction.
Find the right training option for your needs by looking at our Citrix courses.

Additional resources
How to choose the right certification for you
15 Top-Paying Certifications 2019
2019 IT Skills and Salary Survey

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