Certifications

Layer 8 Training provides courses that teach you the skills you need on the job. Our training courses also provide you with the information you need to take and pass each company’s technical certification exams. All current certifications and their necessary courses are listed below for Citrix, VMware, and Check Point.

Recertification Program*

Citrix’s Recertification Program offers you the flexibility to maintain your certification in two ways:

  • Option 1: Attend a Layer 8 Training course. By taking the associated course, you will not be required to take or pass the exam. OR
  • Option 2: Take and pass the required exam.

If you have an expiring certification, maintain your Citrix certified status and continue to gain industry recognition and competitive differentiation in the marketplace by training with Layer 8 Training. This program applies to all current Citrix certifications.

Check Point Certification Program

Effective January 31, 2021, Check Point is changing their Certification model. Introducing these changes will encourage partners and students to maintain active Check Point certifications and expand their knowledge on more technology beyond the core network security training.

Key changes to the program include:

  • Allowing security professionals with active core certifications to extend the validity of their certifications by achieving Infinity Specialization Accreditations
  • Providing new options for maintaining and renewing certifications
  • A new path to Check Point’s most advanced technical credential – the CCSM
  • The addition of a new certification achievement level of technical mastery – the CCSM Elite

There are many benefits to gaining a Check Point certification. If you are interested in gaining a Check Point certification, please contact us here.

 

Citrix

Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization

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Citrix Certified Expert – App Delivery and Security

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Citrix Certified Professional – App Delivery and Security

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Citrix SD-WAN (CC-SD-WAN)

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Citrix Certified Endpoint Management (CC-CEM)*

*Also eligible for those with an active Citrix Certified Professional–Mobility (CCP-M)
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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Citrix Cloud  (CC-VAD-CC)

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure (CC-XAD-MA)

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Citrix ShareFile Certified (CC-SHAREFILE)

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Citrix XenServer Certified (CC-XENSERVER)

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Citrix Certified Citrix Workspace Microapps Service (CC-WMS)

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Citrix Certified Content Collaboration (CC-CONTENT-COLLABORATION)

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Virtual Apps and Desktops Service Integration with Amazon Web Services Certified (CC-VAD-AWS)

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Nutanix Certified Master (NCM)

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Nutanix Certified Professional – Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI)

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Nutanix Certified Professional – Data Services (NCP-DS)

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  • Coming Soon.

Nutanix Expert Certifications

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  • Please see the Nutanix website for more information.

 Veeam

Check Point

Check Point Certified Security Administrator

This core 3-day technical certification course provides an understanding of basic concepts and skills necessary to configure and manage Check Point Security Gateways and Management Software Blades.

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Check Point Certified Security Expert

This advanced 3-day security engineering course provides an in-depth explanation of Check Point technology and an understanding of skills necessary to effectively design, maintain, optimize, and protect your enterprise network from aggressive cyber threats.

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Check Point Certified Security Master

With Check Point’s new path to Security Mastery, you will need to achieve 2 Infinity Specialist Accreditations after the CCSE.

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Check Point Certified Security Master Elite

To achieve Check Point’s new Security Master ELITE you will need to pass 2 Infinity Specialist Accreditations after the CCSM.

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Infinity Specialist Accreditations

Check Point’s Infinity Specialist Accreditations are designed to enable Security professionals to demonstrate that they understand the concepts and skills needed to administer, deploy and manage specific Security solutions within the Check Point Infinity Cyber Security Architecture. Infinity Specialist Accreditations are also the building blocks to the Security Master and Security Master Elite certifications.

 

Check Point Certified Automation Specialist

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Check Point Certified Endpoint Specialist

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Check Point Certified Multi-Domain Security Management Specialist

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Check Point Certified Virtual System Extension Specialist

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Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator

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Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Expert

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Check Point Certified Maestro Expert

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  • CCME: Check Point Certified Maestro Expert

Check Point Certified Cloud Specialist

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  • CCCS: Check Point Certified Cloud Specialist

*Please be aware that beginning January 22, 2018, in order to be eligible to attain a newly released higher level Citrix certification, students must also be currently certified in the necessary prerequisite certifications. For example, in order to obtain the CCP-N, students will have to already have a CCA-N. However, students with a current CCP-N before January 22 that did not previously obtain their CCA-N will be grandfathered in. This applies to all certifications.