If you are an IT professional working with Citrix technologies, being a Citrix Subject Matter Expert could really open doors for you. For one, according to the Web site SimplyHired.com, a Citrix Subject Matter Expert earns an average of $91,000 in Silicon Valley.
Not only that, it is a big advantage if you are looking for network engineer, application engineer and virtualization related jobs. A quick search of jobs on Indeed.co.uk shows that there are a total of 97 positions that require being a Citrix Subject Matter Expert, and a good 12 per cent of these jobs pay at least GBP110,000, while around 43% of these vacant positions pay anywhere from GBP60,000 to GBP109,999.
On top of having more job opportunities and better pay, you can get Citrix consulting gigs as well. Citrix is not simple to implement, deploy, upgrade, maintain or migrate. Needless to say, there are several stages in which a company would need your services as a Citrix Subject Matter Expert. Not only that, Citrix offers different solutions touching on:
- Workforce Mobility
- Application and Desktop Virtualisation
- Business Continuity
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
In each of these areas, there are different sets of Citrix technologies that need to be employed. That is to say that you would never run out of consulting jobs when you are a Citrix Subject Matter Expert.
Lastly, you can also take on a support role for Citrix technologies, such as monitoring the health of Citrix infrastructures, helping in the design and deployment of Citrix systems or just working out certain issues with the current Citrix set up, whether you do it on a periodic rolling contract basis or on an as-needed basis.
Citrix Subject Matter Expert and Citrix Exams
One of the biggest benefits of being a Citrix Subject Matter Expert is that it gets you close to other Citrix Subject Matter Experts.
You will be able to meet and network with the company’s employees who are product experts for different technologies, as well as subject matter experts from outside the company. You will also be able to contribute to the items on the company’s certification exams, as well as being able to participate in beta course, or taking beta exams. With this scenario, you are going to have a say in several certification exams, such as the mobility professional certification, virtualization expert certification, professional or associate certification, and networking professional certification, given out by Citrix.
This will also help you keep in touch with the latest and hottest technologies in mobility, virtualization and networking, and which Citrix products are going to help you in these areas. In short, if you are currently preparing for Citrix certification, you can easily know which areas of a particular technology are covered and are important.
It is plain to see how being a Citrix Subject Matter Expert helps you, so consider becoming one today.
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