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Boost your Citrix Career and Increase your Value

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First of all Happy New Year. It has been a awesome year growing from 7.000 to 20.000 visitors per month, 50.000 YouTube views and more than 3.000 eBook downloads. All this because I choose to Take Action.

This year I want to help you to take action to boost your career and maybe increase your salary. Don’t be the one that always says “I should have done this, I should have done that”. Be the one that set goals and Take Action. Write down your goals for 2011 and set them as a wallpaper on your computer & smart phone. A daily reminder of your goals will lead to amazing results.

If you are not aware of it, the world is missing a lot of Citrix educated people. I have seen this myself interviewing people and I know other countries have the same problem. This means that if you have the proper Citrix certifications you will stand out from the rest, boost you career and most likely increase your salary. It gives you freedom and the possibility to work from anywhere in the world. I’m spending 4 months of combined work and vacation each year in Brasil.

Back in the days you could just study hard and pass any Citrix or Microsoft exam. This have finally changed and you’ll need practice to pass, at least with the higher certifications. There is a lot of free training material available like videos, white papers, eBooks, blog articles and online/offline Citrix courses.

The best thing for you to do is to write down a date and sign up for an exam. This will force you to study hard. If you don’t have an available server it’s pretty cheap getting an Rackspace Cloud Server account. The exam and server rental shouldn’t cost you more than $200. A pretty low price compared to the salary increase you could get.

So What Are My Goals For 2011?

I will be releasing a new video course covering Citrix XenApp 6.0 on Windows 2008 R2. A lot of people have been asking for this. The course will be more practical than the normal classroom courses. I will teach you everything from A to Z on what you need to know to install, configure and maintain a real world Citrix and Microsoft environment.

It’s Time For You To Take Action

Start today by downloading my free eBook like 3000 other Citrix Community members. It contains a lot of helpful information for both beginners and experts. Combined with the 7 day eCourse you will have a solid foundation to get certified as a Citrix Administrators. Check out some of these testimonials:

“Your web site has helped me greatly as I have now developed a test Citrix farm using your guide, this proved to be a great reference to follow when setting up a new 2008 environment with XenApp 5.0, not only does it cover installing XenApp but gives an insight into XenServer. Would highly recommend this web site and eBook to anyone from beginner to expert”. Nick Rimmer – Scotland

“I truly appreciate the work and the amount of time you spent in creating this amazing book. I found your book an excellent start to the world of Citrix XenApp. What I truly appreciate the most is the step by step instructions in about every little detail that goes with XenApp installation and settings. I wish I had your book a few years back when I first start learning about Citrix it would saved me a lot of hours and frustrations. Keep up the good work!”. Adam Tigris – Toronto

“I’ve used the the Hands On Guide for XenApp 5.0 extensively as a reference in my work. It’s been a great help to me”. John Martz – Illinois, USA

“Your guide was very helpful for me to get started with XenApp 5 and XenServer. I have deployed XenApp 5 using this on production environment and all looks good. Many thanks and keep up the good work!!!”. Manish N. Dwivedi – India

PS: I see some people unsubscribing after they downloaded the eBook. Don’t be that stupid. There are a lot of great value in the eCourse as well so please stay on for at least 4 weeks to get the full value.

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6 Responses to Boost your Citrix Career and Increase your Value

  1. Brian says:

    Do you have a list of resources for free training?

    The Citrix partner training is very expensive.

    Thanks Trond.

    • Trond Eirik Haavarstein says:

      Hi Brian,

      The best resources would be this blog and sites like Citrix TV and the Citrix eDocs. As mention above I’ll be releasing an affordable Citrix training course in the near future.

      • Brian says:

        I look forward to your course! I’ll check out Citrix TV and eDocs as well.

        Thanks Eric.

  2. Brilliant article Trond, Goal setting is indeed extremely effective. Think of anybody in the top of their career and i can guarantee you they use goal setting to reach their career objectives. Everybody should write down their weekly, yearly and 5 yearly goals. If you work on those goals every day, amazing things will happen :) CCIA anyone?

  3. Suchith says:

    Inspirational article. Thanks mate.

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