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1Y1-A05 Exam

Posted on October 6th, 2008

Today I took the 1Y1-A05 Citrix XenApp 5 on Windows 2008 beta exam. Here are a few things to be aware of if taking this exam:

  • It is long, and I mean really long! You are given total time of 3hr30 for 179 questions. I finished in around 3 hours, but after 2 and a half hours I was struggling a little as the chair became uncomfortable and the eyes started to strain! Try and stay as comfortable and focused as you can.
  • Brush up on all the new XenApp 5 terminology as a lot of questions involve this in some way. (i.e. XenApp plug in for hosted applications and the like)
  • There were lots of streaming questions. When to use online, offline, streamed if possible etc. Know your Web interface configurations well.
  • There were a couple of typical Citrix pointless questions. Mainly in the drag and drop style answers. i.e. In the console where would you do xyz and you need to select (in order) the list of tasks. Some of these questions were generic tasks which were fine, but some were very specific – i.e. open Access Management Console, expand a node, click a menu option, select properties etc. These type of questions have always appeared in Citrix exams since the Metaframe 1.8 days and annoy the hell out of me. When I am in front of the console performing a task I know where to go and whether the button is labelled ‘settings’ or ‘properties’ is of no real interest to me. However, to get this question right, you will need to be specific. Uuurrgghh, why Citrix, why.
  • Lots of printing questions too, mainly around print routing policies. Know what all the Citrix policy settings for Printing are and how to change the routing / provisioning / drivers.
  • Quite a few Q’s about command line tools. These aren’t generally used everyday and when I need to use one, I will generally do a ‘command /?’ to check the syntax so I probably got some of these wrong.
  • Know the Citirx port numbers
  • Know which Citrix service controls which process.

I hope this helps and if you are taking the exam soon, try and enjoy each and every question!!


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2 Responses to “1Y1-A05 Exam”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks your message has very much helped me:)

  2. ratna Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm


    Its really helped me, thanks a lot

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