Citrix® certification preparation for 1Y0-456 - Citrix Access Suite 4.0: Build/Test

Posted on 2009-04-02
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I 'am ready for my last test to CCEA. Where can I find som good preparation for the test.
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by:Carl Webster
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Which test is your last?  The 456?

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Yes. It is the last
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That is a BRUTAL exam.  What I did was find a training center that would sell me the course material for the class.  I then reverse engineered the labs, worked the labs several times and it still took 2 times to pass the exam.  I personally know of know one who passed that exam on the first try.  When that exam was first released, they had major problems with the scoring engine and I believe a 95% failure rate.  Citrix Education then received so many complaints they went and hand scored every exam, lowered the passing score and then people started passing.

You have like 4 or 4.5 hrs to take this exam.  That alone should tell you how hard it is.  On my first attempt I went brain dead at 3 hrs and still had 2 questions left.  I gave up and just clicked finish.  I then went back and redid my labs, along with the info gathered from taking the exam, and studying very hard for a month.  I passed it easily on the 2nd attempt.

The exam focuses A LOT on using the Advanced Access Control and the Access Gateway appliance.

If you are looking for a "cheat" exam or "study guide" to help you out, forget it.  You cannot memorize sims.  This exam is mainly sims with a couple of multiple choice thrown in.  The ONLY way to pass this exam is to lab, lab and do more labs.  Look at and check out his prep stuff.  They are NOT cheat materials.  You can use his study material to build labs and work thru the material.

Best wishes.  Did I tell you this exam is brutal? :)

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