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AppSense Certification Program

AppSense has developed a new certification Program targeting partners and IT Professionals responsible for designing, implementing, administering, managing and troubleshooting AppSense solutions.  The program has three certifications, AppSense Certified Professional, AppSense Certified Specialist and AppSense Certified Support.

Certification Chart


AppSense Certified Professional 2.0 (APP-DSK-100) 

The AppSense Certified Professional 2.0 is targeted at IT Professionals responsible for administering AppSense DesktopNow.  It validates your ability to install, configure, administer, troubleshoot and maintain the four components of DesktopNow: Environment Manager, Application Manager, Performance Manager, and Management Center. The AppSense Certified Professional 2.0 certification is valid for a 2-year period following the exam date.

To become a Certified Professional, you must pass the AppSense Professional 2.0 exam APP-DSK-100.

  • The exam consists of 50 questions that must be completed in 70 minutes.
  • Questions are multiple choice, matching and drag and drop.
  • You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass.
  • It is recommended that you attend the AppSense Professional 2.0 course before attempting the exam
  • Click here for more details about the exam

AppSense Certified Specialist 2.0 (APP-DSK-200)

The AppSense Certified Professional 2.0 is targeted at IT Professionals responsible for designing and deploying AppSense DesktopNow solutions in enterprise environments.  It validates your ability to perform the six phases of an AppSense deployment: Analyze, Design, Build, Deploy, Operate and Optimize.

To become a Certified Specialist, you must pass the AppSense Professional 2.0 exam APP-DSK-100 and the AppSense Specialist 2.0 exam APP-DSK-200.

The AppSense Specialist exam APP-DSK-200 exam will be available in the Fall of 2013.

AppSense Certified Suport 2.0 (APP-SUP-100)

The AppSense Certified Support 2.0 is targeted at IT Professionals responsible for advanced troubleshooting and maintenance of AppSense DesktopNow solutions in enterprise environments. It validates your ability to troubleshoot, isolate and fix problems, and optimize and maintain AppSense DesktopNow environments.

To become a Certified Specialist, you must pass the AppSense Professional 2.0 exam APP-DSK-100 and the AppSense Support 2.0 exam APP-SUP-100.

The AppSense Support 2.0 APP-SUP-100 exam will be available in the Fall of 2013.

Exam Retirements

The following are upcoming and recent certification lifecycle announcements. Please note that on the specified exam retirement date, the exam will no longer be available for registration.

Exam Retirement Date
AppSense Professional APP-101 August 31, 2013
AppSense Specialist APP-201 August 31, 2013


Before scheduling an AppSense examination, please review the AppSense NDA and Certification Terms. You will be required to accept the NDA (Confidentiality Agreement) immediately prior to commencing your examination; if you do not do so you will not be permitted to take the examination and you will not be issued with a refund. The examination is a ‘closed-book’ exam and AppSense does not permit the use of any course materials or study aids during the examination. You agree for Pearson VUE to provide your personal information to AppSense in order for AppSense to monitor, evaluate, process and record your participation in the examination and the certification program, and for AppSense to inform you about similar services which AppSense or its group companies provide that you may be interested in, unless you notify AppSense that you do not wish to receive this information.

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options—

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

AppSense Information

About AppSense

AppSense is the leading provider of user virtualization technology to enterprise organizations. User virtualization is a way of managing user-specific information independent of the desktop, and applying this information into any desktop (local install, virtualized, published, streamed etc) on-demand. This enables IT to standardize the desktop build, automate desktop and application delivery, and migrate users to new desktops — all while ensuring the user experience is seamless, personal, predictable and easily manageable.

AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia and ESPN. AppSense has offices in New York and San Jose in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo.

About AppSense’s User Virtualization Technology

AppSense’s user virtualization technology delivers personalized corporate desktops without the need for cumbersome profiles or scripts across all delivery platforms — including physical, virtual, streamed, published and off-line. User virtualization ensures users always receive a consistent, predictable and personalized working experience. Full desktops can now be configured and business rules applied on-demand, enabling compliant, personalized desktops to be quickly delivered to thousands of users.

Last updated 2013-11-18