Americas July 30-August 2, 2018

Citrix ServTech 2018 Americas

General Information

Dates: July 30 - August 2, 2018

Location: ServTech Americas 2018 will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. PTEC will be held at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

Arrival: If you are participating in any of the sporting activities (basketball, golf, soccer) please plan to arrive Sunday night (July 29). If you are only attending the dine-arounds on Monday evening (July 30), please plan to arrive Monday afternoon. ServTech kicks off with the opening keynote on Tuesday, July 31 at 8:30am.

Departure: ServTech concludes with the closing keynote by 3:00pm on Thursday, August 2.

High Level Agenda

Monday, July 30 morning/afternoon: Arrival day activities (Please arrive Sunday if you plan to participate)

Tuesday, July 31: Opening keynote 8:00-10:00am

Tuesday, July 31: Welcome Reception 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, August 1: Professional Services super session 8:30-10:00am

Wednesday, August 1: Sponsor sessions 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, August 1: Final Night Party 6:30-10:00pm

Thursday, August 2: SE super session 8:30-10:00am

Thursday, August 2: Closing keynote 2:00-3:00pm

Certification Center at ServTech

Take advantage of the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition and get a jump-start on your professional development by taking one free Citrix exam at ServTech on-site in the Certification Center. This year, exam delivery will take place on your personal Windows or Mac device. For additional information, please contact

Exams Offered

Series Exam title Seat time Leads to
1Y0-203 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Administration 1.9 Hr. (115 Min.) CCA – V
1Y0-230 Citrix NetScaler 12 Essentials and Unified Gateway 1.9 Hr. (115 Min.) CCA – N
1Y0-240 Citrix NetScaler 12 Essentials and Traffic Management 2.2 Hr. (130 Min.) CCA – N
1Y0-311 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Advanced Administration 1.9 Hr. (115 Min.) CCP – V
1Y0-340 Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics – Security, Management, and Optimization 2.3 Hr. (140 Min.) CCP – N
1Y0-371 Designing, Deploying and Managing Citrix XenMobile 10 Solutions 2.2 Hr. (130 Min.) CCP – M
1Y0-402 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Assessment, Design and Advanced Configurations 1.8 Hr. (105 Min.) CCE – V
1Y0-440 Architecting a Citrix Networking Solution 1.9 Hr. (115 Min.) CCE – N


Certification Center Location

Hilton Minneapolis:

  • 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403, USA
  • Directors Row 2

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday, July 31: 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, August 1: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday, August 2: 9am – 12pm

Travel to/from the airport

Plan to fly into Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

Taxis: The cost for taxis from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) Airport is approximately $40.00.

Driving directions: Take Highway 5 East to 62W to 35W North and follow ''Downtown Exits.'' Exit at 11th Street and stay in the right-hand lane. The Hilton is located on the corner of 11th Street and Marquette Avenue.


Self parking: $20.00 (Mar-Ten Ramp 10th Street)

Valet parking: $40.00 (24 hours)

Hotel & Travel

Weather: Summer (June through August) is the best time of year to visit Minneapolis, with average temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hotels: Looking for a hotel room? Check out these nearby hotels:

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis

Hotel Ivy Minneapolis

W Minneapolis - The Foshay

Things to do in Minneapolis

Minnehaha Falls | 4801 South Minnehaha Drive Minneapolis, MN
Minnehaha Falls is one of the oldest and most striking sights in Minneapolis. The crash of the water and the cool air rising from the basin with the contrast of the urban setting make it one of the most popular destinations in the city. Peer over the ledge at the start of the 53-foot waterfall or take the staircase down to the bottom to explore from a different angle.

Mall of America | 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN
The Mall of America is absolutely a must-see if you’re visiting Minnesota. It’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. With over 520 stores, 50 restaurants, and a full theme park, the Mall isn’t just a shopping center, it’s a destination.

Nice Ride | various locations
You don’t even have to own a bike to experience Minneapolis on two wheels. Nice Ride makes bike sharing easy and affordable. They are incredibly accessible, with over 200 stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Paisley Park | 7801 Audubon Road Chanhassen, MN
Prince, the man that put Minneapolis on the map, inspired other artists, and was an international influence in the music scene is always being honored and remembered throughout the city. One of the places closest to his legacy is Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in suburban Minneapolis.

Surly Brewing | 520 Malcolm Ave Southeast Minneapolis, MN
One of the top breweries in the nation, Surly is a 50,000-square foot modern marvel on the base of an old potato processing plant in an industrial park. The space is jaw-dropping yet elegant, and pairs beautifully with hops and a great conversation.

Twins Game at Target Field | 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, Minnesota
It’s officially summer and baseball season is here! Watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians on July 30 at 7:10 p.m. CST.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN
Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.