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CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to provide the foundational concepts and teach the skills necessary to deploy, secure and manage a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler Gateway in a desktop virtualization environment. This course also helps candidates prepare for the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam. By passing the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N). This course includes a free exam voucher.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Network Administrators/Engineers, Citrix Administrators, Operations Engineers, Systems Administrators/Engineers and Cloud Administrators/Engineers who are new to NetScaler Gateway.

Course Objectives

In this course, students can expect to learn how to:

  • Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
  • Identify the functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform
  • Configure Authentication and Authorization
  • Create Access Policies •Define End User Access and Experience
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with other resources (Unified Gateway)
  • Monitor and Manage the NetScaler environment
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues

    Suggested Prerequisites

    Next Steps and Related Courses

    Course Outline

    1 - GETTING STARTED

    • Introduction to the NetScaler System
    • TriScale
    • NetScaler Use Cases
    • NetScaler Functionality
    • NetScaler Overview
    • Product Features
    • NetScaler Operating System Overview
    • nCore Configuration Architecture
    • NetScaler File system
    • Deployment Scenarios
    • Logging in to the NetScaler System
    • NetScaler Licenses

    2 - BASIC NETWORKING

    • OSI Networking Model
    • NetScaler Architecture Overview
    • NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
    • Network Topology
    • NetScaler Network Interfaces
    • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
    • IP Routing
    • Determining the Source IP Address
    • Packet Forwarding
    • Use Source IP Mode
    • Client-IP HTTP Header Insertion
    • Path MTU Discovery
    • Link Aggregation
    • Access Control Lists
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)

    3 - NETSCALER PLATFORMS

    • Architecture and General Concepts
    • Hardware Platforms
    • Hardware Components
    • MPX Overview
    • VPX Overview
    • CPX Overview
    • SDX Overview
    • Identify the unique capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler SDX platform
    • Identify the networking characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform
    • Explain the process of provisioning and administration of NetScaler VPX instances on a NetScaler SDX appliance

    4 - HIGH AVAILABILITY

    • High Availability Functionality
    • High Availability Node Configuration
    • Propagation and Synchronization
    • Failover, Route Monitors, Fail Safe
    • Propagation, Synchronization
    • High Availability Management
    • Performing an Upgrade
    • Troubleshooting
    • Upgrading HA pair

    5 - LOAD BALANCING

    • Local Load Balancing concepts
    • Naming conventions
    • Persistence
    • Service Types
    • LB Methods
    • Disabling Entities
    • Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
    • L4 vs L7 for TCP services
    • UDP ping vs L7
    • Monitor attributes
    • Built in L7 monitors
    • Monitors from Scripts
    • EAV Monitors
    • ECV Monitors
    • DataStream

    6 - SSL OFFLOAD

    • SSL and TLS
    • SSL Session Process
    • SSL Administration
    • SSL Offload Overview
    • SSL Attacks Overview
    • SSL Troubleshooting
    • Cipher Suites
    • Certificate Management
    • Feature and Benefits
    • Offload Performance
    • Deployment Scenarios
    • Citrix Recommendations for SSL

    7 - SECURING THE NETSCALER

    • NetScaler Communication Ports
    • Overview of AAA
    • Authentication on the NetScaler
    • NetScaler Users
    • Command Policies
    • Admin Partitions

    8 - MONITORING, MANAGEMENT, AND TROUBLESHOOTING

    • Monitoring Needs
    • NetScaler Log Management
    • Simple Network Management Protocol
    • AppFlow on the NetScaler System
    • NetScaler Insight Overview
    • NetScaler Command Center Overview
    • Network Traffic Capture using NSTRACE
    • Troubleshooting with Filter Expressions
    • Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark
    • Display NetScaler System Information
    • NetScaler Command Line Tools

    9 - AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION

    • System and AAA Users Groups
    • External Authentication
    • Authentication Actions and Policies
    • Authentication Configuration
    • Supported Authentication Types

    10 - ACCESS POLICIES

    • Endpoint Analysis
    • Policy, Profiles, and Expressions
    • Pre-Authentication Policies and Profiles
    • Post-Authentication Policies
    • Endpoint Analysis Troubleshooting

    11 - END-USER ACCESS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Connection Methods
    • Endpoint Session Policies Settings
    • Timeout Settings
    • RDP Proxy
    • Clientless Access
    • VLAN Options

    12 - GATEWAY SERVICES LOAD BALANCING

    • SSL Offload Overview
    • Traffic Types
    • Ldap, HDX, StoreFront Load Balancing
    • Extended Content Verification (ECV) Monitoring

    13 - INTEGRATING NETSCALER WITH XENAPP AND XENDESKTOP

    • Required Firewall Rules
    • Web Interface or StoreFront Integration with NetScaler Gateway
    • WebFront Overview and Configuration
    • Session Policies

    14 - UNIFIED GATEWAY

    • NetScaler Unified Gateway Overview
    • NetScaler Unified Gateway Reference Architecture Review
    • Unified Gateway Key Features
    • Unified Gateway Topologies

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    Price: $5,000.00
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