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Virtualization Learning Solutions by Job Role

Virtualization introduces many solutions for traditional IT problems and also adds a layer of flexibility to any IT department. Another tremendous benefit of virtualization is the ability to slow down the perpetual IT hardware sprawl that impacts many organizations. Virtualization allows a company to better utilize their existing hardware investments, improve operational efficiency, and help mitigate risk.

To help professionals learn on-the-job skills needed to advance and help propel their businesses forward, New Horizons offers training solutions that can help meet the Virtualization demands of your business. Below are our recommended training courses for job roles surrounding the field.


System Administrator

The System Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

Citrix Learning Solutions

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
    This five-day course is designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management.

  • CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure
    In this course students will learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in your datacenter or on the Azure platform for remote access. NOTE: Any student that completes this course will automatically be certified in Citrix Cloud.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of Windows Server that you and your business is operating:

  • 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    In this five-day course, students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage v7.3
    This five-day course gives students the skills to deliver virtual desktops & applications through a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. This course builds the skills of installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through lecture and hands-on labs.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer provides the business knowledge and technical skills to implement technical strategies, evaluate products, and provide a superior level of technical support that benefit a company.

Citrix Learning Solutions

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
    This five-day course is designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management.

  • CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure
    In this course students will learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in your datacenter or on the Azure platform for remote access. NOTE: Any student that completes this course will automatically be certified in Citrix Cloud.

  • CXD-310 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration
    This five-day course will give you a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20694 Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
    This five-day course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of Windows Server 2012 R2.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of Windows Server that you and your business is operating:

  • 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    In this five-day course, students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of System Center that you and your business is operating:

  • 10981 Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    This five-day course will cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

  • 20745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter
    This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage v7.3
    This five-day course gives students the skills to deliver virtual desktops & applications through a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. This course builds the skills of installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through lecture and hands-on labs.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

Virtualization Administrator

The Virtualization Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the virtualization servers and virtual desktop infrastructure. The virtualization administrator carries out responsibilities in some or all the following technical areas that support the virtualized infrastructure: hardware maintenance, system upgrades, procurement, infrastructure design and layout, disaster recovery design, implementation, installation and maintenance, physical to virtual migrations, monitoring, and capacity planning.

Citrix Learning Solutions

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
    This five-day course is designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20694 Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
    This five-day course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of Windows Server 2012 R2.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of Windows Server that you and your business is operating:

  • 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    In this five-day course, students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of System Center that you and your business is operating:

  • 10981 Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    This five-day course will cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

  • 20745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter
    This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage v7.3
    This five-day course gives students the skills to deliver virtual desktops & applications through a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. This course builds the skills of installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through lecture and hands-on labs.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

Virtualization Architect

Virtualization Architects assess, solve, and implement virtualization technologies in order to remove downstream and external dependencies from a client's application development and testing processes, reducing cycle time and improving software quality.

Citrix Learning Solutions

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
    This five-day course is designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management.

  • CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure
    In this course students will learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in your datacenter or on the Azure platform for remote access. NOTE: Any student that completes this course will automatically be certified in Citrix Cloud.

  • CXD-310 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration
    This five-day course will give you a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management.

  • CXD-410 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration
    This advanced 5-day training course covers design principles for creating a practical XenApp and XenDesktop virtualization solution. As part of this training you will assess existing environments and explore different scenarios to link business requirements to design decisions. This course follows the Citrix Consulting approach to design and covers the key design decisions through lecture, lab exercises and interactive discussions.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20694 Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
    This five-day course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of Windows Server 2012 R2.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of Windows Server that you and your business is operating:

  • 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    In this five-day course, students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of System Center that you and your business is operating:

  • 10981 Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    This five-day course will cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

  • 20745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter
    This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

Virtualization Engineer

The Virtualization Engineer is a lead technical member whose primary responsibilities include management and administration of Corporate VDI implementation.

Citrix Learning Solutions

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
    This five-day course is designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management.

  • CXD-310 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration
    This five-day course will give you a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20694 Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
    This five-day course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of Windows Server 2012 R2.

Only one of the following Microsoft courses is recommended depending on the version of Windows Server that you and your business is operating:

  • 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    In this five-day course, students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage v7.3
    This five-day course gives students the skills to deliver virtual desktops & applications through a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. This course builds the skills of installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through lecture and hands-on labs.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

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Note: The courses listed above are our recommendations for some of the most common roles within Virtualization; however, your organization may have slightly different titles and/or responsibilities. Please speak with one of our expert Account Representatives to discuss the specific learning requirements for you and your business.

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