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CWS-315 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

Course Overview

Get more value out of your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced features. Students leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. Students will gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management. Also, learn to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers. End the course by learning to install, configure, and manage Provisioning Services in accordance with leading practices. This course includes a voucher to take the related exam (1Y0-311 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Advanced Administration) and earn your Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V) certification.

Who Should Attend

Developed for experienced IT Professionals working with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects responsible for the end user workspace, provisioning services environment, and overall health and performance of the solution.

Course Objectives

Students will understand the following:

  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption.
  • Understand Zones in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration.
  • How to build and manage App Layers to minimize image sprawl with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x.
  • Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections.

    Course Outline

    1 - IMPLEMENTING REDUNDANCY AND SCALABILITY

    • StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
    • Site Infrastructure
    • Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

    2 - MANAGING A VIRTUAL APPS AND DESKTOPS ENVIRONMENT WITH MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ZONES

    • VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
    • Zone Preference
    • Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
    • Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi-Location Environment
    • StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

    3 - IMPLEMENTING BACKUPS AND DISASTER RECOVERY

    • Backups
    • Disaster Recovery Considerations
    • Disaster Recovery Process

    4 - IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED AUTHENTICATION METHODS

    • Multi-factor AuthenticationRADIUS & OTP
    • Multi-factor AuthenticationSmart Card Authentication
    • Federated AuthenticationADFS, SAML, and FAS

    5 - IMPROVING APP AND DATA SECURITY

    • Introduction to Application Security
    • Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
    • Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

    6 - SECURING MACHINES RUNNING THE VIRTUAL DELIVERY AGENT

    • TLS to VDA Encryption
    • GPOs and Citrix Policies
    • Image Management

    7 - INTRODUCTION TO TROUBLESHOOTING

    • Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
    • Resource Tools and Utilities
    • Introduction to PowerShell

    8 - TROUBLESHOOTING ACCESS ISSUES

    • Troubleshooting StoreFront
    • Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

    9 - TROUBLESHOOTING DELIVERY CONTROLLER ISSUES

    • Validating FMA Services

    10 - TROUBLESHOOTING VDA REGISTRATION ISSUES

    • Troubleshooting VDA Registration

    11 - TROUBLESHOOTING HDX CONNECTION ISSUES

    • Troubleshooting HDX Connections

    12 - INTRODUCTION TO APP LAYERING

    • App Layering Introduction
    • Architecture and How it Works

    13 - CREATING AN OS LAYER

    • The OS Layer

    14 - CREATING A PLATFORM LAYER

    • The Platform Layer

    15 - CREATING APP LAYERS

    • The App Layers

    16 - CREATING ELASTIC APP AND USER LAYERS

    • Elastic App Layering
    • User Layers

    17 - DEPLOYING A LAYERED IMAGE USING CITRIX VIRTUAL APPS AND DESKTOPS

    • Using Templates in App Layering
    • Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and
    • Desktops Site

    18 - EXPLORING LAYER PRIORITY

    • Layer Priority

    19 - MAINTAINING AN APP LAYERING ENVIRONMENT

    • Updating Layers
    • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
    • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional
    • Resources

    20 - INTRODUCTION TO WORKSPACE ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (WEM)

    • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
    • WEM Administration

    21 - USING WEM TO CENTRALIZE

    • Managing User Resources with WEM
    • Managing Profiles with WEM
    • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

    22 - USING WEM FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION

    • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
    • Optimizing User Experience with WEM

    23 - USING WEM TO SECURE ENVIRONMENTS

    • WEM Environments

    24 - MIGRATING AND UPGRADING WEM

    • Migrating to WEM
    • Upgrading a WEM Deployment
    • WEM Multi-Location Considerations

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    This is a 5-day class

    Price: $5,000.00
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    09/23/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
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