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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Administration 7.6 (CXD-210) Course

Citrix CXD-210 (XenApp and XenDesktop Administration 7.6)

Course Number: #CED-1374
Course Length: 5 days

Grants (discounts) are available for multiple students for the same or different courses.

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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.

Key Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends

Audience

Students interested in learning to install, configure, and manage XenApp and XenDesktop including:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

Preparatory Recommendations

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the one of the following courses:

  • CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations

It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2012 R2

Certification Preparation

In addition to field experience with managing a XenApp/XenDesktop environment, this course helps prepares students for the Managing XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions exam. Please note that candidates should also gain knowledge of Provisioning Services in preparation for certification. By passing the Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V) certification.

Topic Outline

Module 1: Architectural Overview
  • FlexCast models (use cases)
  • Architecture
  • Layered approach methodology
  • Hosting platform considerations
Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab
  • Citrix consulting methodology
  • Supporting infrastructure prerequisites
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Lab environment
Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Installation and management
  • Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
  • Delivery Controller role
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases
  • XML traffic security
Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources
  • The Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Machine catalogs and delivery groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations
  • Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Creating resources
Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver
  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • Receiver
  • Receiver configurations
Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies
  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management
Module 7: Application Presentation and Management
  • Application properties
  • File-type association
  • Shortcut placement
  • HDX Monitor
Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Printing introduction
  • Print job routing
  • Printer driver management
  • Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server
Module 9: Citrix Profile Management
  • User profiles
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management
Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell
Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy
  • Component failure review
  • Methods of redundancy
Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security
  • Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
  • Certificate authority
  • StoreFront consideration for external access
  • XML service security considerations
  • External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway
Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Introduction to Citrix Director
  • Navigating Director
  • Monitoring sessions
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight
Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Introduction to Supporting XenApp/XenDesktop Site
  • Known Issue Awareness
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

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