Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210)

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210)

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Course Overview:

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) – Hands-on

This Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) 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. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) course is defined here:

• Administrators
• Implementers / Engineers
• Architects

Related Courses:

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x Helpdesk Support Training (CXD-105)
Moving to XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud Training (CXD-250)

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training (CXD-210) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• 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

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration Training – Course Syllabus:

Architectural Overview

FlexCast models (use cases)
Architecture
Layered approach methodology
Hosting platform considerations

Initial Requirements and Lab

Citrix consulting methodology
Supporting infrastructure prerequisites
Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
Lab environment

Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Licensing considerations
Installation and management
Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
Delivery Controller role
The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Databases
XML traffic security

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

Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

StoreFront installation and architecture
Receiver
Receiver configurations

Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

Policies introduction
Policies for session management

Application Presentation and Management

Application properties
File-type association
Shortcut placement
HDX Monitor

Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

Printing introduction
Print job routing
Printer driver management
Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

Citrix Profile Management

User profiles
Configuring Citrix Profile management

Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Delegated administration
Logging and reporting
Introduction to PowerShell

XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

Component failure review
Methods of redundancy

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

Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Introduction to Citrix Director
Navigating Director
Monitoring sessions
Interacting with sessions
Network monitoring with HDX Insight

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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