Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training (CXD-400)

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Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training (CXD-400)

Introduction:

Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training Course by Example

This Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training course provides students with the ability to successfully assess and design a XenDesktop 7 app and desktop solution based on the top key projects and architectures that a majority of Citrix customers implement, across different industries and use cases. Students may also have an opportunity to build a design for their organization and will have access to all of the tools and reference materials required to support their work.

This Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training course is offered as an instructor-led course with demonstrations and the practical application of concepts through activity-based and application-focused exercises

This Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training course prepares learners for the 1Y1-400 Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, a requirement for the Citrix Certified Expert – Apps and Desktops. This exam and certification are currently in development and are expected to release in Q4 2013.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the 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 course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

This course is recommended for desktop virtualization solution designers such as Architects, Consultants, and Engineers.

Related Courses:

XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Optimization and Troubleshooting Training (CXD-330)
XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Troubleshooting Training (CXD-302)

Duration: 5 days

Prerequisites:

Intermediate knowledge of Citrix Desktop Virtualization Components/Concepts
Basic understanding of project management and documentation best practices
Basic presentation skills
Windows Server Knowledge (Windows Server 2012) including
Active Directory
DHCP
Basic Networking Knowledge
SQL Server – General understanding of databases, permissions, security, high availability
General understanding of physical and virtual storage
NAS, SAN, SSD
CIFS
Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
Completed the following courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge:
CXD-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7
CXD-300 Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

Skills Gained:

Identify the various components and communication protocols of the Excalibur architecture
Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
Conduct an organizational assessment focusing on business capabilities and requirements, applications, and users
Design desktop virtualization solutions
Verify and present design recommendations
Troubleshoot desktop virtualization designs

Course Content:

Module 1: Architecture

Identify the various components included in the XenDesktop 7 architecture
Determine how the various components communicate and which protocols they are using
Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
Troubleshoot desktop virtualization design

Module 2: Business Drivers

Identify specific business drivers for multiple verticals
Facilitate a discussion with the project team at an organization to prioritize business drivers

Module 3: Data Capture

Identify best strategy for data collection given a specific organizational environment.
Identify the types of application data to collect, the method for collecting them, and application data collection tools

Module 4: User Segmentation

Identify the different FlexCast models
Identify considerations in selecting the most appropriate method for segmenting users

Module 5: Application Assessment

Understand the process of application assessment
Demonstrate rationalization of applications in a given case organization
Assess a suite of applications based on business needs and compatibility to a given XenDesktop delivery model

Module 6: Project Management

Understand the importance of project management for a successful implementation
Identify roles for a project plan

Module 7: User Design

Make key decisions regarding user groups and device (endpoint) design
Organize user groups for Design document
Identify and prioritize top user issues
Design user profile strategy
Design a printing strategy

Module 8: Receiver

Define how applications will be delivered
Design Citrix Receiver deployment and maintenance

Module 9: Resource Req. Recommendations

Identify recourse requirements
Make key design decisions regarding resource recommendations

Module 10: Access

Design an authentication point (Storefront and NetScaler Gateway) strategy
Determine session and access policies, including user authentication and remote access
Design virtual desktop operating systems access
Calculate bandwidth for the desktop virtualization solution

Module 11: Desktop

Make key design decisions regarding machine catalogs and groups
Design a personalization strategy including user profiles, user policies and personal vDisk usage.
Design an appropriate printing strategy

Module 12: Application Delivery

Design a solution that meets application inventory and integration requirements
Identify characteristics of the applications that will impact placement as well as the application delivery architecture for the XenDesktop environment
Design an application delivery strategy

Module 13: Desktop Delivery

Design a Desktop delivery topology, including Sites, XenDesktop Controllers per site, and load balancing
Design the underlying infrastructure, including database selection, license servers and Active Directory Integration
Identify the XenDesktop user and virtual desktop baseline policies

Module 14: Networking Layer

Make key high availability design decisions
Integrate the XenDesktop infrastructure with the network infrastructure
Understand WAN optimization, Multistream ICA, and DHCP functionality

Module 15: Storage and Provisioning Layer

Make key design decisions regarding storage solutions
Identify the features and differences between PVS and MCS
Design a provisioning strategy with either PVS or MCS

Module 16: Platform Layer

Make key design decisions regarding the hypervisor to be used in desktop virtualization solutions
Make accurate hardware calculations, including VDI hardware, shared hardware, application hardware, and control hardware

Module 17: Operational

Understand potential migration approaches
Design a system monitoring strategy
Make key design decisions regarding decisions regarding application delivery
Migration approach
Backup and System Monitoring
Backup
System Monitoring

Module 18: Verification

Verify assess and design decisions using Citrix online tools
Develop a complete stakeholder presentation
Effectively present and support design decisions
Capstone Exercise

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