XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301)

XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301)

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XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301) Course Description

In this XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301) course you will learn how to optimize an environment to deliver a great user experience. Starting with user end point and Citrix Receiver, the XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training course covers advanced configuration options to optimize the delivery of their apps and desktops. You will continue with enhancing the StoreFront experience through custom branding and advanced customization options. Finally, you will learn how to optimize the VDA for a better experience with printing, user data and multimedia and graphics.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301), 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:

The target audience for this XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301) course is defined here:

• Increasing user adoption
• Customizing user access with StoreFront
• Delivering graphics and multimedia
• Optimizing user settings for a seamless experience

Related Courses:

Deploy and Manage Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track Training (CMB-300)
Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Training (CXD-400)

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301) course are:

• Intermediate understanding of XenApp and/or XenDesktop 7.x
• Intermediate understanding of StoreFront 3.x (StoreFront 2.x is adequate)
• An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
• Familiarity with Windows Server 2012 R2

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training (CXD-301) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Configure advanced customizations to StoreFront by modifying configuration files
• Configure resource filtering using keywords with StoreFront
• Configure a seamless experience for new users with Citrix Receiver
• Optimize the experience for drive mapping and file redirection
• Identify and configure the proper HDX graphics delivery method based on the user and device
• Extract HDX session information to validate graphics settings
• Configure the XenApp and XenDesktop machines to minimize bandwidth and CPU requirements
• Optimize the experience for delivering applications over a double ICA connection

XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Understanding User Experience Issues

Understanding common user issues
Common misconfigurations that hinder adoption
Understanding the user workflow

Module 2: Configuring a Seamless Receiver

Deploying Receiver seamlessly
Configuring Receiver through ADMX templates
Configuring Single Sign On authentication
Enabling simple upgrades for users
Presentation of apps and desktops through PNAgent

Module 3: Customizing the StoreFront Experience

Customizing StoreFront appearance and branding with StoreFront 3.0
Using keywords with StoreFront
Configuring resource filtering
Advanced customizations through editing configuration files
Porting customizations to NetScaler Gateway
StoreFront launch and session timeouts

Module 4: Optimizing the Logon Process

Profile redirection and exclusion
Session prelaunch
Session lingering
Printer mapping timing

Module 5: Optimizing HDX Graphics

Understanding graphics delivery
Configuring the graphics modes with policies and templates
Selecting appropriate templates by use case
Extracting graphics HDX information for troubleshooting
Reducing bandwidth through policies and settings
Graphics modes for 3D applications

Module 6: Delivering Multimedia

HDX Redirection technologies
Server vs Client fetching and rendering
Configuring Flash video fallback behavior
Configuring Windows media redirection and transcoding

Module 7: Configuring for Double Hop HDX Connections

The double hop scenario
Drive mapping with double hop
Client name with double hop
Printing with double hop

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