Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310)

Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310)

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Course Overview:

Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) – Hands-on

This fast-paced Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment as well as a full Provisioning Services 7.1x environment for image management. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This accelerated 5-day Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training 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, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course:

• Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course is taught at a faster pace and experience with previous versions or preparation with our free eLearning is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers and architects.

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course are as follows:

• This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends this free eLearning: CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of XenApp or XenDesktop is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform
• How to install, configure, and manage a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
• How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using both Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
• How to manage the end-user experience through policies and settings including profiles and printing
• How to install, configure, and manage a highly available Provisioning Services infrastructure for image management

Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Training (CMB-310) – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Architecture Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

Supporting infrastructure requirements
Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
Preparing for Windows 10 and Server 2016 with AppDNA
Lab environment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Licensing considerations
Installation and management
Basic license server troubleshooting
Delivery Controller role
The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

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

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

StoreFront installation and architecture
StoreFront authentication services
Self Service Password Reset
Citrix 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
Workspace Control
Shortcut placement
Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
Application groups

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 Zones
Introduction to PowerShell
Reboot schedules for the Server VDA

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

Component failure review
Methods of redundancy
Configuring site and access infrastructure redundancy

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
Certificate authority
XML service security
External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Introduction to Citrix Director
Navigating Director
Trends and reports
Alerts and notifications
Monitoring sessions
Interacting with sessions
Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Known issue awareness
XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
Common Troubleshooting Tools

Module 15: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

Getting started with Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 16: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

The PVS server role
The Farm database
The vDisk Store

Module 17: Streaming the vDisk

Introduction to vDisks
Machine preparation
Streaming vDisks
Boot methods

Module 18: Target Devices

Introduction to target devices
Data I/O
Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 19: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

XenDesktop Setup Wizard
Device Collections
Published Apps and Desktops
Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 20: Provisioning Services Redundancy

Farm component redundancy
Store redundancy
Database redundancy

Module 21: Supporting Provisioning Services

Performing updates
Auditing and support
vDisk imagining
Migrating vDisk images
Troubleshooting

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