CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

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Course ID: B4601

Duration: 5 Days ( 7:00 am - 2:00 pm PST ) 

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.


This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge of the major aspects of installing, configuring, and managing highly available XenApp, XenDesktop 7.1x, and Provisioning Services 7.1x environments. Specifically, this course teaches:

  • An understanding of the solution architecture and communications

  • The factors that contribute to a successful deployment of this solution

  • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS)

  • How to install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver

  • How to set up profile management

  • How to configure policies, printing and basic security features.

  • How to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director

+ Who Should Attend

This course requires almost zero previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform. It is aimed at IT professional who, as part of their job, are required to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services.

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Architectural Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

  • Citrix consulting methodology
  • 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
  • Creating resources

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


+ Prerequisites

CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations

+ Certifications

This course helps prepare students for the Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam. By passing the exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization certification.

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