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Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

Designed for experienced IT professionals, you will learn to build and combine App Layers to optimize management of your app and desktop images and to implement Workspace Environment Management to improve log-on times, centralize user settings management, and optimize the performance of machines.

You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions and features in your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 site.

Prerequisite Knowledge:
Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course:

CWS-215-Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud looking to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.

What you'll learn
How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption.
How to migrate to Workspace Environment Management
App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to App Layering
App Layering Introduction
Architecture and How it Works

Module 2: The OS Layer
Creating an OS Layer

Module 3: The Platform Layer
Creating a Platform Layer

Module 4: The App Layers
Creating App Layers

Module 5: Creating Elastic App and User Layers
Elastic App Layering
User Layers

Module 6: Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Using Templates in App Layering
Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

Module 7: Exploring Layer Priority
Layer Priority

Module 8: Maintaining an App Layering Environment
Updating Layers
Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

Module 9: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
WEM Administration

Module 10: Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management
Managing User Resources with WEM
Managing Profiles with WEM
Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 11: Using WEM for Performance Optimization
Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
Optimizing User Experience with WEM

Module 12: Using WEM to Secure Environments
WEM Security Features

Module 13: Migrating and Upgrading WEM
Migrating to WEM
Upgrading a WEM Deployment
WEM Multi-Location Considerations
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