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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 to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. You will learn advance features to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which can improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health. You?ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX.

What you'll learn
How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
App Layering skills such as how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers

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.

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.

Course Outline

Backup, recovery and security considerations and configurations

Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability
StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
Site Infrastructure
Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones
VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
Zone Preference
Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi- Location Environment
StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery Considerations
Disaster Recovery Process

Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods
Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Module 5: Improving App and Data Security
Introduction to Application Security
Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent
TLS to VDA Encryption
GPOs and Citrix Policies
Image Management
Troubleshooting techniques and tools

Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
Resource Tools and Utilities
Introduction to PowerShell

Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues
Troubleshooting StoreFront
Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues
Validating FMA Services

Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues
Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues
Troubleshooting HDX Connections
Citrix App Layering Considerations and Configuration

Module 12: Introduction to App Layering
App Layering Introduction
Architecture and How it Works

Module 13: Creating an OS Layer
The OS Layer

Module 14: Creating a Platform Layer
The Platform Layer

Module 15: Creating App Layers
The App Layers

Module 16: Creating Elastic App and User Layers
Elastic App Layering
User Layers

Module 17: 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 18: Exploring Layer Priority
Layer Priority

Module 19: Maintaining an App Layering Environment
Updating Layers
Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources
Workspace Environment Management (WEM) considerations and configuration

Module 20: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
WEM Administration

Module 21: Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management
Managing User Resources with WEM
Managing Profiles with WEM
Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 22: Using WEM for Performance Optimization
Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
Optimizing User Experience with WEM

Module 23: Using WEM to Secure Environments
WEM Security Features

Module 24: Migrating and Upgrading WEM
Migrating to WEM
Upgrading a WEM Deployment
WEM Multi-Location Considerations
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