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B300: Deploy and Manage XenApp-XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track Overview Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 7.6

Overview
This course provides students an accelerated path to obtain the skills required to successfully deploy and support a complete Citrix hosted application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

Throughout this course, students will learn how to configure an environment that includes the following Citrix components: XenApp and XenDesktop, XenServer, Citrix License Server, MCS, Provisioning Services (PVS), Personal vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler (including NetScaler Gateway), and Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to build a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 environment from scratch, test the implementation to ensure that all components work as expected, and successfully manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solution.

Who should enroll in this course?
This course is recommended for Architects, Consultants, Engineers, and Administrators. Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing hosted application and desktop virtualization solutions from the ground up. Upon completion of the course, students will have the skills required to successfully deploy and support XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solutions that the majority of Citrix customers implement today.

Preparatory Recommendations
Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:
An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically:
o Active Directory
 Domains
 Groups and User Accounts
 Organizational Units
 Group Policy Objects
 Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 user interfaces
 Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
 Basics of Citrix licensing
 Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
 Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)

Key Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
Understand the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 architecture, components, and communication
Set up the hypervisor
Set up and manage the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 infrastructure
Create and manage machine catalogs and Delivery Groups
Configure and manage StoreFront
Configure and manage policies and end-user profiles
Manage sessions, sites, and end users with Director
Manage printing
Set up and Manage Provisioning Services
Validate the Implementation
Set up NetScaler to provide external access to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 resources

Instructional Method
This course is offered as an instructor-led course with demonstrations and the practical application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment, as well as simulations.

Course Length
5 days

Certification Preparation
In addition to field experience, this course prepares candidates for the Managing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam and the Deploying XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam. By passing the Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the new Citrix Certified Associate – Apps and Desktops certification. By passing the Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the new Citrix Certified Professional– Virtualization certification. Go here to learn more about the new Citrix Certifications.

Lab Activities
ILT and vILT courses offer lab access during the duration of the course.

Topic Outline

Provided is the topic outline for the Deploy and Manage XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track course:

Module 1: Understanding the XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture
Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution
XenApp and XenDesktop Virtualization Technologies
Infrastructure Components
Citrix Components
Designing a XenApp and XenDesktop Implementation

Module 2: Hypervisor Considerations
Setting up the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
Configuring the Hypervisor
Creating Templates

Module 3: Infrastructure Considerations and Setup
Setting Up the Infrastructure Components
Domain Controllers
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Certificate Authority
File Servers
Setting Up SQL Server 2012
Setting Up SQL Server Mirroring

Module 4: Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up the Citrix License Server
Setting Up a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
XenApp and XenDesktop Delegated Administration
Setting Up the Citrix Universal Print Server
Setting Up a StoreFront Server Group
Setting Up Citrix Receiver
Troubleshooting Receiver
Troubleshooting StoreFront

Module 5: Setting Up XenApp and XenDesktop Resources
Setting Up XenApp and XenDesktop Resources
Preparing the Master Virtual Machine
Setting Up a Server OS Master Image
Setting Up a Desktop OS Master Image
Creating Machine Catalogs
Creating Delivery Groups
Troubleshooting: Managing Desktops and Applications

Module 6: Managing Policies and Profiles
Setting Up Policies
Policy Precedence (Studio vs. Group Policy Objects)
Creating Policies Using Studio
Creating Policies Using Group Policy
Obtaining the Resultant Set of Policy Using Group Policy Objects
Managing End-User Profiles
Troubleshooting: Profile Management

Module 7: Managing Printing
Managing Printing
Default Printing Behavior
Configuring Client Printing
Managing Printer Drivers
Optimizing Printing Performance
Setting Up and Managing the Universal Print Server

Module 8: Setting Up and Managing Provisioning Services
Setting Up Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture
Setting Up a Provisioning Services Server
Installing the Provisioning Services Console
Configuring Boot from Network
Setting Up a Second Provisioning Services Server
Configuring the BootStrap File for High Availability
Configuring the Master Target Device
Creating the vDisk
Assigning a vDisk to a Target Device
Creating the Machine Catalog
Creating the Delivery Group

Module 9: Managing and Monitoring Sessions, Sites, and End Users with
Director
Citrix Director Overview
Monitoring within the Director Dashboard
Monitoring and Managing End-User Sessions
Troubleshooting: Managing Sites, Sessions and End Users with Director

Module 10: Setting Up NetScaler
Setting Up NetScaler
Performing the Initial NetScaler Configuration
Configuring NTP
Setting Up DNS
Creating Certificates for NetScaler
Load Balancing StoreFront Servers
Configuring NetScaler for Remote Access
Modifying StoreFront to Integrate with NetScaler
Configuring ICA Proxy
Configuring Authentication Policies
Configuring NetScaler for Email-Based Account Discovery
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