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D230: XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8 Release Training {CXD-230-1I} Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 7.7/7.8

Designed for students with previous XenApp and XenDesktop experience, who are interested in learning about leading practices and new functionality in the 7.7 and 7.8 releases. Learn about architectural changes, management enhancements, and how to get the most out of XenApp and
XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8 through real world scenarios. Students will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment to configure and test features including AppDisks with AppDNA and
Zones. At the end of this course students will be prepared to upgrade their environments and deliver new functionality to end users.

Recommended prerequisite courses
CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 or
CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 or
CMB-300 Deploy and Manage Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track

Key Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Deliver Windows 10 desktops with XenDesktop and Provisioning Services
Understand the upgrade process and installation improvements in XenApp and XenDesktop
Understand the concept of XenApp and XenDesktop zones and how to configure them
Configure advanced settings in the StoreFront console including Zone mapping
Understand the architecture of AppDisks, how they are configured, and how to validate them using AppDNA
Manage and deliver App-V applications directly through Citrix Studio
Configure and manage Stores with the new Store focused administration console in Citrix StoreFront
Configure application limits and multiple application sessions in Citrix Studio
Manage applications in Citrix Studio using the applications and tags nodes
Configure alerting and notifications in Citrix Director
Describe the performance enhancements to Provisioning Services

This course is recommended for those who are interested in learning how to implement the new features of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8 using leading practices. Specifically:
Implementers / Engineers

Instructional Method
This course is offered in instructor-led training (ILT)/virtual instructor-led training (vILT) formats with application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment.

Course Length
2 days

Course Materials
As part of this course you will receive the following materials:
Access to a lab environment for the duration of the course
Lab exercise guide
Access to final course deliverables once the course is available in general availability including copies of all official materials presented by the instructor with additional notes and references

Preparatory Recommendations
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the one of the following courses:
CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
CMB-300 Deploy and Manage Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track

It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10

Certification Preparation
At this time there is no associated certification with this course. To see the latest certifications, refer to the certifications page available here.

Topic Outline

Module 1: Installation and Upgrade
Installation flow changes
Upgrade strategy
Upgrading the XenApp and XenDesktop site
Upgrading Provisioning Services

Module 2: StoreFront Management
Store centered management
Simplified resource aggregation and user mapping
Delegated authentication improvements

Module 3: Zone Architecture
Zones in FMA
Configuring primary and satellite zones
Zone design considerations
StoreFront Zone mapping and routing

Module 4: Provisioning
AppDisk architecture
Configuring AppDisks
Analyzing AppDisks with AppDNA
AppDisk layering considerations
Provisioning Services performance enhancements

Module 5: Application Management
Application centered management
Delivering App-V applications through Citrix Studio
Advanced application configuration in Citrix Studio
AppDNA enhancements for image and application management

Module 6: Maintenance and Monitoring
Integrating Microsoft System Center Operations Manager with Citrix Director
Configuring notifications and alerts in Citrix Director
Active Directory authentication with Citrix Director
Enhanced reboot scheduling in Citrix Studio
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