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N219: Citrix (NetScaler) ADC 12.x Traffic Management {CNS-219-1I}

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N219: Citrix (NetScaler) ADC 12.x Traffic Management {CNS-219-1I} Course Outline

Designed for students with previous NetScaler experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying or managing NetScaler environments.

Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Citrix Traffic Management features, including Content Switching, Traffic Optimization, and Global Server Load Balancing. At the end of the course, students will be able to configure their
NetScaler environments to address efficient traffic switching and resilience requirements including Content Switching, Traffic Optimization, and Disaster Recovery.

Required Pre-requisite Course
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway OR
CNS-207 Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions

Recommended Pre-requisite Course
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
This course is based on version 11 of the Citrix NetScaler product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions.

Key Skills
Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management
Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system

Students interested in learning how to implement and manage NetScaler features using leading practices. Specifically:
Implementers / Engineers

Course Length
2 days

Course Materials
As part of this course, students will receive the following materials:
Access to a lab environment for the duration of the course
Lab exercise guide
Access to course deliverables including copies of all official materials presented by the instructor with additional notes and references as well as videos featuring Citrix experts on course topics and lab exercises.

Preparatory Requirements and Recommendations
Citrix requires students prepare for this course by completing the following course:
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway OR
CNS-207 Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by completing the following course:
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview

In preparation, students should also gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
Basic Networking
Windows and Linux Server administration
TCP/IP, HTTP protocols and the OSI model
Server load balancing and content switching concepts
Web server software
DNS, SSL and compression concepts
Network security threats and site protection concepts

Certification Preparation
In addition to field experience, this course helps prepares candidates for the 1Y0-351: Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials for Networking exam. By passing this exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Professional Networking (CCP-N) certification.
Learn more about Citrix Certifications here.

Topic Outline

AppExpert Classic Policy Engine
o Understand the basics of the NetScaler classic policy engine.
o Describe the NetScaler content-filtering feature and how to configure it.

AppExpert Default Policy Engine
o Describe Default Policy including basic components.
o Discuss the syntax of Default Policy expression.
o Utilize Actions in policy expression evaluation.
o Distinguish key attributes of policy binding and bind types.
o Construct and manage Default Policies with AppExpert.

Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform
o Describe what the Rewrite feature of NetScaler does and explain how it works.
o Discuss the functionality of Responder policies and how to configure them.
o Apply the benefits of using URL Transformation.

Content Switching
o Explain Content Switching and how it works.
o Discuss the importance of a Content-Switching VServer.
o Distinguish what Content-Switching policies are and how to use them.
o Understand what rule precedence is and the way it affects policies.

o Implement traffic compression in a NetScaler environment.
o Understand the benefits of caching in a NetScaler environment.
o Utilize Front End Optimization to render the web browser more efficient.

Global Server Load Balancing
o Describe the Global Server Load Balancing feature.
o Deploy Domain Name System to support GSLB.
o Implement GSLB in a NetScaler environment.
o Utilize Content Switching to implement GSLB.
o Understand GSLB Metric Exchange Protocol and Monitoring.
o Customize the GSLB Configuration.

Clustering (Optional)
o Understand the NetScaler Clustering feature.
o Identify methods for managing and configuring a NetScaler Cluster.
o Discuss options for troubleshooting the NetScaler Cluster.
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