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N320: Citrix NetScaler Security, Management and Optimization Course Outline

 (5 days)

Overview
This course is designed for students with previous experience NetScaler experience, and best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) to secure application access in a Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.

Students will learn the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall including types of web attacks, protections and signatures, the adaptive learning engine, AppFirewall policies and profiles, troubleshooting, and additional pertinent NetScaler security features.

Students will learn the skills required for deploying and utilizing the NetScaler Management and Analytics System including the ability to manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally, orchestrate configuration changes, report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment, visualize infrastructure, and plan expansions. Students will also learn how to implement features including Caching, Frontend Optimization, NetScaler Web logging, and TCP/HTTP optimization to optimize traffic managed by a NetScaler environment.

At the end of the course, students will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall, as well as automate and manage network services for scale-out application architectures with Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System and optimize NetScaler managed application delivery traffic.

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
AND
CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management
OR
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Key Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
Write PERL compatible regular expressions
Understand how to utilize the adaptive learning engine
Configure AppFirewall to protect web applications
Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to Monitor, Manage and report on Application Services security
Troubleshoot AppFirewall
Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
Orchestrate configuration changes
Report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment
Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Audience
Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically:
Administrators
Implementers / Engineers
Architects

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
5 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 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 as well as videos with experts throughout Citrix around course topics and lab exercises.

Preparatory Recommendations
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
AND
CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management
OR
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Citrix also recommends an understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
Functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
Basic NetScaler network architecture
Obtaining, installing, and managing NetScaler licenses
Use of NetScaler traffic management features
Basic Networking
Windows and Linux Server administration
Web Services
SSL encryption and certificates
Common web services attacks
3rd party Network Management tools

Certification Preparation
There are no associated exams/certifications currently available. Click here to learn more about Citrix Certifications.

Topic Outline

Days 1-3

Application Firewall Overview
AppFirewall solution Security Model (include signature)
Overview of types of attacks
PCIDSS
Adaptive Learning Engine
Packet Processing and Inspection
Log Files view violations

Policies and Profiles
Profiles
Policies
Engine Settings

Regular Expressions
Forms of Regular Expressions
Using Regular Expressions
Metacharacters and Literal Characters
Escapes
Quantifiers
Back Referencing
Lookaheads
Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections
Data Flow with AppFirewall
Security Checks
AppFirewall Actions
Adaptive Learning
Signatures
Code Quality (HTML Comment Striping)
Buffer Overflow
SQL injection
Cross-Site Scripting
Cookie Tampering
Cookie Protection
Parameter Tampering
Server Misconfiguration
Form Protections
Identity Theft - CC Safe Object
URL Protections Start URL and Deny URL
CSRF

Application Firewall Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Security Insight
HTTP Callout
Rate-Limit
AppQOE
IP Reputation

Days 4-5

Introduction
NetScaler MAS Introduction and Configuration
Using NetScaler MAS to Manage and Monitor NetScalers
Using NetScaler MAS to Manage NetScaler configurations

MAS analytics

Optimization
Caching
Frontend Optimization
TCP/HTTP optimization

NetScaler Web Logging
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