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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

Designed to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. In this Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration course 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 commonissues 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.

Is this course for me?

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.


In order for you to be able to fully complete your labs it is required for learners to have a valid email account and a mobile phone on which you can install an authenticator app on in order to activate Multifactor Authentication. please note, you will not be asked to submit your email address and your email address will be used for no other purpose than activation of the Multifactor Authentication.

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending this Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration course via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC ( account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical pre-requisites

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.

Delegates will learn how to:

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

We offer a comprehensive range of Citrix courses.

  • Course content

    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

    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

Duration: 5 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £2975 + VAT

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