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Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

The objective of this course is to provide the foundational concepts and teach the skills necessary to deploy, secure and manage a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler Gateway in a desktop virtualization environment. This course is designed specifically for students who have limited or no CNS-207: Implementing Citrix NetScaler product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions. Students will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment.

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Who is the course for

This course is designed for Network Administrators/Engineers, Citrix Administrators, Operations Engineers, Systems Administrators/Engineers and Cloud Administrators/Engineers who are new to NetScaler Gateway.

What we teach you

This course has been completely redeveloped and replaces the previous course (CNS-207:Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions), including the following enhancements:
 A new lab environment, redisgned and built for enhanced proformance
?New Content introduced in the majority of modules

Incorporated course feedback that has been gathered over the last year.
Reorganization of the content into a logical sequence of three days of base content that focuses on essential NetScaler functionality, followed by two days of NetScaler Gateway features, with exercises that progressively build on each other to provide a more effective and versatile learning experience.

This course provides the opportunity to learn about essential NetScaler Traffic Management and NetScaler Gateway topics. The first three days covers the same NetScaler Essentials content covered in CNS-220 NetScaler for Traffic Management. Therefore students who have already taken CNS-220 – NetScaler for Traffic Management may take the two-day CNS-221 NetScaler Gateway add-on course in place of this course.

Note: it is not recommended to take both this five-day Citrix NetScaler for Apps and Desktops training (CNS-222) and the five-day Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management training (CNS-220), as these courses share the same first three days of content

Required skills

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have the following:

  • Understanding of basic networking concepts (routing, switching, VLAN, firewall functionality)
  • Familiarity with application delivery and cloud networking
  • Experience with Citrix virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy

Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS®, and load balancing
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

Teaching methods

Professional explanation with practical samples and examples.

Teaching materials

Citrix guide book for this course.

Course outline

Part 1: Days 1-3 (SubCode CNS-218)

Getting Started

  • Explain NetScaler capabilities and functionality.
  • Introduce NetScaler architecture.
  • Discuss NetScaler hardware and components.
  • Explore deployment and licensing options.
  • Perform NetScaler setup and configuration.

Basic Networking

  • Understand the purpose of NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses.
  • Recognize the networking topologies used with NetScaler.
  • Explain the use of interfaces and VLANs during configuration.
  • Discuss the available NetScaler routing and traffic-handling modes.
  • Define Access Control Lists and how to configure them.
  • Describe the Network Address Translation feature of NetScaler.

NetScaler Platforms

  • Distinguish the hardware and use cases for the NetScaler MPX, VPX, and SDX.
  • Discuss the multi-tenant structure of the NetScaler SDX.
  • Illustrate the function and benefits of various SDX interface allocation scenarios.
  • Identify the NetScaler SDX administrative components and their use.

High Availability

  • Explain NetScaler capabilities and functionality.
  • Introduce NetScaler architecture.
  • Discuss NetScaler hardware and components.
  • Explore deployment and licensing options.
  • Perform NetScaler setup and configuration.

Load Balancing

  • Describe the NetScaler load-balancing process and the role of entities.
  • Identify the different load-balancing and monitoring options available on the NetScaler.
  • Define the different traffic types that can be load balanced.
  • Explain how monitoring and service options can be customized.
  • Understand third-party load-balancing services on NetScaler.
  • Distinguish the methods used to protect and troubleshoot a NetScaler load-balancing configuration.

SSL Offload

  • Define SSL and how SSL Offload works.
  • Explain the process of creating and uploading SSL Certificates.
  • Demonstrate the creation of SSL virtual servers.
  • Identify common SSL deployments.
  • Describe some SSL Exploits and some of the NetScaler configuration settings that can prevent them.

Securing the NetScaler

  • Define authentication, authorization, and auditing.
  • Describe how to configure authentication and authorization on NetScaler.
  • Identify the components and steps required to secure a NetScaler configuration.
  • Summarize the use and benefits of Admin Partitions.

Monitoring, Management, and Troubleshooting

  • Identify NetScaler Log issues.
  • Monitor the NetScaler environment with Simple Network Management Protocol data.
  • Leverage AppFlow, Command Center, and Insight features within the NetScaler environment.
  • Utilize NetScaler troubleshooting tools.

Part 2: Days 4-5 (SubCode CNS-221)

Unified Gateway

  • Understand the challenges of remote access.
  • Understand the Unified Gateway feature and its role for application delivery.
  • Configure Unified Gateway.
  • Understand the challenges of remote access.
  • Understand the Unified Gateway feature and its role for application delivery.

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