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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

Designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.

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Who is the course for

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

What we teach you

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends

Required skills

CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations

Teaching methods

Professional explanation with practical samples and examples.

Teaching materials

Citrix guide book for this course.

Course outline

1. Architectural Overview
• FlexCast models (use cases)
• Architecture
• Layered approach methodology
• Hosting platform considerations

2. Initial Requirements and Lab
• Citrix consulting methodology
• Supporting infrastructure prerequisites
• Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
• Lab environment

3. Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Licensing considerations
• Installation and management
• Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
• Delivery Controller role
• The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Databases

4. Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources
• The Virtual Delivery Agent
• Machine catalogs and delivery groups
• Provisioning methods and considerations
• Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
• MCS environment considerations
• Creating resources

5. Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver
• StoreFront installation and architecture
• StoreFront authentication
• Receiver
• Receiver configurations

6. Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies
• Policies introduction
• Policies for session management

7. Application Presentation and Management
• Application properties
• File-type association
• Shortcut placement
• Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
• Workspace Control
• HDX Monitor

8. Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop
• Printing introduction
• Print job routing
• Printer driver management
• Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

9. Citrix Profile Management
• User profiles
• Configuring Citrix Profile management

10. Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Delegated administration
• Logging and reporting
• Introduction to PowerShell

11. XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy
• Component failure review
• Methods of redundancy

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