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Citrix ADC Advanced Concepts - Secure Web Applicants

Special Notices

Please note: Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'Citrix NetScaler 12.x Advanced Topics - Secure Web Applications' to 'Citrix ADC Advanced Concepts - Secure Web Applicants'. Course content remains the same.

NetsScaler AppFirewall protects web apps and sites from known and unknown attacks. This three-day course will teach you how to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall. After studying AppFirewall, you’ll learn about many different types of web attacks and vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection and cookie tampering, and how to protect against them. The course also covers policies, profiles and expressions; monitoring, management and reporting; and troubleshooting techniques. Highlighted features include the Adaptive Learning Engine and NetScaler Secure Insight. This advanced course is designed for IT professionals with previous NetScaler experience.

Is this course for you? Designed for students with previous NetScaler experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) in Citrix NetScaler environments.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to                    

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  •   Understand PERL compatible regular expressions
  •   Understand how to operate 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


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 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 (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account 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. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

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 http://training.citrix.com 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:

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course/courses: CNS-102 NetScaler Overview, CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management, or CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Unified Gateway

Course Content

Module 1: AppFirewall Overview

  •   AppFirewall solution Security Model
  •   Common Attacks Overview
  •   PCI-DSS Compliance

Module 2: AppFirewall Policies and Profiles

  •   Profiles
  •   Policies
  •   Engine Settings
  •   AppFirewall Learning

Module 3: Regular Expressions

  •   Forms of Regular Expressions
  •   Using Regular Expressions
  •   Meta/Literal Characters
  •   PCRE
  •   RegEx Tools
  •   Regular Expression Scope

Module 4: Attacks and Protections

  •   Data Flow with AppFirewall
  •   Security Checks
  •   AppFirewall Actions
  •   Adaptive Learning
  •   Signatures
  •   Cookie Protection
  •   Advanced Form Protection Checks
  •   URL Protections

Module 5: AppFirewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  •   AppFirewall and Web Applications
  •   Logging and Reporting
  •   Customizing Errors
  •   Troubleshooting
  •   NetScaler Security Insight

Module 6: Security and Filtering

  •   IP Reputation
  •   Rate Limiting
  •   AppQoE
  •   HTTP Callout

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