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Citrix NetScaler 12.x Advanced Topics - Management and Optimization

Master the deployment and usage of the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) with this two-day management and optimization course. You’ll gain the skills needed to automate and manage network services for scaleout of application architectures, and to optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. The curriculum focuses on centrally managing multiple NetScaler platforms, orchestrating configuration changes, reporting on transactions, visualizing infrastructure and planning infrastructure expansion. You will also learn how to implement NetScaler features, including caching, front-end optimization, NetScaler web logging and TCP/HTTP optimization, to optimize traffic managed by your NetScaler environment.

Is this course for you? This course is designed for students with previous NetScaler experience, and best suited for individuals who will be deploying NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to                    

  •   Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
  •   Orchestrate configuration changes
  •   Report on transactions passing through theNetScaler environment
  •   Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Pre-Requisites

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 up in advance of the course using the following link:

https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/create-account-form.html

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:

Recommended pre-requisite courses: CNS-102 NetScaler Overview, CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management, or CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway.

Course Content

Module 1: NetScaler MAS Introduction

  •   An introduction to MAS
  •   MAS Deployment and Configuration
  •   Deploying MAS in High Availability
  •   MAS Instance Management

Module 2: Managing and Monitoring MAS

  •   Inventory Management
  •   User Management
  •   Analytics and Automation
  •   SSL Certificate Management

Module 3: Managing NetScaler Configuration

  •   Application Management
  •   StyleBooks
  •   Configuration Management

Module 4: NetScaler Web Logging

  •   Understanding Web Traffic
  •   Installing and configuring NetScaler Web Logging
  •   Troubleshooting NetScaler Web Logging

Module 5: NetScaler Integrated Caching

  •   Introduction to Integrated Caching
  •   Static and Dynamic Content
  •   Request and Response Process Flow
  •   Understanding Cache Policies
  •   Identifying Content Group Settings

Module 6: Front-End Optimization

  •   Improving Content Delivery
  •   Front-End Optimization Use Cases
  •   Understanding Minification
  •   CSS Optimizations

Module 7: Tuning and Optimizations

  •   Connections on the NetScaler
  •   Connection Profiles
  •   Queuing on the NetScaler
  •   Connection Tuning Practices

 

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Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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