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Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management

Build your NetScaler knowledge and skills by enrolling in this five-day course. It covers NetScaler essentials-- platforms, architecture, licensing and functionality – and also focuses on traffic management, including content switching, traffic optimization and global server load balancing (GSLB). You will learn about key NetScaler capabilities such as high availability, security and performance, and explore SSL offload, load balancing and monitoring. The traffic management curriculum will cover AppExpert policy engines, the Rewrite and Responder features, content switching, and Security Insight. The course is designed for IT professionals with little or no NetScaler experience.

Is this course for you? Built for IT Professionals working with NetScaler, with little to no previous NetScaler experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to implement and manage NetScaler features using leading practices.

Citrix Versions Covered: This course is currently on NetScaler version 12, but still applies to all previous versions.

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Learning Objectives

  •   Understand the functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
  •   How to obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  •   Comprehend basic NetScaler network architecture
  •   Understand how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  •   Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management
  •   Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  •   Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  •   Configure advanced load balancing and explore the new GSLB wizard on the NetScaler system
  •   Identify the functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler CPX platform

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 Prerequisites

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CNS-102 NetScaler Overview

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started

  •   Introduction to NetScaler
  •   Feature and Platform Overview
  •   Deployment Options
  •   Architectural Overview
  •   Setup and Management

Module 2: Basic Networking

  •   Networking Topology
  •   NetScaler Components
  •   Routing
  •   Access Control Lists

Module 3: NetScaler Platforms

  •   NetScaler MPX
  •   NetScaler VPX
  •   NetScaler CPX
  •   NetScaler SDX

Module 4: High Availability

  •   NetScaler High Availability
  •   High Availability Configuration
  •   Managing High Availability
  •   Troubleshooting High Availability

Module 5: Load Balancing

  •   Load Balancing Overview
  •   Load Balancing Methods and Monitors
  •   Load Balancing Traffic Types
  •   Load Balancing Protection
  •   Load Balancing Troubleshooting

Module 6: SSL Offload

  •   SSL Overview
  •   SSL Configuration
  •   SSL Offload
  •   Troubleshooting SSL Offload
  •   SSL Vulnerabilities and Protections

Module 7: Securing the NetScaler

  •   Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing
  •   Configuring External Authentication
  •   Admin Partitions

Module 8: Troubleshooting

  •   NetScaler Logging
  •   Monitoring with SNMP
  •   Reporting and Diagnostics
  •   AppFlow Functions
  •   NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)
  •   Troubleshooting

Module 9: Classic Policies

  •   Policy Overview
  •   Basics of Content Filtering

Module 10: Default Policies

  •   Default Policy Overview
  •   Default Expression Syntax
  •   Policy Bindings
  •   AppExpert Additional Features

Module 11: Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transformation

  •   Rewrite Policies
  •   Responder Policies
  •   DNS Rewrite and Responder
  •   URL Transformation
  •   Module 12: Content Switching
  •   Content Switching Overview
  •   Content Switching Configuration

Module 13: Optimization

  •   NetScaler Optimization Overview
  •   HTTP Compression
  •   Integrated Caching
  •   Front-End Optimization

Module 14: Global Server Load Balancing

  •   GSLB Overview
  •   GSLB Architecture
  •   Content-Switching GSLB
  •   GSLB MEP and Monitoring
  •   Customizing GSLB

Module 15: Clustering

  •   NetScaler Clustering Overview
  •   NetScaler Cluster Configuration

Exams & Certification

Citrix Certified Associate – Networking CNS

One Month
Two Months
Three Months
More than Three Months
PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
MSP Foundation & Practitioner
APMP Certificate
ITIL Foundation
Scrum in One Day
Certified ScrumMaster
ISTQB Software Test Foundation
Microsoft Project
BCS Business Analysis Practice
Other - Please Specify Below

Virtual Classroom

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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