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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

Designed for experienced IT professionals this course builds on the foundational implementation and management skills, introducing scalability, redundancy, security configurations and Citrix Provisioning 7. You will learn troubleshooting techniques to investigate and solve many of the common issues that can affect environment health.

You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-location environments with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, Cloud Connectors and HDX, Citrix Provisioning leading practices, architecture, communication, and processes that make up Citrix Provisioning to be successful with deploying and managing a farm, integrate vDisks and target devices with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for easy rollback, upgrades, and performance of Virtual Delivery Agent machines.

This course is currently on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7.1903

Target Audience

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises or Citrix Cloud environment looking to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.

Gain a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-location environments with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, Cloud Connectors and HDX, Citrix Provisioning leading practices, architecture, communication, and processes that make up Citrix Provisioning to be successful with deploying and managing a farm, integrate vDisks and target devices with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for easy rollback, upgrades, and performance of Virtual Delivery Agent machines.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • Employ Advanced troubleshooting techniques to troubleshoot Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7
  • Implement Security considerations and configurations for Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 site including multi-site management using zones

Pre-Requisites

Attendess should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.

Recommended prerequisites:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud

Course Content

Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability

  • StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
  • Site Infrastructure
  • Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations

  • Zones
  • VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
  • Zone Preference
  • Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
  • Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi-Location Environment
  • StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery

  • Backups
  • Disaster Recovery Considerations
  • Disaster Recovery Process

Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods

  • Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
  • Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
  • Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Module 5: Improving App and Data Security

  • Introduction to Application Security
  • Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
  • Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

  • TLS to VDA Encryption
  • GPOs and Citrix Policies
  • Image Management

Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Methodology Process
  • Resource Tools and Utilities
  • Introduction to PowerShell

Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues

  • Troubleshooting StoreFront
  • Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues

  • Validating FMA Services

Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues

  • Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

  • Troubleshooting HDX Connections

Module 12: Advanced Provisioning Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Citrix Provisioning (PVS)
  • Getting Started with Citrix Provisioning
  • Citrix Provisioning Architecture

Module 13: Citrix Provisioning Infrastructure

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • The Citrix Provisioning Server
  • The Farm Database
  • The Store

Module 14: Streaming the vDisk

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • vDisk Introduction
  • Master Target Device Preparation
  • Streaming Introduction
  • Boot Methods

Module 15: Target Devices

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • Target Devices Introduction
  • Reads and Writes
  • Machine and User Data

Module 16: Integrating Citrix Provisioning with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • The Complete Architecture Overview
  • The Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard
  • Manage the Target Devices through Creating Device Collections
  • Using Provisioned Services with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Managing Citrix Provisioning from Citrix Cloud

Module 17: Advanced Architecture

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • Farm Component Scalability
  • Store Redundancy
  • Farm Database Redundancy

Module 18: Supporting Citrix Provisioning

  • Lab VM Power Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • vDisk Updates
  • Delegate Administration
  • Audit and Support
  • Alternative vDisk Update Methods

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment App Layering and WEM Administration
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration

The following are recommended for further study:

  • Citrix App Layering and WEM Administration

Exams & Certification

Partial preparation for the CCP-V certification, for full preparation the: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment, Troubleshooting, Security and Administration course or completing this course plus: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment App Layering and WEM Administration course is recommended.

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