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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration

Special Notices

Please note: Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'XenApp and Xendesktop Assessment, Design and Advanced Configurations' to 'Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration'. Course content remains the same.

This advanced 5-day training course covers design principles for creating a practical XenApp and XenDesktop virtualization solution. As part of this training you will assess existing environments and explore different scenarios to link business requirements to design decisions. This course follows the Citrix Consulting approach to design and covers the key design decisions through lecture, lab exercises and interactive discussions. You will also learn about additional considerations and advanced configurations for multi-location solutions and disaster recovery planning. This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization (CCE-V) exam.

Is this course for you? Built for IT Professionals with significant experience with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x as well as supporting infrastructure. If you are responsible for the environment design and overall health or guiding others through the process (as a consultant), you should consider taking this training.

Citrix versions covered:

This course is currently based on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15.

Select specific date to see price, venue and full details.

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn:

  •   How to assess relevant information in existing environments in order to identify risks and areas for improvements in the design
  •   Core XenApp and XenDesktop design decisions and how to apply them to business requirements for a practical solution
  •   To design a XenApp and XenDesktop disaster recovery plan and to understand different disaster recovery strategies
  •   To design and configure active/active and active/passive multi-location environments


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:


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:

This course requires extensive experience with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x as well as experience with NetScaler Gateway and supporting infrastructure. Citrix recommends completion of both the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x administration and advanced administration courses or similar experience prior to attending this course.

Course Content

Module 1: Design Methodology and Readiness Assessment

  •   Project Methodology
  •   Business Drivers
  •   User Segmentation
  •   Application Assessment
  •   Capabilities Assessment

Module 2: User Location and Connectivity

  •   Endpoints and Peripherals
  •   Citrix Receiver
  •   Network Connectivity

Module 3: Access Architecture and Store Design

  •   Architecture
  •   StoreFront Stores

Module 4: Access Scalability, Redundancy and Security

  •   NetScaler and StoreFront Scalability and Redundancy
  •   Security
  •   Access Matrix

Module 5: Image Management Strategy and Design

  •   FlexCast Model Assignment
  •   VDA Scalability
  •   Security
  •   Image Provisioning Strategy

Module 6: Application Delivery

  •   App Delivery Options
  •   Tieing App Analysis to Delivery Choices

Module 7: Personalization Design

  •   Profile Strategy
  •   Policies
  •   Printing

Module 8: XenApp and XenDesktop Site and Administrative Design

  •   Site Design and Pod Architecture
  •   Citrix Cloud Site Design
  •   Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  •   Management and Administration Design
  •   Site Scalability and High-Availability
  •   Security

Module 9: Physical Resource Design

  •   Hardware and Hypervisor Selection
  •   Resource Pool Design
  •   Hardware Sizing
  •   Storage
  •   Datacenter Networking
  •   Security

Module 10: High-Availability and Multi-Location Solutions

  •   Multi-Location Considerations Overview
  •   Access in a Multi-Location Solution
  •   Image Management Considerations
  •   Multi-Location Profiles and Data Considerations
  •   Printing in a Multi-Location Solution
  •   Site Design and FMA Zones
  •   Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Considerations

Module 11: Disaster Recovery Planning and Design

  •   Disaster Recover Levels
  •   Disaster Recovery Strategy
  •   Recovery Process

Exams & Certification

All Citrix courses that align to certification come with a “free” exam voucher. Delegates attending Citrix courses must have a Citrix TCC (training.citrix.com) account, this is where you access your e-courseware and labs.

On completion of the course Citrix will automatically provision the delegate’s TCC account with an electronic Pearson Vue exam voucher which is valid for 12 months from point of issue.

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