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Securing Citrix Workspace Solutions

Special Notices

Please note: Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'Securing Citrix Virtualization Solutions' to 'Securing Citrix Workspace Solutions'. Course content remains the same.

Learn to secure your virtualization deployments with this two-day course that covers XenApp and XenDesktop. You’ll learn how to secure XenApp and XenDesktop traffic, getting an understanding of when and where to secure traffic between XenApp and XenDesktop components, and advanced authentication implementations covering  multifactor authentication, Smart Card, SAML, and FAS. Additionally, you’ll explore, how to protect your applications against vulnerabilities, Citrix Cloud security leading practices as well as operating system hardening, hypervisor security, and monitoring and operations Citrix recommended practices

Is this course for you? Built for IT Professionals familiar with XenApp and XenDesktop. Potential students include: administrators, engineers, and architects

Citrix Technologies Covered:

  •   XenApp
  •   XenDesktopp 7.13

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to                    

  •   Learn how to secure Citrix traffic between components
  •   Understand Citrix authentication and authorization workflows with multifactor authentication
  •   Identify methods for desktop and application hardening with registry and policy lockdowns
  •   Learn to optimize monitoring and operations with Citrix leading security practices


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:

Citrix recommends students have basic understanding, and hands-on experience with installing and configuring XenApp and XenDesktop Recommended courses, or equivalent field experience, include knowledge of the topics covered in:

  •   CXD-210 XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
  •   CXD-250 Moving to XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud

Course Content

Module 1: Securing Traffic in a XenApp and XenDesktop Environment

  •   Secure Network Zones
  •   NetScaler Gateway
  •   StoreFront Security
  •   XML and STA Security
  •   TLS to VDA Encryption
  •   Supporting Infrastructure Security
  •   Citrix Cloud Security

Module 2: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods for XenApp and XenDesktop

  •   Windows Based Authentication
  •   Pass-through Authentication
  •   Multi-Factor Authentication
  •   Smart-card Authentication
  •   Federated Identify
  •   Citrix Cloud Authentication

Module 3: Improving App and Data Security

  •   Secure Network Zones
  •   NetScaler Gateway
  •   StoreFront Security
  •   XML and STA Security
  •   TLS to VDA Encryption
  •   Supporting Infrastructure Security
  •   Citrix Cloud Security

Module 4: Implementing XenApp/XenDesktop Operating System Hardening

  •   GPOs and Citrix Policies
  •   Lockdowns and NetScaler SmartControl
  •   Registry Edits and Third-Party Tools
  •   Workspace Environment Manager
  •   Image Management

Module 5: Hypervisor Security

  •   Delivery Controller to Hypervisor Connection
  •   Hypervisor Security Leading Practices
  •   XenServer Security

Module 6: Monitoring and Operations

  •   Role Based Access Control
  •   Logging and Auditing
  •   Service Account Privileges
  •   Antivirus

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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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