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Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Learn to assess and design a XenDesktop 7 app and desktop solution.

GK# 4558 Vendor# CXD-400

Course Overview


Learn to successfully assess and design a XenDesktop 7 app and desktop solution based on the top key projects and architectures that a majority of Citrix customers implement, across different industries and use cases. You may also have an opportunity to build a design for your organization, and you will have access to all of the tools and reference materials required to support your work.


This course prepares you for the 1Y1-400 Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, a requirement for the Citrix Certified Expert - Apps and Desktops certification.


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What You'll Learn

  • Identify the various components and communication protocols of the Excalibur architecture
  • Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
  • Conduct an organizational assessment focusing on business capabilities and requirements, applications, and users
  • Design desktop virtualization solutions
  • Verify and present design recommendations
  • Troubleshoot desktop virtualization designs



Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Citrix Desktop Virtualization Components/Concepts
  • Basic understanding of project management and documentation best practices
  • Basic presentation skills
  • Windows Server Knowledge (Windows Server 2012), including Active Directory and DHCP
  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Knowledge of SQL Server and general understanding of databases, permissions, security, and high availability
  • General understanding of physical and virtual storage, including NAS, SAN, SSD, and CIFS
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
  • Completion of or equivalent knowledge of topics covered in:
    • Introduction to XenDesktop 7 (CXD-102)

Who Should Attend


This course is recommended for desktop virtualization solution designers such as architects, consultants, and engineers.

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