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Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management (CNS-220)

Learn how to deploy and manage NetScaler environments.

GK# 4568

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the skills that are required for implementing NetScaler components including secure load balancing, high availability, and NetScaler management. You will learn how to configure your NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management. 

You will also learn how to configure and manage NetScaler Traffic Management features, including content switching, traffic optimization, and global server load balancing. At the end of the course, you will be able to configure your NetScaler environments to address efficient traffic switching and resilience requirements including content switching, traffic optimization, and disaster recovery. 

This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 11 product but the skills and fundamental concepts are common to earlier product versions. A voucher for the Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) exam will be issued in this course.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $6770 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $6770 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

Request a date or location for this course.

What You'll Learn

  • Functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
  • Basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • 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
  • Tools and techniques for troubleshooting common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  • Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
  • Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
  • Functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform


  • Basic networking experience
  • Experience using TCP/IP, HTTP protocols, and the OSI model
  • Knowledge of server load balancing and content switching concepts
  • Familiarity with Web server software
  • Familiarity with DNS, SSL, and compression concepts
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts


Note: Citrix recommends that you take the following follow free course prior to attending this class:

Who Needs To Attend

Individuals with little or no previous NetScaler experience who will be deploying or managing NetScaler environments

Course Outline

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