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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration

  • Course Code CWS-415
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 7.19

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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This advanced 5-day training course teaches the design principles for creating a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtualization solution. In this training, you will learn how to assess existing environments, explore different scenarios and make design decisions based on business requirements.

This course covers the Citrix Consulting approach to design and covers the key design decisions through lectures, lab exercises, and interactive discussions. Additional considerations and advanced configurations for multi-location solutions and disaster recovery planning are also incrporated into this class.

This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization (CCE-V) exam.

Company Events

These events can be delivered exclusively for your company at our locations or yours, specifically for your delegates and your needs. The Company Events can be tailored or standard course deliveries.

This course includes an exam.

Course Schedule

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Target Audience

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IT Professionals with significant experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as supporting infrastructure. If you are responsible for the environment design and overall health, or are guiding others through the process (as a consultant), you should consider taking this training.

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Identify risks and areas for improvement in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment by assessing relevant information in an existing deployment.
  • Determine core Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design decisions and align them to business requirements to achieve a practical solution.
  • Design a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops disaster recovery plan and understand different disaster recovery considerations.

Course Content

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Methodology & Assessment

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

User Layer

  • Endpoints & Peripherals
  • Citrix Workspace App
  • Network Connectivity

Access Layer

  • Access Matrix*
  • Access Layer Architecture Design Considerations
  • StoreFront Store Design
  • Scalability and Redundancy

Resource Layer - Images

  • FlexCast Model Assignment*
  • Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Scalability
  • Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Security
  • Provisioning Strategy / Image Management

Resource Layer - Applications and Personalization

  • Application Delivery
  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Printing*

Control Layer

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site Design
  • Machine Catalogs & Delivery Groups*
  • Site Management Considerations
  • Control Layer Scalability & High Availability
  • Control Layer Security

Hardware/Compute Layer

  • Assessment Considerations for Hardware & Hypervisor Selection
  • Cluster / Resource Pool Design
  • Hardware / Compute Layer Sizing
  • Storage
  • Datacenter Networking
  • Security

Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Multiple Location Considerations - Introduction
  • Multiple Location Considerations - Access
  • Multiple Location Considerations - Image Management
  • Multiple Location Considerations - Profiles & Data
  • Multiple Location Considerations - Printing
  • Multiple Location Considerations - Control Layer

Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery - Levels
  • Disaster Recovery - Strategy
  • Disaster Recovery – Process

*Optional content based on instructor criteria

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Extensive experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as experience with Citrix Gateway and supporting infrastructure.
  • Attendance of CXD-310 or CWS-315  is receommended.
Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization Exam



Please note you will need to have the CCP-V Certification in order to obtain the CCE-V Accreditation

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