Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training

Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training (CXD-203)


Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training Course with Labs

The Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training course provides students with the skills required to effectively support a Citrix app and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Upon completion of this Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training course, students will learn how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7 solution, which includes growing the implementation to accommodate changes in the environment (adding new apps, new users, new desktops,) and troubleshooting common issues.

This Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training course prepares learners for the 1Y1-200 Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, a requirement for the Citrix Certified Associate certification.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

End User Computing Professionals
Virtual Desktop Professionals
Cloud Infrastructure Architects
Virtual Desktop Engineers
Cloud Engineers
System Administrators
System Integrators/Partners

Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Training (CXD-203)Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Class Prerequisites:

An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts [l*] Experience with Windows Server 2012, specifically:
Active Directory
Groups and User Accounts
Organizational Units
Group Policy Objects
Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8 user interfaces
Experience with SQL Server 2012, specifically:
General understanding of databases, permissions, security, clustering/mirroring, HA
Basic networking knowledge
Protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, etc.)
Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
Basics of Citrix licensing
Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)
Basic understanding of certificates, the role of Certificate Authorities, certificate types
Completed the following courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge:
CTX-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7

What You Will Learn:

Understand the XenDesktop 7 architecture, components, and communication
Delegate administration and manage licenses
Manage and monitor the hypervisor
Manage apps and desktops
Manage StoreFront and external access
Manage policies
Manage user profiles
Manage sessions, sites, and users
Manage printing
Manage Provisioning Services and Personal vDisks

Course Content:

Module 1: Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution

XenApp or XenDesktop
XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture Overview
User Layer
Access Layer
Control Layer
Resource Layer
Management Layer
XenApp and XenDesktop Sites
New Features
Deprecated Features
Discussion Question
Reinforcement Exercise: XenDesktop 7 Components

Module 2: Managing Licenses and Delegating Administration

Managing Licenses in Studio
Managing Delegated Administration
Monitoring Configuration Logs
Troubleshooting: Managing Licenses and Delegated Administration
Reinforcement Exercise: Configuring Roles and Scopes

Module 3: Managing and Monitoring the Hypervisor

Architecture Overview
Creating a Virtual Machine from an ISO
Managing Virtual Machines within a Hypervisor
Adjusting Virtual Machine or Template Resources
Configuring and Customizing Alerts
Troubleshooting: Managing and Monitoring Hypervisors
Reinforcement Exercise 1: Creating a Virtual Machine Template
Reinforcement Exercise 2: Completing the Setup Process After a Sysprep

Module 4: Managing Desktops and Applications

Architecture Overview
Connecting to Resources
Managing Machine Catalogs
To Create New Resource Settings
Using Machine Creation Services
Discussion Question
Creating a Machine Catalog for Server Desktops and Hosted Applications
Managing Delivery Groups
Managing Resources
Troubleshooting: Managing Desktops and Applications
Reinforcement Exercise: Delivering Server Desktops

Module 5: Managing StoreFront

StoreFront Architectural Overview
StoreFront Management Console
Creating a New Store
Creating Anonymous User Stores
Hiding a Store
Managing Authentication
Enabling End Users to Change Their Passwords
Managing Delivery Controllers
Removing a Store
Troubleshooting: Managing StoreFront
Reinforcement Exercise: Creating and Configuring a New Store

Module 6: Managing Policies and Profiles

Policy Precedence (Studio vs. Group Policy Objects)
Creating Policies Using Studio
Creating Policies Using Group Policy
Troubleshooting: Managing Policies
Managing End-User Profiles
Troubleshooting: Profile Management
Reinforcement Exercise 1: Working with Policies
Reinforcement Exercise 2: Working with Profiles

Module 7: Managing and Monitoring Sessions, Sites, and End Users with Director

Director Overview
Monitoring within the Director Dashboard
Monitoring and Managing End-User Sessions
Troubleshooting: Managing Sites, Sessions, and End Users with Director
Reinforcement Exercise: Using Director

Module 8: Managing Printing

Print Management Process
Default Printing Behavior
Configuring Client Printing
Managing Printer Drivers
Optimizing Printing Performance
Discussion Question
Setting Up and Managing the Universal Print Server
Troubleshooting: Managing Printing
Reinforcement Exercise: Managing Printing

Module 9: Managing Provisioning Services

Citrix Provisioning Services
Machine Creation Services or Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Overview and Architecture
Discussion Question
Navigating the Provisioning Services Console
Creating the vDisk
Setting the vDisk Mode
Creating the Machine Catalog
Promoting Updated Versions
VHD Chain of Differencing Disks
Merging VHD Differencing Disks
Troubleshooting: Provisioning Services
Reinforcement Exercise: Provisioning Services

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