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This foundational administration course covers the aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment, how to manage an on-premises Citrix solution and migrate from an on-premises solution to cloud using the Citrix Cloud management plane. This five-day course will teach you how to deploy, install, configure, setup profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

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Overview:

In this course you will learn how to create a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment. Get hands-on as the course guides you through the architecture, communications, management, installation, and configuration of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to host apps and desktops for your users. And it will also introduce you to Citrix Cloud and Citrix DaaS to become familiar with these products.

This course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills, to not only understand, manage, and deliver successfully, but also to make well-informed planning decisions along the way.

Prerequisite(s):

Basic knowledge of AD, Windows, Storage, Networking and little to no experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 version. Recommended – complete the free Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Introduction bundle at elearning.citrix.com

Audience:

Built for experienced IT Professionals who want to be familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment and Citrix Cloud. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the end user workspace and overall health and performance of the solution.

Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • New Citrix Workspace Packaging
  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR Refresh – What’s New
  • End-User and Admin Experience

Lesson 2: Planning – Architecture Overview

  • Overview of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Components
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Features and Resource Capabilities
  • Hosting Platform Considerations
  • Connection Flow Process Introduction

Lesson 3: Planning – Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site Considerations

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Citrix Licensing Setup
  • Delivery Controller Setup
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site Setup
  • Redundancy Considerations

Lesson 4: Planning – Provisioning Workloads: VDA and Master Image Prep

  • Master Image Creation Methods
  • Master Image Requirements

Lesson 5: Planning – Provisioning Workloads: VDA and Master Image Prep

  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • rovisioning Methods and Considerations
  • Machine Creation Services – Deep Dive
  • MCS Environment Considerations

Lesson 6: Planning – Providing Access to End Users

  • StoreFront Overview
  • StoreFront Beacons
  • Citrix Workspace app
  • StoreFront Features

Lesson 7: Planning – Managing the User Experience

  • Citrix Policies – Methods to Manage Policies
  • Citrix HDX Features – Using Policies

Lesson 8: Planning – Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

  • Published App Properties
  • Server OS Published App Optimizations
  • Published App Presentation
  • Application Groups
  • Apps and Desktops Presentation

Lesson 9: Planning – Printing for User Sessions

  • Printing Concepts and Printer Provisioning
  • Printer Drivers
  • Print Environment – Consideration

Lesson 10: Planning – Profile Management

  • User Profiles – Introduction and Considerations
  • Configuring Citrix Profile Management
  • Profile Containers – VHDX-based Policies

Lesson 11: Planning – Manage the Site

  • Delegated Administration
  • Use PowerShell with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Power Management Consideration

Lesson 12: Planning – Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

  • Citrix Admin Security Considerations
  • XML Service Security Considerations
  • Secure HDX External Traffic

Lesson 13: Rollout – Citrix Workspace app Deployment and Configuration

  • Citrix Workspace Deployment and Configuration

Lesson 14: Manage Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment

  • Citrix Director Introduction
  • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
  • Published Apps Analysis
  • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
  • Site Specific Common Monitoring
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Optimize Citrix Director Monitoring with Citrix Application Delivery Management
  • Citrix Analytics Introduction
  • Prepare to use Citrix Analytics
  • Types of Analytics

Lesson 15: Manage – Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Workloads

  • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
  • A List of Common Tools
  • Common Tasks for Proactive Administration

Lesson 16: Optimize – Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment

  • Optimizing VDAs – Citrix Optimizer
  • Citrix Workspace Environment Management Overview
  • HDX Optimization

Lesson 17: Introduction to Citrix Cloud with Citrix DaaS

  • What is Citrix Cloud?
  • Why Citrix DaaS?
  • Migration from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to Citrix DaaS
  • Citrix Cloud Administration

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5 days

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