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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

Course Details
Code: CWS-315
Tuition (USD): $5,000.00 • Classroom (5 days)
$5,000.00 • Virtual (5 days)

Designed to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. You will learn advance features to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which can improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health. You?ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX.

Skills Gained

  • How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills such as how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers

Who Can Benefit

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud looking to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.


Prerequisite Knowledge: Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability
  • Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones
  • Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery
  • Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods
  • Module 5: Improving App and Data Security
  • Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues
  • Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues
  • Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues
  • Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues
  • Module 12: Introduction to App Layering
  • Module 13: Creating an OS Layer
  • Module 14: Creating a Platform Layer
  • Module 15: Creating App Layers
  • Module 16: Creating Elastic App and User Layers
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