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Citrix NetScaler 11 Advanced Implementation (CNS-301)

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About this Course

This course will provide you with the foundation to manage, configure, and monitor advanced features and components of Citrix NetScaler 10.5. Through interactive discussion and hands-on labs you will be guided through advanced administration tasks such as troubleshooting, configuring application security with Citrix Application Firewall, tuning the NetScaler for high-traffic loads, configuring AAA for system management, and configuring advanced policies using service callouts. You will also learn advanced monitoring and management tasks such as configuring and implementing NetScaler Insight Center, Command Center, and NetScaler Web Logging as well. Prior NetScaler knowledge is strongly recommended. As part of this course you will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment.

This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 10.5 product, but the skills and fundamental concepts you will learn are common to other product versions as well.

Who should attend

System administrators or network operations personnel who work with Citrix NetScaler products.

Class Prerequisites

  • Experience configuring NetScaler systems
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts such as firewalls, worms, and DDoS attacks
  • Understanding of concepts related to monitoring and management including basics of SNMP

What You Will Learn

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Configure Citrix Application Firewall to protect web applications
  • Troubleshoot Citrix Application Firewall
  • Install and configure NetScaler Insight Center to monitor performance
  • Install, configure, and use Citrix Command Center to manage NetScaler devices
  • Configure and use additional advanced features of NetScaler including NetScaler Web Logging, HTTP callout, and AAA authentication for web applications

Outline: Citrix NetScaler 11 Advanced Implementation (CNS-301)

Getting Started

  • Introduction to the NetScaler System

Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Resources
  • NetScaler System Overview
  • nCore Configuration Architecture
  • Built-In Tools
  • Real-Time Performance Statistics
  • Historical Statistics
  • Third-Party Tools

Profiles and Policies

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings

Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Metacharacters and Literal Characters
  • Metacharacters
  • Escapes
  • Quantifiers
  • Back referencing
  • Look heads
  • Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections

  • Security Checks
  • HTTPS Web Applications
  • Buffer Overflow Exploits and Protection
  • Parameter Manipulation
  • Server Misconfiguration
  • Deny URL Protection
  • SQL Injection
  • HTML SQL Injection Protection
  • Command Injection
  • Field Format Protection
  • Cookie Tampering and Poisoning
  • Cookie Consistency Protection
  • Form/Hidden Field Manipulation
  • Form Field Consistency Protection
  • Forceful Browsing
  • Start URLs
  • Backdoors and Misconfigurations
  • URL Closure
  • Identity Theft Attacks
  • Credit Card Protection
  • Protecting Credit Cards
  • Errors Triggering Sensitive Information Leaks
  • Safe Object Protection

Application Firewall Troubleshooting

  • Application Firewall and
  • Configuration Issues

Queuing and Connection Tuning

  • HTTP Connections
  • HTTP Connection Management and NetScaler
  • HTTP Behavior
  • TCP Buffering
  • Surge Queue
  • Surge Protection
  • Priority Queuing
  • HTTP Denial-of-Service Protection

Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing

  • Users, Groups and Command Policies
  • External Authentication for System Users
  • AAA for Traffic Management
  • Configuration
  • Audit Logging

AppExpert Rate Limiting, HTTP Service Callout, and Policy-based Logging

  • HTTP Callouts
  • Configuring HTTP Callouts
  • HTTP Callout Use Cases
  • Configuring Rate Control
  • Rate Control Policy Scenarios
  • Policy-based Logging

Command Center

  • Command Center Introduction
  • Command Center Clients
  • Server Requirements
  • Port Setting Requirements
  • Command Center Installation
  • Command Center Functionality
  • Command Center Administration

Insight Center

  • Insight Center Overview
  • AppFlow on the NetScaler System
  • How Insight Center Collects AppFlow Data
  • HDX Insight
  • HTML Injection

NetScaler Web Logging

  • NetScaler Web Logging Introduction
  • NetScaler System Configuration
  • NSWL Client Installation
  • NSWL Client Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Web Logging
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 5,000
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  • United States: US$ 5,000
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