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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration (CXA-206)

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About this Course

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Learners will receive training for installing and configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualized applications and more.

Who should attend

This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network and systems administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments, including Windows 2008 R2 administrators interested in becoming a XenApp administrator. Existing XenApp administrators or systems engineers interested in updating their XenApp skills, receiving Citrix authorized training on XenApp 6.5, or achieving certification for XenApp 6.5 are ideal candidates. Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants and architects also are also appropriate candidates for this course.

Class Prerequisites

Before taking this course, it is recommended that you have the following:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Familiarity with application virtualization technologies, such as Citrix application streaming or Microsoft App-V
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS®, load balancing, and file and printing services
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will able to perform the following:

  • Identify the basic architecture and high level functionality of XenApp and farm components
  • Configure License Administration console ports and administrators, install the Citrix License Server, and import license files into the console
  • Make installation decisions appropriate for an environment, and install and configure XenApp using the Server Role Manager and Server Configuration tool
  • Add and configure worker groups, administrative accounts, and permissions, and log administrative changes
  • Install and configure Web Interface, create and customize Web Interface sites, and configure client delivery
  • Publish applications, content, and desktops for users.
  • Configure applications for streaming to servers and the desktops of Windows user devices
  • Create and configure Citrix policies, applying filters and using policy modeling tools.
  • Create and assign load evaluators and implement load balancing policies
  • Identify the different session optimization display settings, HDX settings, and profile management components
  • Identify self-service application technologies and install Citrix Receiver
  • Explain key Citrix printing concepts and terms, and configure printing for XenApp
  • Secure application access using Access Gateway
  • Describe the monitoring tools and technologies for XenApp, and track license usage
  • Identify the purpose and key components of SmartAuditor, Single sign-on, Branch optimization, Provisioning services, Power and Capacity Management, and XenServer

Outline: Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration (CXA-206)

Module 1: Introducing XenApp

  • XenApp Editions
  • XenApp Features
  • XenApp Architecture
  • AppCenter
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 2: Licensing XenApp

  • Overview
  • To License XenApp
  • License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
  • License File Management
  • High Availability Considerations
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 3: Installing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Server Role Manager
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Requirements
  • Installation Decisions
  • Server Configuration Tool
  • Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
  • Role-based Uninstall
  • XenApp Configuration Options
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration

  • Overview
  • Worker Groups
  • Administrator Privilege Levels
  • Configuration Logging
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface

  • Overview
  • Web Interface Ports
  • Web Interface Installation
  • Site Creation
  • Web Interface Site Modification
  • Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
  • Site Appearance
  • Workspace Control
  • Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface
  • Authentication Configuration
  • Secure Access Configuration
  • Server Configuration
  • Web Interface Site Removal
  • Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content

  • Overview
  • Published Resources
  • VM Hosted Apps
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Published Resource Settings
  • Published Resource Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 7: Streaming Applications

  • Overview
  • Application Streaming
  • Citrix Offline Plug-in
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler
  • Application Delivery Methods
  • The Use Web Delivery Method
  • To Stream to Servers
  • Publishing a Streamed Application
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management
  • Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 8: Configuring Policies

  • Overview
  • Group Policy Integration
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 9: Configuring Load Management

  • Overview
  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing
  • Load Calculation
  • Load Evaluator Configuration
  • Load Balancing Policies
  • Preferential Load Balancing
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 10: Optimizing the User Experience

  • Overview
  • Optimizing Session Performance
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
  • HDX RealTime
  • HDX Plug-n-Play
  • HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
  • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
  • HDX 3D Image Acceleration
  • HDX 3D Progressive Display
  • User Profiles
  • Troubleshooting User Experience Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications

  • Overview
  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Citrix Merchandising Server
  • Plug-ins
  • Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 12: Configuring Printing

  • Overview
  • Printing Concepts
  • Default Printing Behavior
  • Printer Provisioning
  • Printing Pathways
  • Printer Drivers
  • Citrix Universal Printing
  • Administrator-Assigned Network Printers
  • Workspace Control and Proximity Printing
  • Printing Preferences
  • Printing Bandwidth
  • Troubleshooting Printing Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 13: Securing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay
  • Access Gateway
  • Web Interface Configuration
  • Security Configuration Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 14: Monitoring XenApp

  • Overview
  • Health Monitoring and Recovery
  • Service Monitoring for XenApp
  • License Usage Monitoring
  • Workflow Studio Overview
  • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
  • Administering the Farm using Commands
  • Test Your Knowledge

Module 15: Additional Components

  • Overview
  • SmartAuditor
  • Single Sign-on
  • Branch Optimization
  • Provisioning Services
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer
  • Test Your Knowledge
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 5,000
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