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

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About this Course

The Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions 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 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 course prepares learners for the 1Y1-200 Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, a requirement for the Citrix Certified Associate certification.

Who should attend

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

Class Prerequisites

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts [l*] Experience with Windows Server 2012, specifically:
    • Active Directory
      • Domains
      • 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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

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

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
  • Ports
  • 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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