CNS-218: : Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials

Learn the skills required to implement Citrix ADC Essential components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and Citrix ADC Management. At the end of the course, students will be able to configure their Citrix ADC environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including Load Balancing, Availability, and ADC Operation Management.

Important notice! This course has been replaced by course CNS-223

Course CNS-218 has been replaced by the new updated course on ADC 13:

CNS-223: Implement Citrix ADC 13.x






  • This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 12.x
  • This 3 day course is equal to the first 3 days of both CNS-220 and CNS-222

Course goals

  • Understand the functionality and capabilities of the Citrix ADC
  • Complete the initial setup and configuration of the Citrix ADC appliance
  • Understand Citrix ADC Load Balancing and High Availability configuration options and management
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common ADC network and connectivity issues


This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix ADC. However, Citrix recommends completing the free Citrix ADC Introduction bundle at


Built for IT Professionals working with Citrix ADC, with little or no previous ADC experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to deploy or manage Citrix ADC.

Course content

Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: Basic Networking
Module 3: Citrix ADC Platforms
Module 4: High Availability
Module 5: Load Balancing
Module 6: SSL Offload
Module 7: Securing Citrix ADC
Module 8: Troubleshooting


This 3 day course does not lead to certification.

However, this 3 day course is equal to the first 3 days of both CNS-220 and CNS-222 which both leads to CCA-N certification.