CNS-320: Citrix ADC Advanced Concepts - Security, Management and Optimization (formally Netscaler)

Learn how to configure your Citrix networking environment to address application services security requirements with Citrix Web App Firewall; automate and manage network services for scale-out of application architectures with Citrix Application Delivery Management; and optimize Citrix ADC-managed application delivery traffic. This five-day course for experienced Citrix networking architects, engineers and administrators will teach you to deploy and manage Web App Firewall to protect web applications against different types of attacks. It will also give you a practical understanding of Citrix Application Delivery Management capabilities for centralized management of multiple Citrix ADC platforms, orchestration of changes, transaction reporting, infrastructure visualization and planning.

Course goals / what you will learn:

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Understand how to operate the adaptive learning engine
  • Configure Citrix Web App Firewall to protect web applications
  • Utilize Secure Insight to monitor, manage, and report on Application Services security
  • Troubleshoot Citrix Web App Firewall
  • Manage multiple Citrix ADC platforms centrally
  • Orchestrate configuration changes
  • Report on transactions passing through the Citrix ADC environment
  • Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Audience:

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage Citrix Web App Firewall to secure application access in their Citrix Networking environment, as well as Citrix Application Delivery Management to administer a Citrix Networking environment, or optimize Citrix ADC - managed application delivery traffic. Specifically for administrators, implementers, engineers, and architects.

Prerequisites:

Citrix recommends that students prepare for this course by taking the following course/courses:

  • CNS-220 Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management or
  • CNS-222 Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Citrix Gateway

Course outline:

Module 1: Citrix Web App Firewall Overview

  • Web App Firewall solution Security Model
  • Common Attacks Overview
  • PCI-DSS Compliance

Module 2: Citrix Web App Firewall Policies and Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings
  • Citrix Web App Firewall Learning

Module 3: Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Meta/Literal Characters
  • PCRE
  • RegEx Tools
  • Regular Expression Scope

Module 4: Attacks and Protections

  • Data Flow with Citrix Web App Firewall
  • Security Checks
  • Web App Firewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • Cookie Protection
  • Advanced Form Protection Checks
  • URL Protections

Module 5: Web App Firewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Citrix Web App Firewall and Web Applications
  • Logging and Reporting
  • Customizing Errors
  • Troubleshooting
  • ADC 12.x Security Insight

Module 6: Security and Filtering

  • IP Reputation
  • Rate Limiting
  • AppQoE
  • HTTP Callout

Module 7: Application Delivery Management Introduction

  • An introduction to Application Delivery Management
  • Application Delivery Management Deployment and Configuration
  • Deploying Citrix Application Delivery Management in High Availability
  • Citrix Application Delivery Management Instance Management

Module 8: Managing and Monitoring Application Delivery Management

  • Inventory Management
  • User Management
  • Analytics and Automation
  • SSL Certificate Management

Module 9: Managing Citrix ADC Configuration

  • Application Management
  • StyleBooks
  • Configuration Management

Module 10: Citrix ADC Web Logging

  • Understanding Web Traffic
  • Installing and configuring ADC 12.x Web Logging
  • Troubleshooting ADC 12.x Web Logging

Module 11: Integrated Caching

  • Introduction to Integrated Caching
  • Static and Dynamic Content
  • Request and Response Process Flow
  • Understanding Cache Policies
  • Identifying Content Group Settings

Module 12: Front End Optimization

  • Improving Content Delivery
  • Front-End Optimization Use Cases
  • Understanding Minification
  • CSS Optimizations

Module 13: Tuning and Optimization

  • Connections on the Citrix ADC
  • Connection Profiles
  • Queuing on the Citrix ADC
  • Connection Tuning Practices

Certification

CNS-320 is recommended as preparation for exam 1Y0-340 Citrix ADC Advanced Topics: Security, Management and Optimization

When you attend this course, an exam voucher 

If you pass exam 1Y0-340 (in addition to having passed exam 1Y0-plus will give you the Citrix Certified Professional - Networking (CCP-N) certification: