CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration

In this expert level 5-day training course, you will be exposed to advanced networking and Citrix ADC concepts and configurations. Through lecture, lab exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn to look critically at environment requirements, constraints, and business drivers to create a complex Citrix networking solution. Topics to be covered in this course include multi-site and multitenant deployments, advanced authentication and load balancing, and automation and orchestration, and advanced troubleshooting. This training will also prepare you for the Citrix Certified Expert in Networking (CCE-N) exam.

Versions covered:

This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 12.x, but is still applicable for learners of previous versions of the product

Course goals / what you will learn:

  • How to identify and prioritize business drivers, constraints, and requirements using the Citrix Consulting methodology 
  • Assess environment requirements and learn to apply leading design principles to address them in a multi-site Citrix ADC deployment
  • Apply advanced authentication and load balancing principles

Audience:

Built for IT Professionals with extensive networking and Citrix ADC experience. This course is built for IT Professionals who are responsible for defining the overall structure or architecture of a Citrix
networking environment. This course encompasses advanced Citrix networking configurations and leading Citrix design principles.

Prerequisites:

This course assumes that the student has significant networking and Citrix Networking experience. Citrix recommends a comprehensive understanding of basic and intermediate Citrix ADC features and functionalities. Proficiency in the topics covered in CNS-220; CNS-222; and CNS-320 is strongly recommended. 

Course outline:

Module 1: Networking Methodology and Assessment

• Understanding the Citrix methodology
• Business Drivers and Requirementrs
• User Segmentation
• Application Assessment
• Capabilities Assessment

Module 2: Citrix Networking Deployment Architecture and Topology

• Multi-Site Deployments
• Multi Tennant Infrastructure
• Cloud Deployments
• High Availability
• Citrix ADC Double-Hop Scenarios
• Secure Web Gateway

Module 3: Advanced Authentication and Authorization

• Authorization Policies
• Access Policies
• Advanced Authentication Options
• Multi-Factor Authentication
• nFactor Authentication
• AAA Session Management

Module 4: Citrix ADC Security

• Authorization
• Pre-authentication and Endpoint Analysis Scans
• Protection against Layer 4-7 Attacks
• Web App Firewall

Module 5: Citrix Gateway Configuration Considerations

• ICA Proxy Configuration
• VPN Access
• Clientless Access
• Split Tunneling
• RDP Proxy Deployment and Configuration

Module 6: Advanced Load Distribution and Link Load balancing

• Advanced Load Balancing
• Advanced Load Balancing
• Link Load Balancing
• Firewall Load Balancing
• Microsoft Exchange Load Balancing
• Advanced Global Server Load Balancing
• Global Server Load Balancing Persistence
• DNS, Policies, Expressions, Actions, and Views
• GSLB Monitoring and Considerations

Module 7: Application Delivery Management Automation and Orchestration

• Application Delivery Management Outbound Traffic Dashboard
• Automation
• Orchestration
• Configuration Jobs
• Configuration Audit
• NITRO API
• StyleBooks (Net-new)

Certification

CNS-420 is recommended as preparation for exam 1Y0-440: Architecting a Citrix Networking Solution

When you attend this course, an exam Voucher 

If you pass exam 1Y0-440 (in addition to being Citrix Certified Professional - Networking (CCP-N) you will get the Citrix Certified Expert - Networking certification.