CTX_CXD-210: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Administration 7.1x

This foundational administration course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This five-day course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops; install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. You’ll also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director. This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam.

Please note!
Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'XenApp and XenDesktop Administration' to 'Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Administration'.
The course content remains the same.

Course objectives:

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

  • Gain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform
  • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available XenApp/XenDesktop site
  • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • How to manage the end-user experience through policies and settings including profiles and printing


Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp and XenDesktop. This course is an appropriate starting point or refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.


This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends completing the free XenApp and XenDesktop Introduction bundle at elearning.citrix.com

Course outline:

Module 1: Architecture Overview

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktopApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release


This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam.