CWS-315: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

Designed for experienced IT professionals, this course builds on the foundational implementation and management skills introducing scalability, redundancy, and security configurations. You will learn to build and combine App Layers to optimize management of your app and desktop images and to implement Workspace Environment Management to improve logon times, centralize user settings management, and optimize the performance of machines. In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health and how to solve issues more effectively. You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-location environments with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, Cloud Connectors, and HDX.

CCP-V Limited time Re-certification offer!

Customers and partners with an expired or expiring CCP-V certification can recertify by completing the CWS-315 by December 31, 2019. 
Please note that after December 31, 2019 anyone with an expired CCP-V certification will be required to pass the CCP-V exam to obtain their CCP-V certification. For this reason, we recommend any expired CCP-V certification holders to take advantage of this recertification offer.

Course goals

In this course you will learn these key skills: 

  • How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
  • Advanced troubleshooting techniques to troubleshoot Citrix Apps and Desktop 7
  • Security considerations and configurations for Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 site including multi-site management using zones

Prerequisites

Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course:
CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.

Audience

This course is built for experienced IT Professionals that are familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud, and are looking to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators
or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.

Course content

Backup, recovery and security considerations and configurations
Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability
Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones
Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery
Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods
Module 5: Improving App and Data Security
Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Troubleshooting techniques and tools
Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting
Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues
Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues
Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues
Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

Citrix App Layering Considerations and Configuration
Module 12: Introduction to App Layering
Module 13: Creating an OS Layer
Module 14: Creating a Platform Layer
Module 15: Creating App Layers
Module 16: Creating Elastic App and User Layers
Module 17: Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Module 18: Exploring Layer Priority
Module 19: Maintaining an App Layering Environment

Workspace Environment Management (WEM) considerations and configuration
Module 20: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
Module 21: Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management
Module 22: Using WEM for Performance Optimization
Module 23: Using WEM to Secure Environments
Module 24: Migrating and Upgrading WEM

Certification

This course will help you prepare for Citrix exam 1Y0-311: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Advanced Administration.

This exam leads to the Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V) certification.

Important note!
In order to get the CCP-V certification, you first need to have the Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V) certification.