CWS-415: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration

This advanced 5-day training course teaches the design principles for creating a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtualization solution. In this training, you will also learn how to assess existing environments, explore different scenarios, and make design decisions based on business requirements. This course covers the Citrix Consulting approach to design and covers the key design decisions through lectures, lab exercises, and interactive discussions. You will also learn about additional considerations and advanced configurations for multi-location solutions and disaster recovery planning. This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization (CCE-V) exam.


This course is currently on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1906


Built for IT Professionals with significant experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as supporting infrastructure. If you are responsible
for the environment design and overall health, or are guiding others through the process (as a consultant), you should consider taking this training.


This course requires extensive experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as experience with Citrix Gateway and supporting infrastructure.

Course goals:

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Identify risks and areas for improvement in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment by assessing relevant information in an existing deployment
  • Determine core Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design decisions and align them to business requirements to achieve a practical solution
  • Design a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops disaster recovery plan and understand different disaster recovery considerations

Course content:

Module 1: Methodology & Assessment
Business Drivers
User Segmentation
Application Assessment
Capabilities Assessment

Module 2: User Layer
Endpoints & Peripherals
Citrix Workspace App
Network Connectivity

Module 3: Access Layer
Access Matrix*
Access Layer Architecture Design Considerations
StoreFront Store Design
Scalability and Redundancy

Module 4: Resource Layer - Images
FlexCast Model Assignment*
Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Scalability
Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Security
Provisioning Strategy / Image Management

Module 5: Resource Layer - Applications and Personalization
Application Delivery

Module 6: Control Layer
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site Design
Machine Catalogs & Delivery Groups*
Site Management Considerations
Control Layer Scalability & High Availability
Control Layer Security

Module 7: Hardware/Compute Layer
Assessment Considerations for Hardware & Hypervisor Selection
Cluster / Resource Pool Design
Hardware / Compute Layer Sizing
Datacenter Networking

Module 8: Maintaining an App Layering Environment
Multiple Location Considerations - Introduction
Multiple Location Considerations - Access
Multiple Location Considerations - Image Management
Multiple Location Considerations - Profiles & Data
Multiple Location Considerations - Printing
Multiple Location Considerations - Control Layer

Module 9: Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery - Levels
Disaster Recovery - Strategy
Disaster Recovery – Process

*Optional content based on instructor criteria


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

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