CWS-313: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment, Troubleshooting, Security and 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 techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health and how to solve issues more effectively in the advanced troubleshooting section.

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.

Notice: This course equals the first 3 days of the 5 day CWS-315 course

Versions covered: This course is currently on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1903

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
  • 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


Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course:


Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud 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

  • Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability
  • Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations
  • 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
  • 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


This course is not directly linked up to a specific exam/certification.

If certification is your goal, we suggest you take the full 5 day course CWS-315 which 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.