CNS-220: Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management (formally Netscaler)

Important notice! This course has been replaced by course CNS-225

Course CNS-220 has been retired and replaced by the new updated course on ADC 13:

CNS-225: Deploy and Manage Citrix ADC 13.x with Traffic Management









Build your Citrix ADC knowledge and skills by enrolling in this five-day course. It covers Citrix ADC essentials-- platforms, architecture, licensing and functionality – and also focuses on traffic management, including content switching, traffic optimization and global server load balancing (GSLB). You will learn about key ADC capabilities such as high availability, security and performance, and explore SSL offload, load balancing and monitoring. The traffic management curriculum will cover AppExpert policy engines, the Rewrite and Responder features, content switching, and Security Insight. The course is designed for IT professionals with little or no Citrix ADC experience.


This course is meant for IT Professionals working with Citrix ADC, with little to no previous ADC experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to implement and manage Citrix ADC features using leading practices.

Versions covered
This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 12.x, but still applies to all previous versions. 


Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by gaining a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Basic Networking experience
  • Experience using TCP/IP, HTTP protocols and the OSI model
  • Knowledge of server load balancing and content switching concepts
  • Familiarity with web server software
  • Familiarity with DNS, SSL and compression concepts
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts

Course outline:

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

  • Understand the functionalities and capabilities of Citrix ADC
  • How to obtain, install, and manage Citrix ADC licenses
  • Comprehend basic ADC network architecture
  • Understand how SSL is used to secure Citrix ADC
  • Optimize the ADC system for traffic handling and management
  • Customize the ADC system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
  • Configure advanced load balancing and explore the GSLB wizard on the Citrix ADC system
  • Identify the functionality and characteristics of the CPX platform