CWS-252: Citrix DaaS Deployment and Administration on Microsoft Azure

In this course you will learn how to create a new Citrix DaaS deployment on Citrix Cloud, with a resource location on Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to migrate to Citrix DaaS from an on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site. Get hands-on as the course guides you through the architecture, communications, management, installation, and configuration of Citrix DaaS on Citrix Cloud and a Microsoft Azure resource location that will host apps and desktops for your users.

Versions covered:

Product Versions Covered: Citrix DaaS, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 LTSR.

Audience profile

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in an on-premises environment moving to the Citrix Cloud and deploying their XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on Microsoft Azure.


Students should have strong foundational knowledge of:

  • Windows Server and Desktop operating systems
  • Active Directory, Policies, Profiles, Networking and Hypervisors.

Course goals

  • Understand the differences between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR on-premises and the Citrix DaaS.
  • Install, configure, and manage Citrix Cloud Connectors.
  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines to on-premises resource locations as well as in Microsoft Azure using MCS.
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. 
  • Provide remote access with Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Gateway on Microsoft Azure.

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix DaaS Module 5: Active Directory,
Module 2: Planning - Citrix DaaS Architecture, Security, and Operations
Module 3: Planning – Citrix Cloud Connectors
Module 4: Planning – Citrix DaaS Resource Locations
Module 5: Active Directory, Authentication, and Authorization
Module 6: Planning – Provisioning VDA Workloads and Delivering Resources
Module 7: Planning – Provide Access in Citrix Cloud
Module 8: Planning – Citrix DaaS Administration
Module 9: Planning – Public Cloud Considerations
Module 10: Planning - Migrating to Citrix DaaS from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Module 11: Manage - Operations and Support in Citrix Cloud
Module 12: Introduction to Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure
Module 13: Planning - Citrix DaaS Resource Location on Microsoft Azure
Module 14: Planning – Microsoft Azure Overview
Module 15: Planning – Deploying Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure
Module 16: Planning – Provide Access to End Users
Module 17: Rollout - Citrix DaaS Deployment on Microsoft Azure
Module 18: Managing - Citrix DaaS Workloads on Microsoft Azure
Module 19: Optimize - Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure