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

This course is designed for experienced IT professionals, and builds on the foundational implementation and management skills introducing scalability, redundancy, and security configurations.

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


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.


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


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.