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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Fast Track On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Fast Track

Course Description/Agenda

This fast-paced course provides the foundation necessary for you to effectively centralize and manage desktops and applications in the datacenter while delivering them as a service to users anywhere. You will learn how to build XenApp and XenDesktop environments, assign virtual desktops, and deliver published resources and printers to users. You will cover policies to customize farm settings and the user experience, and you will learn how to administer the environments. In addition, you will learn how to build a Provisioning Services farm to enable single-image desktop management.

This course consists of intensive hands-on labs and lectures and is expected to run approximately nine hours each day. You will be expected to self-study select modules designated by the instructor, as not all topics will be covered during the classroom time.

This course includes an exam voucher for Exam A20 Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration, the requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenApp 6 and an exam voucher for Exam A19 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration, the requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5.


This course helps you prepare for:

  • Exam A20: Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration, the requirement for CCA for Citrix XenApp 6 certification
  • Exam A19: Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration, the requirement for CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5 certification

What You'll Learn

  • Install and configure a Citrix license server, import Citrix licenses, configure license monitoring, and view license usage trends
  • Install and configure Citrix XenApp to create a new farm or join an existing farm
  • Create administrator accounts and assign custom administrative permissions to the accounts
  • Configure the logging of administrative changes to a database
  • Create and apply worker groups that simplify the administration of published resources and policies
  • Install the Web Interface role
  • Create and configure XenApp Web and XenApp Services web sites
  • Customize the layout, content, and appearance of a XenApp web site
  • Publish application and server desktop resources for access by users and verify that workspace control works correctly
  • View and manage user sessions from the administrative console
  • Install profiling software, profile an application for streaming, and link dependent profiles to allow interaction between streamed applications
  • Publish a streamed application and verify that the streamed application works correctly
  • Create policies to improve performance, restrict user access, and shadow user sessions
  • Test policies to verify that they produce the desired effect
  • Configure custom load evaluators and apply them to servers and applications
  • Configure and test failover using a load balancing policy
  • Install Citrix Receiver, configure and deliver a plug-in package, and verify that self-service applications can be added from a client device
  • Configure printing, including printer auto-creation, driver compatibility lists, session printers, and printing policies
  • Configure a XenApp web site to use an ICA proxy
  • Tools that can be used to monitor XenApp servers and sessions
  • Additional components included with Citrix XenApp Platinum edition
  • Configure a XenServer host for desktop delivery
  • Adjust virtual machine properties
  • Back up virtual machine metadata to shared storage
  • Import a virtual machine
  • Install XenDesktop
  • Add a controller to an existing site
  • Install, configure, and secure Web Interface
  • Delegate XenDesktop administration
  • Prepare a master virtual machine
  • Assign users to pooled virtual desktops and dedicated virtual desktops
  • Modify desktop catalogs, groups, and a master virtual machine
  • Use policies and Profile Management to restrict and allow XenDesktop features
  • Monitor XenDesktop sessions
  • Shadow XenDesktop sessions
  • Install and configure Provisioning Services
  • Create a shared vDisk
  • Create streamed virtual desktops using Provisioning Services
  • Update a vDisk
  • Key features of XenDesktop 5.5

Who Should Attend

  • Server, network, and systems administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments, including Windows 2008 R2 administrators
  • Existing Citrix XenApp administrators interested in increasing their desktop virtualization skills with Citrix XenDesktop
  • Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects

Course Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Remote Desktop Services
  • Knowledge of network and storage devices, device drivers, and operating systems
  • Understanding of networking concepts, such as DNS, DHCP, IIS, load balancing, and file and printing services
  • Active Directory and group policy
  • Server, desktop, and application virtualization concepts
  • Citrix XenApp

Course Outline

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Topics

1. Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6

  • XenApp 6 Editions
  • XenApp 6 Features
  • XenApp Architecture
    • XenApp Components
    • Single and Multiple Farm Environments
    • Data Store
    • Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
    • Independent Management Architecture
    • Data Collectors
    • Data Collector Election
    • Zones
    • Additional XenApp Components
  • Delivery Services Console

2. Licensing XenApp

  • XenApp Licensing
    • Licensing Communication
    • License Communication Process
    • License Types
    • Citrix License Server 11.6.1
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • Additional Licensing Considerations
  • License Administration Console
    • Port Configuration
    • Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
    • Manual Installation and Configuration
    • Uninstalling Licensing
    • License Server Considerations
  • License File Management
    • Obtaining License Files
    • Importing License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering

3. Installing XenApp

  • Installation Decisions
  • XenApp Server Role Manager
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions
  • Unattended Installation and Configuration
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Requirements
  • XenApp Configuration Options
    • Which farm or zones will be used in the environment?
    • Which license server will be used for the server farm?
    • Which database engine will be used for the data store database?
    • Will shadowing be enabled?
    • Which port will the Citrix XML service


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