CXD 203 Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Solutions

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
CXD,CXD203
Versions: 
203,7.X

Overview

The Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions course provides students with the skills required to effectively support a Citrix application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment. During this course, students will learn how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7 solution, which includes growing the implementation to accommodate changes in the environment (adding new applications, new users, new desktops and new policies) and troubleshooting common issues. In addition to field experience, this course prepares candidates for the Managing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam. By passing the Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the new Citrix Certified Associate - Apps and Desktops certification. Please note: Citrix now provide students with electronic courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via http://training.citrix.com/ before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course. This course includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within 6 months of completing your course.

Audience

This course is recommended for desktop virtualization solution designers such as Architects, Consultants, and Engineers.

Skills Gained

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
  • Understand the XenDesktop 7 architecture, components, and communication
  • Delegate administration and manage licenses
  • Manage and monitor their hypervisor
  • Manage applications and desktops in a XenDesktop environment
  • Manage StoreFront and access for external end users
  • Manage policies and profiles
  • Manage sessions, sites, and users
  • Manage printing
  • Manage Provisioning Services and Personal vDisks

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:
  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012, specifically:
  • Active Directory
  • Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8 user interfaces
  • Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
  • Basics of Citrix licensing
  • Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
  • Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)
  • Completed the following courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge:
  • CXD-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups - saving your organisation time, money and resources.

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture

  • Identify the various components included in the XenDesktop 7 architecture
  • Determine how the various components communicate and which protocols they are using
  • Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
  • Troubleshoot desktop virtualization design

Module 2: Business Drivers

  • Identify specific business drivers for multiple verticals
  • Facilitate a discussion with the project team at an organization to prioritize business drivers

Module 3: Data Capture

  • Identify best strategy for data collection given a specific organizational environment.
  • Identify the types of application data to collect, the method for collecting them, and application data collection tools

Module 4: User Segmentation

  • Identify the different FlexCast models
  • Identify considerations in selecting the most appropriate method for segmenting users

Module 5: Application Assessment

  • Understand the process of application assessment
  • Demonstrate rationalization of applications in a given case organization
  • Assess a suite of applications based on business needs and compatibility to a given XenDesktop delivery model

Module 6: Project Management

  • Understand the importance of project management for a successful implementation
  • Identify roles for a project plan

Module 7: User Design

  • Make key decisions regarding user groups and device (endpoint) design
  • Organize user groups for Design document
  • Identify and prioritize top user issues
  • Design user profile strategy
  • Design a printing strategy

Module 8: Receiver

  • Define how applications will be delivered
  • Design Citrix Receiver deployment and maintenance

Module 9: Resource Req. Recommendations

  • Identify recourse requirements
  • Make key design decisions regarding resource recommendations

Module 10: Access

  • Design an authentication point (Storefront and NetScaler Gateway) strategy
  • Determine session and access policies, including user authentication and remote access
  • Design virtual desktop operating systems access
  • Calculate bandwidth for the desktop virtualization solution

Module 11: Desktop

  • Make key design decisions regarding machine catalogs and groups
  • Design a personalization strategy including user profiles, user policies and personal vDisk usage.
  • Design an appropriate printing strategy

Module 12: Application Delivery

  • Design a solution that meets application inventory and integration requirements
  • Identify characteristics of the applications that will impact placement as well as the application delivery architecture for the XenDesktop environment
  • Design an application delivery strategy

Module 13: Desktop Delivery

  • Design a Desktop delivery topology, including Sites, XenDesktop Controllers per site, and load balancing
  • Design the underlying infrastructure, including database selection, license servers and Active Directory Integration
  • Identify the XenDesktop user and virtual desktop baseline policies

Module 14: Networking Laye

  • Make key high availability design decisions
  • Integrate the XenDesktop infrastructure with the network infrastructure
  • Understand WAN optimization, Multistream ICA, and DHCP functionality

Module 15: Storage and Provisioning Layer

  • Make key design decisions regarding storage solutions
  • Identify the features and differences between PVS and MCS
  • Design a provisioning strategy with either PVS or MCS

Module 16: Platform Layer

  • Make key design decisions regarding the hypervisor to be used in desktop virtualization solutions
  • Make accurate hardware calculations, including VDI hardware, shared hardware, application hardware, and control hardware

Module 17: Operational

  • Understand potential migration approaches
  • Design a system monitoring strategy
  • Make key design decisions regarding decisions regarding application delivery
  • Migration approach
  • Backup and System Monitoring
  • Backup
  • System Monitoring

Module 18: Verification

  • Verify assess and design decisions using Citrix online tools
  • Develop a complete stakeholder presentation
  • Effectively present and support design decisions
  • Capstone Exercise

If you would like to have Citrix training delivered in-house then please contact us directly or visit our in-house training section.

Exam

  • This course prepares learners for the 1Y1-400 Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, a
  • requirement for the Citrix Certified Expert - Apps and Desktops.
  • This exam and certification are currently in development and are expected to release in Q4 2013.

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