Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics Management and Optimization

Duration: 
2 days
Codes: 
CNS3191

Overview

This course is designed for students with previous experience NetScaler experience, and best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) to secure application access in a Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.

Students will learn the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall including types of web attacks, protections and signatures, the adaptive learning engine, AppFirewall policies and profiles, troubleshooting, and additional pertinent NetScaler security features.

Students will learn the skills required for deploying and utilizing the NetScaler Management and Analytics System including the ability to manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally, orchestrate configuration changes, report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment, visualize infrastructure, and plan expansions. Students will also learn how to implement features including Caching, Frontend Optimization, NetScaler Web logging, and TCP/HTTP optimization to optimize traffic managed by a NetScaler environment.

At the end of the course, students will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall, as well as automate and manage network services for scale-out application architectures with Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System and optimize NetScaler managed application delivery traffic.

Audience Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

Audience

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically:

  • Citrix and Network Administrators
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Skills Gained

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

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Understand how to utilize the adaptive learning engine
  • Configure Citrix Application Firewall to protect web applications
  • Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to Monitor, Manage and report on Application Services security
  • Troubleshoot Citrix Application Firewall
  • Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
  • Orchestrate configuration changes
  • Report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment
  • Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Prerequisites

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/create-account-form.html

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical Pre-requisites:

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:

  • CNS-102 NetScaler Overview

AND

  • CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management

Citrix also recommends an understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
  • Basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtaining, installing, and managing NetScaler licenses
  • Use of NetScaler traffic management features
  • Basic Networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration
  • Web Services
  • SSL encryption and certificates
  • Common web services attacks
  • 3rd party Network Management tools

Course Outline

Days 1-3

Application Firewall Overview

  • AppFirewall solution Security Model
  • Common Attacks Overview
  • PC I- DSS Compliance

App Firewall Policies and Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings
  • AppFirewall Learning

Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Meta/Literal Characters
  • PCRE
  • RegEx Tools
  • Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections

  • Data Flow with AppFirewall
  • Security Checks
  • AppFirewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • Cookie Protection
  • Advanced Form Protection Checks
  • URL Protections

AppFirewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • AppFirewall and Web Applications
  • Logging and Reporting
  • Customizing Errors
  • Troubleshooting
  • Netscaler Insight

Security and Filtering

  • IP Reputation
  • Rate Limiting
  • AppQoE
  • HTTP Callout

Days 4-5

NetScaler MAS Introduction

  • CAn Introdutction to MAS
  • MAS Deployment and Configuration
  • Deploying MAS in High Availability
  • MAS Instance Management

Managing and Monitoring MAS

  • Inventory Management
  • User Management
  • Analytics and Automation
  • SSL Certificate Management

Managing NetScaler Configuration

  • Application Management
  • StyleBooks
  • Configuration Management

NetScaler Web Logging

  • Understanding Web Traffic
  • Installing and configuring NetScaler Web Logging
  • Troubleshooting NetScaler Web Logging

NetScaler Integrated Caching

  • Introduction to Integrated Caching
  • Static and Dynamic Content
  • Request and Response Process Flow
  • Understanding Cache Policies
  • Identifying Content Group Settings

Front-End Optimization

  • Improving Content Delivery
  • Front-End Optimization Use Cases
  • Understanding Minification
  • CSS Optimizations

Tuning and Optimizations

  • Connections on the NetScaler
  • Connection Profiles
  • Queuing on the NetScaler
  • Connection Tuning Practices

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Victoria
Melbourne5 4500 $4500 2019-03-04
Queensland
Brisbane5 4500 $4500 2019-03-04
Onsite
Onsite5 4500 $4500 2019-03-22
Onsite
Onsite2 1800 $1800 2019-03-22