Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Unified Gateway

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
CNS2221
Versions: 
12.X

Overview

Designed for students with little or no previous NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway or Unified Gateway experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying or managing NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, or Unified Gateway environments.

What's New:

The course has been completely redeveloped and improves upon CNS-207: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 11 for App and Desktop Solutions via the following:

Improved course structure and flow to focus on NetScaler essentials for the first 3 days, and NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features for the remaining 2.A new lab environment, redesigned and built for enhanced performance.Incorporated course feedback that has been gathered over the last year.New content introduced throughout the course.

Part 1: NetScaler Essentials (Days 1-3)Learn the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management.

Part 2: NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway (Days 4-5)Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features, including how to implement Gateway components including NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address remote access requirements for Apps and Desktops.

Audience

Students interested in learning how to implement and manage the advanced NetScaler features using leading practices. Specifically:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

Certification Preparation

In addition to field experience, this course helps prepares candidates for the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam. By passing the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Networking (CCA-N).

Audience

Built for IT Professionals working with NetScaler, with little or no previous NetScaler experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to deploy or manage NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, or Unified Gateway environments.

Skills Gained

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

  • Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Configure Authentication and Authorization
  • Define End User Access and Experience
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Integrate Unified Gateway with additional resources
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler Gateway network and connectivity issues

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 Prerequisites

Recommended pre-requisite courses:

CNS-102 NetScaler OverviewNote: Students looking to expand their knowledge around NetScaler Traffic Management functionality are recommended to take CNS-220 (Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management) instead of this class.

It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Basic Networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration
  • Experience with Citrix virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 11 product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions.

Course Outline

Part 1: Days 1-3

Introduction to NetScaler

  • Feature and Platform Overview
  • Deployment Options
  • Architectural Overview
  • Setup and Management

Networking Topologies

  • NetScaler Components
  • Routing
  • Access Control Lists

NetScaler Platforms

  • NetScaler MPX
  • NetScaler VPX
  • NetScaler CPX
  • NetScaler SDX

NetScaler High Availability

  • High Availability Configuration
  • Managing High Availability
  • Troubleshooting High Availability.

Load Balancing

  • Load Balancing Overview
  • Load Balancing Methods and Monitors
  • Load Balancing Traffic Types
  • Load Balancing Protection
  • Load Balancing Troubleshooting

SSL Overview

  • SSL Configuration
  • SSL Offload
  • Troubleshooting SSL Offload
  • SSL Vulnerabilities and Protections

Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing

NetScaler Logging

  • Monitoring with SNMP
  • Reporting and Diagnostics
  • AppFlow Functions
  • NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)
  • Troubleshooting

Part 2: Days 4-5

Unified Gateway

  • .Introduction to Unified Gateway
  • Advantages and Utilities of Unified Gateway
  • Unified Gateway Configuration

AppExpert Expressions

  • Introduction to AppExpert Policies
  • Classic v. Default Policies
  • Explore NetScaler Gateway Policies
  • Policy Bind Points

Authentication and Authorization

  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Authentication and Authorization Policies
  • Authentication Troubleshooting

Managing Client Connections

  • Introduction to Client Connections
  • Session Policies and Profiles
  • Pre and Post Authentication Policies
  • NetScaler Gateway Deployment Options

Integration for XenDesktop and XenApp Solutions

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • NetScaler Gateway Integration
  • NetScaler WebFront
  • ICA Proxy
  • Clientless Access and Receiver
  • Access Fallback
  • SmartControl and SmartAcess for ICA

Configuring Unified Gateway

  • Working with Apps on Unified Gateway
  • RDP Proxy
  • Portal Themes and EULA

NetScaler Insight Center

  • Introduction to NetScaler Insight
  • Understanding AppFlow
  • Components for NetScaler Insight
  • HDX Insight and Gateway Insight

Exam

1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam. By passing the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Networking (CCA-N) Certification.

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.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Paris
Paris5 2500 £2500 2018-12-10
London
London5 2246 £2246 2018-12-10
Midlands
Birmingham5 1747 £1747 2018-12-10
London
London5 1747 £1747 2018-12-10
Midlands
Birmingham5 2246 £2246 2018-12-10
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-01-16
Yorkshire
Leeds5 1747 £1747 2019-02-18
London
London5 1747 £1747 2019-02-18
Berkshire
Wokingham5 1747 £1747 2019-03-18