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CXD-235 XenApp and XenDesktop Administration on Windows Server 2016


Designed for students who plan to run XenApp and XenDesktop Windows Server 2016 with little to no previous experience required. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform running both infrastructure and app and desktop resources on Microsoft’s latest operating systems. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.




Recommended pre-requisite courses:

CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations

Key Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
• Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment on
Windows Server 2016

• Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
• Deploy and deliver apps and desktops on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 using
Machine Creation Services (MCS)

• Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management

• Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
• Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
• Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
• Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
• Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
• Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
• Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends


Module 1: Architectural Overview
FlexCast models (use cases)
Layered approach methodology
Hosting platform considerations


Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab
Citrix consulting methodology
Supporting infrastructure prerequisites
Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
Preparing for Server 2016 with AppDNA
Lab environment


Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Licensing considerations
Installation and management
Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
Delivery Controller role
The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
XML traffic security


Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources
The Virtual Delivery Agent
Machine catalogs and delivery groups
Provisioning methods and considerations
Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
MCS environment considerations
Creating resources
Application layering with AppDisks
Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

StoreFront installation and architecture
StoreFront authentication services
Self Service Password Reset
Receiver configurations
Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

Policies introduction
Policies for session management
Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

Application properties
File-type association
Shortcut placement
HDX Monitor
Application groups
Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

Printing introduction
Print job routing
Printer driver management
Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server
Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

User profiles
Configuring Citrix Profile management
Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Delegated administration
Logging and reporting
Introduction to PowerShell
Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

Component failure review
Methods of redundancy
Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
Certificate authority
StoreFront consideration for external access
XML service security considerations
External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway
Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Introduction to Citrix Director
Navigating Director
Monitoring sessions
Interacting with sessions
Network monitoring with HDX Insight
Trends and reports
Alerts and notifications
Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

Introduction to Supporting XenApp/XenDesktop Site
Known Issue Awareness
XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
Common Troubleshooting Tools

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  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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