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CNS-203-2 Basic Administration for Citrix NetScaler 9.2 Boot Camp


Basic Administration for Citrix NetScaler 9.2 covers the initial configuration and administration of Citrix NetScaler 9.2. Learners gain an understanding of NetScaler features such as load balancing, SSL offload, classic and advanced expressions, rate limiting and AppExpert templates. Through an interactive course, simulations, hands-on labs and exercises, learners are guided through administrator tasks preparing them to manage Citrix NetScaler 9.2 deployments. This is a five-day boot camp.

This course also provides information on the NetScaler 9.3 features.


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following knowledge:
- Intermediate knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP protocols and an understanding of the OSI model
- Experience with network devices, networking protocols and aspects of application and site
- architecture
- Moderate exposure to UNIX or Linux
- Exposure to basic systems administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures and high availability operations
- Familiarity with web server software
- Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts


Provided is the topic outline for CNS-203-2:
- Introducing and deploying Citrix NetScaler
- Introduction to the NetScaler system
- Planning a NetScaler deployment
- Deployment scenarios
- NetScaler platform and product editions
- Product features
- Hardware platforms and components
- NetScaler architecture overview
- Initial NetScaler access
- Networking
- NetScaler-owned IP addresses
- NetScaler modes
- Network address translation
- Virtual local area networks
- Link Aggregation
- Internet Control Message Protocol
- Path MTU discovery
- Dynamic routing support and route health injection
- Configuring high availability
- Introduction to high availability
- High availability node configuration
- Propagation and synchronization
- High availability management
- Securing the NetScaler system
- NetScaler system communication
- Access control lists
- Configuring load balancing
- Load-balancing process
- Entity management
- Load-balancing traffic types
- Service monitoring
- Load-balancing topology, methods, and additional options
- Advanced load balancing methods
- Link load balancing
- Custom load
- Load monitor process
- Service and virtual server management
- Load Balancing Visualizer
- Configuring SSL offload
- SSL and digital certificates
- SSL concepts
- SSL offload overview
- Offload performance
- SSL administration and deployment decisions
- Deployment scenarios
- Configuring SSL offload
- Creating an SSL virtual server
- Advanced SSL settings
- Configuring Global Server Load Balancing
- GSLB concepts
- Metric exchange protocol
- GSLB DNS methods
- GSLB persistence
- Configuring DNS virtual servers
- GSLB configuration
- Implementing traditional GSLB, proximity-based GSLB, and GSLB failover for disaster recovery
- GSLB entity relationship
- GSLB site communication example
- Using AppExpert Classic to optimize traffic
- Policy overview and basics
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol
- Expression structures
- Content filtering
- Introduction to compression
- Using AppExpert for responder, rewrite, and URL transform
- Understanding the packet processing flow
- Actions
- Understanding bind points
- Using pattern sets
- Typecasting
- Rewrite, responder, and URL transformation overview
- Identifying packet processing flow
- Basic configurations: policies and actions
- Configuring rewrite actions
- Rewrite policies
- Responder actions and policies
- Configuring URL transformation
- Using AppExpert for content switching
- Introduction to content switching
- Configuring content-switching virtual servers
- Rule-based policy example
- Using AppExpert Advanced to optimize traffic
- Compression with advanced policy expressions
- Integrated caching
- Cache policies and cache expressions
- Graceful cache configuration changes
- Cache content groups and aging
- Content group settings
- FlashCache
- Global cache attributes
- Caching management
- AppExpert templates
- Policy-based routing
- Management
- Simple Network Management Protocol
- SNMPv3
- Dashboard
- Reporting and monitoring tools
- Auditing and logging
- Configuring an auditing server
- Global auditing parameters
- Configuring auditing policies
- NetScaler log management
- Replacing a high availability node
- Upgrading as a standalone NetScaler system
- Upgrading a high availability pair
- Password recovery
- Network traffic capture using NSTCPDUMP
- TCPDUMP options and filter expressions
- Network traffic capture using NSTRACE.SH
- NSTRACE options and filter expressions

The CNS-203-2W course has an additional NetScaler 9.3 Features module with the following topics:
- Citrix NetScaler 9.3 Features
- New NetScaler 9.3 Features
- AppFlow
- Branch Repeater load balancing
- Remote Desktop Protocol load balancing
- Database load balancing
- OpenCloud Bridge
- Citrix Application Firewall enhancements
- DNS Security Extensions

What's included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding 1-day Adobe, 1-day MS Office and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

Training Formats

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
Self-Paced Video

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