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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration (CWS-315)

Detailed Course Outline

Backup, recovery and security considerations and configurations

Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability

  • StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
  • Site Infrastructure
  • Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones

  • VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
  • Zone Preference
  • Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
  • Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a MultiLocation Environment
  • StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery

  • Backups
  • Disaster Recovery Considerations
  • Disaster Recovery Process

Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods

  • Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
  • Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
  • Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Module 5: Improving App and Data Security

  • Introduction to Application Security
  • Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
  • Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

  • TLS to VDA Encryption
  • GPOs and Citrix Policies
  • Image Management

Troubleshooting techniques and tools

Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
  • Resource Tools and Utilities
  • Introduction to PowerShell

Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues

  • Troubleshooting StoreFront
  • Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues

  • Validating FMA Services

Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues

  • Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

  • Troubleshooting HDX Connections

Citrix App Layering Considerations and Configuration

Module 12: Introduction to App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works

Module 13: Creating an OS Layer

  • The OS Layer

Module 14: Creating a Platform Layer

  • The Platform Layer

Module 15: Creating App Layers

  • The App Layers

Module 16: Creating Elastic App and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering
  • User Layers

Module 17: Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Using Templates in App Layering
  • Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

Module 18: Exploring Layer Priority

  • Layer Priority

Module 19: Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Updating Layers
  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

Workspace Environment Management (WEM) considerations and configuration

Module 20: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
  • WEM Administration

Module 21: Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management

  • Managing User Resources with WEM
  • Managing Profiles with WEM
  • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 22: Using WEM for Performance Optimization

  • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
  • Optimizing User Experience with WEM

Module 23: Using WEM to Secure Environments

  • WEM Security Features

Module 24: Migrating and Upgrading WEM

  • Migrating to WEM
  • Upgrading a WEM Deployment
  • WEM Multi-Location Considerations