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

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 Multi-Location 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