CXD-202-1 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs, build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments, assign virtual desktops to users and customize the user experience through policies. This course also provides instruction on how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management, and how to host virtual machines on the client device using Citrix XenClient. This course also includes one hour of content on XenDesktop 5.5 new HDX enhancements featuring quality video and audio on WAN connections, full Windows 7 aero graphical experience, and simplified HDX configuration. Please Note: This is not included in the courseware manual, however, instructors have been provided with this new content for classroom review.
Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have the following: * A basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology * An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems * Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 * Basic understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for IT professionals, such as server, network and system administrators, system engineers, analysts, consultants, architects Citrix Partner Network members.
  • Introducing XenDesktop
  • Configuring the Hypervisor for Desktop Delivery
  • Internal-only Network
  • Installing and Configuring XenDesktop
  • Managing Desktop Catalogs and Groups
  • Customizing the User Experience
  • Monitoring XenDesktop Sites
  • Streaming Desktops to Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Creating a Shared vDisk
  • Master Target Device Software
  • Administering Provisioning Services Components
  • Delivering Local VM Desktops
  • To Assign Desktops to End Users

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