This course provides students an accelerated path to obtain the skills required to successfully deploy and support a complete Citrix hosted application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.Throughout this course, students will learn how to configure an environment that includes the following Citrix components: XenApp and XenDesktop, XenServer, Citrix License Server, MCS, Provisioning Services (PVS), Personal vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler (including NetScaler Gateway), and Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to build a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 environment from scratch, test the implementation to ensure that all components work as expected, and successfully manage, monitor and troubleshoot a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solution.
Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization conceptsExperience with Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically:Active DirectoryDomainsGroups and User AccountsOrganizational UnitsGroup Policy ObjectsExperience with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 user interfacesBasic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)Basics of Citrix licensingFamiliarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)
5 Days/Lecture & Labs
This course is recommended for Architects, Consultants, Engineers and Administrators. Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring and managing hosted application and desktop virtualization solutions from the ground up. Upon completion of the course, students will have the skills required to successfully deploy and support XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solutions that the majority of Citrix customers implement today.