Citrix NetScaler Management & Optimization


System including the ability to manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally, orchestrate configuration changes, report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment, visualize infrastructure, and plan expansions. Students will also learn the skills required to implement features including Caching, Frontend Optimization, NetScaler Web logging, and TCP/HTTP optimization to optimize traffic managed by a NetScaler environment. At the end of the course, students will be able to automate and manage network services for scale-out application architectures with the Citrix NetScaler  Management and Analytics System and optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.


This training is intended to :

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects


Before attending this course, Citrix recommends participants to follow the courses:

  • CNS-102 NetScaler Overview


  • CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management


  • CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Citrix also recommends an understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
  • Use of NetScaler traffic management features
  • Basic Networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration
  • Web Services
  • Use of 3rd party Network Management tools

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to :

  • Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
  • Orchestrate configuration changes
  • Report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment
  • Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion



Course outline

Module 1: NetScaler MAS Introduction
Lesson 1: An introduction to MAS
Lesson 2: MAS Deployment and Configuration
Lesson 3: Deploying MAS in High Availability
Lesson 4: MAS Instance Management

Module 2: Managing and Monitoring MAS
Lesson 1: Inventory Management
Lesson 2: User Management
Lesson 3: Analytics and Automation
Lesson 4: SSL Certificate Management

Module 3: Managing NetScaler Configuration
Lesson 1: Application Management
Lesson 2: StyleBooks
Lesson 3: Configuration Management

Module 4: NetScaler Web Logging
Lesson 1: Understanding Web Traffic
Lesson 2: Installing and configuring NetScaler Web Logging
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NetScaler Web Logging

Module 5: NetScaler Integrated Caching
Lesson 1: Introduction to Integrated Caching
Lesson 2: Static and Dynamic Content
Lesson 3: Request and Response Process Flow
Lesson 4: Understanding Cache Policies
Lesson 1: Identifying Content Group Settings

Module 6: Front-End Optimization
Lesson 1: Improving Content Delivery
Lesson 2: Front-End Optimization Use Cases
Lesson 3: Understanding Minification
Lesson 4: CSS Optimizations

Module 7: Tuning and Optimizations
Lesson 1: Connections on the NetScaler
Lesson 2: Connection Profiles
Lesson 3: Queuing on the NetScaler
Lesson 4: Connection Tuning Practices


Official courseware CNS-319 Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics-Management and Optimization

Cursus de certification



Lab 1: Exercise AppFirewall Policies and Profils
Lab 2: Exercise Regular Expressions
Lab 3: Exercise Attacks and Protections
Lab 4: Exercise AppFirewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Lab 5: Exercise Security and Filtering

Formations complémentaires

CNS-102: NetScvaler Overview
CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials & Traffic Management
CNS-222: Citrix NetScaler Essentials & Unified Gateway