Designing App & Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop - Exam included

Introduction

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This course provides students with the ability to successfully assess and design a XenApp and/or XenDesktop virtualization solution based on the top key projects and architectures that a majority of Citrix customers implement, across different industries and use cases. Students may also have an opportunity to build a design for their organization and will have access to all of the tools and reference materials required to support their work.</div>
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Audience

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This course is recommended for desktop virtualization solution designers such as Architects, Consultants and Engineers.</div>
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Prerequisites

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Before attending this course, participants should have:<br />
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Intermediate knowledge of Citrix Desktop Virtualization Components/Concepts</li>
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Basic understanding of project management and documentation best practices</li>
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Basic presentation skills</li>
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Windows Server Knowledge (Windows Server 2012 R2) including Active Directory & DHCP</li>
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Basic Networking Knowledge</li>
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SQL Server - General understanding of databases, permissions, security, high availability</li>
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General understanding of physical and virtual storage NAS, SAN, SSD & CIFS</li>
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Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)</li>
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Completed XenApp and/or XenDesktop Introduction and Deploying courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge</li>
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At course completion

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:<br />
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Identify the various components and communication protocols of the XenApp/XenDesktop architecture</li>
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Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions</li>
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Conduct an organizational assessment focusing on business capabilities and requirements, applications, and users</li>
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Design desktop virtualization solutions</li>
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Verify and present design recommendations</li>
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Troubleshoot desktop virtualization designs</li>
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Exams

This course prepares for the 1Y0-401 exam: "Designing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, the requirement for the Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization certification".

Course outline

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Module 1: Architecture<br />
Lesson 1: Identify the various components included in the XenDesktop 7 architecture<br />
Lesson 2: Determine how the various components communicate and which protocols they are using<br />
Lesson 3: Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions<br />
Lesson 4: Troubleshoot desktop virtualization design<br />
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Module 2: Business Drivers<br />
Lesson 1: Identify specific business drivers for multiple verticals<br />
Lesson 2: Facilitate a discussion with the project team at an organization to prioritize business drivers<br />
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Module 3: Data Capture<br />
Lesson 1: Identify best strategy for data collection given a specific organizational environment.<br />
Lesson 2: Identify the types of application data to collect, the method for collecting them, and application data collection tools<br />
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Module 4: User Segmentation<br />
Lesson 1: Identify the different FlexCast models<br />
Lesson 2: Identify considerations in selecting the most appropriate method for segmenting users<br />
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Module 5: Application Assessment<br />
Lesson 1: Understand the process of application assessment<br />
Lesson 2: Demonstrate rationalization of applications in a given case organization<br />
Lesson 3: Assess a suite of applications based on business needs and compatibility to a given XenDesktop delivery model<br />
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Module 6: Project Management<br />
Lesson 1: Understand the importance of project management for a successful implementation<br />
Lesson 2: Identify roles for a project plan<br />
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Module 7: User Design<br />
Lesson 1: Make key decisions regarding user groups and device (endpoint) design<br />
Lesson 2: Organize user groups for Design document<br />
Lesson 3: Identify and prioritize top user issues<br />
Lesson 4: Design user profile strategy<br />
Lesson 5: Design a printing strategy<br />
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Module 8: Receiver<br />
Lesson 1: Define how applications will be delivered<br />
Lesson 2: Design Citrix Receiver deployment and maintenance<br />
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Module 9: Resource Req. Recommendations<br />
Lesson 1: Identify recourse requirements<br />
Lesson 2: Make key design decisions regarding resource recommendations<br />
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Module 10: Access<br />
Lesson 1: Design an authentication point (Storefront and NetScaler Gateway) strategy<br />
Lesson 2: Determine session and access policies, including user authentication and remote access<br />
Lesson 3: Design virtual desktop operating systems access<br />
Lesson 4: Calculate bandwidth for the desktop virtualization solution<br />
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Module 11: Desktop<br />
Lesson 1: Make key design decisions regarding machine catalogs and groups<br />
Lesson 2: Design a personalization strategy including user profiles, user policies and personal vDisk usage.<br />
Lesson 3: Design an appropriate printing strategy<br />
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Module 12: Application Delivery</div>
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Lesson 1: Design a solution that meets application inventory and integration requirements</div>
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Lesson 2: Identify characteristics of the applications that will impact placement as well as the application delivery architecture for the XenDesktop environment<br />
Lesson 3: Design an application delivery strategy<br />
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Module 13: Desktop Delivery<br />
Lesson 1: Design a Desktop delivery topology, including Sites, XenDesktop Controllers per site, and load balancing<br />
Lesson 2: Design the underlying infrastructure, including database selection, license servers and Active Directory Integration<br />
Lesson 3: Identify the XenDesktop user and virtual desktop baseline policies<br />
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Module 14: Networking Layer<br />
Lesson 1: Make key high availability design decisions<br />
Lesson 2: Integrate the XenDesktop infrastructure with the network infrastructure<br />
Lesson 3: Understand WAN optimization, Multistream ICA, and DHCP functionality<br />
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Module 15: Storage and Provisioning Layer<br />
Lesson 1: Make key design decisions regarding storage solutions<br />
Lesson 2: Identify the features and differences between PVS and MCS<br />
Lesson 3: Design a provisioning strategy with either PVS or MCS<br />
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Module 16: Platform Layer<br />
Lesson 1: Make key design decisions regarding the hypervisor to be used in desktop virtualization solutions<br />
Lesson 2: Make accurate hardware calculations, including VDI hardware, shared hardware, application hardware, and control hardware<br />
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Module 17: Operational<br />
Lesson 1: Understand potential migration approaches<br />
Lesson 2: Design a system monitoring strategy<br />
Lesson 3: Make key design decisions regarding decisions regarding application delivery<br />
Lesson 4: Migration approach<br />
Lesson 5: Backup and System Monitoring<br />
Lesson 6: Backup<br />
Lesson 7: System Monitoring<br />
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Module 18: Verification<br />
Lesson 1: Verify assess and design decisions using Citrix online tools<br />
Lesson 2: Develop a complete stakeholder presentation<br />
Lesson 3: Effectively present and support design decisions<br />
Lesson 4: Capstone Exercise<br />
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Documentation

Official courseware "Designing App & Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop"<br />
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Cursus de certification

CXD-210 (XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration)<br />
CXD-310 (XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration)<br />
CXD-400 (Designing App & Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop)<br />

Lab

The labs of this course are Case Organization Exercise (no Virtual machines).<br />

Formations complémentaires

Course: XenApp & XenDesktop 7.1x  Administration (CXD310)<br />
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