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This five-day CWS-215 training & certification course will teach you how to deploy, install, configure, setup profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Xenapp & XenDesktop) solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

If you are new to Citrix or if you are planning a move to Citrix Cloud, this Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right  training and skills to manage and deploy Citrix Workspace successfully.

This foundational administration course covers the aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7  environment, how to manage an on-premises Citrix solution and migrate from an on-premises solution to cloud using the Citrix Cloud management plane.

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7
  • Know how to install, configure, and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site and Cloud connectors
  • Successfully identify the considerations between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on-premises and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Know how to deliver app and desktop resources
  • This course is built for experienced IT Professionals who want to get familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment and Citrix Cloud. 
  • Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the end user workspace and overall health and performance of the solution
  • This course requires basic knowledge of AD, Windows, Storage, Networking and little to no previous experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 version

Module 1: Architecture Overview 

  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Architecture Overview


  • Hosting Platform Considerations
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Connection Flow Process Introduction

Module 2: Deploy the Site

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Citrix Licensing Setup
  • Delivery Controller Setup
  • Site Setup And Management
  • Redundancy Considerations
  • Module 3: The Apps and Desktops Images 

    • Consider Master Image Creation Methods
    • Master Image Requirements


    Module 4: Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources

    • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
    • Provisioning Methods and Considerations
    • Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
    • MCS Environment Considerations
    • Resource Locations

    Module 5: Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

    • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
    • Workspace Experience User Authentication
    • Workspace App
    • Communication Flow

    Module 6: Manage the User Experience 

    • Methods to Manage the User Experience
    • Common User Experience Settings

    Module 7: Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

    • Published App Properties
    • Server OS Published App Optimizations
    • Published App Presentation
    • Application Groups
    • Apps and Desktops Presentation

    Module 8: Manage Printing for User Sessions 

    • Map Printers to the User Session
    • Printer Drivers
    • Print Environment Considerations

    Module 9: Citrix Profile Management 

    • Introduction and Considerations
    • Configure Citrix Profile Management

    Module 10: Manage the Site 

    • Delegated Administration
    • Use PowerShell with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
    • Power Management Considerations

    Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

    • Citrix Admin Security Considerations
    • XML Service Security Considerations

    Module 12: Monitor the Site 

    • Citrix Director Introduction
    • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
    • Published Apps Analysis
    • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
    • Site Specific Common Monitoring
    • Alerts and Notifications
    • Optimize Citrix Director Monitoring with Citrix ADM

    Module 13: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

    • Tools
    • Proactive Administration Common Tasks

    Module 14: Migrate To Citrix Cloud 

    • Migration Considerations
    • Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment

    • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location

    • The Migration Process

    Module 15: Citrix Analytics
    • Citrix Analytics Introduction
    • Prepare to Use Citrix Analytics
    • Types of Analytics
    • Secure HDX External Traffic


    • Administrators
    • Engineer

    Public Program Schedule

    Course Name Duration Brochure Location Schedule Enroll
    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud (CWS-215) 5 Days 0 Register

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    • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
    • What time do classes begin ?
    • What can students expect from class ?
    • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher ?
    • How to redeem a Citrix Education voucher ?
    • How long will it take to receive my certificate after I pass the exam ?
    • How long is a Citrix certification valid ?
    • What happens to my certification status after three years?
    • Who will be my trainer?
    • How do I pay?
    • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

    Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

    Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm(IST).

    Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get labs and soft copy of courseware from Citrix.

    You can write exam in any Pearson VUE testing center. Vouchers are valid for 1 calendar year.

    You may login to Citrix education portal and you shall find a link to redeem your Citrix Education voucher.

    After a candidate passes all the requirements for a certification, Citrix will either email or mail a certificate to the contact information on file in Certification Manager. Physical certificates reach in 2-4 weeks within the United States and 6-8 weeks internationally.

    CCEE, CCIA, Virtualization, Networking and Mobility certifications are valid for three years from your certification date. CCA and CCAA certifications are subject to retirement by Citrix. Before your certification expires, you may be eligible to pursue an update path to maintain your certification.

    After three years, your certification expires. To maintain your certification, you will need to pass the current certification exam, or if applicable, pursue the update path.

    All our trainers are Citrix Certified Instructors. Our representative will share trainer profile once you start talking to our team.

    We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date.

    • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms.
    • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
    • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
    • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee