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  • Course Overview
  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

This 5 days training program is designed to study about how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. Students will learn advance features to optimize management of app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which may improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

By end of this program, students will be able to 

  • Know how to implement advanced administration concepts such as disaster recovery, backups, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • Know how to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills such as how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
  • Experienced IT Professionals working with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. 
  • Potential students include administrators, engineers, responsible for Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.
  • Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: 
    • CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration
    • On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.
Module 1: Implementing Redundancy and Scalability
• StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
• Site Infrastructure
• Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Module 2: Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones
• VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
• Zone Preference
• Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
• Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi-Location Environment
• StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Module 3: Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery
• Backups
• Disaster Recovery Considerations
• Disaster Recovery Process

Module 4: Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods
• Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
• Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
• Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Module 5: Improving App and Data Security
• Introduction to Application Security
• Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
• Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Module 6: Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent
• TLS to VDA Encryption
• GPOs and Citrix Policies
• Image Management

Module 7: Introduction to Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
• Resource Tools and Utilities
• Introduction to PowerShell

Module 8: Troubleshooting Access Issues
• Troubleshooting StoreFront
• Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Module 9: Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues
• Validating FMA Services

Module 10: Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues
• Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Module 11: Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues
• Troubleshooting HDX Connections

Module 12: Introduction to App Layering
• App Layering Introduction
• Architecture and How it Works

Module 13: Creating an OS Layer
• The OS Layer

Module 14: Creating a Platform Layer
• The Platform Layer

Module 15: Creating App Layers
• The App Layers

Module 16: Creating Elastic App and User Layers
• Elastic App Layering
• User Layers

Module 17: Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
• Using Templates in App Layering
• Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

Module 18: Exploring Layer Priority
• Layer Priority

Module 19: Maintaining an App Layering
• Updating Layers
• Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
• Common App Layering Considerations and Additional


Module 20: Introduction to Workspace
Environment Management (WEM)
• Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
• WEM Administration

Module 21: Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management

• Managing User Resources with WEM
• Managing Profiles with WEM
• Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 22: Using WEM for Performance Optimization
• Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
• Optimizing User Experience with WEM

Module 23: Using WEM to Secure
• WEM Security Features

Module 24: Migrating and Upgrading WEM
• Migrating to WEM
• Upgrading a WEM Deployment
• WEM Multi-Location Considerations


  • Administrators
  • Engineer

Public Program Schedule

Course Name Duration Brochure Location Schedule Enroll
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration - CWS - 315 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