Training: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud

Ref. CIT-CWS-215


If you are new to Citrix or if you are planning a move to Citrix Cloud, this 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.
This five-day course will teach you how to deploy, install, configure, set- up profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

Participant profiles

  • IT Professionals who want to be familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment and Citrix Cloud
  • Administrators or engineers responsible for the end user workspace and overall health and performance of the solution


  • Gain foundational 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
  • 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


  • Basic knowledge of AD, Windows, Storage, Networking
  • Llittle to no previous experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 version
  • Completing the free Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Introduction bundle at

Course content

Module 1: Architecture Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Lesson 2: Architecture Overview
  • Lesson 3: Features
  • Lesson 4: Hosting Platform Considerations
  • Lesson 5: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Lesson 6: Connection Flow Process Introduction

Module 2: Deploy the Site

  • Lesson 1: Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Lesson 2: Citrix Licensing Setup
  • Lesson 3: Delivery Controller Setup
  • Lesson 4: Site Setup And Management
  • Lesson 5: Redundancy Considerations

Module 3: The Apps and Desktops Images

  • Lesson 1: Consider Master Image Creation Methods
  • Lesson 2: Master Image Requirements

Module 4: Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources

  • Lesson 1: Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Lesson 2: Provisioning Methods and Considerations
  • Lesson 3: Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
  • Lesson 4: MCS Environment Considerations
  • Lesson 5: Resource Locations

Module 5: Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

  • Lesson 1: Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
  • Lesson 2: Workspace Experience User Authentication
  • Lesson 3: Workspace App
  • Lesson 4: Communication Flow

Module 6: Manage the User Experience

  • Lesson 1: Methods to Manage the User Experience
  • Lesson 2: Common User Experience Settings

Module 7: Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

  • Lesson 1: Published App Properties
  • Lesson 2: Server OS Published App Optimizations
  • Lesson 3: Published App Presentation
  • Lesson 4: Application Groups
  • Lesson 5: Apps and Desktops Presentation

Module 8: Manage Printing for User Sessions

  • Lesson 1: Map Printers to the User Session
  • Lesson 2: Printer Drivers
  • Lesson 3: Print Environment Considerations

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and Considerations
  • Lesson 2: Configure Citrix Profile Management

Module 10: Manage the Site

  • Lesson 1: Delegated Administration
  • Lesson 2: Use PowerShell with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Lesson 3: Power Management Considerations

Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

  • Lesson 1: Citrix Admin Security Considerations
  • Lesson 2: XML Service Security Considerations
  • Lesson 3: Secure HDX External Traffic

Module 12: Monitor the Site

  • Lesson 1: Citrix Director Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
  • Lesson 3: Published Apps Analysis
  • Lesson 4: Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
  • Lesson 5: Site Specific Common Monitoring
  • Lesson 6: Alerts and Notifications
  • Lesson 7: Optimize Citrix Director Monitoring with Citrix ADM

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

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
  • Lesson 2: Tools
  • Lesson 3: Proactive Administration Common Tasks

Module 14: Migrate To Citrix Cloud

  • Lesson 1: Migration Considerations
  • Lesson 2: Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location
  • Lesson 4: The Migration Process

Module 15: Citrix Analytics

  • Lesson 1: Citrix Analytics Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Prepare to Use Citrix Analytics
  • Lesson 3: Types of Analytics


  • Digital courseware included

Lab / Exercises

  • Lab et exercices officiels Citrix


  • This course prepares you to the 1Y0-203 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Administration exam. If you wish to take this exam, please contact our secretariat who will let you know the cost of the exam and will take care of all the necessary administrative procedures for you

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 3'950.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • Official Citrix Training Program
  • Training provided by a Citrix CCI certified trainer
  • Official documentation in digital format
  • Achievement Badge

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