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CMB-318: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7, App Layering, and WEM Administration (Fast-Track)

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Auldhouse Anywhere
Nov 2022
Code: CMB-318
Length: 5 Days

New – Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration (CMB-310) will be the newest premium offering from Citrix and will replace 0786, Deploy and Manage XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track (CMB-300) which will be discontinued upon the CMB-310 release.

Delivery format(s)
This accelerated 5-day course is designed for experienced IT professionals to build the foundational administration aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment. Learn about configuring policies, printing and basic security features as well as more advanced topics including Windows Environment Management (WEM) and App Layering. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with a Citrix Director and Citrix Analytics.

This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.1x version of the platform. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of XenApp or XenDesktop is beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.


  • Foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform
  • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using both Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • How to manage the end-user experience through policies and settings including profiles and printing
  • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available Provisioning Services infrastructure for image management

    Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This course is taught at a faster pace and experience with previous versions or preparation with our free eLearning is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.


    Module 1: Architecture Overview

    • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
    • Architecture Overview
    • Features
    • 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

    • Learning Objectives
    • 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 App

    Module 6: Manage the User Experience

    • Methods to Manage the User Experience

    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
    • Power Management Considerations

    Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

    • Citrix Admin Security Considerations
    • XML Service Security Considerations
    • Secure HDX External Traffic

    Module 12: Monitor the Site

    • Citrix Director Introduction
    • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
    • Published Apps Analysis
    • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
    • Alerts and Notifications

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