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CWS-215: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud

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Auldhouse Anywhere
Aug 2022
Code: CWS-215
Length: 5 Days

Learn how to deploy, install, configure, setup profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

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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, setup profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

This class includes the exam voucher.


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; however, Citrix recommends
completing the free Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Introduction bundle at 

  • Gain foundational knowledge ofCitrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7
  • 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
  • How to deliver app and desktop resources.


    Built for experienced IT Professionals who want to be 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.


    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    Please note:
    •Citrix provides students with digital courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course.
    •This course includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within six months of completing your course.

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