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

$6,000.00 USD

5 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

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 class includes an exam voucher.

Course Objectives

  • How to install, configure, and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site on-premises and on Citrix Cloud
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
  • Who Should Attend?

    Built for experienced IT Professionals new to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-prem or Citrix Cloud environment looking to gain as much information as possible in the 5-day course. In this course, you will learn the considerations and how-to setup a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop site including advanced topics as WEM and App Layering allowing fast-track preparation for the CCP-V certification.
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    • Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
    • Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
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    Course Prerequisites

    This course is taught at a much faster pace and experience with previous versions is recommended. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.


    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

    2 - Deploy the Site

    • Pre-Deployment Considerations
    • Citrix Licensing Setup
    • Delivery Controller Setup
    • Site Setup and Management
    • Redundancy Considerations

    3 - The Apps and Desktops Images

    • Consider Master Image Creation Methods
    • Master Image Requirements

    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

    5 - Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

    • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
    • Workspace App

    6 - Manage the User Experience

    • Methods to Manage the User Experience

    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

    8 - Manage Printing for User Sessions

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

    9 - Citrix Profile Management

    • Introduction and Considerations
    • Configure Citrix Profile Management

    10 - Manage the Site

    • Delegated Administration
    • Power Management Considerations

    11 - Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

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

    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

    13 - Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
    • Tools

    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

    15 - Citrix Analytics

    • Citrix Analytics Introduction
    • Types of Analytics

    16 - Introduction to App Layering

    • App Layering Introduction
    • Architecture and How it Works

    17 - Create an OS Layer

    • The OS Layer

    18 - Create a Platform Layer

    • The Platform Layer

    18 - Create a Platform Layer

    • The Platform Layer

    19 - Create App Layers

    • The App Layers

    20 - Create Elastic App and User Layers

    • Elastic App Layering
    • User Layers

    21 - Deploy 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

    22 - Explore Layer Priority and Maintain an App Layering Environment

    • Layer Priority
    • Updating Layers
    • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
    • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

    23 - Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

    • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
    • WEM Administration

    24 - Use WEM to Centralize Environment Management

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

    25 - Use WEM for Performance Optimization

    • Learning Objectives
    • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
    • Optimizing User Experience with WEM

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