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

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Architecture Overview

Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Architecture Overview
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
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