CXD-400 Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

In Harrogate, Reading, Nottingham and another venue.

£ 2,295 + VAT

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Description

This course provides students with the ability to successfully assess and design a XenDesktop 7 app and desktop solution based on the top key projects and architectures that a majority of Citrix customers implement, across different industries and use cases.

Facilities

Location

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Harrogate (North Yorkshire)

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On request
London
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Clerks Court 18-20 Farringdon Lane Clerkenwell, EC1R 3AU

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On request
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire)

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On request
Reading (Berkshire)

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On request

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Subjects

  • Citrix
  • IT
  • AS/400

Course programme

Architecture

  • Identify the various components included in the XenDesktop 7 architecture
  • Determine how the various components communicate and which protocols they are using
  • Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
  • Troubleshoot desktop virtualization design

Business Drivers

  • Identify specific business drivers for multiple verticals
  • Facilitate a discussion with the project team at an organization to prioritize business drivers

Data Capture

  • Identify best strategy for data collection given a specific organizational environment.
  • Identify the types of application data to collect, the method for collecting them, and application data collection tools

User Segmentation

  • Identify the different FlexCast models
  • Identify considerations in selecting the most appropriate method for segmenting users

Application Assessment

  • Understand the process of application assessment
  • Demonstrate rationalization of applications in a given case organization
  • Assess a suite of applications based on business needs and compatibility to a given XenDesktop delivery model

Project Management

  • Understand the importance of project management for a successful implementation
  • Identify roles for a project plan

User Design

  • Make key decisions regarding user groups and device (endpoint) design
  • Organize user groups for Design document
  • Identify and prioritize top user issues
  • Design user profile strategy
  • Design a printing strategy

Receiver

  • Define how applications will be delivered
  • Design Citrix Receiver deployment and maintenance

Resource Req. Recommendations

  • Identify recourse requirements
  • Make key design decisions regarding resource recommendations

Access

  • Design an authentication point (Storefront and NetScaler Gateway) strategy
  • Determine session and access policies, including user authentication and remote access
  • Design virtual desktop operating systems access
  • Calculate bandwidth for the desktop virtualization solution

Desktop

  • Make key design decisions regarding machine catalogs and groups
  • Design a personalization strategy including user profiles, user policies and personal vDisk usage
  • Design an appropriate printing strategy

Application Delivery

  • Design a solution that meets application inventory and integration requirements
  • Identify characteristics of the applications that will impact placement as well as the application delivery architecture for the XenDesktop environment
  • Design an application delivery strategy

Desktop Delivery

  • Design a Desktop delivery topology, including Sites, XenDesktop Controllers per site, and load balancing
  • Design the underlying infrastructure, including database selection, license servers and Active .Directory Integration
  • Identify the XenDesktop user and virtual desktop baseline policies

Networking Layer

  • Make key high availability design decisions
  • Integrate the XenDesktop infrastructure with the network infrastructure
  • Understand WAN optimization, Multistream ICA, and DHCP functionality

Storage and Provisioning Layer

  • Make key design decisions regarding storage solutions
  • Identify the features and differences between PVS and MCS
  • Design a provisioning strategy with either PVS or MCS

Platform Layer

  • Make key design decisions regarding the hypervisor to be used in desktop virtualization solutions
  • Make accurate hardware calculations, including VDI hardware, shared hardware, application hardware, and control hardware

Operational

  • Understand potential migration approaches
  • Design a system monitoring strategy
  • Make key design decisions regarding decisions regarding application delivery
  • Migration approach
  • Backup and System Monitoring
  • Backup
  • System Monitoring

Verification

  • Verify assess and design decisions using Citrix online tools
  • Develop a complete stakeholder presentation
  • Effectively present and support design decisions

CXD-400 Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

£ 2,295 + VAT