Citrix - CNS-222 NetScaler for Apps and Desktops
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COURSE COST: $4895.00

COURSE TIMES: 10:00am - 6:00pm

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About this Course

The objective of Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10 for App and Desktop Solutions is to provide the foundational concepts and skills necessary to implement, configure, secure, and monitor a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler Gateway in a desktop virtualization environment such as one containing Citrix XenDesktop 7 or Citrix XenApp, while providing secure application and data access to users. This course is designed specifically for learners who have limited or no previous NetScaler experience. In order to successfully complete this course, learners will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment. An optional module on NetScaler SDX appliances is included with reinforcement simulation exercises.
This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 10.1 product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions.


This course is recommended for learners who are:

New to the NetScaler platform
Interested in integrating NetScaler Gateway with Citrix XenDesktop or Citrix XenApp
Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following:

Familiarity with application delivery and cloud networking
Experience with Citrix desktop virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IISŪ, and load balancing
Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
Familiarity with server monitoring tools
Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates


This class is scheduled to run as a live distance learning virtual class. Cost of Courseware is not included in the price of the course. Course is subject to minimum enrollment.


Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
Identify the capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler
Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
Identify the capabilities and functionality of NetScaler Gateway
Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
Configure authentication for users on the NetScaler Gateway
Implement authorization to determine to which resources users have access
Configure the NetScaler for high availability
Integrate NetScaler Gateway with Storefront or Web Interface to provide remote access for Web, SaaS and mobile apps.
Implement load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
Configure endpoint analysis to determine the level of access for specific devices

Enable access to applications and data for user connections
Demonstrate monitoring and reporting through native NetScaler logging tools
Configure NetScaler Insight Center to monitor a desktop virtualization environment
Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
Identify the unique capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler SDX platform.
Identify the networking characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform.
Explain the process of provisioning and administration of NetScaler VPX instances on a NetScaler SDX appliance

Lab Activities
ILT and VILT courses offer lab access during the duration of the course.

Course Outline
Getting Started
Basic Networking
High Availability
Basic Load Balancing
Securing NetScaler
AppExpert Classic Policy Engine
Authentication and Authorization
Access Policies
End-User Access and Experience
Integrating NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
AppExpert Default Policy Engine
Global Server Load Balancing

Monitoring and Management
NetScaler SDX Addendum