CMB-300: Deploy and Manage XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track
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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This fast-paced Citrix Desktop Virtualization Fast Track course provides students with the skills required to successfully deploy & support a complete Citrix hosted app & desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. Throughout this course, students will learn how to configure an environment that includes the following Citrix components: XenServer, XenDesktop, Citrix License Server, MCS, PVS, Personal vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler (ICA Proxy, Load Balancing, Endpoint Analysis), & Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to build a XenDesktop 7.5 environment from scratch, test the implementation to ensure that all components work as expected, & successfully manage, monitor, & troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7.5 solution. By the nature of this course, it includes intensive hands-on labs & lecture sessions that run longer & also students are expected to select study some modules as guided by the instructor to achieve the course objectives.


This course is recommended for Architects, Consultants, Engineers, and Administrators. Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing hosted application and desktop virtualization solutions from the ground up. Upon completion of the course, students will have the skills required to successfully deploy and support XenDesktop 7.5 solutions that the majority of Citrix customers implement today.


  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Domains
    • Groups and User Accounts
    • Organizational Units
    • Group Policy Objects
  • Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
  • Basics of Citrix licensing
  • Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
  • Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Please contact us @ or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information or if you have any questions.
Course is subject to minimum enrollment. If minimum is not met, this class may run as a LDL / Virtual class.

Note: This course is not eligibile for standard Citrix Training Passes.


Module 1: Understanding the XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture
Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution
XenApp and XenDesktop Virtualization Technologies
Infrastructure Components
Citrix Components
Designing a XenApp and XenDesktop Implementation

Module 2: Hypervisor Considerations
Setting up the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
Configuring the Hypervisor
Creating Templates
Reinforcement Exercise: Creating a Windows 7 Template

Module 3: Infrastructure Considerations
Setting Up the Infrastructure Components
Setting Up the Domain Controller
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Certificate Authority
File Servers
Setting Up SQL Server 2012
Setting Up SQL Server Mirroring

Module 4: Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up the Citrix License Server
Setting Up a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
XenApp and XenDesktop Delegated Administration
Setting Up the Citrix Universal Print Server
Setting Up a StoreFront Server Group
Setting Up Citrix Receiver
Troubleshooting Receiver
Troubleshooting StoreFront

Module 5: Setting Up XenApp and XenDesktop Resources
Setting Up XenApp and XenDesktop Resources
Preparing the Master Virtual Machine
Setting Up a Server OS Master Image
Setting Up a Desktop OS Master Image
Creating Machine Catalogs
Creating Delivery Groups
Troubleshooting: Managing Desktops and Applications

Module 6: Managing Policies and Profiles
Setting Up Policies
Policy Precedence (Studio vs. Group Policy Objects)
Creating Policies Using Studio
Creating Policies Using Group Policy
Obtaining the Resultant Set of Policy Using Group Policy Objects
Managing End-User Profiles
Troubleshooting: Profile Management

Module 7: Managing Printing
Managing Printing
Default Printing Behavior
Configuring Client Printing
Managing Printer Drivers
Optimizing Printing Performance
Setting Up and Managing the Universal Print Server

Module 8: Setting Up and Managing Provisioning Services
Setting Up Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture
Setting Up a Provisioning Services Server
Installing the Provisioning Services Console
Configuring Boot from Network
Setting Up a Second Provisioning Services Server
Configuring the BootStrap File for High Availability
Configuring the Master Target Device
Creating the vDisk
Assigning a vDisk to a Target Device
Creating the Machine Catalog
Creating the Delivery Group

Module 9: Managing and Monitoring Sessions, Sites, and End Users with Director
Citrix Director Overview
Monitoring within the Director Dashboard
Monitoring and Managing End-User Sessions
Troubleshooting: Managing Sites, Sessions and End Users with Director

Module 10: Setting Up NetScaler
Setting Up NetScaler
Performing the Initial NetScaler Configuration
Configuring NTP
Setting Up DNS
Creating Certificates for NetScaler
Load Balancing StoreFront Servers
Configuring NetScaler for Remote Access
Modifying StoreFront to Integrate with NetScaler
Configuring ICA Proxy
Configuring Authentication Policies
Configuring NetScaler for Email-Based Account Discovery