CMB-310 XENAPP, XENDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1X Administration Fast Track
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COURSE COST: $6000.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This fast-paced administration course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment as well as a full Provisioning Services 7.1x environment for image management. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This accelerated 5-day course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director.


Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This course is taught at a faster pace and experience with previous versions or preparation with our free eLearning is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.

This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends this free eLearning: CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of XenApp or XenDesktop is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.


This course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. This course will run as virtual instructor led course. This course can be run as a private class, please contact: or call for more information: 207.775.0244.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Understand the XenDesktop 7.5 architecture, components, and communication
Set up the hypervisor
Set up and manage the XenDesktop 7.5 infrastructure
Create and manage machine catalogs and Delivery Groups
Configure and manage StoreFront
Configure and manage policies and end-user profiles
Manage sessions, sites, and end users with Director
Manage printing
Set up and Manage Provisioning Services
Validate the Implementation
Set up NetScaler to provide external access to XenDesktop 7.5 resources

Module 1: Architecture Overview
FlexCast models (use cases)
Layered approach methodology
Connection flow process
Hosting platform considerations

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab
Supporting infrastructure requirements
Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
Preparing for Windows 10 and Server 2016 with AppDNA
Lab environment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a
XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Licensing considerations
Installation and management
Basic license server troubleshooting
Delivery Controller role
The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources
The Virtual Delivery Agent
Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
Provisioning methods and considerations
Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
MCS environment considerations

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix
StoreFront and Receiver
StoreFront installation and architecture
StoreFront authentication services
Self Service Password Reset
Citrix Receiver
Receiver configurations

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies
Policies introduction
Policies for session management

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management
Application properties
File-type association
Workspace Control
Shortcut placement
Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
Application groups

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop
Printing introduction
Print job routing
Printer driver management
Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management
User profiles
Configuring Citrix Profile management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Delegated administration
Logging and reporting
Introduction to Zones
Introduction to PowerShell
Reboot schedules for the Server VDA

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy
Component failure review
Methods of redundancy
Configuring site and access infrastructure redundancy

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Basic Network Security
Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
Certificate authority
XML service security
External HDX connection security with
NetScaler Gateway

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Introduction to Citrix Director
Navigating Director
Trends and reports
Alerts and notifications
Monitoring sessions
Interacting with sessions
Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and
Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop
Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Known issue awareness
XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
Common Troubleshooting Tools

Module 15: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services
Getting started with Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 16: Provisioning Services Infrastructure
The PVS server role
The Farm database
The vDisk Store

Module 17: Streaming the vDisk
Introduction to vDisks
Machine preparation
Streaming vDisks
Boot methods

Module 18: Target Devices
Introduction to target devices
Data I/O
Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 19: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
XenDesktop Setup Wizard
Device Collections
Published Apps and Desktops
Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 20: Provisioning Services
Farm component redundancy
Store redundancy
Database redundancy

Module 21: Supporting Provisioning Services
Performing updates
Auditing and support
vDisk imagining
Migrating vDisk images