Citrix CXA-206 XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration
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COURSE COST: $4995.00

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

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Learners will receive training for installing and configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualized applications and more.


IT professionals, such as server, network, and systems administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments, including Windows 2008 R2 administrators interested in becoming a XenApp administrator

Existing XenApp administrators or systems engineers interested in updating their XenApp skills, receiving Citrix authorized training on XenApp 6.5, or achieving certification for XenApp 6.5

Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Familiarity with application virtualization technologies, such as Citrix application streaming or Microsoft App-V
Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS, load balancing, and file and printing services
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
Follow-On Courses

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration (CXA-301)
Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration (CXD-202)


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us ( or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment.


Course Objectives
Introducing XenApp
Licensing XenApp
Installing XenApp
Administrative Configuration
Installing and Configuring Web Interface
Delivering Applications and Content
Streaming Applications
Configuring Policies
Configuring Load Management
Optimizing the User Experience
Configuring Self Service Applications
Configuring Printing

Module 1: Introducing Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6
XenApp Editions
XenApp Features
XenApp Architecture
Test Your Knowledge

Module 2: Licensing XenApp
To License XenApp
License Administration Console
Installing Licensing
License File Management
High Availability Considerations
Test Your Knowledge

Module 3: Installing XenApp
XenApp Server Role Manager
Hardware Requirements
Software Requirements
Installation Decisions
Server Configuration Tool
Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
Role-based Uninstall
XenApp Configuration Options
Web Interface Installation Decisions
Test Your Knowledge

Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration
Worker Groups
Administrator Privilege Levels
Configuration Logging
Test Your Knowledge

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface
Web Interface Ports
Web Interface Installation
Site Creation
Web Interface Site Modification
Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
Site Appearance
Workspace Control
Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface
Authentication Configuration
Secure Access Configuration
Server Configuration

Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content
Published Resources
VM Hosted Apps
Organizing Published Resources for Users
Advanced Published Resource Settings
Published Resource Configuration
Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues
Test Your Knowledge

Module 7: Streaming Applications
Application Streaming
Citrix Offline Plug-in
Citrix Streaming Profiler
Application Delivery Methods
The Use Web Delivery Method
To Stream to Servers
Publishing a Streamed Application
Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
Offline Access Management
Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
Test Your Knowledge

Module 8: Configuring Policies
Group Policy Integration
Policy Evaluation
Policy Rules
Support for Policy Templates
Policy Filtering
Policy Modeling
Test Your Knowledge

Module 9: Configuring Load Management
Load Manager
Load Balancing
Load Calculation
Load Evaluator Configuration
Load Balancing Policies
Preferential Load Balancing
Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
Test Your Knowledge

Module 10: Optimizing the User Experience
Optimizing Session Performance
HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
HDX RealTime
HDX Plug-n-Play
HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
HDX 3D Image Acceleration
HDX 3D Progressive Display
User Profiles
Troubleshooting User Experience Issues

Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications
Self-Service Applications Technologies
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Merchandising Server
Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues
Test Your Knowledge

Module 12: Configuring Printing
Printing Concepts
Default Printing Behavior
Printer Provisioning
Printing Pathways
Printer Drivers
Citrix Universal Printing
Administrator-Assigned Network Printers
Workspace Control and Proximity Printing
Printing Preferences
Troubleshooting Printing Issues
Test Your Knowledge

Module 13: Securing XenApp
XenApp Security Solutions
Citrix SSL Relay
Access Gateway
Web Interface Configuration
Security Configuration Best Practices
Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
Test Your Knowledge

Module 14: Monitoring XenApp
Health Monitoring and Recovery
Service Monitoring for XenApp
License Usage Monitoring
Workflow Studio Overview
Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
Administering the Farm using Commands
Test Your Knowledge

Module 15: Additional Components
Single Sign-on
Branch Optimization
Provisioning Services
Power and Capacity Management
Test Your Knowledge