Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops 7, App Layering & WEM Administration (Fast-Track) (CMB-318)

This accelerated 5-day course is designed for experienced IT professionals to build the foundational administration aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment.


Learn about configuring policies, printing and basic security features as well as more advanced topics including Windows Environment Management (WEM) and App Layering.


Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment.


Also, learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with a Citrix Director and Citrix Analytics.


What you’ll learn

  • How to install, configure, and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site on-premises and on Citrix Cloud including how to
  • migrate from on-premises to Citrix Cloud
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers


Prereq. knowledge

This course is taught at a much faster pace and experience with previous versions is recommended. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.


Is this course for me?

Built for experienced IT Professionals new to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-prem or Citrix Cloud environment looking to gain as much information as possible in the 5-day course. In this course, you will learn the considerations and how-to setup a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop site including advanced topics as WEM and App Layering allowing fast-track preparation for the CCP-V certification.

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Course Modules


Module 1: Architecture Overview

  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Architecture Overview
  • Features
  • Hosting Platform Considerations
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Connection Flow Process Introduction


Module 2: Deploy the Site

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Citrix Licensing Setup
  • Delivery Controller Setup
  • Site Setup and Management
  • Redundancy Considerations


Module 3: The Apps and Desktops Images

  • Consider Master Image Creation Methods
  • Master Image Requirements


Module 4: Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources

  • Learning Objectives
  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Provisioning Methods and Considerations
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
  • MCS Environment Considerations
  • Resource Locations


Module 5: Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

  • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
  • Workspace App


Module 6: Manage the User Experience

  • Methods to Manage the User Experience


Module 7: Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

  • Published App Properties
  • Server OS Published App Optimizations
  • Published App Presentation
  • Application Groups
  • Apps and Desktops Presentation


Module 8: Manage Printing for User Sessions

  • Map Printers to the User Session
  • Printer Drivers
  • Print Environment Considerations


Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • Introduction and Considerations
  • Configure Citrix Profile Management


Module 10: Manage the Site

  • Delegated Administration
  • Power Management Considerations


Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

  • Citrix Admin Security Considerations
  • XML Service Security Considerations
  • Secure HDX External Traffic


Module 12: Monitor the Site

  • Citrix Director Introduction
  • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
  • Published Apps Analysis
  • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
  • Alerts and Notifications


Module 13: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
  • Tools


Module 14: Migrate to Citrix Cloud

  • Migration Considerations
  • Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location
  • The Migration Process


Module 15: Citrix Analytics

  • Citrix Analytics Introduction
  • Types of Analytics


Module 16: Introduction to App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works


Module 17: Create an OS Layer

  • The OS Layer


Module 18: Create a Platform Layer

  • The Platform Layer


Module 19: Create App Layers

  • The App Layers


Module 20: : Create Elastic App and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering
  • User Layers


Module 21: Deploy a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Using Templates in App Layering
  • Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site


Module 22: Explore Layer Priority and Maintain an App Layering Environment

  • Layer Priority
  • Updating Layers
  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources


Module 23: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
  • WEM Administration


Module 24: Use WEM to Centralize Environment Management

  • Managing User Resources with WEM
  • Managing Profiles with WEM
  • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature


Module 25: Use WEM for Performance Optimization

  • Learning Objectives
  • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
  • Optimizing User Experience with WEM


Module 26: Use WEM to Secure Environments

  • Use WEM to Secure Environments
  • WEM Security Features


Module 27: Migrate and Upgrade WEM

  • Migrating to WEM
  • Upgrading a WEM Deployment
  • WEM Multi-Location Considerations