Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

Vendor: Citrix Authorized Learning Center (CALC) - Citrix XenDesktop
Course # CXD-202
Course Starts On: February 3, 2014 - March 24, 2014 - May 5, 2014 - June 16, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $5,000 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs, build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments, assign virtual desktops to users and customize the user experience through policies. This course also provides instruction on how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management, and how to host virtual machines on the client device using Citrix XenClient.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students are able to:
– Determine the best Flexcast delivery model for each user group.
– Build a XenDesktop proof-of-concept environment.
– Configure a XenServer host for desktop delivery.
– Build and configure a production XenDesktop site.
– Manage virtual desktops as a single entity by creating a desktop catalog.
– Modify a desktop image without impacting user productivity.
– Restrict or allow certain XenDesktop features using policies.
– Monitor site activity and troubleshoot issues in Desktop Director.
– Install and configure Provisioning services.
– Copy a desktop image to a virtual disk that can be streamed to virtual and physical target devices.
– Identify the XenClient infrastructure.
– Install and configure Synchronizer for XenClient.

Course Audience:

This course is designed for IT professionals, such as server, network and system administrators, system engineers, analysts, consultants, architects Citrix Partner Network members.

Course PreRequisites:

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have the following:
– A basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology
– An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems
– Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2
– Basic understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts

Course Outline:

Provided is the outline for CXD-202-1:
Module 1: Introductions and Course Overview
Module 2: Introducing XenDesktop
Module 3: Configuring the Hypervisor for Desktop Delivery
Module 4: Installing and Configuring XenDesktop
Module 5: Managing Desktop Catalogs and Groups
Module 6: Customizing the User Experience
Module 7: Monitoring XenDesktop Sites
Module 8: Streaming Desktops to Virtual and Physical Machines
Module 9: Creating a Shared vDisk
Module 10: Administering Provisioning Services Components
Module 11: Delivering Local VM Desktops