Citrix ADC Advanced Concepts - Secure Web Applications

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CNS3182

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This advanced course is designed for IT professionals with previous NetScaler experience it will teach you how to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall. After studying AppFirewall, you’ll learn about many different types of web attacks and vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection and cookie tampering and how to protect against them. The course also covers policies, profiles and expressions; monitoring, management and reporting; and troubleshooting techniques. Highlighted features include the Adaptive Learning Engine and NetScaler Secure Insight.

This course is offered in instructor-led training (ILT)/virtual instructor-led training (vILT) formats with application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment.

This course can be taken as a standalone course or combined with CNS-319 under course CNS-320.


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions 
  • Understand how to utilize the adaptive learning engine 
  • Configure AppFirewall to protect web applications 
  • Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to Monitor, Manage and report on Application Services security 
  • Troubleshoot AppFirewall 

Target Audience

Individuals with previous NetScaler experience interested in deploying or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) in Citrix NetScaler environments.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.


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AppFirewall Overview (3 topics)

  • AppFirewall solution Security Model
  • Common Attacks Overview
  • PCI-DSS Compliance

AppFirewall Policies and Profiles (4 topics)

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings
  • AppFirewall Learning

Regular Expressions (6 topics)

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Meta/Literal Characters
  • PCRE
  • RegEx Tools
  • Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections (8 topics)

  • Data Flow with AppFirewall
  • Security Checks
  • AppFirewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • Cookie Protection
  • Advanced Form Protection Checks
  • URL Protections

AppFirewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting (5 topics)

  • AppFirewall and Web Applications
  • Logging and Reporting
  • Customizing Errors
  • Troubleshooting
  • NetScaler Security Insight

Security and Filtering (4 topics)

  • IP Reputation
  • Rate Limiting
  • AppQoE
  • HTTP Callout


Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:

  • CNS-102: NetScaler Overview
  • CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management


  • CNS-222: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Citrix ADC Essentials and Citrix Gateway

    This 5-day course enables delegates to gain an understanding of NetScaler 12 features such as load balancing, high availability and operations management.

    5 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code CNS2222
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
3 Days $2,745

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