Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7, App Layering, and WEM Administration (Fast-Track)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CMB318

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


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. Monitoring and troubleshooting the environment with Citrix Director and Citrix Analytics is also incorporated in this course.

This course is currently on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7.19


  • 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
  • Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Use App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)

Target Audience

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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Architecture Overview (6 topics)

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

Deploy the Site (5 topics)

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

The Apps and Desktops Images (2 topics)

  • Consider Master Image Creation Methods
  • Master Image Requirements

Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources (6 topics)

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

Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources (2 topics)

  • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
  • Workspace App

Manage the User Experience (1 topic)

  • Methods to Manage the User Experience

Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management (5 topics)

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

Manage Printing for User Sessions (3 topics)

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

Citrix Profile Management (2 topics)

  • Introduction and Considerations
  • Configure Citrix Profile Management

Manage the Site (2 topics)

  • Delegated Administration
  • Power Management Considerations

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations (3 topics)

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

Monitor the Site (5 topics)

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

Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (2 topics)

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

Migrate to Citrix Cloud (4 topics)

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

Citrix Analytics (2 topics)

  • Citrix Analytics Introduction
  • Types of Analytics

Introduction to App Layering (2 topics)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works

Create an OS Layer (1 topic)

  • The OS Layer

Create a Platform Layer (1 topic)

  • The Platform Layer

Create App Layers (1 topic)

  • The App Layers

Create Elastic App and User Layers (2 topics)

  • Elastic App Layering
  • User Layers

Deploy a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (2 topics)

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

Explore Layer Priority and Maintain an App Layering Environment (4 topics)

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

Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM) (2 topics)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
  • WEM Administration

Use WEM to Centralize Environment Management (3 topics)

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

Use WEM for Performance Optimization (2 topics)

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

Use WEM to Secure Environments (2 topics)

  • Use WEM to Secure Environments
  • WEM Security Features

Migrate and Upgrade WEM (3 topics)

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


Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC ( account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical Pre-requisites:

Experience with previous versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops is beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.

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