Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Adv Deployment Online Only

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CWS-315


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Implementing Redundancy and Scalability (3 topics)

  • StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
  • Site Infrastructure
  • Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones (5 topics)

  • VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment
  • Zone Preference
  • Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones
  • Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi-Location Environment
  • StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery (3 topics)

  • Backups
  • Disaster Recovery Considerations
  • Disaster Recovery Process

Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods (3 topics)

  • Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
  • Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
  • Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Improving App and Data Security (3 topics)

  • Introduction to Application Security
  • Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
  • Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent (4 topics)

  • TLS to VDA Encryption
  • GPOs and Citrix Policies
  • Image Management
  • Troubleshooting techniques and tools

Introduction to Troubleshooting (3 topics)

  • Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
  • Resource Tools and Utilities
  • Introduction to PowerShell

Troubleshooting Access Issues (2 topics)

  • Troubleshooting StoreFront
  • Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues (1 topic)

  • Validating FMA Services

Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues (1 topic)

  • Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues (1 topic)

  • Troubleshooting HDX Connections

Introduction to App Layering (2 topics)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works

Creating an OS Layer (1 topic)

  • The OS Layer

Creating a Platform Layer (1 topic)

  • The Platform Layer

Creating App Layers (1 topic)

  • The App Layers

Creating Elastic App and User Layers (2 topics)

  • Elastic App Layering
  • User Layers

Deploying 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

Exploring Layer Priority (1 topic)

  • Layer Priority

Maintaining an App Layering Environment (4 topics)

  • Updating Layers
  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources
  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) considerations and configuration

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

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
  • WEM Administration

Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management (3 topics)

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

Using WEM for Performance Optimization (2 topics)

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

Using WEM to Secure Environments (1 topic)

  • WEM Security Features

Migrating and Upgrading 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:

Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.