Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment App Layering and WEM

2 Day Course
Hands On
Code CWS314

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Designed for experienced IT professionals, delegates will learn to build & combine App Layers to optimize management of apps and desktop images and implementation of Workspace Environment Management to improve log-on times, centralize user settings management, and optimize the performance of machines. On completion of this course you will have a good understanding of managing the more complex solutions and features in your Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 site.


Delegates will gain knowledge of:

  • Configuring Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Migrating to Workspace Environment Management
  • Creating and Administering OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers using App Layering Skills

Target Audience

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud wanting to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.

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Introduction to App Layering (2 topics)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works

The OS Layer (1 topic)

  • Creating an OS Layer

The Platform Layer (1 topic)

  • Creating a Platform Layer

The App Layers (1 topic)

  • Creating 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 (3 topics)

  • 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

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


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • 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.

Additional Learning

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

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