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CXD-202-1l - Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Information

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.

This course is offered as an instructor-led or self-paced online training course and can include virtual labs or classroom discussion, as well as demonstrations and the practical application of concepts through hands-on exercises.
Certification Preparation: This course prepares students for the CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5. 2

Course Objectives

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 Outline

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

Course Prerequisites

​Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following knowledge/experience:

  • 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 Schedule
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