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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

CMB-318 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7, App Layering, and WEM Administration (Fast Track)

  • Length 5 days
  • Version 7.1x
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Why study this course

This fast track 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. Also, learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with a Citrix Director and Citrix Analytics.

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  • Citrix now provides students with electronic courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course.

  • This course covers a large amount of content in a highly intensive format with extended hours so please be prepared to learn at high speed.

  • This course includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within six months of completing your course.

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What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will know:

  • How to 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.

  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption.

  • App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers.

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Citrix provides server, application and desktop virtualisation, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies. DDLS is the most experienced provider of Citrix training in Australia with 15 years as a Citrix CALC (Citrix Authorised Learning Center).

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Who is the course for?

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.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

Module 1: Architecture Overview

  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Architecture Overview

  • Features

  • Hosting Platform Considerations

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service

  • Connection Flow Process Introduction

Module 2: Deploy the Site

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations

  • Citrix Licensing Setup

  • Delivery Controller Setup

  • Site Setup and Management

  • Redundancy Considerations

Module 3: The Apps and Desktops Images

  • Consider Master Image Creation Methods

  • Master Image Requirements

Module 4: Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources

  • Learning Objectives

  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups

  • Provisioning Methods and Considerations

  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive

  • MCS Environment Considerations

  • Resource Locations

Module 5: Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

  • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront

  • Workspace App

Module 6: Manage the User Experience

  • Methods to Manage the User Experience

Module 7: Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

  • Published App Properties

  • Server OS Published App Optimizations

  • Published App Presentation

  • Application Groups

  • Apps and Desktops Presentation

Module 8: Manage Printing for User Sessions

  • Map Printers to the User Session

  • Printer Drivers

  • Print Environment Considerations

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • Introduction and Considerations

  • Configure Citrix Profile Management

Module 10: Manage the Site

  • Delegated Administration

  • Power Management Considerations

Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

  • Citrix Admin Security Considerations

  • XML Service Security Considerations

  • Secure HDX External Traffic

Module 12: Monitor the Site

  • Citrix Director Introduction

  • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions

  • Published Apps Analysis

  • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA

  • Alerts and Notifications

Module 13: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

  • Tools

Module 14: Migrate to Citrix Cloud

  • Migration Considerations

  • Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location

  • The Migration Process

Module 15: Citrix Analytics

  • Citrix Analytics Introduction

  • Types of Analytics

Module 16: Introduction to App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction

  • Architecture and How it Works

Module 17: Create an OS Layer

  • The OS Layer

Module 18: Create a Platform Layer

  • The Platform Layer

Module 19: Create App Layers

  • The App Layers

Module 20: Create Elastic App and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering

  • User Layers

Module 21: Deploy a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Using Templates in App Layering

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

Module 22: Explore Layer Priority and Maintain an App Layering Environment

  • Layer Priority

  • Updating Layers

  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment

  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

Module 23: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction

  • WEM Administration

Module 24: Use WEM to Centralize Environment Management

  • Managing User Resources with WEM

  • Managing Profiles with WEM

  • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 25: Use WEM for Performance Optimization

  • Learning Objectives

  • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM

  • Optimizing User Experience with WEM


This course is taught at a much faster pace and experience with previous versions is recommended. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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