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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

CWS-314 Citrix App Layering and WEM Administration

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Why study this course

In this course, you will learn to build and combine App Layers to optimise management of your app and desktop images and to implement Workspace Environment Management to improve log-on times, centralise user settings management, and optimise the performance of machines.

You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions and features in your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 site.

Please note:

  • This course is due to retire on 30/06/2022.

  • Citrix now provide 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 does not include an exam or exam voucher.

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What you’ll learn

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

  • How to migrate to Workspace Environment Management

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

Citrix at DDLS

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

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: Introduction to App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction

  • Architecture and How it Works

Module 2: The OS Layer

  • Creating an OS Layer

Module 3: The Platform Layer

  • Creating a Platform Layer

Module 4: The App Layers

  • Creating App Layers

Module 5: Creating Elastic App and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering

  • User Layers

Module 6: Deploying 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 7: Exploring Layer Priority

  • Layer Priority

Module 8: Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Updating Layers

  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment

  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

Module 9: Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction

  • WEM Administration

Module 10: Using WEM to Centralise Environment Management

  • Managing User Resources with WEM

  • Managing Profiles with WEM

  • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

Module 11: Using WEM for Performance Optimisation

  • Optimising Machine Performance with WEM

  • Optimising User Experience with WEM

Module 12: Using WEM to Secure Environments

  • WEM Security Features

Module 13: Migrating and Upgrading WEM

  • Migrating to WEM

  • Upgrading a WEM Deployment

  • WEM Multi-Location Considerations


Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following 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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