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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

CWS-415 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Assessment, Design and Advanced Configuration

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Why study this course

This course teaches the design principles for creating a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtualization solution.

In this training, you will also learn how to assess existing environments, explore different scenarios, and make design decisions based on business requirements.

This course covers the Citrix Consulting approach to design and covers the key design decisions through lectures, lab exercises, and interactive discussions. You will also learn about additional considerations and advanced configurations for multi-location solutions and disaster recovery planning. This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization (CCE-V) exam.

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  • 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 includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within 6 months of completing your course.

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What you’ll learn

  • Identify risks and areas for improvement in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment by assessing relevant information in an existing deployment

  • Determine core Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design decisions and align them to business requirements to achieve a practical solution

  • Design a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops disaster recovery plan and understand different disaster recovery considerations

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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Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

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Who is the course for?

Built for IT Professionals with significant experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as supporting infrastructure. If you are responsible for the environment design and overall health, or are guiding others through the process (as a consultant), you should consider taking this training.

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: Methodology & Assessment

  • Methodology

  • Business Drivers

  • User Segmentation

  • Application Assessment

  • Capabilities Assessment

Module 2: User Layer

  • Endpoints & Peripherals

  • Citrix Workspace App

  • Network Connectivity

Module 3: Access Layer

  • Access Matrix*

  • Access Layer Architecture Design Considerations

  • StoreFront Store Design

  • Scalability and Redundancy

Module 4: Resource Layer – Images

  • FlexCast Model Assignment*

  • Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Scalability

  • Virtual Delivery Agent Machine Security

  • Provisioning Strategy / Image Management

Module 5: Resource Layer – Applications and Personalization

  • Application Delivery

  • Profiles

  • Policies

  • Printing*

Module 6: Control Layer

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site Design

  • Machine Catalogs & Delivery Groups*

  • Site Management Considerations

  • Control Layer Scalability & High Availability

  • Control Layer Security

Module 7: Hardware/Compute Layer

  • Assessment Considerations for Hardware & Hypervisor Selection

  • Cluster / Resource Pool Design

  • Hardware / Compute Layer Sizing

  • Storage

  • Datacenter Networking

  • Security

Module 8: Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Introduction

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Access

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Image Management

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Profiles & Data

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Printing

  • Multiple Location Considerations – Control Layer

Module 9: Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery – Levels

  • Disaster Recovery – Strategy

  • Disaster Recovery – Process

*Optional content based on instructor criteria


This course requires extensive experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 as well as experience with Citrix Gateway and supporting infrastructure.

Terms & Conditions

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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