Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration (CWS-315)


Course Overview

Designed to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. You will learn advance features to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which can improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health. You’ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX.

Who should attend

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.


Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Deployment and Administration (CWS-215).

Course Objectives

  • How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • App Layering skills such as how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers

Course Content

Backup, recovery and security considerations and configurations

Implementing Redundancy and Scalability Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations Zones Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods Improving App and Data Security Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent Introduction to Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Access Issues Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

App Layering Considerations and Configuration

Introduction to App Layering Creating an OS Layer Creating a Platform Layer Creating App Layers Creating Elastic App and User Layers Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Exploring Layer Priority Maintaining an App Layering Environment

Workspace Environment Management (WEM) considerations and configuration

Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management Using WEM for Performance Optimization Using WEM to Secure Environments Migrating and Upgrading WEM

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

5 days

  • on request

Subscription duration
90 days

  • on request



2 hours difference

Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: Italian
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