Citrix CXD-210 – XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

This course was replaced with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.
During this course you will learn the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment. You will gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This course teaches you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops; install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. You will also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director. This course will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp and XenDesktop.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends


There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture Overview
• Architecture
• FlexCast models (use cases)
• Connection flow process
• Hosting platform considerations
• Layered approach methodology

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab
• Citrix consulting methodology
• Supporting infrastructure requirements
• Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
• Lab environment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Licensing considerations
• Installation and management of the Citrix License Server setup
• Basic license server troubleshooting
• Delivery Controller role
• The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources
• The Virtual Delivery Agent
• Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
• Provisioning methods and considerations
• Machine Creation Services (MCS) in deep-dive
• MCS environment considerations
• Delivering Office 365 considerations

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver
• StoreFront installation and architecture
• StoreFront authentication services
• Citrix Receiver
• Receiver configurations

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies
• Policies introduction
• Citrix policies applied

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management
• Application properties
• Workspace Control
• Shortcut placement
• Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
• Application groups

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop
• Printing introduction
• Printer driver management
• Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server
• Common printing troubleshooting

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management
• User profiles and Citrix Profile Management
• Configuring Citrix Profile management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• Delegated administration
• Logging and reporting
• Introduction to PowerShell
• Power management

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy
• Component failure review
• Methods of redundancy
• Configuring site and access infrastructure redundancy

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security
• Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
• Certificate authority
• XML service security
• External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site 
• Introduction to Citrix Director
• Navigating Director
• Trends and reports
• Alerts and notifications
• Monitoring sessions
• Interacting with sessions
• Network monitoring integration

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop
• Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
• XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
• Common Troubleshooting Tools
• Proactive administration and common tasks

Follow on
There are no follow-ons for this course.

Certification programs
Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam