Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with XenDesktop 7 (CXD-300)

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About this Course

This course provides students with the skills required to  successfully deploy a complete Citrix hosted application and desktop  virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course is  based on final product code and currently available through select Citrix  Authorized Learning Centers (CALCs).   Throughout this course, students will learn how to  configure an environment that includes the following Citrix components:  XenServer, XenDesktop, Citrix License Server, MCS, PVS, Personal vDisk,  Storefront, NetScaler (ICA Proxy, Load Balancing, Endpoint Analysis), and  Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to build an  environment including all XenDesktop 7 components from scratch. In addition to field experience, this course prepares  candidates for the Deploying XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam. By passing the  Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the new  Citrix  Certified Professional – Apps Desktops certification

Audience Profile

This course is recommended for solution designers such as  Architects, Consultants, and Engineers.   Students will gain hands-on experience installing and configuring hosted  application and desktop virtualization solutions from the ground up, as well as  testing their implementations prior to rollout. Leaving the class, students  will have the skills to successfully deploy XenDesktop 7 solutions that a  majority of Citrix customers implement today.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are  able to:

  • Set up the hypervisor
  • Set up the infrastructure components
  • Set up XenDesktop 7 components
  • Configure XenDesktop 7 resources (Server OS  machines, Server hosted applications, and Desktop OS machines)
  • Configure profiles and policies
  • Set up Provisioning Services
  • Test the environment in preparation for rollout


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that  students have:

  • An understanding of server, desktop and  application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Completed the following courses or can  demonstrate equivalent knowledge: CTX-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7

Course Outline

Module 1:  Understanding XenDesktop 7 Architecture

  • Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture
  • XenDesktop Desktop Virtualization Technologies
  • Infrastructure Components
  • Citrix Components
  • Designing a XenDesktop Implementation
  • Design Document

Module 2: Setting  Up the Hypervisor

  • Setting Up the Hypervisor
  • Installing the Hypervisor
  • Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
  • Configuring the Hypervisor
  • Creating Templates
  • Reinforcement Exercise – Creating a Windows 7  Template

Module 3: Setting  Up Infrastructure Components

  • Setting Up the Infrastructure Components
  • Setting Up the Domain Controller
  • Setting Up the Dynamic Host Configuration  Protocol
  • Setting Up a Certificate Authority
  • Setting Up the File Server
  • Setting Up SQL Server 2012
  • Reinforcement Exercise – Identify Components

Module 4: Setting  Up Citrix Components

  • Setting Up Citrix Components
  • Architecture
  • Installing the License Server
  • Setting Up the Delivery Controller
  • Installing a Second Controller
  • Setting Up the Citrix Universal Printer
  • Setting Up StoreFront
  • Setting Up NetScaler
  • Setting Up Receiver
  • Reinforcement Exercise – Scanning an Endpoint  for a File

Module 5: Setting  Up XenDesktop 7 Resources

  • Configuring XenDesktop Resources
  • Setting Up Resources
  • Preparing the Master Virtual Machine
  • Setting Up a Windows Server Master Image
  • Setting Up a Windows Desktop Master Image
  • Creating a Machine Catalog
  • Creating a Delivery Group
  • Setting Up Citrix Profile Management
  • Reinforcement Exercise – Creating Delivery  Groups

Module 6: Setting  Up Policies

  • Setting Up Policies
  • Installing the Group Policy Management Role
  • Configuring Printing Policies
  • Configuring Remote Assistance
  • Configuring the End User Experience
  • Mapping Network Drives
  • Configuring USB Drive Mapping
  • Prioritizing the Policies
  • Changing the Priority of the Policy
  • Testing the Resultant Set of Policy
  • Troubleshooting Issues with Policies

Module 7:  Configuring Provisioning Services

  • Configuring Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture
  • Adding a Second Provisioning Services Server
  • Installing Provisioning Services and Joining the  Farm
  • Configuring the vDisk
  • Installing the Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Assigning the vDisk to a Target Device
  • Creating the Machine Catalog
  • Creating the Delivery Group