XenDesktop 7.5 Skills Update (CXD-205)

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About this Course

This course provides experienced Citrix XenDesktop students with the skills required to implement Citrix XenDesktop 7.5. Students will learn how to configure a XenDesktop 7.5 environment that includes the following Citrix components: Delivery Controller, Director, Studio, MCS, NetScaler, Provisioning Services, and Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to implement and configure a XenDesktop 7.5 solution. This course includes access to a live lab environment.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for IT professionals, architects, systems engineers, server administrators, and Citrix Partners with prior Citrix XenDesktop experience.

At Course Completion

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

  • Recognize the basic requirements for a XenDesktop 7.5 implementation
  • Identify XenDesktop 7.5 components and where they fit in an implementation
  • Identify how HDX policies work
  • Identify how delegated administration is implemented
  • Identify how configuration changes are tracked
  • Identify how Provisioning Services is implemented
  • Identify how applications are made available
  • Identify how Citrix StoreFront is implemented
  • Identify how Citrix Director is used
  • Identify how to configure NetScaler load balancing and NetScaler Gateway
  • Identify how to integrate with App-V technology
  • Identify how to interact with an environment via PowerShell


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • Knowledge of how previous versions of XenDesktop work
  • Understanding of the third-party products involved in an implementation, such as Active Directory and databases
  • Awareness of the impact of design decisions on a production environment
  • Experience implementing small scale environments of 100 servers or less for previous XenDesktop
  • Experience performing day-to-day tasks required for ensuring maximum performance of application delivery on previous XenDesktop products
  • Experience managing user accounts, apps, and services to given specifications

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