Self-paced Learning Labs

Learn at your convenience with on-demand labs: Self-paced Learning Labs are a great solution for those who can’t make the Instructor-led Learning Labs preconference workshop or prefer to learn on their own schedule. They are designed for IT professionals responsible for implementation, deployment and management of Citrix solutions. Self-paced Learning Labs take place in Synergy Park, and each is approximately 90 minutes long. Note that the session catalog listings are for time slots only; you may select the lab of your choice once in the lab.

All you need to participate is a Windows or Mac laptop and power cord. For more information, review the system requirements.

Self-paced Learning Labs
Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GWCC, Building C, Level 1, Hall C2, Synergy Park

Topics for Self-paced Learning Labs include:

Citrix Access Control enables IT administrators to provide governance around the use of SaaS and web applications through an integrated solution that features single sign-on, enhanced security controls, web filtering policies, and secure browsing capabilities with a unified end-user experience through Citrix Workspace. In this lab, you will publish SaaS and web applications, configure single sign-on for web and SaaS apps, enable security controls, and explore some integrated analytics.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Citrix Cloud

Citrix Workspace fully aggregates all apps and data across all applications—both on-premises and cloud—to deliver the right experience to the right user at the right time. If you have an on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment, you can add your site to Citrix Workspace. In a process known as site aggregation, you can create workspaces for your users and provide them access to on-premises applications. After this session, you will be able to describe hybrid deployment options and create a workspace capable of supporting virtualized apps and desktops (on-prem), SaaS apps, and mobile apps.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Citrix Gateway, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, web and SaaS apps

Citrix ADC is a robust solution to integrate components and provide reliability to applications. Frequently, it is connected to multiple networks, which can create confusion about the correct way to deploy the solution. With MAC-based forwarding (MBF) enabled, when a request reaches the Citrix ADC appliance, it remembers the source MAC address of the frame and uses it as the destination MAC address for the resulting replies. At the end of this session, you should be able to create a Citrix ADC deployment without enabling MBF and instead leverage policy-based routing (PBR) to achieve the desired connectivity.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Networking, Citrix ADC

Director is a monitoring and troubleshooting console for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. It uses a troubleshooting dashboard that provides real-time and historical health monitoring of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops site. This feature allows you to see failures in real time, providing a better understanding of what end users are experiencing. In this session, you should be able to configure Director to access real-time data from the Broker Agent using a unified console, access historical data, monitor ICA data from the Citrix Gateway using Citrix Application Delivery Management, and utilize the troubleshooting dashboard that provides both real-time and historical data.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

By layering not just applications but the operating system as well, app layering simplifies application and image management in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments while accelerating application delivery. App layering is available directly from Citrix Cloud, making it easier to adopt and manage, while ensuring the best possible experience for your users. App layering eliminates traditional image management and is the key to fixing IT app management pain by providing simplicity, application compatibility and portability as well as applications on demand. In this session, you will create Platform Layers, deploy Layered Images, configure the permissions for User Layers and assign new Layered Images for provisioning service workloads.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Virtual Apps and Desktops management, Provisioning Services to deliver OS images; Introductory experience with Citrix App Layering technology

Get familiar with new capabilities in Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator, a multitenant management cloud service to administer Citrix SD-WAN deployments. This lab covers configuration and reporting capabilities of SD-WAN services using SD-WAN Orchestrator as a cloud-hosted management tool.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols (Static, OSPF, BGP), and basic firewall operation

Citrix ADC is an application switch that performs application-specific traffic analysis to intelligently distribute, optimize, and secure Layer 4-Layer 7 (L4–L7) network traffic for web applications with a rich set of switching, security and protection, and server-farm optimization features. This lab focuses on new enhancements introduced in the 12.1 release. In this session, you should be able to configure and test 14-day password expiration notification for LDAP authentication, RDP redirection and randomizing file name with RDP proxy and priority load balancing. You will see how easy it is to configure SaaS applications via the gateway using built-in catalogs and finally, configure high availability and add a disaster recovery instance to Application and Delivery Management.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Citrix ADC function and configuration and Citrix Application Delivery Management

Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) provides the visibility and data needed by today’s businesses. This lab provides a comprehensive review of ADM features, architecture, analytics, use cases, and troubleshooting methodologies. You will learn how customers enroll in Citrix ADM service, how to troubleshoot common ADM use cases during deployment and how to troubleshoot common analytics use cases.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Citrix ADC and configuration of Citrix Application Delivery Management

Only Citrix Workspace offers a user-centric experience where everything you need to work is in one unified app, with conditional access and performance made simple based on user context and IT-designed policies. Citrix Workspace is a rich combination of apps, content, devices and analytics, and fully aggregates all apps and data across all applications—both on-premises and cloud—to deliver the right experience to the right user at the right time. In this lab, you will migrate Citrix Receiver to Workspace, examine various authentication methods that best suit your Workspace configuration, and explore best practices for improving performance using the Workspace app and troubleshooting tools to resolve Workspace app issues.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Citrix products

Citrix Analytics spans the Citrix product portfolio, delivering deep insights using machine learning and advanced algorithms. Citrix Analytics is available as a cloud service delivered through Citrix Cloud. In this lab, you will configure data sources and create rules that will maximize your investment in Citrix Workspace and Citrix Networking.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Citrix products


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