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Moving to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Citrix Cloud with Microsoft Azure (CXD-252)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud

  • What is Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Cloud Services
  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture
  • Citrix Cloud Administration

Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors

  • Cloud Connector Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Securing Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Citrix Cloud with Multiple Domains

Module 3: Introduction to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment Models
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service with On-Premises Resources
  • Configuring the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using
  • On-Premises Resources with MCS

Module 4: Managing the Citrix Virtual Apps and mDesktops Service

  • Citrix Studio and Director
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Remote PowerShell SDK
  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations
  • Using PVS with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Services

Module 5: Providing Access in Citrix Cloud

  • Selecting Between Workspace Experience and On-premises StoreFront
  • Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations
  • User Authentication

Module 6: Operations and Support in Citrix Cloud

  • Citrix Smart Tools
  • Cloud Connector Operations
  • Monitoring your Environment

Module 7: Public Cloud Considerations

  • General Public Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)
  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)

Module 8: On-Premises Migration to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service

  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations
  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Migrating Policies and Settings
  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud

Module 9: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure Overview

  • Defining IAAS
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Azure Deployment Models
  • Azure Fundamentals Review
  • Azure Management
  • Azure Locations

Module 10: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Integration with Azure Active Directory

  • Active Directory Basics
  • Active Directory Usage
  • Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure
  • Azure Role Based Access Control
  • Azure Locations

Module 11: Connecting to Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Connectivity
  • Cloud Connectors in Azure
  • Creating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Host Connections to Azure

Module 12: Deploying Apps and Desktops using Machine Creation Services

  • Master Image Preparation
  • Machine Creation Services in Azure
  • Considerations for Deploying onto Azure

Module 13: Providing Access to End Users

  • StoreFront Locations
  • NetScaler Locations
  • Multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Zones in Azure Regions

Module 14: Maintaining Infrastructure and VDAs in Microsoft Azure

  • Maintaining Infrastructure
  • Maintaining Resources
  • Power Management

Module 15: Plan for a Successful POC

  • Planning your next steps