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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

CWS-252 Citrix DaaS Deployment and Administration on Microsoft Azure

  • Length 5 days
  • Version 7
  • Inclusions Exam
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Why study this course

In this course you will learn how to create a new Citrix DaaS deployment on Citrix Cloud, with a resource location on Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to migrate to Citrix DaaS from an on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site. Get hands-on as the course guides you through the architecture, communications, management, installation, and configuration of Citrix DaaS on Citrix Cloud and a Microsoft Azure resource location that will host apps and desktops for your users.

This course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills, to not only understand, manage, and deliver successfully, but also to make well-informed planning decisions along the way.

Product Versions Covered: Citrix DaaS, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2203 LTSR

This course is a combination of CWS-250 Citrix DaaS Deployment and Administration and CWS-251 Implement Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure.

Please note:

  • Citrix provides students with electronic courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course.

  • This course includes the Citrix exam, which must be taken within six months of completing your course.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the differences between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR on-premises and the Citrix DaaS.

  • Install, configure, and manage Citrix Cloud Connectors.

  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines to on-premises resource locations as well as in Microsoft Azure using MCS.

  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

  • Provide remote access with Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Gateway on Microsoft Azure.

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Citrix provides server, application and desktop virtualisation, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies. DDLS is the most experienced provider of Citrix training in Australia with 15 years as a Citrix CALC (Citrix Authorised Learning Center).

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Who is the course for?

  • Administrators

  • Engineers

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Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix DaaS

  • New Citrix Workspace Packaging

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops - On-Premises Site

  • What is Citrix Cloud

  • Why Citrix DaaS

  • What is a Migration from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to Citrix DaaS

  • Citrix Cloud Administration

Module 2: Planning - Citrix DaaS Architecture, Security, and Operations

  • Architecture and Deployment Options

  • Citrix DaaS Security

  • Citrix DaaS Operations

Module 3: Planning - Citrix Cloud Connectors

  • Cloud Connector Architecture

  • Cloud Connector Services and Communications Overview

  • Cloud Connector Operations in a Resource Location

  • Cloud Connector Resiliency

  • Installing, Updating, and Removing Cloud Connectors

  • Supported Domain Scenarios for Cloud Connectors

  • Securing Cloud Connector Communications

  • Local Host Cache (LHC)

  • Citrix Cloud Connector vs Delivery Controller Operations

Module 4: Planning - Citrix DaaS Resource Locations

  • Citrix DaaS Resource Locations

  • Citrix DaaS Hosting Connections

  • Zones

Module 5: Planning - Active Directory, Authentication, and Authorisation

  • Active Directory Design Options

  • Desktops from Non-Domain Joined VDAs

  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service and Identity Provider Services

Module 6: Planning - Provisioning VDA Workloads and Delivering Resources

  • Master Images

  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) in Citrix DaaS

  • Citrix Provisioning in Citrix DaaS

  • Machine Catalogs

  • Delivery Groups

  • Citrix Cloud Library

Module 7: Planning - Provide Access in Citrix Cloud

  • Selecting Between Citrix digital workspace experience and StoreFront

  • Citrix StoreFront and Citrix digital workspace experience Communications

  • Selecting Between Citrix Gateway Service and On-Premises Citrix Gateway

  • Access Layer Communications

  • User Authentication

Module 8: Planning - Citrix DaaS Administration

  • Citrix Cloud Manage and Monitor

  • Delegated Administration

  • Citrix DaaS Remote PowerShell Software Development Kit

  • Manage Multiple Resource Locations

Module 9: Planning - Public Cloud Considerations

  • General Public Cloud Considerations

  • Using Autoscale to Power Manage Machines in a Public Cloud

  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix DaaS Resource Location

  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix DaaS Resource Location

  • Google Cloud as a Citrix DaaS Resource Location

Module 10: Planning - Migrating to Citrix DaaS from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations

  • Citrix Automated Configuration Tool

  • Citrix Image Portability Service

Module 11: Manage - Operations and Support in Citrix Cloud

  • Citrix Cloud Connector Support

  • Updating and Rolling Back Machine Catalogs

  • VDA Restore

  • Citrix Self-Help Strategy

  • Monitor Your Environment

Module 12: Introduction to Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure

  • Partnering for Success

Module 13: Planning - Citrix DaaS Resource Location on Microsoft Azure

  • Overview of Citrix DaaS Components

  • Creating a Citrix DaaS Deployment Overview

Module 14: Planning - Microsoft Azure Overview

  • Azure Virtual Network Structure

  • Azure Virtual Network Connectivity

  • Azure Virtual Resources

  • Azure Active Directory Identity and Access Management

  • Azure Active Directory Options and Considerations

Module 15: Planning - Deploying Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure

  • Citrix DaaS Resource Locations in Azure

  • Citrix DaaS Components in Azure

  • Creating and Managing Workloads in an Azure Resource Location

Module 16: Planning - Provide Access to End Users

  • Providing Access to Resources in Citrix Cloud

  • Citrix Gateway Deployment Options

  • Deploying Citrix Gateway or ADC in Azure

  • GSLB and StoreFront Optimal Gateway in Hybrid Environments

Module 17: Rollout - Citrix DaaS Deployment on Microsoft Azure

  • Citrix Workspace App Rollout

  • Preparing Migration of End-Users to Workspace Platform

Module 18: Managing - Citrix DaaS Workloads on Microsoft Azure

  • Maintaining Citrix Gateway

  • Backup and Monitoring in Azure

  • Maintaining Master Images in Azure

  • Monitoring VDAs in Manage Console and Azure

Module 19: Optimise - Citrix DaaS on Microsoft Azure

  • Managing Azure Costs

  • Using Azure Pricing Calculator - Instructor Demo

  • Student Exercise - Calculate a case


Strong foundational knowledge of:

  • Windows Server and Desktop operating systems.

  • Active Directory, Policies, Profiles, Networking and Hypervisors.

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