Got a question? Call 1800 853 276   |   
Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $5665 inc GST
Course overview
View dates &
book now
  • Register interest

Why study this course

If you are new to Citrix or if you are planning a move to Citrix Cloud, this course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills to manage and deploy Citrix Workspace successfully.

This foundational administration course covers the aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment, how to manage an on-premises Citrix solution and migrate from an on-premises solution to cloud using the Citrix Cloud management plane.

This five-day course will teach you how to deploy, install, configure, setup profile management, configure policies, printing and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

Please note:

  • Citrix now 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.

Request Course Information

By submitting an enquiry, you agree to our privacy policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.

What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7

  • How to install, configure, and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site and Cloud connectors

  • Identify the considerations between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on-premises and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service

  • How to deliver app and desktop resources

Citrix at DDLS

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).

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

Built for experienced IT Professionals who want to be familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment and Citrix Cloud. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the end user workspace and overall health and performance of the solution.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276).

Course subjects

Module 1: Architecture Overview

  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Architecture Overview

  • Features

  • Hosting Platform Considerations

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service

  • Connection Flow Process Introduction

Module 2: Deploy the Site

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations

  • Citrix Licensing Setup

  • Delivery Controller Setup

  • Site Setup And Management

  • Redundancy Considerations

Module 3: The Apps and Desktops Images

  • Consider Master Image Creation Methods

  • Master Image Requirements

Module 4: Provision and Deliver App and Desktop Resources

  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups

  • Provisioning Methods and Considerations

  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive

  • MCS Environment Considerations

  • Resource Locations

Module 5: Provide Access to App and Desktop Resources

  • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront

  • Workspace Experience User Authentication

  • Workspace App

  • Communication Flow

Module 6: Manage the User Experience

  • Methods to Manage the User Experience

  • Common User Experience Settings

Module 7: Published App and Desktop Presentation and Management

  • Published App Properties

  • Server OS Published App Optimizations

  • Published App Presentation

  • Application Groups

  • Apps and Desktops Presentation

Module 8: Manage Printing for User Sessions

  • Map Printers to the User Session

  • Printer Drivers

  • Print Environment Considerations

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • Introduction and Considerations

  • Configure Citrix Profile Management

Module 10: Manage the Site

  • Delegated Administration

  • Use PowerShell with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Power Management Considerations

Module 11: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Basic Security Considerations

  • Citrix Admin Security Considerations

  • XML Service Security Considerations

  • Secure HDX External Traffic

Module 12: Monitor the Site

  • Citrix Director Introduction

  • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions

  • Published Apps Analysis

  • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA

  • Site Specific Common Monitoring

  • Alerts and Notifications

  • Optimize Citrix Director Monitoring with Citrix ADM

Module 13: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

  • Tools

  • Proactive Administration Common Tasks

Module 14: Migrate To Citrix Cloud

  • Migration Considerations

  • Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location

  • The Migration Process

Module 15: Citrix Analytics

  • Citrix Analytics Introduction

  • Prepare to Use Citrix Analytics

  • Types of Analytics


This course requires basic knowledge of AD, Windows, Storage, Networking and little to no previous experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 version; however, Citrix recommends completing the free Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Introduction bundle at

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Request Course Information

By submitting an enquiry, you agree to our privacy policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.