Hands-on training in Citrix learning labs

Citrix Summit offered hands-on learning that delivered intensive training just like the best Citrix education classes, with focused instruction on the latest Citrix products and solutions in mobility management, app virtualization and VDI, networking, and file sync and sharing.


Instructor-led Learning Labs

Partners experienced Citrix products in a virtual hands-on environment under the close supervision of an expert in this preconference workshop. Interactive question and answer sessions after each lab enabled partners to leverage the field experience of Tech Support, Consulting and Enablement team experts and get one-on-one information about challenges and obstacles. Up to three labs were included with each registration. Partners could preregister or stand by on-site, which offered flexibility while giving all attendees an opportunity to participate in the labs of their choice.

Self-paced Learning Labs

Partners worked at their own pace, on their own schedule: no reservations were necessary for Self-paced Learning Labs, enabling partners to plug in, select a lab topic and begin training on topics from introductory to advanced, including installation, configuration and how to monitor, scale and optimize Citrix solutions.

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Some of the Topics for the Self-paced Labs included:

Deploying Linux-based desktops with XenDesktop

Delivery of Linux apps and desktops has become ever more prevalent with the move to cloud and SaaS. Linux Virtual Desktop is a natural extension of a XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure, and the latest version with CentOS support allows IT to enable more use cases. In this session, you will learn the process of deploying Linux-based desktops for Linux and browser-based applications using the new Linux VDA 1.3. You will get hands-on experience with the Citrix Linux VDA, including creating the initial CentOS 7.2 Linux virtual machine and installation requirements. This is the same as LABS601.

Keys to a successful XenMobile deployment

Citrix XenMobile is a comprehensive solution that allows you to extend access to mobile, SaaS, Web, and Windows-based apps from a unified app store, including seamlessly integrated email, browser, data sharing, and support apps. In this course, you will walk through the major components of a successful XenMobile deployment and learn tips and tricks from the professionals. We'll practice using the information in the XenMobile deployment handbook in a virtual hands-on environment. This is the same as LABS602.

Essentials for quickly deploying and configuring NetScaler SD-WAN

The NetScaler SD-WAN solution offers a scalable, reliable and cloud-ready approach to increasing bandwidth demands and ensures a seamless user experience at the branch and mobile level. In this session, we will start with a walkthrough of a NetScaler SD-WAN proof of concept setup. You will get a basic understanding of a NetScaler SD-WAN solution to help you successfully design, deploy and configure. We will cover key functionality such as WAN bandwidth aggregation, application resiliency, link of last resort and packet duplication. You will also be introduced to SD-WAN reporting to aid in demonstrating key capabilities. This is the same as LABS604.

How to protect your network with Citrix NetScaler

Citrix NetScaler is the industry’s leading web and application delivery controller that maximizes the performance and availability of all applications and data. NetScaler can secure web applications, prevent inadvertent or intentional disclosure of confidential information and maintain compliance with information security regulations. In this session, you will learn how to configure a rich set of protection mechanisms including DDoS, AppFW, and RateLimiting, to protect against top web security issues. This is the same as LABS605.

Troubleshooting methodology and strategies for XenMobile Enterprise

XenMobile is a comprehensive EMM solution for managing mobile apps, data and devices, both on-premises and in the cloud. In this session, you will get hands-on experience troubleshooting a XenMobile deployment and learn the Citrix Technical Support troubleshooting methodology and best practices used by our experts. You'll learn how to use existing troubleshooting tools such as XenMobile Analyzer, Citrix Insight Services and others to diagnose, identify and fix common XenMobile issues. This is the same as LABS606.

The ultimate how-to guide to NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront integration

Understanding how NetScaler Gateway works with XenApp and XenDesktop is crucial to a successful environment. In this session, you will see the complete end-to-end picture of how the products fit and work together. We will cover the latest NetScaler 11.1 XenApp and XenDesktop integration wizard which enables quick deployment of this end-to-end solution. You will learn the traffic flow for common NetScaler Gateway deployment scenarios and how policies and SmartAccess filters operate, as well as configuration considerations for StoreFront and troubleshooting tips to identify common issues in any deployment. This is the same as LABS608.

NetScaler SD-WAN advanced features

Already familiar with the basics of what NetScaler SD-WAN has to offer? Get introduced to the next-level features that can help customers deploy Internet break-out at the branch, successfully deploy SD-WAN overlay over MPLS Queue deployments and leverage the underlay OSPF and eBGP protocols to help build the SD-WAN overlay network. You’ll also learn how to create routing domains to segregate traffic and more. This is the same as LABS612.

Accelerate your NetScaler skills

This course is designed to cover a wide spectrum of the vast NetScaler feature set. We will touch on several core features and common use cases found in NetScaler deployments. You will see how NetScaler is managed and optimized, and learn about topics including initial tune-up, networking and licensing. In addition, you'll get hands-on with load balancing, content switching, URL transform with rewrite, SSL offload and more. This is the same as LABS621.