Overview

Build your Citrix ADC knowledge and skills by enrolling in this five-day course.

It covers Citrix ADC essentials platforms, architecture, licensing and functionality - and also focuses on traffic management, including content switching, traffic optimization and global server load balancing (GSLB). You will learn about key ADC capabilities such as high availability, security and performance, and explore SSL offload, load balancing and monitoring. The traffic management curriculum will cover the AppExpert policy engine, the Rewrite and Responder features, and Content Switching.

Versions covered

This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 13.x

Versions covered

This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 13.x

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Prerequisites

In order for you to be able to fully complete your labs it is required for learners to have a valid email account and a mobile phone on which you can install an authenticator app on in order to activate Multifactor Authentication. please note, you will not be asked to submit to QA your email address and your email address will be used for no other purpose than activation of the Multifactor Authentication.
Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.
Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:
https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/create-account-form.html
Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account.
Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical prerequisites

This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix ADC; however, Citrix recommends a basic understanding of of TCP/IP, HTTP, and of the OSI model, network devices, and networking protocols.

Is this course for me?

Built for IT Professionals working with Citrix ADC, with little to no previous ADC experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to implement and manage Citrix ADC features using leading practices.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the functionalities and capabilities of Citrix ADC
  • How to obtain, install, and manage Citrix ADC licenses
  • Comprehend basic ADC network architecture
  • Understand how SSL is used to secure Citrix ADC
  • Optimize the ADC system for traffic handling and management
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Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Introduction to Citrix ADC
  • Feature and Platform Overview
  • Deployment Options
  • Architectural Overview
  • Setup and Management

Module 2: Basic Networking

  • Networking Topology
  • Citrix ADC Components
  • Routing
  • Access Control Lists

Module 3: ADC Platforms

  • Citrix ADC MPX
  • Citrix ADC VPX
  • Citrix ADC CPX
  • Citrix ADC SDX
  • Citrix ADC BLX

Module 4: High Availability

  • Citrix ADC High Availability
  • High Availability Configuration
  • Managing High Availability
  • In Service Software Upgrade
  • Troubleshooting High Availability

Module 5: Load balancing

  • Load Balancing Overview
  • Load Balancing Methods and Monitors
  • Load Balancing Traffic Types
  • Load Balancing Protection
  • Priority Load Balancing
  • Load Balancing Troubleshooting

Module 6: SSL Offloading

  • SSL Overview
  • SSL Configuration
  • SSL Offload
  • Troubleshooting SSL Offload
  • SSL Vulnerabilities and Protections

Module 7: Security

  • Citrix ADC Logging
  • Monitoring with SNMP
  • Reporting and Diagnostics
  • AppFlow Functions
  • Citrix Application Delivery Management
  • Troubleshooting

Module 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing
  • Configuring External Authentication
  • Admin Partitions

Module 9: Advanced Policies

  • Default Policy Overview
  • Default Expression Syntax
  • Policy Bindings
  • AppExpert Additional Features

Module 10: Rewrite Responder URL Transformation

  • Rewrite Policies
  • Responder Policies
  • DNS Rewrite and Responder
  • URL Transformation

Module 11: Content Switching

  • Content Switching Overview
  • Content Switching Configuration

Module 12: Optimization

  • Citrix ADC Optimization Overview
  • HTTP Compression
  • Integrated Caching
  • Front-End Optimization

Module 13: Global Server Load Balancing

  • GSLB Overview
  • GSLB Architecture
  • Content-Switching GSLB
  • GSLB MEP and Monitoring
  • Customizing GSLB
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Special Notices

Please note: this course is currently under development by Citrix. A full outline will be published as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime please call for further information or to register interest.

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