About this course

Tech Type Specialist
Course Code CNS2202
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

Please note: Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management' to 'Citrix ADC Essentials and Traffic Management'. Course content remains the same.

All Citrix courses that align to certification come with a “free” exam voucher. Delegates attending Citrix courses must have a Citrix TCC (training.citrix.com) account, this is where you access your e-courseware and labs. On completion of the course Citrix will automatically provision the delegate’s TCC account with an electronic Pearson Vue exam voucher which is valid for 12 months from point of issue.

Build your Citrix ADC knowledge and skills by enrolling in this fiveday 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 AppExpert policy engines, the Rewrite and Responder features, content switching, and Security Insight. The course is designed for IT professionals with little or no Citrix ADC experience.

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.

Versions covered

This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 12.x, but still applies to all previous versions.

Prerequisites

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. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

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.

Who Needs to Attend

Individuals with little or no previous NetScaler experience who will be deploying or managing NetScaler environments.

Prerequisites

  • Basic networking experience
  • Experience using TCP/IP, HTTP protocols, and the OSI model
  • Knowledge of server load balancing and content switching concepts
  • Familiarity with Web server software
  • Familiarity with DNS, SSL, and compression concepts
  • Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts

Pre-Course attendance Recommendation

Attendance of the following free course prior to attending this class:

CNS-102 NetScaler Overview

Learning Outcomes

What you’ll learn:

  • 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
  • Customize the ADC system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements

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: Citrix ADC Platforms

  • Citrix MPX
  • Citrix VPX
  • Citrix CPX
  • Citrix SDX

Module 4: High Availability

  • Citrix ADC High Availability
  • High Availability Configuration
  • Managing High Availability
  • Troubleshooting High Availability

Module 5: Load Balancing

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

Module 6: SSL Offload

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

Module 7: Securing the Citrix ADC

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

Module 8: Troubleshooting

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

Module 9: Classic Policies

  • Policy Overview
  • Basics of Content Filtering

Module 10: Classic Policies

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

Module 11: Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transformation

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

Module 12: Content Switching

  • Content Switching Overview
  • Content Switching Configuration

Module 13: Optimization

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

Module 14: Global Server Load Balancing

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

Module 15: Clustering

  • Citrix ADC Clustering Overview
  • Citrix ADC Cluster Configuration

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5 Days

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