About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CNS3202
Duration 5 Days

Learn how to configure your NetScaler environment to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall; automate and manage network services for scale-out of application architectures with the Management and Analytics System (MAS); and optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. This five-day course for experienced NetScaler architects, engineers and administrators will teach you to deploy and manage AppFirewall to protect web applications against different types of attacks. It will also give you a practical understanding of MAS capabilities for centralized management of multiple NetScaler platforms, orchestration of changes, transaction reporting, infrastructure visualization and planning.

Is this course for you?
Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically for administrators, implementers, engineers, and architects.

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.

Technical Pre-requisites:

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course/courses: CNS-102 NetScaler Overview, CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management, or CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Understand how to operate the adaptive learning engine
  • Configure AppFirewall to protect web applications
  • Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to monitor, manage, and report on Application Services security
  • Troubleshoot AppFirewall
  • Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
  • Orchestrate configuration changes
  • Report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment
  • Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Outline

Module 1: AppFirewall Overview

  • AppFirewall solution Security Model
  • Common Attacks Overview
  • PCI-DSS Compliance

Module 2: AppFirewall Policies and Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings
  • AppFirewall Learning

Module 3: Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Meta/Literal Characters
  • PCRE
  • RegEx Tools
  • Regular Expression Scope

Module 4: Attacks and Protections

  • Data Flow with AppFirewall
  • Security Checks
  • AppFirewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • Cookie Protection
  • Advanced Form Protection Checks
  • URL Protections

Module 5: AppFirewall Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • AppFirewall and Web Applications
  • Logging and Reporting
  • Customizing Errors
  • Troubleshooting
  • NetScaler Security Insight

Module 6: Security and Filtering

  • IP Reputation
  • Rate Limiting
  • AppQoE
  • HTTP Callout

Module 7: NetScaler MAS Introduction

  • CAn introduction to MAS
  • MAS Deployment and Configuration
  • Deploying MAS in High Availability
  • MAS Instance Management

Module 8: Managing and Monitoring MAS

  • Inventory Management
  • User Management
  • Analytics and Automation
  • SSL Certificate Management

Module 9: Managing NetScaler Configuration

  • Application Management
  • StyleBooks
  • Configuration Management

Module 10: NetScaler Web Logging

  • Understanding Web Traffic
  • Installing and configuring NetScaler Web Logging
  • Troubleshooting NetScaler Web Logging

Module 11: NetScaler Integrated Caching

  • Introduction to Integrated Caching
  • Static and Dynamic Content
  • Request and Response Process Flow
  • Understanding Cache Policies
  • Identifying Content Group Settings

Module 12: Front-End Optimization

  • Improving Content Delivery
  • Front-End Optimization Use Cases
  • Understanding Minification
  • CSS Optimizations

Module 13: Tuning and Optimizations

  • Connections on the NetScaler
  • Connection Profiles
  • Queuing on the NetScaler
  • Connection Tuning Practices
Specialist Course

5 Days

Duration
Citrix
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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