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Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Unified Gateway

  • Course Code CNS-222
  • Duration 5 days

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£2,295.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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This course has been designed for students with little or no previous NetScaler experience who will be deploying or managing Netscaler, Netscaler Gateway or Unified Gateway environments. You will learn to deliver secure remote access to apps and desktops integrating XenApp and XenDesktop with Unified Gateway and NetScaler Gateway, including secure load balancing, high availability and operations management.


This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 12.x product, but the skills and fundamental concepts learned are common to earlier product versions.


Part 1: Citrix NetScaler Essentials - Days 1-3

Learn the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management. At the end of the course, students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management.


Part 2: Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway - Days 4-5

Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway features, including how to implement Gateway components including NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address remote access requirements for Apps and Desktops.


Note: Students looking to expand their knowledge around NetScaler Traffic Management functionality are recommended to take CNS-220 (Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management) or this class plus the CNS-219 class.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 29 January-02 February, 2018
    • Location: Manchester - Embankment Business Park

    £2,295.00

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 29 January-02 February, 2018
    • Location: Leeds

    £2,295.00

  • £2,295.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 29 January-02 February, 2018
    • Location: Virtual

    £2,295.00

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 19-23 March, 2018
    • Location: Wokingham

    £2,295.00

Target Audience

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Individuals interested in learning how to deploy or manage NetScaler, Netscaler Gateway or Unified Gateway environments.

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you shoud be able to:

  • Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
  • Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Identify the steps and components to secure the NetScaler
  • Configure Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing
  • Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp, XenDesktop and other Citrix components

Course Content

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Part 1: Days 1-3

Introduction to NetScaler

  • Feature and Platform Overview
  • Deployment Options
  • Architectural Overview
  • Setup and Management

Networking Topologies

  • NetScaler Components
  • Routing
  • Access Control Lists

NetScaler Platforms

  • NetScaler MPX
  • NetScaler VPX
  • NetScaler CPX
  • NetScaler SDX

NetScaler High Availability

  • High Availability Configuration
  • Managing High Availability
  • Troubleshooting High Availability.

Load Balancing

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

SSL Overview

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

Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing

  • NetScaler MPX
  • NetScaler VPX
  • NetScaler CPX
  • NetScaler SDX

NetScaler Logging

  • Monitoring with SNMP
  • Reporting and Diagnostics
  • AppFlow Functions
  • NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)
  • Troubleshooting

Part 2: Days 4-5

Unified Gateway

  • .Introduction to Unified Gateway
  • Advantages and Utilities of Unified Gateway
  • Unified Gateway Configuration

AppExpert Expressions

  • Introduction to AppExpert Policies
  • Classic v. Default Policies
  • Explore NetScaler Gateway Policies
  • Policy Bind Points

Authentication and Authorization

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Authentication and Authorization Policies
  • Authentication Troubleshooting

Managing Client Connections

  • Introduction to Client Connections
  • Session Policies and Profiles
  • Pre and Post Authentication Policies
  • NetScaler Gateway Deployment Options

Integration for XenDesktop and XenApp Solutions

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • NetScaler Gateway Integration
  • NetScaler WebFront • ICA Proxy
  • Clientless Access and Receiver
  • Access Fallback
  • SmartControl and SmartAcess for ICA

Configuring Unified Gateway

  •  Working with Apps on Unified Gateway
  •  RDP Proxy
  •  Portal Themes and EULA

NetScaler Insight Center

  • Introduction to NetScaler Insight
  • Understanding AppFlow
  • Components for NetScaler Insight
  • HDX Insight and Gateway Insight

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:   

  • Recommended review of CNS-102 NetScaler Overview E-Learning  Course

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam. By passing the 1Y0-253: Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N) Certification. OR
  • 1Y0-230 Citrix NetScaler 12 Essentials and Unified Gateway exam.

Follow on Courses

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The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • CNS-219 - Citrix NetScaler Traffic Management