Citrix NetScaler 12.x Essentials and Unified Gateway

Expand your NetScaler knowledge and skills by enrolling in this five-day course. It covers NetScaler essentials, including secure load balancing, high availability and operations management, and also focuses on Unified Gateway, and NetScaler Gateway. You will learn to deliver secure remote access to apps and desktops integrating XenApp and XenDesktop with Unified Gateway and NetScaler Gateway. This course is best suited for IT professionals, with little or no previous NetScaler experience, who will be deploying or managing NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway or Unified Gateway environments.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are 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 Outline

Module 1: Introduction to NetScaler

  • Feature and Platform Overview

  • Deployment Options

  • Architectural Overview

  • Setup and Management


Module 2: Networking Topologies

  • NetScaler Components

  • Routing

  • Access Control Lists


Module 3: NetScaler Platforms

  • NetScaler MPX

  • NetScaler VPX

  • NetScaler CPX

  • NetScaler SDX


Module 4: NetScaler 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 Overview

  • SSL Configuration

  • SSL Offload

  • Troubleshooting SSL Offload

  • SSL Vulnerabilities and Protections


Module 7: Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing

  • NetScaler MPX

  • NetScaler VPX

  • NetScaler CPX

  • NetScaler SDX


Module 8: NetScaler Logging

  • Monitoring with SNMP

  • Reporting and Diagnostics

  • AppFlow Functions

  • NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)

  • Troubleshooting


Module 9: Unified Gateway

  • Introduction to Unified Gateway

  • Advantages and Utilities of Unified Gateway

  • Unified Gateway Configuration


Module 10: AppExpert Expressions

  • Introduction to AppExpert Policies

  • Classic v. Default Policies

  • Explore NetScaler Gateway Policies

  • Policy Bind Points


Module 11: Authentication and Authorization

  • Authentication and Authorization

  • Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Authentication and Authorization Policies

  • Authentication Troubleshooting


Module 12: Managing Client Connections

  • Introduction to Client Connections

  • Session Policies and Profiles

  • Pre and Post Authentication Policies

  • NetScaler Gateway Deployment Options


Module 13: 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


Module 14: Configuring Unified Gateway

  • Working with Apps on Unified Gateway

  • RDP Proxy

  • Portal Themes and EULA


Module 15: NetScaler Insight Center

  • Introduction to NetScaler Insight

  • Understanding AppFlow

  • Components for NetScaler Insight

  • HDX Insight and Gateway Insight

Audience

Built for IT Professionals working with NetScaler, with little or no previous NetScaler experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to deploy or manage NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, or Unified Gateway environments.