CWS-215: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud

The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration course enables you to learn the necessary skills to manage and deploy the Citrix workspace successfully. This foundational administration course covers the aspects of installing, configuring, and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment. You will learn how to manage an on-premises Citrix solution and migrate from an on-premises solution to the cloud using the Citrix Cloud management plane.


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5 days course

Official e-courseware from Citrix

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CWS-215: Citrix Course Overview

The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service lower the impacts of the hard and soft costs as IT accelerates their journey to the cloud. Citrix delivers the following key values to IT and the business—that is, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service deliver faster time to value, better flexibility, and secure and simplified management.

This five-day course will teach you how to deploy, install, configure, set up profile management, configure policies, printing, and basic security features for on-premises Virtual Apps and Desktop solution building, and then migrating to Citrix Cloud.

In this training, you will be able to use Citrix to deliver significant value with the cloud-based services providing savings on infrastructure procurement and management, mitigating the security and risk concerns, reducing the time and effort to complete successful software upgrades, and ensuring that administrators have the benefits of using the latest upgraded software at all times.

Course Curriculum


This course is intended for experienced IT professionals who want to be familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment and Citrix Cloud. The potential audience for this training includes:

  • Administrators or engineers are responsible for the end-user workspace and the overall health and performance of the solution.

Course Objectives

After this training, you will learn about:

  • Foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7
  • How to install, configure, and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site and Cloud connectors
  • Identify the considerations between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on-premises and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • How to deliver app and desktop resources

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring to attend this training need to have:

  • Knowledge of AD, Windows, Storage, Networking
  • Previous experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 version

About The Examination

Exam Name: 1Y0-204

Exam Duration: 90 minutes

No. of questions: 65 multiple choice questions

Passing score: 62%

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Architecture Overview
  • Features
  • Hosting Platform Considerations
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Connection Flow Process Introduction
  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Citrix Licensing Setup
  • Delivery Controller Setup
  • Site Setup And Management
  • Redundancy Considerations
  • Consider Master Image Creation Methods
  • Master Image Requirements
  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Provisioning Methods and Considerations
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) Deep Dive
  • MCS Environment Considerations
  • Resource Locations
  • Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
  • Workspace Experience User Authentication
  • Workspace App
  • Communication Flow
  • Methods to Manage the User Experience
  • Common User Experience Settings
  • Published App Properties
  • Server OS Published App Optimizations
  • Published App Presentation
  • Application Groups
  • Apps and Desktops Presentation
  • Map Printers to the User Session
  • Printer Drivers
  • Print Environment Considerations
  • Introduction and Considerations
  • Configure Citrix Profile Management
  • Delegated Administration
  • Use PowerShell with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Power Management Considerations
  • Citrix Admin Security Considerations
  • XML Service Security Considerations
  • Secure HDX External Traffic
  • Citrix Director Introduction
  • Monitor and Interact with User Sessions
  • Published Apps Analysis
  • Monitor the Machines Running the VDA
  • Site Specific Common Monitoring
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Optimize Citrix Director Monitoring with Citrix ADM
  • Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
  • Tools
  • Proactive Administration Common Tasks
  • Migration Considerations
  • Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location
  • The Migration Process
  • Citrix Analytics Introduction
  • Prepare to Use Citrix Analytics
  • Types of Analytic

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This exam is administered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. To learn more about the rules and process of taking an exam.

The 1Y0-204 exam is a 90 minutes exam that consists of 65 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will need to score 62% to clear the exam.

You will receive a CCA-V certification on completing this course. Citrix certifications enable you to demonstrate real-world skills and experience required to deliver successful Citrix solutions by becoming a certified Associate, Professional, or Expert, or achieving a low stakes certification. Thus, this certification will definitely add value to your profile.