Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway: (CNS-221)

Course code: SS-221

Exam Code: SS-221

Duration: 40 Hours

In this course, you will learn how 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, you will be able to configure your NetScaler environments to address remote access requirements for Apps and Desktops.

  1. Configure authentication and authorization
  2. Define end user access and experience
  3. Integrate NetScaler Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop
  4. Integrate Unified Gateway with additional resources
  5. Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler Gateway network and connectivity issues
Target Audience

⦁ Architects
⦁ Consultants
⦁ Engineers
⦁ Administrators


1. Challenges of remote access
2. Unified Gateway feature and its role for application delivery
3. Configure Unified Gateway
4. Challenges of remote access
5. Unified Gateway feature and its role for application delivery

1. Identify policy expression structure and components of AppExpert
2. Distinguish between classic and default policies.
3. The types of policies available with NetScaler Gateway.
4. Policy bind points.

1. Authentication to establish identity
2. Authorization to provide access to resources
3. Customize multi-factor authentication
4. Deploy Authentication and Authorization policies

1. Configure NetScaler Gateway plug-in with Citrix Receiver to establish VPN.
2. Configure the access level and which applications users are allowed to access in the secure network
3. Configure pre-authentication policies and profiles to check for client-side security before end users are authenticated
4. Deploy NetScaler Gateway to allow end-user connections, including logon options
5. How endpoint analysis is used to verify that the end-user device meets your requirements before allowing it to connect to your network or remain connected after end users log on

1. NetScaler Gateway Integration with XenApp/XenDesktop
2. Integrate with Web Interface and StoreFront
3. WebFront
4. Enable Clientless Access and Receiver for ICA Proxy
5. Utilize Smart Control
6. Configure Smart Access

1. Components of NetScaler Insight
2. Configure NetScaler Insight
3. NetScaler Insight Application Performance
4. Generate Performance Reports

  • A basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates
    • Networking
    • Windows and Linux Server administration

    Experience with:

    • Citrix virtualization technologies such as XenDesktop and XenApp
    • Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
    • Active Directory and Group Policy

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