Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7, App Layering, and WEM Administration (Fast-Track) CMB-318

Course code: CMB-318

Exam Code: CMB-318

Duration: 40 Hours

This accelerated 5-day course is designed for experienced IT professionals to build the foundational administration aspects of installing, configuring and managing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 environment.Learn about configuring policies, printing and basic security features as well as more advanced topics including Windows Environment Management (WEM) and App Layering.Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. Monitoring and troubleshooting the environment with Citrix Director and Citrix Analytics is also incorporated in this course.

This course is currently on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7.19

  • After completing this course you should be able to:

    • Install, configure and manage a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 site on-premises and on Citrix Cloud including how to migrate from on-premises to Citrix Cloud
    • Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
    • Use App Layering skills to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
    • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)


Target Audience

Built for experienced IT Professionals new to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-prem or Citrix Cloud environment looking to gain as much information as possible in the 5-day course. In this course, you will learn the considerations and how-to setup a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop site including advanced topics as WEM and App Layering allowing fast-track preparation for the CCP-V certification.


⦁ Consider Workspace Experience versus StoreFront
⦁ Workspace App

Methods to Manage the User Experience

⦁ 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
⦁ 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
⦁ Alerts and Notifications

⦁ Introduction to Supporting a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site
⦁ Tools

⦁ Migration Considerations
⦁ Citrix Cloud Connector Deployment
⦁ Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with an On-Premises Resource Location
⦁ The Migration Process

⦁ Citrix Analytics Introduction
⦁ Types of Analytics

⦁ App Layering Introduction
⦁ Architecture and How it Works

⦁ The OS Layer

⦁ The Platform Layer

⦁ The App Layers

⦁ Elastic App Layering
⦁ User Layers

⦁ Using Templates in App Layering
⦁ Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

⦁ Layer Priority
⦁ Updating Layers
⦁ Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
⦁ Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

⦁ Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
⦁ WEM Administration

⦁ Managing User Resources with WEM
⦁ Managing Profiles with WEM
⦁ Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

⦁ Learning Objectives
⦁ Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
⦁ Optimizing User Experience with WEM

⦁ Use WEM to Secure Environments
⦁ WEM Security Features

⦁ Migrating to WEM
⦁ Upgrading a WEM Deployment
⦁ WEM Multi-Location Considerations

  • Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

    • Experience with previous versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops is beneficial due to the faster pace of this course.


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