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Learn how to navigate the move from XenApp and XenDesktop on-premises to the Citrix Cloud. Get hands-on as the course guides you through the architecture, communications, management, installation, and configuration of Citrix Cloud and the Cloud Connector. Learn about the many services available in Citrix Cloud and understand the considerations for migrating resources to a public cloud. If you are planning or considering a move to the Citrix Cloud, this course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills to understand, manage, and deliver a successful migration. Students will receive a Student Manual, Lab Exercise Guide, and access to a lab environment for the duration of the course.


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop


This course is built for IT Professionals who are responsible for migrating or supporting some or all of their on-premises XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud.

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud

  • What is Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Cloud Services
  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture
  • Citrix Cloud Administration

Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors

  • Cloud Connector Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors

Module 3: Introduction to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Deployment Models
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Service with On-Premises Resources
  • Configuring the XenApp and XenDesktop Service
  • Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using On- Premises Resources with MCS

Module 4: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Studio and Director
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK
  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations
  • Using PVS with the XenApp and XenDesktop Services

Module 5: Providing Access with StoreFront and NetScaler in Citrix Cloud 

  • Consideration for StoreFront Location
  • Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations
  • Configuring StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Access in Citrix Cloud

Module 6: Public Cloud Considerations

  • General Public Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)
  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)

Module 7: On-Premises Migration to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations
  • Migrating Policies and Settings
  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud

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