CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management

CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Price: $5,000.00

The course has been completely redeveloped and improves upon CNS-205: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Networking via the following:

Improved course structure and flow to focus on NetScaler essentials for the first 3 days, and traffic management for the remaining 2.

  • A new lab environment, redesigned and built for enhanced performance.
  • Incorporated course feedback that has been gathered over the last year.
  • New content introduced throughout the course.
  • NetScaler Essentials (Days 1 - 3):

    Learn the skills required to implement NetScaler components including secure Load Balancing, High Availability, and NetScaler Management. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address traffic delivery and management requirements including load balancing, availability, and NetScaler operation management.

    NetScaler Traffic Management (Days 4 - 5):

    Learn the skills required to configure and manage NetScaler Traffic Management features, including Content Switching, Traffic Optimization, and Global Server Load Balancing. At the end of the course students will be able to configure their NetScaler environments to address efficient traffic switching and resilience requirements including content switching, traffic optimization, and disaster recovery.

    Next Class Dates

    Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 10, 2017
    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 17, 2017
    11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
    Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 8, 2017
    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
    Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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    Contact us to customize this class with your own dates, times and location. You can also call 1-888-563-8266 or chat live with a Learning Consultant.

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    Intended Audience for this CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Course

    • » Designed for students with little or no previous NetScaler experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying or managing NetScaler environments.

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    Course Prerequisites for CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management

    • » Basic Networking
    • » Windows and Linux Server administration
    • » TCP/IP, HTTP protocols and the OSI model
    • » Server load balancing and content switching concepts
    • » Web server software

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    CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Course Objectives

    • » Identify the functionality and capabilities of the NetScaler
    • » Explain basic NetScaler network architecture
    • » Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
    • » Explain how SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
    • » Optimize the NetScaler system for traffic handling and management
    • » Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
    • » Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues
    • » Implement NetScaler TriScale technology, including clustering
    • » Configure advanced load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
    • » Identify the functionality and characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform

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    CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management Course Outline

        1. Getting Started
          1. Introduction to the NetScaler System
          2. TriScale
          3. NetScaler Use Cases
          4. NetScaler Functionality
          5. NetScaler Overview
          6. Product Features
          7. NetScaler Operating System Overview
          8. nCore Configuration Architecture
          9. NetScaler File system
          10. Deployment Scenarios
          11. Logging in to the NetScaler System
          12. NetScaler Licenses
        2. Basic Networking
          1. OSI Networking Model
          2. NetScaler Architecture Overview
          3. NetScaler-Owned IP Addresses
          4. Network Topology
          5. NetScaler Network Interfaces
          6. Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
          7. IP Routing
          8. Determining the Source IP Address
          9. Packet Forwarding
          10. Use Source IP Mode
          11. Client-IP HTTP Header Insertion
          12. Path MTU Discovery
          13. Link Aggregation
          14. Access Control Lists
          15. Network Address Translation (NAT)
        3. NetScaler Platforms
          1. Architecture and General Concepts
          2. Hardware Platforms
          3. Hardware Components
          4. MPX Overview
          5. VPX Overview
          6. CPX Overview
          7. SDX Overview
          8. Identify the unique capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler SDX platform
          9. Identify the networking characteristics of the NetScaler SDX platform
          10. Explain the process of provisioning and administration of NetScaler VPX instances on a NetScaler SDX appliance
        4. High Availability
          1. High Availability Functionality
          2. High Availability Node Configuration
          3. Propagation and Synchronization
          4. Failover, Route Monitors, Fail Safe
          5. Propagation, Synchronization
          6. High Availability Management
          7. Performing an Upgrade
          8. Troubleshooting
          9. Upgrading HA pair
        5. Load Balancing
          1. Local Load Balancing concepts
          2. Naming conventions
          3. Persistence
          4. Service Types
          5. LB Methods
          6. Disabling Entities
          7. Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
          8. L4 vs L7 for TCP services
          9. UDP ping vs L7
          10. Monitor attributes
          11. Built in L7 monitors
          12. Monitors from Scripts
          13. EAV Monitors
          14. ECV Monitors
          15. DataStream
        6. SSL Offload
          1. SSL and TLS
          2. SSL Session Process
          3. SSL Administration
          4. SSL Offload Overview
          5. SSL Attacks Overview
          6. SSL Troubleshooting
          7. Cipher Suites
          8. Certificate Management
          9. Feature and Benefits
          10. Offload Performance
          11. Deployment Scenarios
          12. Citrix Recommendations for SSL
        7. Securing the NetScaler
          1. NetScaler Communication Ports
          2. Overview of AAA
          3. Authentication on the NetScaler
          4. NetScaler Users
          5. Command Policies
          6. Admin Partitions
        8. Monitoring, Management, and Troubleshooting
          1. Monitoring Needs
          2. NetScaler Log Management
          3. Simple Network Management Protocol
          4. AppFlow on the NetScaler System
          5. NetScaler Insight Overview
          6. NetScaler Command Center Overview
          7. Network Traffic Capture using NSTRACE
          8. Troubleshooting with Filter Expressions
          9. Decoding SSL Traffic with Wireshark
          10. Display NetScaler System Information
          11. NetScaler Command Line Tools
        9. AppExpert Classic Policy Engine
          1. Policies Overview
          2. Expression Structures
          3. Content Filtering
          4. Content Filtering Actions
          5. Content Filtering Rules
        10. AppExpert Default Policy Engine
          1. Understanding Packet-Processing Flow
          2. Understanding Policies
          3. Policy Process Evaluation Flow
          4. Identifying Default Policy Expressions
          5. Actions
          6. Understanding Bind Points
          7. Understanding Policy Labels
          8. Pattern Sets
          9. Typecasting
        11. Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transform
          1. Configuring Rewrite Policies and Actions
          2. Responder Actions
          3. Respond with
          4. Responder Action for Timeouts
          5. Responder Policies
          6. Responder HTML Page Imports
          7. Binding Policies
          8. URL Transformation
          9. URL Transformation Actions
          10. Binding of URL Transformations
        12. Content Switching
          1. Introduction to Content Switching
          2. Content Switching Based on Network Characteristics
          3. Content-Switching Virtual Servers and Load-Balancing Virtual Servers
          4. Configuring Content-Switching Virtual Servers
          5. Configure a Load-Balancing Setup for Content Switching
          6. Content-Switching Policies
          7. Content-Switching Rule Precedence With Priority Specifiedery
        13. Global Server Load Balancing
          1. DNS overview and records
          2. GSLB Deployment Methods
          3. GSLB Concepts
          4. GSLB Entities
          5. GSLB DNS Methods
          6. Metric Exchange Protocol
          7. Viewing and Configuring GSLB with the Visualizer
          8. GSLB Persistence
        14. Optimizing Traffic
          1. Introduction to Compression
          2. Frontend Optimization
          3. Surge Queue
          4. TCP Optimization
          5. HTTP Optimization
        15. Clustering (Optional)
          1. How Clustering Works
          2. Cluster Synchronization
          3. Cluster Communication Interfaces
          4. Striped and Spotted IP Addresses
          5. Traffic Distribution
          6. Cluster and Node States
          7. NetScaler Cluster Set up
          8. Dynamic Configuration for a Cluster Link Aggregation Group
          9. NetScaler Cluster Management
          10. NetScaler Cluster Troubleshooting

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    This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

    • » 1Y0-253 : Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions exam
    • » 1Y0-351 : Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials for Networking exam

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    Do you have the right background for CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management?

    Skills Assessment

    We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

    Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

    1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
    2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
    3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
    This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

    Take your FREE Skill Assessment test »

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    Award winning, world-class Instructors

    Michael G.
    - Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
    - An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
    - High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

    Bio:

    Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

    Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
    Jessy S.
    - Citrix expert with an extensive number of Citrix certifications such as CCI, CCA, CCAA, and MCSA to name a few.
    - Strong experience with system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia.
    - First certified in 1974 in Electronics Design and since then working in the IT field.

    Bio:

    Jessy is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI) working in the IT field since 1974, with a focus on integration and training. He holds more than 9 Citrix certifications, making him a true Citrix expert, and sharing the NetCom Learning values of becoming a lifelong learner.

    Jessy has a strong background in system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources. He has worked for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia and now focuses on Citrix training, where he recognized as one of the top trainers in Citrix technology and certifications.

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