Course Title: Citrix Desktop Virtualization

What is desktop virtualization?

Desktop virtualization is a set of mainstream technologies that optimize the delivery of desktops, applications and data to users. The operating system, apps and data are decoupled from the underlying PC hardware and moved to the datacenter, where they can be centrally managed and secured. Instead of juggling thousands of static desktop images, IT can manage and update the OS and apps once, from one location, then deliver desktops and apps that are customized to meet the performance, security and mobility requirements of each individual user.

Course Description:
Overview
This five-day course is for existing or prospective Citrix IT Academy instructors. It prepares Instructors to setup and deliver the Citrix XenDesktop Administration course and provides information on how to become a Citrix IT Academy.

Details
This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Instructors will learn how to build a virtual desktop environment using Citrix XenDesktop, assign virtual desktops to users and customize the user experience through policies. This course also provides instruction on how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management, and how to host virtual machines on different client devices using Citrix XenClient.

Instructor Background and Prerequisites:
Instructors attending this course must have a minimum of MS Windows Server certification, or equivalent experience, and complete the XenDesktop 5.5 and XenApp 6.5 Technical Overviews (one-hour each) prior to attending this course.

Instructor: Justin Apsley

Justin Apsley began teaching after a successful run managing a consulting company. Justin managed and supported his customer's IT infrastructure and specialized in remote access and cloud solutions. Since becoming a Certified Citrix Instructor (CCI) in 2007, has has consistently received high ratings by his students and was awarded the "Highest Rated CCI" by Citrix for 2011. Recently, Justin has been working as a subject matter expert to Citrix on courseware development, quality control, and electronic courseware. Justin holds Citrix certifications as a CCI, CCA, and CCEE.

About Citrix:
Citrix Systems, Inc. designs, develops and markets technology solutions that enable information technology, or IT, services to be securely delivered on demand - independent of location, device or network. Its customers achieve lower IT operating costs, increased information security and greater business agility using Citrix technologies that enable virtual and cloud computing. It provides product and industry leadership in collaboration, desktop virtualization, networking, and data center and cloud solutions with well-known products such as GoToMeeting, XenDesktop, XenApp, NetScaler App Delivery Controller, and XenServer. More than 230,000 enterprises rely on Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud solutions to deliver over 100 million corporate desktops and touch 75 percent of internet users each day. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was over $2.2 billion.