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Citrix - Firebrand’s training for the Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization certification (CCA-V)



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28/9/2020 (Monday)


Firebrand’s 4 day accelerated course will prepare you for the Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (CCA-V) exam. You will learn management and maintenance skills for your existing Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 solutions. This includes learning the components and architecture of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6. Develop a deep understanding of how XenDesktop is structured and how it functions.

You’ll learn to manage components like:

  • Policies and Profiles
  • Desktops and Applications
  • Hypervisor
  • Provision Services
  • Machine catalogs

All of these modules cover how the components work and how best to use them, as well as troubleshooting to keep each component running smoothly. This will help you manage sessions, sites and end users of your XenDesktop 7.6 solutions to best meet your needs.

This course is best for IT operators and administers responsible for their business’s Citrix XenDesktop solutions.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online CCA-V courses
  2. You'll be CCA-V certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be CCA-V trained in record time
  3. Our CCA-V course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass CCA-V first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn CCA-V faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying CCA-V with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76539 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Module 1: Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution

  • XenApp or XenDesktop
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture Overview
  • User Layer
  • Access Layer
  • Control Layer
  • Resource Layer
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Sites
  • Ports
  • New Features
  • Deprecated Features

Module 2: Managing Licenses and Delegating Administration

  • Managing Licenses in Studio
  • Managing Delegated Administration
  • Monitoring Configuration Logs
  • Troubleshooting: Managing Licenses and Delegated Administration

Module 3: Managing and Monitoring the Hypervisor

  • Architecture Overview
  • Creating a Virtual Machine from an ISO
  • Managing Virtual Machines within a Hypervisor
  • Adjusting Virtual Machine or Template Resources
  • Configuring and Customising Alerts
  • Troubleshooting: Managing and Monitoring Hypervisors

Module 4: Managing Desktops and Applications

  • Architecture Overview
  • Connecting to Resources
  • Managing Machine Catalogs
  • To Create New Resource Settings
  • Using Machine Creation Services
  • Discussion Question
  • Creating a Machine Catalog for Server Desktops and Hosted Applications
  • Managing Delivery Groups
  • Managing Resources
  • Troubleshooting: Managing Desktops and Applications

Module 5: Managing StoreFront

  • StoreFront Architectural Overview
  • StoreFront Management Console
  • Creating a New Store
  • Creating Anonymous User Stores
  • Hiding a Store
  • Managing Authentication
  • Enabling End Users to Change Their Passwords
  • Managing Delivery Controllers
  • Removing a Store
  • Troubleshooting: Managing StoreFront

Module 6: Managing Policies and Profiles

  • Policy Precedence (Studio vs. Group Policy Objects)
  • Creating Policies Using Studio
  • Creating Policies Using Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting: Managing Policies
  • Managing End-User Profiles
  • Troubleshooting: Profile Management

Module 7: Managing and Monitoring Sessions, Sites, and End Users with Director

  • Director Overview
  • Monitoring within the Director Dashboard
  • Monitoring and Managing End-User
  • Troubleshooting: Managing Sites, Sessions, and End Users with Director

Module 8: Managing Printing

  • Print Management Process
  • Default Printing Behavior
  • Configuring Client Printing
  • Managing Printer Drivers
  • Optimising Printing Performance
  • Setting Up and Managing the Universal Print Server
  • Troubleshooting: Managing Printing

Module 9: Managing Provisioning Services

  • Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Machine Creation Services or Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Overview and Architecture
  • Navigating the Provisioning Services Console
  • To Create a Provisioning Services Master Virtual Machine
  • To Install the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA)
  • Creating the vDisk
  • To Convert the Hard Drive of the Master Target Device to a vDisk
  • Setting the vDisk Mode o To set the vDisk Mode
  • Creating the Machine Catalog
  • To Assign a Machine Catalog to a Delivery Group
  • To Update a vDisk
  • Promoting Updated Versions
  • VHD Chain of Differencing Disks
  • Merging VHD Differencing Disks
  • Troubleshooting: Provisioning Services

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • 1Y0-201 Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions exam.

The Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions exam is divided into the following sections:

  • Managing a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solution
  • Maintaining a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solution
  • Monitoring a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solution
  • Troubleshooting a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solution

What's Included


  • All students receive a comprehensive set of course notes, hand-outs, slides and references

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically:
    • Active Directory
      • Domains
      • Groups and User Accounts
      • Organisational Units
      • Group Policy Objects
  • Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 user interfaces
  • Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
  • Basics of Citrix licensing
  • Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
  • Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)
  • Completed the following courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge: CXA-104 Citrix XenApp 7.6: Overview

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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