CNS-318: Citrix ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts –Secure Web Applications

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

CNS-318: Citrix ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts –Secure Web Applications Course Overview:

Citrix Web App Firewall protects web apps and sites from known and unknown attacks. This three day CNS-318: Citrix ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts –Secure Web Applications course will teach you how to address application services security
requirements with Web App Firewall. After studying Citrix Web App Firewall, you’ll learn about many different types of web attacks and vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection and cookie tampering, and how to protect against them. The course also covers policies, profiles and expressions; monitoring, management and reporting; and troubleshooting techniques. Highlighted features include the Adaptive Learning Engine and Secure Insight. This advanced course is designed for IT professionals
with previous Citrix Networking experience.

What you’ll learn:

  • Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Understand PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Understand how to operate the adaptive learning engine
  • Configure Citrix Web App Firewall to protect web applications
  • Utilize Citrix ADC Secure Insight to monitor, manage, and report on Application Services security
  • Troubleshoot Citrix Web App Firewall

Versions covered
This course is currently on Citrix ADC version 12.x, but is still applicable for
learners of previous versions of the product.

Intended Audience:

Designed for students with previous Citrix Networking experience, this
course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/or managing
Citrix Web App Firewall in Citrix Networking environments.

Module 1: Citrix Web App Firewall Overview
  • The Business Problem
  • Industry Standards
  • Protection Methodologies
  • Introducing Citrix Web App Firewall
  • Citrix Web App Firewall Policies
  • Citrix Web App Firewall Profiles
  • Citrix Web App Firewall Learning
  • Citrix Web App Firewall Engine Settings
  • Security Checks and Data Flow
  • Rules and Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures and Comment Stripping
  • Top-Level Protections
  • Cookie Consistency
  • Advanced Form Protection Checks
  • URL Protections
  • Protecting Sensitive Data
  • Web App Firewall and Web Applications
  • Logging and Reporting
  • Customizing Errors
  • Troubleshooting
  • Application level Quality of Experience (AppQoE)
  • IP Reputation
  • Rate Limiting
  • HTTP Callout
  • What is SAML?
  • Configuring SAML on Citrix ADC
  • OAuth and OpenID
  • Configuring OAuth on Citrix ADC
  • Multi-Factor Authentication with nFactor
  • Configuring nFactor

CNS-318: Citrix ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts –Secure Web Applications Course Prerequisites:

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course/courses: CNS-220 Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management, or CNS-222 Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Citrix Gateway.

Q: What is CNS-318: Citrix ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts – Secure Web Applications training?

A: CNS-318 is an advanced training program offered by Citrix that focuses on advanced concepts and configurations of Citrix ADC (formerly known as NetScaler) version 12.x specifically for securing web applications. The training provides in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively secure web applications using Citrix ADC.

A: CNS-318 training is designed for network administrators, engineers, and architects who are responsible for securing web applications using Citrix ADC. It is suitable for individuals who have a good understanding of Citrix ADC fundamentals and want to expand their knowledge and expertise in securing web applications.

A: To make the most of CNS-318 training, participants should have a solid understanding of networking concepts, Citrix ADC functionality, and basic application security principles. It is recommended to have prior experience with deploying and managing Citrix ADC or to have completed the CNS-220: Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management training.

A: The training covers a wide range of advanced topics related to securing web applications using Citrix ADC, including:

  • Advanced content inspection and rewriting
  • Citrix ADC security configurations
  • Application-layer attacks and mitigation techniques
  • Advanced authentication and authorization configurations
  • Secure web application deployments
  • SSL/TLS optimizations and security features
  • Web application firewall (WAF) configurations and policies
  • Security-related monitoring and troubleshooting techniques

A: Participants of CNS-318 training receive comprehensive course materials, including a student workbook and access to the Citrix training lab environment. The lab environment allows participants to gain hands-on experience with advanced configurations and security features of Citrix ADC for web applications.

A: Yes, there is an exam associated with the CNS-318 training. Upon completing the training course, participants can choose to take the Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) exam to validate their advanced knowledge and skills in securing web applications using Citrix ADC. The exam is administered separately from the training.

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This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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