CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration Course Overview:

In this expert level 5-day CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration course you will be exposed to advanced networking and Citrix ADC concepts and configurations. Through lecture, lab exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn to look critically at environment requirements, constraints, and business drivers to create a complex Citrix networking solution.
Topics to be covered in this course include multi-site and multi-tenant deployments, advanced authentication and load balancing, and automation and orchestration
and advanced troubleshooting. This training will also prepare you for the Citrix Certified Expert in Networking (CCE-N) exam.

What you’ll learn

  • How to identify and prioritize business drivers, constraints, and requirements using the Citrix Consulting methodology
  • Assess environment requirements and learn to apply leading design principles to address them in a multi-site Citrix ADC deployment
  • Apply advanced authentication and load balancing principles

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

Intended Audience

Built for IT Professionals with extensive networking and Citrix ADC experience.
This course is built for IT Professionals who are responsible for defining the overall structure or architecture of a Citrix networking environment. This course encompasses advanced Citrix networking configurations and leading Citrix design

Module 1: Networking Methodology and Assessment
  • Understanding the Citrix methodology
  • Business Drivers and Requirementrs
  • User Segmentation
  • Application Assessment
  • Capabilities Assessment
  • Multi-Site Deployments
  • Multi Tennant Infrastructure
  • Cloud Deployments
  • High Availability
  • Citrix ADC Double-Hop Scenarios
  • Secure Web Gateway
  • Authorization Policies
  • Access Policies
  • Advanced Authentication Options
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • nFactor Authentication
  • AAA Session Management
  • Authorization
  • Pre-authentication and Endpoint Analysis Scans
  • Protection against Layer 4-7 Attacks
  • Web App Firewall
  • ICA Proxy Configuration
  • VPN Access
  • Clientless Access
  • Split Tunneling
  • RDP Proxy Deployment and Configuration
  • Advanced Load Balancing
  • Advanced Load Balancing
  • Link Load Balancing
  • Firewall Load Balancing
  • Microsoft Exchange Load Balancing
  • Advanced Global Server Load Balancing
  • Global Server Load Balancing Persistence
  • DNS, Policies, Expressions, Actions, and Views
  • GSLB Monitoring and Considerations
  • Application Delivery Management Outbound Traffic Dashboard
  • Automation
  • Orchestration
  • Configuration Jobs
  • Configuration Audit
  • StyleBooks (Net-new)

CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration Course Prerequisites:

This course assumes that the student has significant networking and Citrix Networking experience. Citrix recommends a comprehensive understanding of basic and intermediate Citrix ADC features and functionalities. Proficiency in the topics
covered in CNS-220; CNS-222; and CNS-320 is strongly recommended.

Q: What is CNS-420: Citrix Networking Assessment, Design, and Advanced Configuration training?

A: CNS-420 is an advanced training program offered by Citrix that focuses on networking assessment, design, and advanced configuration of Citrix networking solutions. The training provides in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively assess, design, and configure Citrix networking deployments.

A: CNS-420 training is designed for network administrators, architects, and consultants who are responsible for assessing, designing, and configuring Citrix networking solutions. It is suitable for individuals who have a good understanding of Citrix networking fundamentals and want to expand their knowledge and expertise in assessment, design, and advanced configuration.

A: To make the most of CNS-420 training, participants should have a solid understanding of networking concepts, Citrix networking fundamentals, and experience with Citrix ADC (formerly known as NetScaler) deployments. It is recommended to have prior experience with Citrix ADC or to have completed relevant foundational training courses, such as CNS-220: Citrix ADC 12.x Essentials and Traffic Management.

A: The training covers a wide range of advanced topics related to networking assessment, design, and advanced configuration of Citrix networking solutions, including:

  • Network assessment methodologies and tools
  • Citrix ADC deployment and design considerations
  • Advanced load balancing and traffic management configurations
  • Application performance optimization techniques
  • Secure application delivery and web application firewall (WAF) configurations
  • High availability and disaster recovery configurations
  • Network scalability and optimization strategies
  • Advanced troubleshooting and monitoring techniques

A: Participants of CNS-420 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 features of Citrix networking solutions.

A: No, there is no exam associated with the CNS-420 training. This training is focused on providing advanced knowledge and skills in networking assessment, design, and advanced configuration. There is no specific certification associated with this training.

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
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  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

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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