CXD-202-1 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration — A 5 day course

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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.

Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs, build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments, 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 the client device using Citrix XenClient.

This course prepares students for the CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5.


Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

Suitable For

This course is designed for IT professionals, such as server, network and system administrators, system engineers, analysts, consultants, architects Citrix Partner Network members.


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have the following:


Citrix credentials distinguish an elite set of IT professionals who have proven their expertise in Citrix solutions, opening doors to a multitude of personal and professional rewards. Organised into three levels of certification based on job roles, Citrix certification is the the best way to prove knowledge and experience to employers, hiring managers or clients.

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

For IT administrators, the CCA validates the skills necessary to implement a specific Citrix product.

CCA Citrix XenDesktop 5

Exam: A19 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

Prepare with CXD-202-1 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

In order to adequately prepare for a Citrix certification exam, it is highly recommend that individuals take the related preparatory training. Each training course focuses on building a skill set that addresses complex testing scenarios, but more importantly, the demands of on-the-job problem solving.

In addition to taking the recommended training courses, know what to expect on test day by downloading the related certification exam prep guide. Each exam prep guide provides important information you will need to be successful, including the skills measured, topics covered, exam format, and most importantly, the recommended preparation. Access exam prep guides by logging into

Exams are not included as part of the course nor in the course fee.

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Details of all Citrix Certifications will be found at the following link:-

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This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Introducing XenDesktop

Configuring the Hypervisor for Desktop Delivery

Installing and Configuring XenDesktop

Managing Desktop Catalogs and Groups

Customizing the User Experience

Monitoring XenDesktop Sites

Streaming Desktops to Virtual and Physical Machines

Creating a Shared vDisk

Administering Provisioning Services Components

Delivering Local VM Desktops