Gain the NetScaler skills needed to provide secure application and data access to users.

This course is not currently offered by CClearning. Information here is provided for reference only.

In this course, you will learn the foundational concepts and gain the skills necessary to implement, configure, secure, and monitor a Citrix NetScaler system with NetScaler (Access) Gateway in a desktop virtualization environment, providing secure application and data access to users.

This course is designed specifically for those who have limited or no previous NetScaler experience, and it includes access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment.

Though this course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 10.0 product, the skills you will gain and the fundamental concepts you will learn are common to earlier product versions.

Course Duration:

5 days

What You’ll Learn

  • Capabilities and functionality of the NetScaler
  • Basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtain, install, and manage NetScaler licenses
  • Capabilities and functionality of NetScaler Gateway
  • How SSL is used to secure the NetScaler
  • Configure authentication for users on the NetScaler Gateway
  • Implement authorization to determine to which resources users have access
  • Configure the NetScaler for high availability
  • Implement load balancing and GSLB on the NetScaler system
  • Customize the NetScaler system for traffic flow and content-specific requirements
  • Configure endpoint analysis to determine the level of access for specific devices
  • Enable access to applications and data for user connections
  • Demonstrate monitoring and reporting through native NetScaler logging tools
  • Employ recommended tools and techniques to troubleshoot common NetScaler network and connectivity issues

Who Needs to Attend

Those who are new to the NetScaler platform and interested in integrating NetScaler Gateway with Citrix XenApp or Citrix XenDesktop


  • Familiarity with application delivery and cloud networking
  • Experience with Citrix desktop virtualization technologies, such as XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS, and load balancing
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

Course Outline

1. Basic Networking

2. High Availability

3. Basic Load Balancing

4. SSL

5. AppExpert Classic Policy Engine

6. Authentication and Authorization

7. Endpoint Analysis

8. User Connections

9. Integration

10. AppExpert Default Policy Engine

11. Global Server Load Balancing

12. Monitoring and Management