Citrix (NetScaler) ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts – Security, Management, and Optimization


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Course Description:

Learn how to configure your Citrix networking environment to address application services security requirements with Citrix Web App Firewall; automate and manage network services for scale-out of application architectures with Citrix Application Delivery Management; and optimize Citrix ADC-managed application delivery traffic. This fiveday course for experienced Citrix networking architects, engineers and administrators will teach you to deploy and manage Web App Firewall to protect web applications against different types of attacks. It will also give you a practical understanding of Citrix Application Delivery Management capabilities for centralized management of multiple Citrix ADC platforms, orchestration of changes, transaction reporting, infrastructure visualization and planning.







Course Objectives

Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
• Write PERL compatible regular expressions
• Understand how to operate the adaptive learning engine
• Configure Citrix Web App Firewall to protect web applications
• Utilize ADC 12.x Secure Insight to monitor, manage, and report on Application Services security

Course Modules

Module 1: Citrix Web App Firewall Overview
• Web App Firewall solution Security Model
• Common Attacks Overview
• PCI-DSS Compliance

Module 2: Citrix Web App Firewall
Policies and Profiles
• Profiles
• Policies
• Engine Settings
• Citrix Web App Firewall Learning

Module 3: Regular Expressions
• Forms of Regular Expressions
• Using Regular Expressions
• Meta/Literal Characters
• RegEx Tools
• Regular Expression Scope

Module 4: Attacks and Protections
• Data Flow with Citrix Web App Firewall
• Security Checks
• Web App Firewall Actions
• Adaptive Learning
• Signatures
• Cookie Protection
• Advanced Form Protection Checks
• URL Protections

Module 5: Web App Firewall Monitoring
and Troubleshooting
• Citrix Web App Firewall and Web Applications
• Logging and Reporting
• Customizing Errors
• Troubleshooting
• ADC 12.x Security Insight

Module 6: Security and Filtering
• IP Reputation
• Rate Limiting
• AppQoE
• HTTP Callout

Module 7: Application Delivery Management
• An introduction to Application Delivery Management
• Application Delivery Management Deployment and
• Deploying Citrix Application Delivery Management
in High Availability
• Citrix Application Delivery Management Instance

Module 8: Managing and Monitoring
Application Delivery Management
• Inventory Management
• User Management
• Analytics and Automation
• SSL Certificate Management

Module 9: Managing Citrix ADC Configuration
• Application Management
• StyleBooks
• Configuration Management

Module 10: Citrix ADC Web Logging
• Understanding Web Traffic
• Installing and configuring ADC 12.x Web Logging
• Troubleshooting ADC 12.x Web Logging

Module 11: ADC 12.x Integrated Caching
• Introduction to Integrated Caching
• Static and Dynamic Content
• Request and Response Process Flow
• Understanding Cache Policies
• Identifying Content Group Settings

Module 12: Citrix Web App Firewall Overview
• Improving Content Delivery
• Front-End Optimization Use Cases
• Understanding Minification
• CSS Optimizations

Module 13: Citrix Web App Firewall Policies and Profiles
• Connections on the Citrix ADC
• Connection Profiles
• Queuing on the Citrix ADC
• Connection Tuning Practices

Target Audience

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and
manage Citrix Web App Firewall to secure application access in their Citrix Networking environment, as well as Citrix Application Delivery Management to administer a Citrix Networking environment, or optimize Citrix ADC – managed application delivery traffic. Specifically for administrators, implementers, engineers, and architects.


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


With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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