Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure

Price: $1,750.00 (ex. GST)
Code: CXD-251
Duration: 2 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
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Learn to deploy and manage your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops apps and desktops in Microsoft Azure. Gain the skills to plan your machine catalog and
virtual machine design based in Microsoft’s public cloud and get hands-on practice deploying those machines using Machine Creation Services. You will also learn about additional Azure considerations including maintenance and power management which are critical in a cloud environment. For remote access, you will learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Gateway on the Azure platform. This course focuses on Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud resource location however concepts are relevant to both Citrix Cloud and fully managed Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sites.

Learning Objectives

The CXD-251 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure course provides a comprehensive understanding of deploying Citrix solutions in Azure, integrating with Active Directory, and managing infrastructure for optimal performance and scalability.

  • Understand Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops integrate with Microsoft Azure.
  • Identify different deployment models for Citrix solutions on Azure and the fundamentals of Azure management and locations.
  • Learn the basics of Active Directory and how to connect on-premises AD to Azure, leveraging Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC).
  • Gain knowledge on Azure connectivity, including how to set up Cloud Connectors and create host connections to Azure in Citrix environments.
  • Prepare master images for deployment and utilize Machine Creation Services (MCS) in Azure for efficient app and desktop delivery.
  • Configure StoreFront and Citrix ADC for access in Azure and understand the configuration of multiple zones in Azure regions for Citrix solutions.
  • Acquire skills to maintain Citrix infrastructure and Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) in Azure, including resource maintenance and power management strategies.
  • Recognize considerations for deploying Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops onto Azure to ensure optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop the ability to provide secure and reliable access to end-users, ensuring a seamless user experience across different locations.
  • Plan and execute a successful Proof of Concept (POC) for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure, outlining the necessary steps for a successful implementation.


CXD-251 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure is designed for IT professionals seeking to leverage Azure for Citrix solutions.

  • IT Professionals and Administrators managing Citrix environments
  • Systems Engineers and Architects designing Citrix solutions on Azure
  • Citrix Administrators looking to migrate on-premises Citrix infrastructure to Azure
  • Network Engineers focusing on delivering virtual apps and desktops
  • Cloud Infrastructure Specialists working with Citrix and Microsoft Azure integrations
  • Technical Consultants involved in Citrix deployments or migrations
  • Virtualization Specialists seeking to expand their knowledge on Citrix and Azure platforms
  • IT Managers overseeing Citrix and cloud environments
  • DevOps Engineers involved in automated Citrix deployments on Azure
  • Azure Administrators managing IaaS and interested in Citrix services


To ensure that participants are well-prepared to engage with the CXD-251 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure course content and derive maximum benefit from their training, the following are the minimum required prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of computing concepts, including what virtualization is and how it relates to virtual apps and desktops.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure services and infrastructure, including Azure Active Directory, Azure management and deployment models, and Azure connectivity.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory concepts, such as domains, users, and organizational units.
  • Some experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly known as Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of networking principles, including WAN, LAN, and cloud network technologies.
  • Awareness of general desktop and application delivery concepts, including StoreFront and Citrix ADC (formerly known as NetScaler).

While prior hands-on experience with Citrix and Azure products will enhance the learning experience, these prerequisites are designed to ensure that all participants have the foundational knowledge necessary to comprehend the course material. This course is suitable for IT professionals who are looking to expand their skills into the Citrix on Azure space, including system administrators, engineers, and architects.

  • Defining IAAS
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Azure Deployment Models
  • Azure Fundamentals Review
  • Azure Management
  • Azure Locations
  • Active Directory Basics
  • Active Directory Usage
  • Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure
  • Azure Role Based Access Control
  •  Azure Connectivity
  • Cloud Connectors in Azure
  • Creating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Host Connections to Azure
  • Master Image Preparation
  • Machine Creation Services in Azure
  • Considerations for Deploying onto Azure
  • StoreFront Locations
  • Citrix ADC Locations
  • Multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Zones in Azure Regions


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