CNS-220 Citrix ADC Essentials and Traffic Management- CTX_CNS-220


Length – 5 days

Build your NetScaler knowledge and skills by enrolling in this five-day course. It covers NetScaler essentials– platforms, architecture, licensing and functionality – and also focuses on traffic management, including content switching, traffic optimization and global server load balancing (GSLB). You will learn about key NetScaler capabilities such as high availability, security and performance, and explore SSL offload, load balancing and monitoring. The traffic management curriculum will cover AppExpert policy engines, the Rewrite and Responder features, content switching, and Security Insight. The course is designed for IT professionals with little or no NetScaler experience.

This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix NetScaler; however, Citrix recommends completing the free NetScaler Introduction bundle at

Built for IT Professionals working with NetScaler, with little to no previous NetScaler experience. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects interested in learning how to implement and manage NetScaler features using leading practices.

Course Outline
Module 1: Getting Started
Introduction to NetScaler
Feature and Platform Overview
Deployment Options
Architectural Overview
Setup and Management
Module 2: Basic Networking
Networking Topology
NetScaler Components
Access Control Lists
Module 3: NetScaler Platforms
NetScaler MPX
NetScaler VPX
NetScaler CPX
NetScaler SDX
Module 4: High Availability
NetScaler High Availability
High Availability Configuration
Managing High Availability
Troubleshooting High Availability
Module 5: Load Balancing
Load Balancing Overview
Load Balancing Methods and Monitors
Load Balancing Traffic Types
Load Balancing Protection
Load Balancing Troubleshooting
Module 6: SSL Offload
SSL Overview
SSL Configuration
SSL Offload
Troubleshooting SSL Offload
SSL Vulnerabilities and Protections
Module 7: Securing the NetScaler
Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing
Configuring External Authentication
Admin Partitions
Module 8: Troubleshooting
NetScaler Logging
Monitoring with SNMP
Reporting and Diagnostics
AppFlow Functions
NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)
Module 9: Classic Policies
Policy Overview
Basics of Content Filtering
Module 10: Default Policies
Default Policy Overview
Default Expression Syntax
Policy Bindings
AppExpert Additional Features
Module 11: Rewrite, Responder, and URL Transformation
Rewrite Policies
Responder Policies
DNS Rewrite and Responder
URL Transformation
Module 12: Content Switching
Content Switching Overview
Content Switching Configuration
Module 13: Optimization
NetScaler Optimization Overview
HTTP Compression
Integrated Caching
Front-End Optimization
Module 14: Global Server Load Balancing
GSLB Overview
GSLB Architecture
Content-Switching GSLB
GSLB MEP and Monitoring
Customizing GSLB
Module 15: Clustering
NetScaler Clustering Overview
NetScaler Cluster Configuration