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Citrix NetScaler 11 Advanced Implementation

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Citrix NetScaler 11 Advanced Implementation Overview

This 5-day course focuses on the skills required to configure and manage advanced NetScaler features. During the course you will learn how implement advanced components including Application Firewall, Advanced Traffic Management features including HTTP Callouts, and Troubleshooting. It is recommended for those with previous NetScaler experience who would like to expand on their capabilities.

Citrix NetScaler 11 Advanced Implementation Outline

Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Resources

  • NetScaler System Overview

  • nCore Configuration Architecture

  • Built-In Tools

  • Real-Time Performance Statistics

  • Historical Statistics

  • Third-Party Tools


Introducing Application Firewall

  • Application Attacks

  • The Benefits of Application Firewall

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

  • Packet Processing Inspection

  • Profiles and Policies


Profiles and Policies

  • Profiles

  • Policies

  • Engine Settings


Regular Expressions

  • Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions

  • Using Regular Expressions

  • Metacharacters and Literal Characters

  • Metacharacters

  • Escapes

  • Quantifiers

  • Backreferencing

  • Lookaheads

  • Regular Expression Scope


Attacks and Protections

  • Security Checks

  • HTTPS Web Applications

  • Buffer Overflow Exploits

  • Buffer Overflow Protection

  • Parameter Manipulation

  • Server Misconfiguration

  • Deny URL Protection

  • SQL Injection

  • HTML SQL Injection Protection

  • Command Injection

  • Field Format Protection

  • Cookie Tampering and Poisoning

  • Cookie Consistency Protection

  • Form/Hidden Field Manipulation

  • Form Field Consistency Protection

  • Forceful Browsing

  • Start URLs

  • Backdoors and Misconfigurations

  • URL Closure

  • Identity Theft Attacks

  • Credit Card Protection

  • Protecting Credit Cards

  • Errors Triggering Sensitive Information Leaks

  • Safe Object Protection


Application Firewall Troubleshooting

  • Application Firewall and Applications

  • Configuration Issues


Queuing and Connection Tuning

  • HTTP Connections

  • HTTP Connection Management and NetScaler HTTP Behavior

  • TCP Buffering

  • Surge Queue

  • Surge Protection

  • Priority Queuing

  • HTTP Denial-of-Service Protection


Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing

  • Users, Groups and Command Policies

  • External Authentication for System Users

  • AAA for Traffic Management

  • Configuration

  • Audit Logging


AppExpert Rate Limiting, HTTP Service Callout, and Policy-based Logging

  • HTTP Callouts

  • Configuring HTTP Callouts

  • HTTP Callout Use Cases

  • Configuring Rate Control

  • Rate Control Policy Scenarios

  • Policy-based Logging



Command Center

  • Command Center Introduction

  • Command Center Clients

  • Server Requirements

  • Port Setting Requirements

  • Command Center Installation

  • Command Center Functionality

  • Command Center Administration


Insight Center

  • Insight Center Overview

  • AppFlow on the NetScaler System

  • How Insight Center Collects AppFlow Data

  • HDX Insight

  • HTML Injection


NetScaler Web Logging

  • NetScaler Web Logging Introduction

  • NetScaler System Configuration

  • NSWL Client Installation

  • NSWL Client Configuration

  • Troubleshooting Web Logging


By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

• Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities

• Write PERL compatible regular expressions

• Configure Citrix Application Firewall to protect web applications

• Troubleshoot Citrix Application Firewall

• Install and configure Citrix Insight Center to monitor performance

• Install, configure, and use Citrix Command Center to manage NetScaler devices

• Configure and use additional advanced features of NetScaler including NetScaler Web Logging, HTTP callout, and AAA authentication for web applications


Who should attend?

The course is aimed at those interested in deploying or managing advanced NetScaler environments. This includes system administrators and network operations personnel.



It is recommended that you have completed CNS-205 Citrix NetScaler 10 Essentials and Networking or have equivalent experience. In addition, you should have the following knowledge and experience:

• Experience configuring NetScaler systems, including an understanding of services, virtual servers, and policies 
• Experience with network devices, such as routers and switches, various networking protocols, and aspects of application and site architectures (such as DMZs and VLANs) 
• Knowledge of network security threats and site protection concepts such as firewalls, worms, and DDoS attacks 
• Understanding of concepts related to monitoring and management including basics of SNMP 

You should have completed CNS-205 Citrix NetScaler 10 Essentials and Networking or have equivalent experience. For more information, see the Prerequisites section of this page.
No, no exam is required to complete the course or receive a certificate.
Your instructor will be an expert in Citrix technologies, with extensive NetScaler experience.
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 5pm each day.

There is no exam with this course.

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