The Citrix NetScaler 10.5 Essentials and Networking course provides the fundamental concepts and skills to install, configure, and manage a Citrix NetScaler appliance. Learners are strongly encouraged to build a lab environment to practice hands on the techniques learned in this course. This course is based on the Citrix NetScaler 10.5 product, and the fundamental concepts taught in these Nuggets are common to earlier versions as well.
Basic understanding of networking
CCNA or equivalent knowledge recommended
Virtualized environment (Microsoft, VMware or Citrix) to implement a virtualized NetScaler (or two for fault tolerance) in a lab environment. Evaluation licenses and downloads are available directly from Citrix.com
Web servers to load balance across
Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop to practice integration between the NetScaler and those environments
Citrix Certified Associate: Networking (CCA-N) Exam 1Y0-253
Related job functions:
Network operations analyst
NetScaler is a multi-functional appliance that can perform as a Layer 4-7 proxy for load balancing, as well as a VPN gateway (or both). Environments that include Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop are likely to use a Citrix NetScaler as their remote access and load balancing solution.