Over the course of the last few years, I taught an Advanced Citrix training class that was originally developed by Brian Madden. Over those few years, I took the material and updated it, rewrote large parts of it and made it my own. At the same time, Dr. Benny Tritsch began contributing to the material and was teaching the class in Europe. After BrianMadden.com was acquired by TechTarget, Brian (and myself and Benny Tritsch) effectively halted those training classes. This is why the Training URL on Brian’s site says “We’re working on our 2009 schedule”. Anyway, I’ve arranged a relationship with a training facility and I intend on giving the training class anywhere from 2-4 times per year (no need to become a career trainer – there’s plenty of those out there now). If you’re looking for a training class to really learn how Citrix works, then this is the class for you. We don’t do any of those pointless labs that are in most training cirriculum. The class is 5-days of lecture, whiteboard, and great conversation and Q&A. It’s an opportunity to learn a lot of things you might not know exactly how they work and it’s a great time to bring questions about your environment. While the class focus is 80% on XenApp, we’ll talk about VDI, Application Virtualization, User Environment management, WAN acceleration, VPNs, etc. We won’t just talk about what they are, I’ll give you the real scoop on the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies and the vendors. The best part about the class is that you have an opportunity to shape the discussion! I’ll send an email out a week before the class starts asking specific questions on what things you want to get out of the class. Then I’ll attempt to tailor topics based on the interests of the class. Of course I make myself available for questions specific to your environment as well.
The first class will be in Sept 14-18, 2009 in downtown Chicago with another class in Nov 2-6, 2009 (location TBD). The cost of the 5-day instructor led class is $2895 USD. The class material is always kept up to date so you’re not left with some old material that’s irrelevant to what you’re working on now.
To view more details about the class and to register, please visit the training page.