The objectives and examples for 1Y0-253 exam are developed by domain experts based on tasks that relate to administer enterprise environments consisting of NetScaler Gateway for secure remote access to desktops, applications and data. We suggest you refer to the objectives and examples listed in this guide to determine which topics will be on the exam, as well as examples of the topics that could be tested. The number of questions asked for each objective relates directly to the importance of that objective and is proportional to how frequently that task is performed.
Citrix CCA-N: Securing the NetScaler Implementation and Traffic
|Prepare the NetScaler for initialization
Understand how to obtain and install licenses.
Understand how to configure date and time (time server or manual).
Understand how to configure NetScaler IP (NSIP).
Understand how to configure basic routes.
|Configure Domain Name Service's (DNS) and Virtual IP (VIP) for Load Balancing
Understand how to configure DNS monitor.
Understand how to configure the A record.
|Determine when to use Subnet IP (SNIP)
|Understand when to use SNIP.
|Bind services/service groups to Virtual Servers
Understand how to create an HTTP virtual server.
Understand how to create a backup virtual server.
|Create custom monitors or modify existing monitors
|Understand how to create a custom XenApp XML monitor.
|Install/configure SSL Certificates
Understand how to create a private key for new certificates in critical security parameters.
Understand how a public certificate is associated with the Virtual IP (VIP).
Understand how to generate new certificates.
|Create/bind policies to services/service groups
Understand how to setup policies for Web Access and Citrix Receiver (including StoreFront settings).
Understand how to prioritize conflicting policies.
|Configure different authentication methods
Understand how to configure LDAP.
Understand how to configure a Smart Card.
Understand how to configure RADIUS.
|Create Virtual Servers
Understand how to configure HTTP parameters.
Understand how to configure Security Parameters (SSL Renegotiations, Cipher Groups, etc.).
|Configure policies pre/post authentication.
|Understand how to retrieve client type (device IP address, OS, client version, etc.).
|Configure NetScaler Gateway settings
Understand how to setup ICA proxy.
Understand how to configure smart access.
Understand how to configure maximum authentication users.
|Customize the User Experience
Understand how to deploy SSL/VPN clients.
Understand how to customize client options.
Understand how to customize the Portal Page.
Understand how to customize the location of important files (ns.conf, SSL certs, Licensing, web pages).
|Integrate Citrix mobile products
|Understand how to configure XenMobile MicroVPN.
|Identify when to configure advanced TCP Parameters (either Global or Net Profile)
|Understand how to isolate traffic monitoring.
|Configure basic networking
Understand how to create a virtual server.
Understand how to configure NetScaler routing.
Understand how to configure VLANs.
Your Citrix Implementing Citrix NetScaler 10.5 for App and Desktop Solutions (1Y0-253) exam final score will be calculated by using grading algorithm. Your grades are calculated using the scores you receive for each item in all the sections. Your response to each question in CCA-N exam is considered independently and will not affect your answer to the next question. To make yourself comfortable with question type and exam pattern, we recommend you to prepare with Citrix 1Y0-253 Certification Practice Exam.