VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)


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Course Description:

This two-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This
course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs.
You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to
configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
• Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
• Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
• Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
• Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Horizon Connection Server
• Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
• Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported
• Identify the recommended system requirements for
Horizon Connection Server
• Configure Horizon event database
• Outline the steps for the initial configuration of
Horizon Connection Server
• Discuss the ADAM database as a critical
component of Horizon Connection Server

3 VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
• Compare the authentication options that Horizon
Connection Server supports
• Describe the Smartcard authentication options that
Horizon Connection Server supports
• Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator
and custom roles
• Describe the roles available in a Horizon
• Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon
Connection Server
• Install and configure certificates for Horizon
Connection Server
• Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon

4 Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application
• Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace
ONE Access
• Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console
• Explain identity management in Workspace ONE
• Explain access management in Workspace ONE
• Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory
• Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory
• Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

5 VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
• Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
• Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server
instances in a pod maintain synchronization
• Describe the 3D rendering options available in
Horizon 8
• List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in
a Horizon environment
• Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon
• Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP
replication and VIPA
• Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability

6 Managing VMware Horizon Security
• Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon
• Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
• Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access
• List the two-factor authentication options that are
supported by Unified Access Gateway
• List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
• Describe the situation in which you might deploy
Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or
three network interfaces


VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration is the second half of a two-course requirement for the following
• VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020).
VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management satisfies the first requirement. The courses are also available as
a single, bundled offering, VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage, which meets the certification requirement on its own.


Product Alignment

• VMware Horizon 8 V2006

Target Audience

Administrators and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the
implementation, maintenance, and administration of an organization’s end-user computing infrastructure.


Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:
• Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
• Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
• Create snapshots of virtual machines
• Configure guest customization specifications
• Modify virtual machine properties
• Convert a virtual machine into a template
• Deploy a virtual machine from a template
Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
• Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
• Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
• Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database


With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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