Train Signal Releases Citrix XenDektop 5 Training

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Train Signal’s Citrix XenDesktop 5 Training provides comprehensive instruction in virtualizing the desktop environment



Train Signal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of its new Citrix XenDesktop 5 Training, which follows a successful release of Citrix XenDesktop 4 Training late last year.

XenDesktop 5, the latest desktop virtualization software from Citrix offers a powerful desktop virtualization solution that is easier to setup, use and administer than ever before. Virtual desktops deliver a consistent, on-demand computing environment for users on any computer, anywhere, anytime, on virtually any computing device. Users benefit from not only having every application that they need on any computer they use, but also from having those applications look and function just like they do on their "home" machine. Whether it's an employee working remotely from another office or working from his own home, or it's a road warrior making do with a temporary laptop, Citrix XenDesktop 5 ensures that no productivity is lost dealing with an unfamiliar computing system.

Although Train Signal's Citrix XenDesktop 5 Training course assumes students have a background in networking and basic Windows Server administration, no previous experience with desktop virtualization is necessary. The course covers virtualization basics and best practices and then moves on to the real world environment of XenDesktop 5.

Train Signal’s Citrix XenDesktop 5 Training provides comprehensive instruction in virtualizing the desktop environment. Citrix instructor Elias Khnaser is the Practice Manager for Virtualization and Cloud Computing at Artemis Technology. He is not only an expert on Citrix XenDesktop 5, but also a respected authority on virtualization in general. Khnaser is the recipient of the VMware vExpert award and is a frequent contributor to InformationWeek and Forbes. He is also the author of several books and study guides on Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft networking.

"Our XenDesktop training is taught by one of the world's leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing” said Gary Eimerman, Train Signal’s Director of Product Development. "Eli is not only a renowned author and speaker, he has the hands-on experience of designing and deploying some of the largest Citrix and VMware implementations in the world. If you're going to learn Citrix XenDesktop 5, then there's no better person to learn from than Eli."

The course starts by covering what desktop virtualization is and how it can be used to create powerful, portable, computing environments across multiple locations and devices. From there, this in-depth training ensures that students master all the necessary steps to create and maintain a useful virtualization infrastructure.

Students will learn how to provision a server, how to deploy and configure XenDesktop 5 and how to manage existing virtual desktops. Students will cover using vDisks, Profile Manager and Citrix Receiver software to ensure that not only do the users get the right desktops anywhere they go, but that they also get all of the data they need to use them.

Iman Jalali, Train Signal's Director of Sales and Marketing said, "This is Eli's second Citrix training course with Train Signal and we are very excited to announce its release. Our customers will be pleased to hear that our brand new XenDesktop 5 training is just as good as our XenDesktop 4 training. It offers complete exam coverage for the A19 exam and plenty of hands-on demonstrations to prepare users for the real world."

In all, there are over 12 hours of instruction across two DVDs in the Citrix XenDesktop 5 Training package. Twenty lessons ensure that upon completion of the XenDesktop 5 Training course, not only are students ready to use and manage a virtual desktop environment, but they are ready to take the A19 Implementing Citrix XenDesktop 5 exam, a required element of Citrix's CCA, CCEE for Virtualization, or CCIA for Virtualization certifications.

Students who want to get started right away do not have to wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail. Train Signal offers instant access to all courseware and files just moments after the student purchases the training.

All course videos and notes are offered in multiple formats so that students can study anywhere using virtually any device available. Instructional videos are offered in AVI, WMC and iPod video formats, and a PDF file of instructor notes allows students to review material or get a jump on the next lesson when watching or listening to the multimedia instruction is impractical.

Train Signal's Citrix XenDesktop 5 is offered for just $397.

About Train Signal: Founded in 2002, Train Signal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exam and succeed in today’s competitive global IT market.

Train Signal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and SQL Server 2008 courses, Train Signal offers training for over fifty different training courses including: VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Windows 7 training, and more.

A privately-held company, Train Signal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about Train Signal, please visit


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