Citrix Introduces NFuse Elite Training Course and Exam
New Course Educates Citrix Administrators on Installing, Configuring and Managing Citrix® Access Portal Software
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 12, 2002 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), a global leader in virtual workplace software and services, today announced a new training course, Citrix® NFuse® Elite Administration, CTX-7200, which provides network, system, portal and Web administrators with hands-on experience in installing, configuring and managing Citrix NFuse Elite access portals and portal components. The course will assist in preparing participants for the Citrix NFuse Elite exam #720.
The two-day course will educate administrators on the components, architecture and system requirements of NFuse Elite, Citrix’s simple, powerful access portal server that bridges the client/server and Web worlds. Access portals connect users to applications and content that may reside on disparate systems and databases across the organization and the Web, enhancing usability and efficiency. NFuse Elite offers users secure, point-and-click access to their own personalized set of applications and content – while administrators get the ease and convenience of centralized portal management.
“The Citrix NFuse Elite technical course is very intuitive, and provides a thorough overview of how to design and deploy NFuse Elite, whether in a single server or multiple server environment,” said Trent Mahlen, systems engineer, Alto Consulting and Training. “As one of the first Citrix Authorized Learning Centers in the country authorized to teach this course, we believe that the training for NFuse Elite will further enhance the success of the access portal in enterprise deployments. Technicians at all skill levels, whether they have a minimal or in-depth technical knowledge of portals, could easily and successfully deploy NFuse Elite after completing this course.”
Through the course, attendees will receive hands-on experience in using the NFuse Elite Portal Management Console (PMC), a snap-in to the Microsoft® Management Console, which provides administrators a central location from which to efficiently create new access portals, and manage portal configurations and settings. Administrators can use the PMC to:
Ã‚Â· Configure and administer a portal server farm and NFuse Elite portal;
Ã‚Â· Configure an NFuse Elite portal by creating and designing a variety of roles and pages, and adding users;
Ã‚Â· Customize the portal’s look and feel through altering the header and changing the theme of a page;
Ã‚Â· Import Content Delivery Agents (CDAs) for the aggregation of several types of content;
Ã‚Â· Edit portal menus; and
Ã‚Â· Export and import NFuse Elite portals.
In addition, administrators will learn how to configure CDAs, individual, easy-to-use, Web-based applications that snap directly into a user’s portal homepage to provide access to the Internet, file systems, databases and applications. Course participants will also be trained in how to configure the Program Neighborhood® and the Embedded Application CDAs to provide application access to portal users through integration with Citrix MetaFrame XPÃ¢â€ž? Feature Release 2.
“Today’s business environment necessitates that employees have secure access to the personalized content and information they rely on to do their jobs, regardless of location,” said Carol Guzzo, director of worldwide education programs for Citrix. “NFuse Elite enables companies to make this access a reality with a simple, powerful portal solution that enhances usability and administration. With the introduction of this new training course, Citrix is providing IT professionals with the skills they need to remain competitive in a tightening market by leveraging today’s leading portal technology and, ultimately, helping to facilitate their company’s return on investment.”
Citrix NFuse Elite incorporates features of Citrix NFuse Classic to enable Web-based access to UNIX®, Windows® and JavaÃ¢â€ž? applications running on Citrix MetaFrame® servers. It extends beyond client/server systems, providing access to Web-based applications, internally hosted and syndicated Web content, and other services.
Prerequisites for the course include experience in the following:
Ã‚Â· Systems/network administration in Microsoft® Windows 2000 environments
Ã‚Â· Administration of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
Ã‚Â· Administration of Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows
Ã‚Â· Knowledge of Citrix MetaFrame XP Feature Release 1 and 2 is strongly Recommended
For more information and a Citrix Authorized Learning CenterÃ¢â€ž? listing, visit www.citrix.com/training.
About Citrix Training and Certification Programs
Citrix Training and Certification Programs offer professional training courses through Citrix Authorized Learning Centers (CALCs), using Citrix Professional Courseware developed to educate industry professionals on the company’s products. CALCs are worldwide technical training facilities that provide instruction for the installation and administration of Citrix products, including Citrix MetaFrame XP, Citrix MetaFrame 1.8, Citrix MetaFrame for UNIX, Citrix NFuse Classic and Citrix NFuse Elite. For more information on the Citrix certification programs, and to obtain a detailed list of Citrix Authorized Learning Centers, please visit http://www.citrix.com/training/.
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in virtual workplace software and services that provide access to applications, information, processes and people on any device, over any network, anywhere, anytime. Citrix makes today’s digital office completely virtual – instead of having to go to your office, the office follows you. Working with the world’s top industry, integration and consulting partners, Citrix delivers enterprise-ready solutions to business challenges including application deployment, remote office connectivity, workforce mobility and business continuity. More than 120,000 companies worldwide use Citrix Solutions for the Virtual Workplace to give users more mobility, give IT organizations more flexibility and reduce the cost of computing.
Citrix offers two families of products that enable virtual access to information: Application Server software, including MetaFrame XP, MetaFrame for Windows and MetaFrame for UNIX; and Access Portal software, including NFuse Elite and NFuse Classic. The company markets its products through a well-established indirect channel comprising a large number of resellers, integrators and consultants. In fiscal 2001, the company had net revenues of $591.6 million. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com.
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