Automation Framework Master Class

This 3 day Master Class will take you from an Automation Beginner to a Deployment Expert. The class is for everyone that are tired of repetitive tasks and organizations that cannot afford system downtime caused by human errors.

I believe that automation is not only possible, but a necessary direction for IT departments. If your teams are not already automating repeatable tasks then they should be looking at how they can get started. The Automation Framework Master Class is a great way to experience the power of automation. This class is not just about automation though. It’s also a hands on boot camp for many Citrix technologies and 3rd party tools sys admins use with Citrix products. You need to strongly consider sending your sys admins to this class. – Steve Elgan, IT Director at OneWorld Community Health Centers

By leveraging the free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Automation Framework you’ll learn how to rapidly build new environments, update reference and master images completely automated on a schedule.

The era of missing software media, documentation and key personal (that might have quit) no longer apply when a organization rely 100% on Automated Deployments.

Testing or moving to a newer version of the Operating System or software like Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop / VMware Horizon / RDSH has never been easier. You can even create three identical Proof of Concepts for vendor evaluation by using the Automation Framework.


What the course includes

One year & membership with unlimited support and regular Automation Framework updates. Also includes one year Unlimited NFR license from our sponsors ControlUp, uberAgent, FSLogix, Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager and App-V Scheduler + a IGEL UD Pocket Thin Client.


What the course doesn’t include

We’re running the Automation Framework Master Classes on Airport hotels in your prefered city. The hotel fee is not included in the total price since many students will commute between home and hotel. However plenty of coffee, fruits and lunch is covered by us.


Intensive Hands On Labs

Practice makes perfect! The most effective way to learn is through hands-on, experiential learning. In fact “learning by doing” is 15x more effective than listening to a lecture and 7.5x more effective than reading.

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The Master Class have a 20/80 combination of Lecture and Hands On to build and customize a rock solid deployment solutions using the free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Automation Framework.

// Exercise 01: VyOS Router Configuration

// Exercise 02: Automatically Deploy and Configure Active Directory

// Exercise 03: Automatically Deploy Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

// Exercise 04: Automation Framework Installation

// Exercise 05: Building Reference Images

// Exercise 06: Proof of Concept Automation

// Exercise 07: Configure PVS Accelerator for Citrix XenServer

// Exercise 08: Automatically Deploy Nano Server with Hyper-V

// Exercise 09: Automate OS App Layer Builds

// Exercise 10: Automate PVS Master Image Builds

// Exercise 11: Proof of Concept Configuration

// Exercise 12: Create Machine Catalog and Delivery Group for MCS

// Exercise 13: Hijack RDP Sessions and gain Domain Admin rights

// Exercise 14: Windows Admin Center and Local Administrator Password Solution

// Exercise 15: Create Machine Catalog and Delivery Group for PVS

// Exercise 16: Performance Management and Monitoring

// Exercise 17: Group Policy Starter Pack & Workspace Environment Management

// Exercise 18: Citrix & Microsoft Application Virtualization

// Exercise 19: Beat Ransomware with Workspace Environment Management

// Exercise 20: Malvertising, Adblocking and Tracking Protection

// Exercise 21: Install Citrix App Layering and Creating OS Layers

// Exercise 22: Creating Platform Layers

// Exercise 23: Creating App Layers

// Exercise 24: Creating Image Templates

// Exercise 25: Creating Elastic Layers

// Exercise 26: Deploying XenServer and ESXi Automatically through PXE

// Exercise 27: Automate Netscaler Unified Gateway Deployment & Documentation

// Exercise 28: Automate Netscaler SD-WAN Proof of Concept



At the moment all future live trainings are suspended because of some crazy updates Microsoft has implemented after Spectre and Meltdown in January 2018. I don’t know what it is yet, but all CPU’s go crazy when weak/no internet connection exist, even with fully patched system and Windows Update disabled.