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In hands-on labs, you will practice configuring and managing a XenServer virtualization server, creating Windows and Linux virtual machines, using XenMotion and automatic virtual machine placement, and performing other XenServer administrative tasks.

Course Outline
Learn to configure and administer Citrix XenServer 5.6.

In this course, you will learn to configure and administer XenServer 5.6, XenCenter, and Provisioning Services 5.6. In hands-on labs, you will practice configuring and managing a XenServer virtualization server, creating Windows and Linux virtual machines, using XenMotion and automatic virtual machine placement, and performing other XenServer administrative tasks.

What You'll Learn
  • Configure a XenServer virtualization server
  • Manage a XenServer using XenCenter
  • Create Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • Create XenServer resource pools and connect to remote storage
  • Use XenMotion and automatic virtual machine placement
  • Design a Provisioning Server farm
  • Create, assign, and administer virtual disks
  • Manage target devices
  • Configure high availability
Who Needs to Attend

IT professionals, architects, systems engineers, and Citrix Partner Network members

Course Outline

1. XenServer Overview

  • XenServer Product Line
  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 New Features
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Dynamic Memory Control
  • Virtual Machine Disk Snapshot
  • Automated Virtual Machine Optimizations and Power Management
  • StorageLink Site Recovery
  • Heterogeneous Pools
  • Enhanced Operating System Support
  • Enhanced XenCenter Interface
  • Administrative Logging and Audit
  • XenServer Architecture Overview
  • XenServer Architectural Components
  • Emulation Example
  • Paravirtualization Example
  • XenCenter Overview
  • XenCenter Performance Data
2. XenServer and XenCenter Installation
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Single and Multiple Disk System Installations
  • Multiple Disk System
  • Pre-Installation Checklist
  • XenServer Installation Process
  • Practice: XenServer Installation
  • XenCenter Windows Consoles
  • XenCenter Linux Consoles
  • XenServer Licensing
  • Licensing Components
  • License File Management
  • Obtaining License Files
  • Installing the Citrix License Server
  • License Management Console
3. Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Memory and Disk Size Limits
  • Virtual Device Support
  • Windows Virtual Machine Architecture
  • Create a Windows Virtual Machine
  • Installation from an ISO
  • ISO Libraries
  • Create an ISO Library
  • Practice: Windows Virtual Machine Creation from an ISO Library
  • XenServer Tools
4. Linux Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machine Architecture
  • Linux Distributions
  • Xen-Enabled Distributions
  • Non-Xen-Enabled Distributions
  • Creating Linux Virtual Machines
  • Installing XenServer Tools
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC) for Virtual Machines
  • Configure VNC for Virtual Machines
5. Templates and Life-Cycle Operations
  • Virtual Machine Templates
  • Practice: Virtual Machine Templates
  • Exporting, Importing, and Copying Virtual Machines
  • Practice: Importing and Exporting a Virtual Machine
  • New Virtual Machine Creation Using a Template
  • Life-Cycle Operations
  • Suspend and Resume
  • Deleting a Virtual Machine
  • Practice: Life-Cycle Operations
6. XenConvert
  • XenConvert Overview
  • Xen Virtual Appliance Formats
  • Open Virtualization Format
  • XenConvert Default Behavior
  • Physical Machine Conversion
  • Produce a Virtualized Instance of a Workload
  • Source Volume Properties
  • Destination Volume Properties
  • Disk Properties
  • Practice: Disk Space
  • Converting from Physical to Virtual Machine
  • Complete the P2V Conversion
  • New Virtual Machine in XenCenter
  • Practice: P2V Conversion
  • Virtual-to-Virtual-Machine Conversion
  • Convert a Server or Desktop to a Virtual Machine
7. Resource Management
  • Virtual Machine Resource Management
  • Virtual Disks
  • Virtual Disk Sizes
  • vDisk Resizing
  • Virtual NICs
  • Virtual CPUs
  • Memory
  • Multiprocessor HAL in Windows 2000
  • Practice: Resource Management
  • Resource Optimization
  • CPU Scheduler
  • CPU Priorities
  • Network and Storage Resources
  • Practice: Fine-Tuning Resources
  • Dynamic Memory Control
  • Dynamic Memory Control Configuration
  • DMC Behavior when Launching New Virtual Machines
  • Events and Alerts
  • Set Host Alerts in XenCenter
  • Set Virtual Machine Alerts in XenCenter
  • Alert Customization
  • Perfmon String
  • Valid Virtual Machine Elements
  • Valid Host Elements
  • Persistent XenServer Performance Statistics
  • E-mail Alert Configuration
  • Performance Statistics in XenCenter
  • Performance Graphs in XenCenter
  • XenCenter Searches
8. Networking
  • Network Components and Architecture
  • Network Architecture Diagram
  • Internal-Only Networks
  • Virtual NICs
  • External Networks
  • VLAN Support and Components
  • Practice: Network Component Descriptions
  • Initial Network Setup
  • Management and Normal Interfaces
  • IP Address Information for Normal NICs
  • Practice: Configuring Physical Networks
  • NIC Bonds
  • NIC Bonding Architecture
  • Active-Active Mode
  • Load Balancing
  • Network Adapter Drivers
  • Virtual Network Setup
  • Virtual NIC Creation
  • Virtual NICs Connections
  • Configure a NIC Bond for a Standalone Host
  • NIC Bond Configuration for Resource Pools
  • Network Configuration
  • Configure a VLAN
9. Managing XenServer
  • Managing XenServer Users
  • End User Authentication using Active Directory
  • Active Directory Integration Key Benefits
  • External Authentication Process
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Active Directory Integration Configuration
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Roles
  • Command-Line Interface Overview
  • XenServer Menu-Driven Text Console
  • Command-Line Interface Operations Targets
  • XenServer Objects
  • Core XenServer Objects
  • Host Connector Objects
  • Virtual Machine Connector Objects
  • Object Naming within the Command-Line Interface
  • Command-Line Interface Usage
  • Command-Line Interface Prerequisites
  • Basic Command-Line Interface Syntax
  • Command-Line Interface Shortcuts
  • Common Object Commands
  • The List Command
  • List Command Displayed Parameters
  • List Command Class Object
  • Use the List Command Procedure
  • Expanded Fields
  • The Parameter Commands
  • Parameter Command Modifiers
  • Use the Param Command
  • Practice: XenServer Commands
  • XenServer Help Commands
  • Access Help Commands
  • Command-Line Interface Access
  • XenServer Host Command-Line Interface
  • Access the Command-Line Interface Directly from the Host Procedure
  • Access the XenServer Command-Line Interface Using SSH Procedure
  • Access the XenServer Command-Line Interface Using XenCenter
  • Remote Command-Line Interface Access
  • Credential Arguments
  • Remote Host Example
10. Storage
  • Storage Overview
  • Storage Components
  • Storage Types
  • Storage Type Feature Comparison
  • Practice: Storage Components
  • Storage Architecture
  • Storage Repositories
  • Local Disk Storage Architecture
  • Storage Repository Architecture
  • Practice: Storage Architecture
  • Multiple Storage Repositories
  • Practice: Storage Repositories
  • Initial Storage Setup
  • Local Storage
  • Virtual Machine Storage Types
  • Virtual Disk Setup
  • Virtual Disk Size
  • Practice: Local Storage
  • Scaling Storage for the Enterprise
  • Remote Storage Features
  • Storage Capability Comparison
  • Fibre Channel SANs Overview
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • Storage Repositories Configuration
  • LUN Device Path
  • Practice: Fibre Channel HBA Management
  • iSCSI Storage Overview
  • iSCSI Terminology and Names
  • iSCSI Network
  • Software-Based iSCSI
  • iSCSI Storage Configuration
  • iSCSI Setup Best Practices
  • Practice: iSCSI Storage
  • NFS Storage Overview
  • NFS Remote Storage
  • Software NFS Architecture
  • NFS Virtual Disks
  • NFS Remote Storage Configuration
  • NFS Setup Best Practices
  • Practice: NFS Storage
  • Third-Party Storage
  • NetApp Storage Overview
  • NetApp Storage Architecture
  • FlexVol Limits and Parameters
  • NetApp Access Control
  • NetApp Features
  • Dell EqualLogic Storage Integration
  • Storage Management
  • Dedicated NIC Bonds for Remote Storage
  • Dedicated Remote Storage Interface Configuration
  • Storage Multipathing
  • Multipathing and Disaster Recovery
  • Storage Repository Recovery
  • StorageLink Overview
  • StorageLink Components
  • StorageLink Manager Interface
  • StorageLink Configuration
  • Creating a Storage Repository
  • Allocating Storage for Virtual Machines
  • Creating a Storage Profile
  • Template Management
  • Virtual Machine Creation from Templates
  • StorageLink Command-Line Interface and PowerShell
11. Resource Pools
  • Resource Pools Overview
  • Resources Shared in a Pool
  • Resource Pool Architecture
  • Pool Member Types
  • Resource Pool Communication
  • Heterogeneous Pools
  • Pool Member Requirements
  • Resource Pool Requirements Diagram
  • CPU Requirements
  • Network Settings
  • XenServer Licenses in a Resource Pool
  • Resource Pool Administration
  • Resource Pool Creation and Configuration
  • Shared Configurations
  • Pool Members
  • Prepare for Adding a Member
  • Add a Member to a Resource Pool
  • Remove a Secondary Member from a Resource Pool
  • Resource Pool Recovery
  • Master Failure Overview
  • Failure Detection Process
  • Recovered Master Reconnection
  • Promote a Secondary Member to a Master
  • Practice: Master and Secondary Server Roles
  • Virtual Machine Movement
  • Automatic Virtual Machine Placement
  • Virtual Machine Location
  • XenMotion Overview
  • XenMotion CPU Requirements
  • Use XenMotion (XenCenter)
  • Alternate Virtual Machine Movement Methods
  • Practice: Virtual Machine Movement
12. High Availability
  • High Availability Overview
  • High Availability Requirements
  • High Availability Considerations
  • Restart Protection Levels
  • Protection Level Settings
  • Server Failure Tolerance
  • Overcommitting
  • Overcommitment Warning
  • High Availability on a XenServer Pool
  • High Availability Failure Tolerance
  • Configure High Availability (XenCenter)
  • Configure High Availability (Command-Line Interface)
  • Host Fencing
  • Changing High Availability Settings (CLI)
  • Practice: Configuring High Availability
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Metadata
  • Practice: Virtual Machine Rollback
  • Roll Back a Virtual Machine (XenCenter)
  • Roll Back a Virtual Machine (Command-Line Interface)
13. Workload Balancing
  • Workload Balancing Overview
  • Workload Balancing Key Concepts
  • Workload Balancing Components
  • Workload Balancing Deployment
  • Workload Balancing High Availability
  • Single Server Deployment
  • Key Services
  • XenServer Environment Sizes
  • Workload Balancing Installation
  • Pre-Installation Considerations
  • Installation on a Single Server
  • Workload Balancing Installation Verification
  • Workload Balancing Configuration
  • Initialize Workload Balancing
  • Pool Workload Balancing Configuration
  • Authorization for Workload Balancing
  • XenServer and the Workload Balancing Server
  • Antivirus Software Configuration
  • Performance Thresholds and Metric Weighting
  • Practice: Workload Balancing Power Management
  • Workload Balancing Settings Configuration
  • Optimization Mode
  • Fixed and Scheduled Optimization Modes
  • Optimization Recommendations
  • Workload Balancing Power Management
  • Power Management Behavior
  • Power Management and Virtual Machine Consolidation
  • Apply Optimization Recommendations Automatically
  • Practice: Workload Balancing
  • Critical Thresholds
  • Default Settings for Critical Thresholds
  • Tuning Metric Weightings
  • Host Exclusion from Recommendations
  • Exclude Hosts
  • Optimal Server Selection
  • Maintenance Mode with Workload Balancing Enabled
  • Workload Balancing Reports
  • Pool Optimization Performance History Report
  • Pool Audit Log History
  • Pool Health
  • Pool Health History Report
  • Pool Optimization History
  • Virtual Machine Motion History Report
  • Virtual Machine Performance History Report
  • Configuring for a Different Workload Balancing Server
  • Disable Workload Balancing
  • Update Workload Balancing Credentials
14. Troubleshooting XenServer
  • XenServer Logs and Reports
  • XenCenter Event Logs
  • Server Status Reports
  • XenServer dmesg Overview
  • Generate the dmesg File in XenCenter
  • Generate the dmesg File in the Command-Line Interface
  • XenServer Crashdump Overview
  • Generate a Crashdump File in XenCenter
  • Generate the Crashdump File in the Command-Line Interface
  • XenServer Debug Tools
  • XenCenter Searches
  • Troubleshooting Usage
  • Upgrading Usage
  • XenServer Alerts
  • Create XenServer Alerts in XenCenter
  • Create E-mail Alerts in XenCenter
  • Overcommitment Warnings
  • XenServer-to-XenCenter Communications
  • XenCenter Version
  • Valid License
  • Network Port Availability
  • XenServer Patch Location and Installation
  • Rolling Pool Upgrade
  • Planning a Rolling Upgrade
  • Prepare for Upgrading
  • Perform a Rolling Upgrade
15. Provisioning Services Installation and Configuration
  • Provisioning Services for XenServer
  • Citrix Provisioning Services Infrastructure
  • Provisioning Services Administration
  • Citrix Provisioning Services Components
  • Key Services
  • Practice: Key Services
  • Installation Planning
  • Network Boot Services
  • Boot Process
  • DHCP Deployment Options
  • DHCP Configuration
  • Provisioning Services Farm Design
  • Farms
  • SQL Database Server
  • SQL Database Authentication
  • Sites
  • Stores
  • Write Caches
  • Practice: Write Cache
  • Storage Requirements
  • Sample vDisk Storage Requirements
  • Provisioning Services Installation
  • Provisioning Services Configuration
  • Store Configuration
  • Provisioning Services Hosts in the Console
  • Target Device Connections
  • Server Properties
  • Target Device Management
  • Target Device Collection
  • Target Device Views
  • Target Device Properties
  • Copy Target Device Properties
  • Target Device Additions to the Database
  • Auto-Add Wizard
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Domain Password Management
  • Automatic Password Renegotiation
  • Integrate Active Directory
  • Enable Machine Account Password Management
  • Troubleshooting Provisioning Services Installation and Configuration
16. vDisk Administration
  • vDisk Image Modes
  • Standard Image Mode
  • Difference Disk Image Mode
  • Private Image Mode
  • Write-Cache Types
  • Cache on Server Disk
  • Cache on Server Disk: Local Storage
  • Cache on Server Disk: Shared Storage
  • Cache on Device's Hard Drive
  • Cache on Device's Hard Drive: Local Storage
  • Cache on Device's Hard Drive: Shared Storage
  • Target Device-Based RAM Cache
  • Target Device RAM
  • Create a vDisk
  • vDisk File Creation
  • VHD Format
  • vDisk Mounting
  • vDisk Formatting
  • Master Target Device
  • Boot Order
  • Master Target Device Software
  • Create a Windows Master Target Device using the Imaging Wizard
  • Image Windows Target Devices with XenConvert
  • vDisks Streaming to Diskless Virtual Machines
  • Create a Diskless Virtual Machine
  • Create a Master Target Virtual Machine Workload Image
  • Practice: Master Target Device
  • Troubleshooting vDisk Creation Issues
  • vDisk Management
  • Unassign vDisks from Target Devices
  • Delete a vDisk
  • vDisk Locks
  • vDisk Backup
  • vDisk Updates
  • Automatic Update
  • Incremental Update
  • Autoupdate Tool
  • Incremental Update Rollback
  • Scheduled vDisk Updates
  • Practice: vDisk Updates
  • vDisk Update Strategies
  • High Availability Overview
  • High Availability Benefits
  • High Availability Components
  • Boot File Configuration for High Availability
  • Provisioning Services Host Addition to the Boot File
  • Add a Login Server
  • Enabling High Availability on vDisks

This course includes access to a live lab environment, demonstrations, and the practical application of concepts through hands-on exercises.

Prerequisites & Certificates

- Basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology - Understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers, and operating systems - Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 - Basic experience installing and administering Linux variants - Intermediate knowledge of network devices and site architecture, including configuring vLANs - Basic knowledge of storage terminology and technologies, including partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCSI, and NFS and CIFS file shares

Certificates offered

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix XenServer 5

Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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This was a lot of information to absorb in such a short time. The training provider was great, my only recommendation was to shorten the amount of time spent on personal experiences. It's hard to take in all the additional and sometimes unnecessary information, when we already have a lot to learn in such a short timeframe.
Reviewed by 2017
Direction about food not provided; first day 1 hour late because instructor couldn't log into the course presentation material; coffee machines broken; coffee cups unavailable on second day afternoon; instructor rather gruff and short-tempered; couldn't access course materials using Safari and tech support kept telling me there was nothing wrong (which there was). Had to use another browser; location of course very challenging to get parking for (and parking very expensive). Queen/Yonge not easily accessible; pricing and calls from Global Knowledge out of sync
Reviewed by 2017
The sound for the training session is bad... the teacher was cutting very often and the class students was not eared properly... beside this all good
Reviewed by 2017
Reviewed by 2017
Very good course that covered a good amount of topics that pertained to vendor management. Would have scored the course 100% except that not all the information was relevant to me. The course seemed to be more focused on managing service or IS&T vendors while I was looking for vendor info on those supplying goods.
Reviewed by 2017
Lab setup is very bad
Reviewed by 2017
Was a good seminar
Reviewed by 2017
Excellent Facility, Excellent Instructor.
Reviewed by 2017
The training provider was very good.
Reviewed by 2017
The lab was poorly designed, some part of the labs couldn't work with this network design, we ask several time the instructor to take action but nothing was done, he finally send them an email but the NterOne team never proceed to any changes. I would have expect the instructor to go hands-on on the lab and try to figure it out to see how it is suppose to work even if labs are outsourced by GK.
Reviewed by 2016
Lab content has to be reviewed.
Reviewed by 2016
There was a lot of material to fit into 4 days of training. There was also technical problems with seeing the presentation. Also the material provided was 2 slides per page and in several cases, it was unreadable.
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. He had a upbeat attitude throughout the two sessions that made the course enjoyable. He was able to explain topics in a very simple manner. His use of whiteboard notes and graphics also helped explained these complex concepts.
Reviewed by 2016
This was the first virtual class I attended and it was a very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2016
Course material is out of date which did not help me gain knowledge of Azure. This course has damaged Microsoft's reputation with me and I'm an Architect responsible for recommending Cloud suppliers to clients. It will be difficult recommending Microsoft based on this course.
Reviewed by 2016
Thank you
Reviewed by 2016
very hands on and practical course with knowledgeable instructor
Reviewed by 2016
This is one of those courses similar to a number of them at Global Knowledge that could be done in 2 days or less. We spent about l50-60% of the time working on the exercises which is fine, however it would be more helpful if at least half of the exercises were done in the class by the instructor and work through rather than just showing an talking to the canned answers on the workbook. Also, I find it very cumbersome when Global Knowledge now provided one book (course materials & exercise workbook) in one. The entire class spent way to much time flipping back and forth between the course content & the workbook when we were doing the exercises, what a waste of time!
Reviewed by 2016
An excellent course for experienced Citrix techs moving from XenApp/XenDesktop 6.x or earlier to the new 7.x
Reviewed by 2016
please look at using another platform for delivering the course via online. I experienced tremendously difficulty on the first day staying connected, and there was a lot of problems hearing the instructor online. Just made it somewhat frustrating to participate in the course.
Reviewed by 2016
The course started at 8am ET, but I live in Calgary (Mountain Time), so it's 6am. I have to get up at 5:30am every day for 9 consecutive days. That's a bit hard for me. If it could be even half hour later (best for me is 1hr later), it would be much better.
Reviewed by 2016
This course can be done in 2 days. 3 days is a stretch.
Reviewed by 2015
Would like to have the slides available to print.
Reviewed by 2015
Excellent instructor, very knowledgably, great communications and presentations skills.
Reviewed by 2015
I took the virtual training. In the beginning we spent a lot of time to get every participant ready. The experience would be better if I took the classroom training.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was great however the 8:30 am start time was tough with a kid that I had to get to school. I either just made it or was within 10 minutes of the start time. A 9 am start time would be easier for people in my shoes. My classmates and I found the network slow and the network dropped a few times while working on labs. Hard copies of the lectures and labs would have been preferable. Very annoying to have to either print them out 10 pages at a time or to work only through the app.
Reviewed by 2015
The course is delivered by an industry expert and it really helped when it comes to understanding applicability of certain theoretical concepts.
Reviewed by 2015
Shipping address was asked but no materials was sent. Vendor encapsulation.....
Reviewed by 2015
There were technical issues with Adobe Connect on 2 of the 5 days, one causing an outage for an hour or 2. I'm unable to rate the instructors presence, as we never actually saw him, which is why I just put 2.5 (average).
Reviewed by 2015
Reviewed by 2015
Great Instructor
Reviewed by 2015
As virtual students, we never actually saw the instructor (only heard him), so I can't actually rate his Presence (but the field was required).
Reviewed by 2015
Our instructor- Dave was very helpful and kept everyone engaged. I definitely benefited from taking this particular course. I would highly recommend it to all. thank you! Ana
Reviewed by 2015
Re course materials: I wish Lab keys would have a screenshots
Reviewed by 2015
Instructor was both knowledgeable and personable - I would definitely consider taking another class with him!
Reviewed by 2015
Only issue with the facility is that the image color of the projector in classroom 3 turned yellow and stayed yellow for 2.5 days.
Reviewed by 2015
This course is heavily loaded, it helps to have an overview of what "cognos manager framework" can do. It focuses on a dimentionnel approach. In my case I would have appreciated a the focus based on a relational approach.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was IT project Management. It really seemed like a Project management fundamentals course not so much IT.
Reviewed by 2015
Excellent facilitator. The course content was well balanced and spread over day.
Reviewed by 2015
Had GK before, last time was good. This time the instructor was a bit off with the teaching style. Both times they send the course materials to the wrong location, company had to re-route it.
Reviewed by 2015
The class room at GK on BAY was an oven, but they booked us at a local hotel, which was great.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was really very helpful Instructor and facility were good as well. Only the missing the hardcopies material, sometime this help a lot than electronics copy. I understood the environmental policies very well, I used to work with Alberta Health and Environmental group as well with so many project. But for the course material it was required tools. For the contractors if the course falling on weekend would be great.
Reviewed by 2015
I am not highly enthused about taking a course over a video link, however, I did find that this course was well presented. It's my feeling that there is no substitute for a classroom environment when it comes to learning and sharing ideas.
Reviewed by 2015
I have not received the training certificate.
Reviewed by 2015
I really liked the useful tip cards as well as the introduction to KUMA. I feel KUMA could be used is almost any circumstance.
Reviewed by 2015
Too basic materials!
Reviewed by 2015
The only issue I encountered is that this course was cancelled multiple times before it was finally held. I would ask if there is a way to avoid frustrations with cancellation of future postings.
Reviewed by 2015
Course was great. Training provider was even better.
Reviewed by 2015
I was nervous about taking my first online course but the instructor was amazing and thorough. I would love to take another course from him in the future.
Reviewed by 2014
The provider was very knowledge and very professional
Reviewed by 2014
Since this is an online training, there are some items not applicable for evaluation purpose.
Reviewed by 2014
Great course and great teacher but it would have been noce to fins out Global Knowledge moved from Scott Street to Albert. Found that out when I showed up at Scott street and got off the elevator into an empty floor. I was nt alone as most in my class foudn this out the same way as well.
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was knowledgeable in Word 2010 and very pleasant to work with. My problem was with the technology used, being it was a virtual session. There were too many instances where I had to log on, too much lag, audio problems on both my end and the trainers side of things. Perhaps the pre-test should also include an audio aspect in order to trouble-shoot audio problems prior to the beginning of the class session.
Reviewed by 2014
I do not feel as though I learned any new skills from taking this course. I did enjoy some of the course material but there was something missing from it. Very basic, highly repetitive. Everyone knows how to make a "to do" list but how to you prioritize and create focus in your daily work? I still am not sure of that. Although the instructor was very good and knowledgeable, someone with more energy and enthusiasm would have been better suited to teach this course as it became a little dull in the afternoon.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed the on-line class. Very helpful
Reviewed by 2014
it was good just a bit too fast.
Reviewed by 2014
The course material was good, although I would strongly recommend that participants be quite familiar with the PMBoK (either PMPs or CAPMs etc.) The instructor Bruce was very knowledgeable and provided some real world experience and examples.
Reviewed by 2014
Could possibly have been a 4 day course rather than 5 but there were people going at different speeds so the pace accommodated everyone. Also the lab environment perfectly for most students but a few did run into technical difficulties that had nothing to do with their inexperience with SharePoint. This was frustrating. The instructor is very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would like the contents of this course to be something we could get a certification in.
Reviewed by 2014
Reviewed by 2014
I like the fact that we did the exercice together with the instructor to show the content/knowledge and by ourself after that. However, I would have like to do different exercices to make sure I understood the content.
Reviewed by 2014
The 3's are really not applicable as this was a webinar
Reviewed by 2014
Overall course content was good. Got behind in some of the sessions. Still need to go back to them.
Reviewed by 2014
The ONLY reason facilities is marked low is because you asked about parking. The location is not conducive to finding parking. Otherwise - fantastic! And I loved the coffee bar!
Reviewed by 2014
Training provider is good but I was particularly impressed with Mr. Gilles Marcil who was our instructor for this course. He is well prepared and explains matter very well.
Reviewed by 2014
I was truly impressed with the format and information given. Clear and precise.
Reviewed by 2014
Course was too long, ended up not really understanding anything after the afternoon break. Took a day with our IT to load Mozilla, and still had difficulty starting labs. Virtual computer did not always work and lab screens were challenging working from laptop having to scroll up and down to complete tasks and read instructions.
Reviewed by 2014
Trainer Robert Proulx was excellent! Very knowledgeable, great sense of humour and the pace of the course was exactly what I needed.
Reviewed by 2014
no take away booklet. they offer the digital copy only and I would have liked to have the booklet for quick reference
Reviewed by 2014
Hello, It may be useful to have either a telephone booth and/or a breakout room for private mobile telephone conversations during breaks from the course. Please provide a document identifying my name, date of course, and number of hours. Thank you. Bill McCreery
Reviewed by 2014
Different levels should be established for people using Word for the very first time and others who are there to learn updated application. Some of the content was too basic for intermediate users. The trainer seemed confused trying to explain certain features.
Reviewed by 2014
The labs were buggy and lacked adapted instructions for the non-standard setup being used. This caused several headaches and need to troubleshoot before most would function properly.
Reviewed by 2014
Instructor was exceptional
Reviewed by 2013
It was a great class where the instructor provided lots of relevant examples to apply to day to day use utilizing the course material as a guideline.
Reviewed by 2013
This course was absolutley amazing. It provided me with wonderful tools to use in my work and day to day activities. Ross Rennie was our instructer and he was phenommenal. He was knowledgable, entertaining and very welcoming to everyone in the course. Is it wrong to say that I was excited to get back to work in order to implement these new tools?
Reviewed by 2013
Perhaps a less experienced instructor would be better to teach the more basic material. While our instructor was very knowledgeable, she seemed lost in some of the more basis functions and interfaces at times (probably because she hasn't had to work with them regularly for years). Could have spent A LOT less time going off on stories/tangents or explaining the lab/e-reader interface quirks, but overall a decent class with a few good pointers here and there.
Reviewed by 2013
The textbook(s) given for this course (ICND1v2) do not do very well when it comes to explaining the various acronyms and abbreviations when they first show up in the text. Many of these acronyms / abbreviations are not industry standards but rather Cisco-specific terms and the Glossary at the end(s) do not contain a full suite of the terms that are referenced throughout the text, leaving the reader to search for their meanings elsewhere...
Reviewed by 2013
Was a virtual training therefore section one is N/A
Reviewed by 2013
I was very impress with the instructor. She was very knowledgeable and I really like the fact that she shared some of her own experience with the group.
Reviewed by 2013
the training provider was really good and patient. I just wish we would have gone a bit further with some functions as the level was very basic, more like a level 1 /beginner.. but in terms of presentation, he did very well :)
Reviewed by 2013
The Cloud course exam was a farce. I expected to sit the exam on the second day but had to schedule it for the following day. The exam itself asked questions not covered in the course and some of the questions were extremely subjective, and as such I was extremely disappointed to have failed it by only one mark.
Reviewed by 2013
Very good course.
Reviewed by 2013
Very good instructor! Really took the time to explain answers to questions that were asked.
Reviewed by 2013
great, terrific
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent and made the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor regularly asked us about the pace and everyone else was fine with it so I didn't say anything. However, it really feels like a 3-day course stretched to 5 days.
Reviewed by 2013
I would have liked 1/2 to 1 hour to study the contents of the course we had covered on the last day prior to writing the exam.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor only tought 4 sections, we have 7sections in total,so after class, I have to finish them by myself!
Reviewed by 2013
Jeff and Paul are awesome to work with. Very organized and knowledgable
Reviewed by 2013
Virtualization and Cloud Essentials is a good course. Instructor has an excellent presentation style, knowledge and provided lots of additional information that will assist when on-the-job. The manuals do need an update but the instructor provided a lot of the latest information and live examples to make up for the out-dated information. A bit intense having two back-to-back classes with exams but have the option to take exams at a later date. Would recommend this class
Reviewed by 2013
May be limit number per course to 8 max.
Reviewed by 2013
Too many typos in the course material, especially the lab book.
Reviewed by 2013
A lot of contents to cover and could be overwhelming but the instructor Ted Church made it look simple and very easy to understand. He is good and very knowledgeable about what he teaches.
Reviewed by 2013
Global Knowledge does not provide printed copies of the workbooks, and you can not print your own from the electronic file they provide. You can purchase a printed copy for an additional charge which is ridiculous after paying for the course already.
Reviewed by 2013
Employees were not as professional as they could in at least couple situation. The classroom was too hot in the first day, and freezing in the following days. This course should be a 5 days course, and not 4. Impossible to handle 100% of the content in 4 days.
Reviewed by 2013
This course was way more basic than the outline describes, I felt that we should have covered more of the functions of Visio and less of the basic windows/microsoft functions.
Reviewed by 2013
Instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject. He is natural teacher which makes subject easy to understand
Reviewed by 2013
Was disappointed with the course content. For a level two course felt the trainer focused far too much on basic skills and not enough on animation and advanced features. Class progress was slow during the day, yes I learned new skills and learned about new capabilities of PPT 10 but relied on google not this course to perfect them.
Reviewed by 2013
I would like to have had more in-depth work on the process analysis portion and less on modelling. From the outline, I thought there would be more focus on analysis than there was. I think the course could maybe be 5 days instead of 4, or maybe state that knowledge of modelling is a requirement to take this course. Other than that, it was a good course. Good for more entry-level BA types; if you have a lot of experience, you will probably find it doesn't add that much.
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was overly dense and contained a lot of redundant information.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was fantastic - very knowledgable and engaging. The "polestar" was used only briefly and in my opinion had no value add to this course.
Reviewed by 2012
You should always host your Montreal trainings at the Bonaventure Hilton.
Reviewed by 2012
As always, Global Knowledge has put together another great Microsoft course (Config, Manage & Maintain Windows Server 2008 R2). This is my fourth time taking a course through Global Knowledge and it likely won't be my last.
Reviewed by 2012
Trainer is very knowledgeable. He was able to resolve any issues we encountered in our office.
Reviewed by 2012
Very interesting course and trainer. This course should be mandatory for all government clerks.
Reviewed by 2012
Excellent course Excellent instructer
Reviewed by 2012
I was not able to take the course book with me. I payed for the course so i should not have to buy the course book. The downloadable PDF of the course book is not printable. I like a hard copy to read as opposed to the computer screen.
Reviewed by 2012
Room was very cold! However the facility itself was clean with a friendly environment. Instructor had average knowledge of Microsoft Project 2010 and often could not answer questions. Presentation was average - instructor read handout page by page from a photocopied document that was projected onto wall.
Reviewed by 2012
The dissappoint with this course, you can't print the maunal, I think we pay enough money to take the course. VERY dissapointed in this aspect and only this.. would definitely compare else where due to this one factor.. shame as I felt the the instructor and facility to be excellent.
Reviewed by 2012
Very informative course. Covered everything I was looking to learn about Access. Would be interested in taking the level 2 course to expand on what I learned in this one. Global Knowledge in Mississauga is very nice and my instructor was great. A bit of a long drive coming from Durham region but would return and would reccomend to others.
Reviewed by 2012
I found the course to be a bit too advanced for a level 1 Excel.
Reviewed by 2012
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable. The office manager was very friendly and helpful as well. Overall it was a fantastic course and I will recommend Global Knowledge to family and friends! :)
Reviewed by 2012
Content as expected. Additional materials and relevant examples to drive learnings were provided. Lots of exercises to practice. Will be able to apply knowledge.
Reviewed by 2012
Check computers and other electronics and its functionality before course start up. Have up to date slides (binder and its hand outs show year 2011).
Reviewed by 2012
This was a virtual class so I cannot comment on the facility (I have rated the facility as I could not submit this otherwise), and because the course was Eastern Standard Time, for myself it was a little early as Eastern Standard Time was 2 hours ahead of my time. The instructor Mark Husereau was very knowledgeable and a really great with being patient, (this was my first virtual class). Mark used real examples throughout the course which was really great.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is as described. Alot of time is allowed to practice the new skill-set learned. Instructor is very knowledgable and provided additional information and tips. Worth while course.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was mainly about application which is fine for level 1. In level 2 I hope to get tips on design.
Reviewed by 2012
Attending sessions provided by GlobalKnowledge has been useful and career enhasing. The Coach, Coach, Coach instructor was EXCELLENT and provided addional, relevant information during session with supporting handouts.
Reviewed by 2012
- do we get a certifiacate for completing the courseÉ - although the instructor did give us excercises to do I would have liked a few more - almost like a test, so that I made sure I retained and understood what was taught. I`m a learn to do by doing person and like the instrutor lead courses so I can have someone there to explain in my terms how things work. I`ll have to really use the online excercises to make sure Ì am confident when I need to do something in Excel.
Reviewed by 2012
Should be time allocated for questions and answer
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was excellent as was the hands-on learning approach. The only thing I took issue with was the fact that there were a lot of bilingual persons taking the course and they tended to ask questions in French, during this English class. The instructor was trying very hard to explain everything in both languages, but I felt that these students should have requested a French-speaking classroom setting if they wanted to speak French.
Reviewed by 2012
Very professional. Facility clean and comfortable.
Reviewed by 2012
For the cost of this course, a hard copy of the course handout should be provided as the classes follows the handout word for word.
Reviewed by 2012
The facilities at Global Knowledge were great. The Instructor was very knowlegable and made it easy to learn the material. It was a very good experience:)
Reviewed by 2012
Note: We had 2 different trainers during this 3 day course. Course: Terminology should reflect North America and be consistent with our business lingo.
Reviewed by 2012
Found the course very informative. I had little exposure to Sharepoint and learned a number of things I didn't know. Plan to take the next level of training
Reviewed by 2011
A charged mannul would be provided for students to make notes whereever they think instructions are important as reminders
Reviewed by 2011
The course is so expensive to be payed by oneself. In almost all the others participants their companies pay the fee.
Reviewed by 2011
No course books were provided for us to take.
Reviewed by 2011
Course was very detailed but more time would be helpful during workshops. An additional day would help lessen the course load.
Reviewed by 2011
should have discuss some case studies,,overall A+
Reviewed by 2011
Our instructor was very knowlegable and he provided excellent real life stories.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was very relevant. I was able to apply the knowledge I aquired in the course to my job on the very next day. The only complaint I have is with the temperature of the room. It was freezing! Students has to wear a jacket or sweater. We were told the temp gage was shared with another classroom that was quite warm so they had turned the temp very low causing our room to be very uncomfortable.
Reviewed by 2011
Given the cost of the course, the hardcopy of the manual should have been provided. It would have been useful to make notes alongside the material as we went along.
Reviewed by 2011
I am very disappointed with the handouts. I was told I could go online and download a copy of the manual, the problem is that I would like the printed copy of the manual. I chatted online with one of your technitian who was unable to help me. Then I was told someone would contact me by phone to help me. That never happened. When taking a training course, a person EXPECTS to leave the course with ALL the material.
Reviewed by 2011
Great course provider, keep it on your roaster
Reviewed by 2011
Course content and labs were very good, everything worked as expected.
Reviewed by 2011
I really enjoyed this course and was surpised how ell everything was run...enjoyed the instructer very much (Par) and would like to take an other course with him. I wish we could have taken the work book home with us though!!!
Reviewed by 2010

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