Ready to learn?  One of the most popular attractions at Citrix Synergy is the excellent learning opportunity.  Instructor-led Learning Labs provide an in-depth technical learning experience in a small group setting.  Our experts, from around the world, include Engineers, Consultants, Support Readiness Specialist and Technical Specialist!   This year, our Instructor-led Learning Labs, now a pre-event workshop, will take place on Sunday, May 10 and Monday, May 11.  The workshop package is only $99 with your Synergy registration, and includes up to 3 labs plus a Learning Lab Happy Hour on Sunday night.

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At Citrix Synergy 2015 learning labs topics cover Mobility, Virtualization, Networking, Cloud, Workspace Cloud and Workspace Pod.

Lets Meet Some of Our Experts

Name: Adolfo Montoya
Position: Lead Support Readiness Specialist
Labs: 607-Troubleshooting Methodology and Strategies for XenMobile
Years experience: 10
Certifications: CCP-M, CCE-V
Top tip: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” (Albert Einstein)
While not working:  Adolfo travels around the world, enjoys great food and likes trance/house music.

Name: Mark Howell
Position: Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Labs: 617-Delivering an End-to-End Encrypted File Sync and Sharing Solution with ShareFile Enterprise
Years experience: 6
Certifications: CCE-AD, CCP-Mobility
Top tip: In this industry never rest on your laurels, things change to quickly.
While not working: Mark spends time with his 8-month old son, studying for his MBA and playing golf.

Name: Angel Soto
Position: Principal Technology Specialist
Labs: 615-Advanced XenMobile ActiveSync Filtering and Best Practices
Years experience: 10+
Certifications: CCSP, CCP – Mobility
Top tip: Embrace change
While not working: Angel keeps up with mobility trends, landscaping projects, and road-cycling.
Name: Johnathan Campos
Position: Senior Technical Specialist
Labs: 606-Improving Microsoft Exchange 2013 performance with NetScaler and 609-Implementing WAN optimization and Cloud Connectivity with CloudBridge 7.3
Years experience: 10
Certifications: CCA-Networking, CCNA Route + Switch, MCITP, MCSA
Top tip: Don’t just know what a /24 is, know why a /24 is.
While not working: Jonathan spends time with his family and likes to work on his car.

Name: Christopher Rudolph
Position: Technical Specialist
Labs:610-Front-Ending and Load-Balancing XenDesktop and StoreFront with NetScaler and 611-NetScaler is the Gatekeeper. Become the Keymaster.
Years experience: 3
Certifications: CCP – Networking, CCA – NetScaler 10, CCA – Access Gateway 9
Top tip: When all else fails… reboot.
While not working: Chris watches classic TV shows with his wife and volunteers for the Dachshund rescue.
Name: James Hsu
Position: Senior Technology Architect
Labs: 619-First look at the next generation of  Citrix StoreFront Project X1
Years experience: 18+
Certifications: Certified Master Citrix Instructor
While not working: James runs around with his 3 kids and tries to keep up with his Internet savvy digital kids.

Name: Frank Martinez
Position: Technical Specialist
Labs: 612-Fundamentals of a XenMobile Enterprise Solution
Years experience: 12
Certifications: CCP-Mobility, MCSE, MCITP, CISSP, CEH, ECSA, LPT, ITILv3
Top tip: “Check in frequently on Citrix’s Mobility page.  XenMobile is evolving quickly, and that’s your best source for all things Citrix Mobility.
While not working: Frank spends time acquiring, breaking, and fixing gadgets.

Name: Kim Ferrie
Position: Lead Readiness Specialist
Labs: 608-Advanced Configuration of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 using the PowerShell SDK
Years experience: 16+
Certifications: CCEE; CCI
Top tip: PowerShell is an FMA BFF.
While not working: Kim kick-boxes, runs and coaches her daughters’ soccer teams.

Name: Brian Tannous
Position: Technical Readiness Consultant, Cloud Networking
Labs: 604-Automating NetScaler deployments and monitoring using the NetScaler 10.5 NITRO API
Years experience: 2
Certifications: Microsoft MCITP, Citrix CCEE, Citrix CCP Networking
Top tip: Remember to set the content-type!
While not working: Brian is an Android Developer and loves doing anything outdoors.
Name: Evin Safdia
Position: Senior Technical Specialist
Labs: 601-Upgrading Legacy XenApp to the New XenApp 7.6 and 613-Managing and supporting your XenApp & XenDesktop environment with Director
Years experience: 6
Certifications: CCE-V, CCIA, CCA-N, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA
Top tip: Snapshots or checkpoints are your friend!
While not working: Evin spends time with his wife and twin four year olds, and modifies his MK7 VW GTI.

Name: Mike Palmer
Position: Lead Technical Specialist
Labs: 602-New Features of XenApp 7.6 and 623-Using the new Citrix Workspace Cloud’s Lifecycle Management service to Deploy and Manage Citrix Infrastructure
Years experience: 10
Certifications: CCE-V
Top tip: Remember to set the content-type!
While not working:  Mike is an avid photographer.

Name:Joshua Travers
Position: Technical Specialist Cloud Networking
Labs:616-Accelerate your NetScaler skills
Years experience: 10+
Certifications: CCE-V, CCIA, CCA-N, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA
While not working: Joshua plays golf in the summer and hockey in the winter.

Name: Andy Baker
Position: Technical Readiness Consultant, Cloud Networking
Labs: 622-XenApp and XenDesktop Design Workshop
Years experience: 15
Certifications: CCIA
Top tip: Read the Virtual Desktop Handbook!
While not working:  Andy travels and chases after his 10 month old.
Make sure to register for Citrix Synergy Orlando so you don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with our Citrix experts and Learn!

Name: Tony Sanchez
Position: Principle Solutions Architect
Labs: 618-Accelerate your cloud architecture by deploying XenDesktop, XenApp, and NetScaler in Microsoft Azure
Years experience: 15
Certifications: MS, Citrix
Top tip: The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
While not working: Tony travels and scuba dives.

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