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20334 Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

Course Overview

This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, persistent chat, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses primarily on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but does include information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-334.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business deployment in their organizations. Experience with previous versions of Lync Server is beneficial but not required to take this course. Students should be proficient with Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be familiar with Exchange Server and Office 365. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have:  A minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  A minimum of two years of experience working with AD DS.  A minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including Domain Name System (DNS).  Experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates.  Experience working with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.  An understanding of data networks and telecommunications standards and components.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Skype for Business 2015 and design a Skype for Business 2015 topology.
  • Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015.
  • Administer and manage Skype for Business Server 2015 by using the various available tools.
  • Design and implement clients and users in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and implement additional conferencing options.
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and implement connectivity for external users and organizations.
  • Design and implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and implement disaster recovery scenarios for Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and deploy Skype for Business hybrid.
  • Design and implement an upgrade from Lync to Skype for Business 2015.

    Suggested Prerequisites

    Course Outline

    1 - Designing the Skype for Business 2015 Topology

    • Skype for Business 2015 Overview
    • Skype for Business Administrative Tools
    • Skype for Business Online
    • Lab: Designing and Publishing a Skype for Business 2015 Topology

    2 - Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015

    • Server and Service Dependencies
    • Planning SIP Domains
    • Installing Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server
    • Lab : Configuring DNS for Skype for Business 2015
    • Lab : Deploying Skype for Business Server 2015

    3 - Administering Skype for Business Server 2015

    • Skype for Business Control Panel
    • Skype for Business Management Shell
    • Scripting in the Skype for Business Shell
    • Implementing Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Using the Test Cmdlets
    • Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business 2015
    • Lab : Using Administrative Tools to Manage Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Lab : Using Tools to Troubleshoot Skype for Business Server 2015

    4 - Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015

    • Configuring Users
    • Deploying Skype for Business 2015 Clients
    • Sign In, Registration, and Authentication
    • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
    • Configuring Skype for Business Server 2015 Settings
    • Managing the Skype for Business Address Book
    • Lab : Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
    • Lab : Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business 2015

    5 - Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015

    • Conferencing Features and Modalities
    • Integrating Skype for Business 2015 with Office Web Apps Server
    • Namespace Planning
    • Bandwidth Planning
    • Configuring Conferencing Settings
    • Lab: Installing and Configuring the Office Web Apps Server
    • Lab: Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server 2015

    6 - Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015

    • Conferencing Lifecycle
    • Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
    • Deploying Dial-in Conferencing
    • Configuring a Lync Room System
    • Configuring Large and Broadcast Meetings
    • Lab: Implementing a Conferencing Policy
    • Lab: Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities

    7 - Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015

    • Components of the Monitoring Service
    • Implementing Archiving
    • Designing an Archiving Policy
    • Implementing an Archiving Policy
    • Implementing Exchange and SharePoint Integration of Archiving
    • Lab: Implementing Monitoring
    • Lab: Implementing Archiving

    8 - Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access

    • External Access Overview
    • Configuring External Access Policies and Security
    • Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
    • Configuring Reverse Proxy
    • Designing Mobility in Skype for Business 2015
    • Designing Federation in Skype for Business 2015
    • Lab: Designing and Implementing External User Access
    • Lab: Installing the Components for External Users

    9 - Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015

    • Designing Persistent Chat Topology
    • Deploying Persistent Chat
    • Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat
    • Lab: Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat
    • Lab: Configuring and Experiencing Persistent Chat

    10 - Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015

    • Front End Pool Architecture
    • Back End Server High Availability
    • High Availability for Other Component Servers
    • Lab: Designing and Implementing High Availability

    11 - Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

    • Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
    • Implementing Front End Pool Pairing
    • Other Approaches to Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015
    • Lab: Designing and Implementing Disaster Recovery

    12 - Integrating with Skype for Business 2015 Online

    • Designing Skype for Business Hybrid
    • Deploying Skype for Business Hybrid

    13 - Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business 2015

    • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
    • Performing an In-Place Upgrade
    • Lab: Upgrading Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business 2015

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    Price: $2,975.00
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