M20334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M20334

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Overview

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required 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 and maintain the infrastructure and how to troubleshoot issues that might arise. This course focuses primarily on an on-premises Skype for Business deployment, but it does include information on how to integrate an on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online and how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps students prepare for Exam 70-334.

Objectives

  • Describe the Skype for Business 2015 architecture and design a Skype for Business 2015 topology.
  • Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015.
  • Administer Skype for Business Server 2015 by using various tools.
  • Configure users and clients in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Configure and implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Implement additional conferencing options, such as dial-in conferencing, Microsoft Lync Room System (LRS), and Skype Meeting Broadcast.
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Deploy Skype for Business 2015 external access.
  • Implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and deploy a hybrid Skype for Business environment.
  • Plan and implement an upgrade from Lync Server to Skype for Business Server 2015.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business 2015 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 (AD DS), data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be familiar with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365. The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are planning to take the exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 as a stand-alone exam or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communications certification exam.

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Modules

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Design and Architecture of Skype for Business Server 2015 (5 topics)

  • Overview of Skype for Business Components and Features
  • Introduction to the Skype for Business Administrative Tools
  • Lab: Designing and Publishing a Skype for Business Server Topology
  • Designing and Creating the Topology
  • Updating the Topology for the New York Site

Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015 (9 topics)

  • Server and Service Dependencies
  • Planning SIP Domains
  • Installing Skype for Business Server
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server
  • Lab: Configuring DNS and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server
  • Configuring the Required DNS Records and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server
  • Lab: Deploying Skype for Business Server
  • Installing and Configuring Skype for Business Server
  • Installing Skype for Business Server Certificates

Administering Skype for Business Server 2015 (13 topics)

  • Using Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Using the Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Using Test Cmdlets
  • Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business
  • Lab: Using the Administrative Tools to Manage Skype for Business Server
  • Installing the Skype for Business Administrative Tools on a Windows 10 Client
  • Using Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Using the Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Lab: Using the Skype for Business Troubleshooting Tools
  • Using Skype for Business Server Management Shell Cmdlets to Create an RBAC Structure
  • Using the Centralized Logging Service
  • Performing a Network Capture by Using Message Analyzer

Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015 (11 topics)

  • Configuring Users
  • Deploying the Skype for Business Client
  • Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication
  • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Managing the Skype for Business Address Book
  • Lab: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
  • Enabling Users for Skype for Business by Using the Management Shell
  • Troubleshooting a User Sign-In Issue
  • Lab: Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business Server
  • Configuring Client Policies
  • Configuring the Address Book

Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015 (8 topics)

  • Introduction to Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server and Office Online Server
  • Bandwidth Planning
  • Configuring Conferencing Settings
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Office Online Server
  • Installing Office Online Server
  • Lab: Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server
  • Configuring, Assigning, and Validating Conferencing Policies

Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015 (11 topics)

  • Overview of the Conferencing Lifecycle
  • Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Deploying Dial-In Conferencing
  • Configuring an LRS
  • Configuring Large Meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcasts
  • Lab: Implementing and Troubleshooting Conferencing Policy
  • Creating and Editing Conferencing Policies
  • Troubleshooting Conferencing Policies
  • Lab: Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities
  • Deploying Dial-In Conferencing
  • Preparing for LRS Deployment

Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015 (8 topics)

  • Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Overview of Archiving
  • Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing Archiving
  • Lab: Implementing Monitoring
  • Enabling Monitoring Reports
  • Lab: Implementing Archiving
  • Enabling Skype for Business Server Archiving to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access (12 topics)

  • Overview of External Access
  • Configuring External Access Policies and Security
  • Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
  • Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Designing Mobility in Skype for Business Server
  • Designing Federation in Skype for Business Server
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing External User Access
  • Defining the Edge Server in the Topology
  • Installing and Configuring the Edge Server
  • Lab: Installing the Components for External Users
  • Installing and Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Validate External Messaging

Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015 (11 topics)

  • Designing a Persistent Chat Server Topology
  • Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat
  • Lab: Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Configuring the Topology for Persistent Chat Server
  • Installing Persistent Chat Server
  • Registering a New Add-In
  • Lab: Configuring and Using Persistent Chat
  • Configuring Chat Rooms and Policies
  • Validating a Persistent Chat Deployment
  • Troubleshooting Persistent Chat

Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015 (8 topics)

  • Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • High Availability for Other Component Servers
  • Lab: Pre-Lab Configuration
  • Preparing for the Lab
  • Lab: Implementing High Availability
  • Managing Front End Pools
  • Configuring Hardware Load Balancing

Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015 (6 topics)

  • Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Additional Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Lab: Implementing and Performing Disaster Recovery
  • Configuring Pool Pairing
  • Perform Pool Failover and Failback

Integrating with Skype for Business Online (5 topics)

  • Overview of Skype for Business Online
  • Preparing for a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
  • Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment
  • Lab: Designing a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
  • Designing the Hybrid Skype for Business Environment

Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015 (6 topics)

  • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
  • Migrating to Skype for Business 2015
  • In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Lab: Performing an In-Place Upgrade of Lync 2013 to Skype for Business
  • Install Skype for Business Administrative Tools
  • Performing In-Place Upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Relevant Certifications

  • The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Productivity certification.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communication certification.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

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