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Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Course

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Training Course


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Section 1: Architecture and Design Approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
This section will help students to plan and design a Lync Server 2013 implementation that meets organizational and user needs. This section equips students with knowledge about Lync Server 2013 core features and functionality and introduces students to Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) that recommends a structured approach to project management and execution.
Topics :
•Overview of Lync Server 2013 Architecture
•Overview of Lync Server 2013 Core Capabilities
•Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 Design Process
•Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating the Design
•Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases

Section 2: Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology
This section discusses how to design a complex Microsoft Lync Server 2013 topology, including defining network sites and network regions, and sizing and placing server roles.
Topics :
•Planning Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013
•How to use the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
•How to use Topology Builder
•Planning the Server Infrastructure
•Designing Documentation Using Microsoft Office
Lab 1: Preparing the Environment and Deploying a Lync Server 2013 Pool
•Preparing for Lync Server 2013
•Configure a Lync Server 2013 Topology
•Publishing the Topology
•Configure Domain Name Server (DNS)
Deploy the Front-End Server Role
•Configure Exchange UM and Enabling Users (optional lab exercise)

Section 3: Configure Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
This section introduces students to the methods available for configuring and managing users in Microsoft Lync Server 2013. Students will learn about the configuration management options in Lync Server 2013, including the Lync Server Control Panel and the Lync Server Management Shell.
Topics :
•Managing Lync Server 2013
•Introduction to Role Based Access Control
Lab 1: Configure Users and Rights in Lync Server 2013
•Start the virtual machines for the lab
•How to use the Lync Server Management Shell
•Configure Role-Based Access Control

Section 4: Client and Device Deployment and Management
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 introduces new ways of creating and defining client and user policies, as well as new procedures for deploying clients and devices. In this section, students will learn how to plan for introducing Lync Server 2013 clients into their network and the various phone devices that are supported. Students will also learn how to effectively manage the desktop clients and devices.
Topics :
•Prepare for client deployment.
•Deploy and manage clients.
•Prepare for device deployment.
•Deploy and manage IP phones.
Lab 1: Client and Device Management
•Starting the virtual machines
•Creating and Assigning Client Policies
•Creating and Assigning Device Policies
•Configure a Device Update
•Creating and Assigning Mobile Device Policies

Section 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
Conferencing is a core feature of Microsoft Lync Server 2013. This section introduces conferencing in Lync Server 2013, discusses dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013, and describes how to manage and administer conferencing policies.
Topics :
•Introduction to Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
•Designing for Audio\Video and Web Conferencing
•Dial-In Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
•Managing and Administering Conferencing
Lab 1: Conferencing in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Deploy Lync Server 2013 Conferencing—Installing Office Web App Server
•Configure Dial-in Conferencing
•Configure Conferencing Policies
•Experiencing Lync Server 2013 Conferencing

Section 6: Designing and Deploying External Access
This section discusses how to design the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 external access components and capabilities so that it meets the organization’s needs. This section also discusses how students can design a solution for external scenarios that support a variety of internal and external users connected to the Internet, to their corporate network or to a public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Topics :
•Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2013
•Planning for IM and Presence Federation
•Designing Edge Services
Lab 1: Designing and Deploying for External Scenarios
•Defining the Edge Server in the Topology
Deploy Edge Server and Configure Remote Access
•Validating the Edge Server

Section 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
This section describes how to plan, design and deploy Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat to the enterprise. It describes the fundamental process required to create and manage a Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat room.
Topics :
•Overview of Persistent Chat Architecture in Lync Server 2013
•Designing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
•Deploy and Configure Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
Lab 1: Deploying Persistent Chat Server
•Defining a Persistent Chat Topology
•Installing Persistent Chat and Compliance Service
•Configuring and Using Persistent Chat Rooms

Section 8: Monitoring and Archiving
This section discusses the features and configuration of both the Monitoring and Archiving services. Students will learn how to interpret the QoE reports and use this information to better manage and deliver a high-quality user experience for Lync Server 2013.
Topics :
•The Archiving Service
•The Monitoring Service
•Configure Archiving and Monitoring
Lab 1: Configure and Using Archiving and Monitoring in Lync Server 2013
•Configure Lync Archiving to Exchange 2013
•Configure the Monitoring Server Role and the Lync Server Monitoring Reports
•Exploring the Lync Server Monitoring Reports

Section 9: Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
This section introduces Lync Server 2013 administration tools and operational best practices needed to maintain Lync Server 2013 in the enterprise. It will also introduce basic techniques and tools to help when troubleshooting Lync Server 2013.
Topics :
•Introduction to Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools
•Understanding Lync Server 2013 Operational Tasks
•Developing Lync Server 2013 Troubleshooting Techniques
Lab 1: Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
•Reviewing Lync Server 2013 Maintenance/Operational Tasks (Paper-based lab)
•Reviewing Lync Server 2013 Administration Tools
•Enabling the Centralized Logging Service
•Introduction to analyzing Lync Server 2013 logs and traces

Section 10: High Availability in Lync Server 2013
This section describes the requirements for high availability with Lync Server 2013. Finally, this section discusses how to plan and design for load balancing with Lync Server 2013.
Topics :
•High Availability in Lync Server 2013
•Configure High Availability in Lync Server 2013
•Planning for Load Balancing
•Designing Load Balancing
Lab 1: Configure High Availability in Lync Server 2013
•Configure Database Mirroring
•Experiencing a Scheduled SQL Server Outage
•Experiencing an Unscheduled SQL Server Outage

Section 11: Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
This section describes new disaster recovery features in Lync Server 2013. This section also discusses the tools and methods for successfully backing up and restoring a Lync Server 2013 environment, as well as how to back up and restore, and export and import, critical Lync Server 2013 data. Finally, this section discusses designing for Branch Site Resiliency in Lync Server 2013.
Topics :
•Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
•Tools for Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2013
•Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Back Up and Restore
•Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Export and Import
•Designing Branch Site Resiliency
Lab 1: Configure Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
•Configure Pool Pairing
•Experiencing a Pool Failure or Outage

Section 12: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013
In this section, students will learn about coexistence and migration to Microsoft Lync Server 2013. Students will also learn how to design the infrastructure migration strategy and the migration strategy for Lync Server 2013 clients and devices.
Topics :
•Overview of Coexistence and Migration
•Migration Steps
•Planning for Clients and Devices
•Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy
Lab 1: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013 (Paper-based)
•Creating a Migration Plan
•Documenting the Migration Phases

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