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Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 Course

Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 Training Course


Course Description:  The Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 - 20334 course is a 5-day course that is designed to teach IT professionals how to administer, configure, deploy and plan a Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 solution.

The course covers how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, persistent chat, archiving, and monitoring. The course teachs students how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but also includes details on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online, and how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course will help students to prepare for Exam 70-334.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Understand the architecture of Skype for Business 2015
  • Design a Skype for Business 2015 topology.
  • Installing and implementing Skype for Business Server 2015.
  • Administering and managining Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Designing and Implementing clients and users in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Implementing conferencing in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Designing and Implementing additional conferencing options.
  • Designing and Implementing monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Designing and Implementing connectivity for external users and organizations.
  • Designing and Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Designing and Implementing high availability in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Designing and Implementing disaster recovery scenarios for Skype for Business 2015.
  • Designing and deploying Skype for Business hybrid.
  • Designing and Implementing an upgrade from Lync to Skype for Business 2015.

Target Student: This course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for their organizations Skype for Business deployment. Students should have strong experience with Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be knowledgable in Lync Server, Exchange Server and Office 365.

Training Dates
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Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 6/10/2019 - 6/14/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 7/8/2019 - 7/12/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 8/5/2019 - 8/9/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 9/16/2019 - 9/20/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 10/14/2019 - 10/18/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 11/11/2019 - 11/15/2019
Course Fee : $2795


Course Syllabus

Section 1: Designing the Skype for Business 2015 Topology
This section covers the high level components and features of Skype for Business 2015 and the purpose of the various Skype for Business administrative tools. It also discusses the main components of Skype for Business Online and coexistence with on-premises Skype for Business Servers.

Topics :
• Skype for Business 2015 Overview
• Skype for Business Administrative Tools
• Skype for Business Online

Lab :
Designing and Publishing a Skype for Business 2015 Topology
• Planning the New York Server Deployment
• Updating the Topology

Section 2: Install and Implement Skype for Business Server 2015
This section helps you to identify the external dependencies for Skype for Business Server 2015. It also discusses how to plan SIP domains to ensure a successful implementation. Further, it covers how to install Skype for Business Server 2015 and how it integrated with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

Topics :
• Server and Service Dependencies
• Planning SIP Domains
• Install Skype for Business Server 2015
• Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

Lab :
Configure DNS for Skype for Business 2015
• Creating DNS Records

Lab :
Deploying Skype for Business Server 2015
• Install and Configure Skype for Business Server 2015
• Install Skype for Business Certificates
• Configure Exchange Server Integration

Section 3: Administering Skype for Business Server 2015
This section discusses how to use the Skype for Business Control Panel and Skype for Business Management Shell. It also discusses how to create useful Skype for Business scripts and implement Role Based Access Control in Skype for Business. Additionally, this section discusses how to use important Test cmdlets and various tools to troubleshoot Skype for Business 2015.

Topics :
• Skype for Business Control Panel
• Skype for Business Management Shell
• Scripting in the Skype for Business Shell
• Implement 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
• Install the Skype for Business Control Panel on Windows 10
• Using the Skype for Business Control Panel
• Using the Skype for Business Management Shell

Lab :
Using Tools to Troubleshoot Skype for Business Server 2015
• Using Command Shell Cmdlets to Create an RBAC Structure
• Using Test Cmdlets
• Capturing an IM Conversation
• Performing a Network Capture by Using Message Analyzer

Section 4: Configure Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
This section discusses how to configure users for Skype for Business. It also discusses how to deploy Skype for Business 2015 clients and configure client policies. It discusses the authentication and sign-in process for the clients. It also covers how to configure the server settings that impact Skype for Business and how to generate and distribute the Skype for Business Address Book.

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

Lab :
Configure Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
• Enabling Users for Skype for Business Using the Management Shell
• Troubleshooting a User Login Issue

Lab :
Configure Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business 2015
• Configure Client Policies
• Configure the Address Book

Section 5: Configure and Implement Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
This sections discusses the features for conferencing in Skype for Business 2015. It also discusses how to integrate the Office Web Apps Server with Skype for Business 2015. It then discusses how to design and implement simple URLs. Further, it covers the bandwidth requirements of the conferencing codecs and discusses how to configure the conferencing settings of Skype for Business Server 2015.

Topics :
• Conferencing Features and Modalities
• Integrating Skype for Business 2015 with Office Web Apps Server
• Namespace Planning
• Bandwidth Planning
• Configure Conferencing Settings

Lab :
: Install and Configure the Office Web Apps Server
• Install and Configure the Office Web Apps Server

Lab :
Configure Conferencing in Skype for Business Server 2015
• Configure Skype for Business Conferencing
• Validating Skype for Business Conferencing

Section 6: Implement Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015
This section discusses the conferencing lifecycle and the implementation of audio/video and Web conferencing policies. It also discusses how to design and configure dial-in conferencing and large and broadcast meetings. It also discusses how to configure a Lync Room System.

Topics :
• Conferencing Lifecycle
• Designing and Configure Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
• Deploying Dial-in Conferencing
• Configure a Lync Room System
• Configure Large and Broadcast Meetings

Lab :
Implement a Conferencing Policy
• Configure Conferencing Policies
• Troubleshooting Conferencing

Lab :
Configure Additional Conferencing Modalities
• Configure Dial-In Conferencing
• Configure a Lync Room System

Section 7: Designing and Implement Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015
This section discusses the components of the monitoring service in Skype for Business 2015. It also discusses how to design and implement archiving, design an archiving policy, and implement an archiving policy. Additionally, it discusses how to implement the archiving of Skype for Business IMs and conferences in Exchange and SharePoint.

Topics :
• Components of the Monitoring Service
• Implement Archiving
• Designing an Archiving Policy
• Implement an Archiving Policy
• Implement Exchange and SharePoint Integration of Archiving

Lab :
Implement Monitoring
• Enabling Monitoring Reports

Lab :
Implement Archiving
• Experiencing Archiving of an IM Session to Exchange

Section 8: Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access
This section discusses the modalities for external access and capabilities for remote users. It also discusses how to design and implement External Access Policies and security to meet the needs of an organization. Additionally, it discusses how to design and manage external network configurations, create and manage reverse proxy configurations, design and manage the mobility service. Further, it discusses how to design and configure federation.

Topics :
• External Access Overview
• Configure External Access Policies and Security
• Configure External Access Network and Certificates
• Configure Reverse Proxy
• Designing Mobility in Skype for Business 2015
• Designing Federation in Skype for Business 2015

Lab :
Designing and Implement External User Access
• Defining the Edge Server in the Topology
• Install and Configure the Edge Server

Lab :
Install the Components for External Users
• Install and Configure Reverse Proxy
• Troubleshooting External Messaging

Section 9: Implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015
This section discusses how to design a Persistent Chat topology. It also discusses how to deploy Persistent Chat and configure and manage Persistent Chat.

Topics :
• Designing Persistent Chat Topology
• Deploying Persistent Chat
• Configure and Managing Persistent Chat

Lab :
Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat
• Configure the Topology for Persistent Chat
• Install Persistent Chat

Lab :
Configure and Experiencing Persistent Chat
• Configure Chat Rooms and Policies
• Validating the Persistent Chat Deployment
• Troubleshooting Persistent Chat

Section 10: Implement High Availability in Skype for Business 2015
This section discusses how to configure DNS and hardware load balancing. It also discusses how to plan the high availability for back end servers. Further, it covers high availability solutions for the other components of Skype for Business 2015.

Topics :
• Front End Pool Architecture
• Back End Server High Availability
• High Availability for Other Component Servers

Lab :
Designing and Implement High Availability
• Configure DNS Load Balancing
• Configure SQL Always On

Section 11: Implement Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015
This section discusses the concepts of disaster recovery in Skype for Business 2015. It also discusses how to design and implement Pool Pairing and how to plan additional disaster recovery scenarios.

Topics :
• Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
• Implement Front End Pool Pairing
• Other Approaches to Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

Lab :
Designing and Implement Disaster Recovery
• Configure Pool Pairing
• Testing the Pool Failover

Section 12: Integrating with Skype for Business 2015 Online
This section discusses how to design and deploy Skype for Business hybrid.

Topics :
• Designing Skype for Business Hybrid
• Deploying Skype for Business Hybrid

Section 13: Planning and Implement an Upgrade to Skype for Business 2015
This section covers the upgrade and migration paths from Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013. It also discusses how to upgrade a Lync Server 2013 Pool to Skype for Business 2015.

Topics :
• Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
• Performing an In-Place Upgrade

Lab :
Upgrading Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business 2015
• Performing an In-Place Upgrade of Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2015.

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