20334 Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

This 5-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Participants 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.

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20334 Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

This 5-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution.

Overview

This 5-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Participants 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. Participants 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 not 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 participants prepare for Exam 70-334.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, participants who attend this course 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

Who Should Attend?

This course is geared towards 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. Participants 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. Participants should also be familiar with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365. This course is also recommended for 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.

Course Outline

  • 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
  • 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
Lab: Deploying Skype for Business Server

  • 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
Lab: Using the Skype for Business Troubleshooting Tools

  • Configuring Users
  • Deploying Skype for Business Clients
  • Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication
  • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Managing the Skype for Business Address Book

Lab: Configuring User and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
Lab: Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business Server

  • 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
Lab: Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server

  • 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
Lab: Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities

  • Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Overview of Archiving
  • Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing Archiving

Lab: Implementing Monitoring
Lab: Implementing Archiving

  • 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
Lab: Installing the Components for External Users

  • Designing Persistent Chat Topology
  • Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat

Lab: Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat Server
Lab: Configuring and Using Persistent Chat

  • Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • High Availability for Other Component Servers

Lab: Pre-Lab Configuration
Lab: Implementing High Availability

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

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