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MS-20335 - Lync Network Readiness Assessment

This is a 3-day instructor Led Training (ILT) Course that targets the needs of professionals with data networking experience who take part in the planning, design, and deployment of the Lync Unified Communications solution in the enterprise. This course focuses on four key areas: 1) implementation methodology, including defining methodology phases, identifying phase deliverables, and preparing for traffic simulation; 2) analyzing the network environment, including review of WAN topology, Wi-Fi infrastructure, Quality of Server approaches, and media flow scenarios, analyzing the network for optimal performance, and monitoring and managing networks; 3) performing usage modeling, including modeling RTC traffic media flows and Lync traffic per location, calculating traffic volume by using the Lync bandwidth calculator, and analyzing how predicted traffic impacts a network; and 4) analyzing customer data and measurements, including policies collected from the Discovery phase and historical data usage, planning simulation traffic, analyzing results from traffic simulation, and formulating recommendations. This course maps to exam 74-335: Network Readiness and Assessment for Lync.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have an understanding of:
  • LAN/WAN (COMPTIA Network+ certification or equivalent experience)
  • Lync Server 2013 and Lync Online
  • Enterprise voice and VOIP

Students attending this course should have experience with network assessments. They should also have sufficient knowledge of Lync Server 2013 and Lync Online to understand the features that impact LAN/WAN traffic. It is not necessary for students to have a MCSE: Communication, although many students will have attained this certification. Completion of MOC courses 20336 and 20337 far exceed the level of knowledge of Lync required for this class.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Overview of Network Assessments


Network Assessment Overview
Key Concepts for Network Assessment

Module 2: Introducing the Microsoft Lync Network Readiness Assessment Methodology


Microsoft Lync Network Readiness Assessment Methodology Overview
Discovery Phase
Modeling Phase
Traffic Simulation Phase
Recommendations Phase

Module 3: Network Discovery


Documenting Current Network Infrastructure
Documenting Current Client Devices
Locating Network Impairments and Roadblocks
Overview of Transport Reliability IP Probe Tools

Module 4: Analyzing Server, Network, and Client Health


Determining Server, Network and Client Health Indicators
Monitoring and Managing Methods

Module 5: Usage and Traffic Modeling


Performing Usage Modeling
Performing Traffic Modeling
Lync Bandwidth Calculator

Module 6: Performing Traffic Simulations


Overview of Traffic Simulations
Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool

Module 7: Understanding Network Controls and Solutions


Quality of Service
Bandwidth Management with Call Admission Control
Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Tools

Module 8: Making Recommendations for Network Readiness


Forming and Documenting Recommendations