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MS-20334 - Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

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.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.

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Prerequisites


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training 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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Designing the Skype for Business 2015 Topology


Skype for Business 2015 Overview
Skype for Business Administrative Tools
Skype for Business Online

Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015


Server and Service Dependencies
Planning SIP Domains
Installing Skype for Business Server 2015
Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server 2015


Skype for Business Control Panel
Skype for Business Management Shell
Scripting in the Skype for Business Shell
Implementing Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Using the Test Cmdlets
Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business 2015

Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015


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

Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015


Conferencing Features and Modalities
Integrating Skype for Business 2015 with Office Web Apps Server
Namespace Planning
Bandwidth Planning
Configuring Conferencing Settings

Module 6: Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015


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

Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015


Components of the Monitoring Service
Implementing Archiving
Designing an Archiving Policy
Implementing an Archiving Policy
Implementing Exchange and SharePoint Integration of Archiving

Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access


External Access Overview
Configuring External Access Policies and Security
Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
Configuring Reverse Proxy
Designing Mobility in Skype for Business 2015
Designing Federation in Skype for Business 2015

Module 9: Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015


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

Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015


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

Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015


Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
Implementing Front End Pool Pairing
Other Approaches to Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

Module 12: Integrating with Skype for Business 2015 Online


Designing Skype for Business Hybrid
Deploying Skype for Business Hybrid

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business 2015


Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
Performing an In-Place Upgrade