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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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
Traffic Simulation 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