Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Skype for Business solution. This course covers how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging (IM), conferencing, enterprise voice, archiving, and monitoring. This course familiarizes students with how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses primarily on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business but does include information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Skype for Business Server. This course helps the students prepare for Exam 70-334.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with AD DS
  • 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 Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding of data networks and telecommunications standards and components

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business deployment in their organizations. Experience with previous versions is beneficial but not required for students taking this course. Students 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. Students should also be familiar with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft 365.
The secondary audience for this course includes 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.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Design and architecture of Skype for Business Server

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Skype for Business components and features
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to the Skype for Business administrative tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high-level components and features of Skype for Business
  • Work with Skype for Business administrative tools

Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server

  • Lesson 1: Server and Service Dependencies
  • Lesson 2: Planning SIP Domains
  • Lesson 3: Installing Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 4: Integrating Skype for Business Server with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the external dependencies for Skype for Business Server
  • Identify the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) domain requirements to ensure a successful implementation
  • Install Skype for Business Server
  • Describe how Skype for Business Server integrates with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server

Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server

  • Lesson 1: Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Lesson 2: Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 4: Using Test Cmdlets
  • Lesson 5: Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Administer Skype for Business Server by using the Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Manage Skype for Business Server by using the Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Implement RBAC in Skype for Business Server
  • Explain how to use important Test cmdlets
  • Use the various tools to troubleshoot Skype for Business

Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Users
  • Lesson 2: Deploying the Skype for Business Client
  • Lesson 3: The Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication Processes
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Lesson 5: Managing the Skype for Business Address Book

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure users for Skype for Business
  • Deploy Skype for Business clients
  • Explain the registration, authentication, and sign-in processes for Skype for Business clients
  • Configure client policies in Skype for Business Server
  • Manage the Skype for Business Address Book

Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Conferencing in Skype for Business
  • Lesson 2: Integrating Skype for Business Server and Office Online Server
  • Lesson 3: Bandwidth Planning
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Conferencing Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Skype for Business conferencing features and modalities
  • Integrate Skype for Business Server with Microsoft Office Online Server
  • Plan for conferencing bandwidth utilization
  • Configure conferencing settings and policies

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

 

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Conferencing Life Cycle
  • Lesson 2: Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Dial-in Conferencing
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Microsoft Teams Rooms
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Large Meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcasts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the conferencing lifecycle
  • Implement audio/video and Web conferencing policies
  • Configure dial-in conferencing
  • Configure Microsoft Teams Rooms
  • Explain how to configure large meetings and Skype meeting broadcasts

 

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

  • Lesson 1: Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Archiving
  • Lesson 3: Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Lesson 4: Implementing an Archiving Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the monitoring service in Skype for Business Server
  • Implement archiving in Skype for Business Server
  • Explain how to design an archiving policy
  • Explain how to implement an archiving policy

Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business External Access

 

  • Lesson 1: External Access Overview
  • Lesson 2: Configuring External Access Policies and Security
  • Lesson 3: Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Lesson 5: Designing Mobility in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 6: Designing Federation in Skype for Business Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the modalities for external access and capabilities for remote users
  • Implement External Access Policies and security to meet the needs of an organization
  • Manage external network configurations
  • Create and manage reverse proxy configurations
  • Explain how to design and manage the mobility service
  • Explain how to design and configure federation

 

Module 9: Implementing Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server

  • Lesson 1: Connecting to the PSTN
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Enterprise Voice
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Voice Routing
  • Lesson 4: Assigning Phone Numbers
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Voicemail
  • Lesson 6: Voice Applications

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to connect to a PSTN
  • Configure and manage Enterprise Voice
  • Describe voice routing
  • Explain how to assign phone numbers
  • Describe how to configure voicemail
  • Describe how to configure voice applications

Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business

  • Lesson 1: Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Lesson 2: Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • Lesson 3: High Availability for Other Component Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for Front End pool high availability
  • Plan the high availability for Back End Servers
  • Describe high-availability solutions for the other components of Skype for Business

Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business

  • Lesson 1: Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 3: Additional Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of disaster recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Explain how to plan additional disaster recovery scenarios

Module 12: Implementing a Skype for Business Server and Office 365 Hybrid Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Office 365
  • Lesson 2: Preparing for a Hybrid Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to implement and manage Teams
  • Explain how to prepare for a Skype for Business hybrid deployment
  • Explain how to configure a Skype for Business hybrid environment

Module 13: Planning and Implementing a Migration to Skype for Business Server or Microsoft Teams

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
  • Lesson 2: Migrating to Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Lesson 3: Migrating to Microsoft Teams
  • Lesson 4: In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the migration paths from Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015.
  • Migrate to Skype for Business Server 2019.
  • Describe the migration path to Microsoft Teams.
  • Describe the process for an in-place upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015.

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Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019

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