This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Skype for Business solution. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging (IM), conferencing, enterprise voice, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn 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 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: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015.
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.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
After having attended this training you will have gained these skills:
Module 1: Design and architecture of Skype for Business Server
This module describes the high-level components and features of Skype for Business. It describes how to work with the Skype for Business administrative tools.
Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server
This module explains the external dependencies for Skype for Business Server. It describes the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) domain requirements to ensure a successful implementation. It also explains how to install Skype for Business Server and describes how Skype for Business Server integrates with Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server
This module explains how to administer and manage Skype for Business Server by using Skype for Business Server Control Panel and the Skype for Business Server Management Shell. It also explains how to implement role-based access control (RBAC) in Skype for Business Server and how to use important Test cmdlets and tools to troubleshoot Skype for Business.
Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business
This module explains how to configure users by using Skype for Business Server Control Panel and the Skype for Business Server Management Shell. It then describes how to deploy Skype for Business clients and explains the sign-in, registration, and authentication process for Skype for Business clients. It also explains how to configure client policies in Skype for Business Server. Finally, it explains how to manage the Skype for Business Address Book.
Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business
This module describes Skype for Business conferencing features and modalities. It explains how to integrate Skype for Business Server 2015 with Office Online Server. It also explains how to plan for conferencing bandwidth utilization. Finally, it explains how to configure conferencing settings and policies.
Module 6: Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server
This module explains the conferencing lifecycle. It also explains how to implement audio/video and Web conferencing policies and configure dial-in conferencing. Finally, it explains how to configure Microsoft Teams Rooms and configure large meetings and Skype meeting broadcasts.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business
This module describes the components of the monitoring service in Skype for Business Server, and how to implement archiving in Skype for Business Server. It then describes how to design and implement an archiving policy.
Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business External Access
This module describes the modalities for external access and capabilities for remote users. It also explains how to implement External Access Policies and security to meet the needs of an organization. Additionally, it explains how to manage external network configurations and create and manage reverse proxy configurations. Finally, it explains how to design and manage the mobility service and how to design and configure federation.
Module 9: Implementing Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server
This module explains how to connect to a PSTN. It then explains how to configure and manage Enterprise Voice. It also describes voice routing. Finally, it explains how to assign phone numbers, configure voicemail, and configure voice applications.
Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business
This module describes how to plan for Front End pool high availability and high availability for Back End Servers. It also describes high-availability solutions for the other components of Skype for Business.
Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
This module describes the concepts of disaster recovery in Skype for Business Server. It then explains how to implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business Server. Finally, it describes how to plan additional disaster recovery scenarios.
Module 12: Implementing a Skype for Business Server and Office 365 Hybrid Deployment
This module describes how to implement and manage Teams. It then explains how to prepare for a Skype for Business hybrid deployment. It also explains how to configure a Skype for Business hybrid environment.
Module 13: Planning and Implementing a Migration to Skype for Business Server or Microsoft Teams
This module describes supported migration and upgrade paths for Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business Server 2019. It also describes how to perform a migration from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server. Finally, it explains how to manage the user experience during an upgrade or migration.
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This course is recommended as preparation for Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015.