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Microsoft - MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015/2019)

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Only 7 Days

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Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated 7-day MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) course, you'll learn the skills to plan, deploy, configure and administer a Skype for Business solution - 40% faster than traditional training.

You'll be immersed in the curriculum through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which combines theory with practical, hands-on skills to help you retain information faster.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer will take you through how to deploy and troubleshoot Skype for Business infrastructure for instant messaging and conferencing. You’ll learn how to integrate an on premises deployment with Skype for Business online and how to upgrade from previous versions of Lync Sever.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Install, implement and administer Skype for Business Server 2015 by using various tools.
  • Configure users and clients in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Manage Cloud PBX with PSTN calling and conferencing
  • Implement additional conferencing options, such as dial-in conferencing, Microsoft's Skype Room System (SRS), and Skype Meeting Broadcast.
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Configuring and deploying Enterprise Voice (On-Premises)
  • Implement high availability, disaster recovery and Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.
  • Design and deploy a hybrid Skype for Business environment.

On this course, you'll prepare for and sit exams 70-334 and 70-333, covered by your Certification Guarantee. Exams 70-334 and 70-333 are elective requirements for the MCSE: Productivity certification. You need only pass one.

If you're an IT professional responsible for the Skype for Business 2015 deployment in your business, this course is ideal for you.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online MCSE Productivity Skype courses
  2. You'll be MCSE Productivity Skype certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be MCSE Productivity Skype trained in record time
  3. Our MCSE Productivity Skype course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass MCSE Productivity Skype first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn MCSE Productivity Skype faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying MCSE Productivity Skype with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75924 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Curriculum

MOC 20334C: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019

Module 1: Design and architecture of Skype for Business ServerThis module describes the high-level components and features of Skype for Business. It describes how to work with the Skype for Business administrative tools.Lessons

  • Overview of Skype for Business components and features
  • Introduction to the Skype for Business administrative tools

Lab : Designing and publishing a Skype for Business server topology

  • Designing and creating the topology
  • Updating the topology for the New York site

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 ServerThis 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.Lessons

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

Lab : Configuring DNS and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server

  • Configuring the Required DNS Records and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server

Lab : Deploying Skype for Business Server

  • Installing and Configuring Skype for Business Server
  • Installing Skype for Business Server Certificates
  • Updating Skype for Business 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 ServerThis 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.Lessons

  • Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Using Test Cmdlets
  • Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business

Lab : Using the Administrative Tools to Manage Skype for Business Server

  • Installing the Skype for Business Control Panel on a Windows 10 Client
  • Using Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Using the Skype for Business Server Management Shell

Lab : Using the Skype for Business Troubleshooting Tools

  • Using Skype for Business Server Management Shell Cmdlets to Create an RBAC Structure
  • Using the Centralized Logging Service
  • Performing a Network Capture by Using Message Analyzer

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 BusinessThis 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.Lessons

  • Configuring Users
  • Deploying the Skype for Business Client
  • The Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication Processes
  • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Managing the Skype for Business Address Book

Lab : Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business

  • Enabling Users for Skype for Business by Using the Management Shell
  • Troubleshooting a User Sign-In Issue

Lab : Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business Server

  • Configuring Client Policies
  • Configuring the 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 BusinessThis 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.Lessons

  • Introduction to Conferencing in Skype for Business
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server and Office Online Server
  • Bandwidth Planning
  • Configuring Conferencing Settings

Lab : Installing and Configuring Office Online Server

  • Installing Office Online Server

Lab : Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server

  • Configuring, Assigning, and Validating Conferencing Policies

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 ServerThis 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.Lessons

  • Overview of the Conferencing Life Cycle
  • Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Deploying Dial-in Conferencing
  • Configuring Miccrosoft Teams Rooms
  • Configuring Large Meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcasts

Lab : Implementing and Troubleshooting Conferencing Policies

  • Creating and Editing Conferencing Policies
  • Troubleshooting Conferencing Policies

Lab : Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities

  • Deploying Dial-In Conferencing
  • Deploying Microsoft Teams Rooms with Skpe for Buisness Server

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 BusinessThis 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.Lessons

  • Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Implementing Archiving
  • Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing an Archiving Policy

Lab : Implementing Monitoring

  • Enabling Monitoring Reports

Lab : Implementing Archiving

  • Experiencing Archiving of an IM Session to Exchange

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 AccessThis 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.Lessons

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

Lab : Designing and Implementing External User Access

  • Defining the Edge Server in the Topology
  • Installing and Configuring the Edge Server

Lab : Installing the Components for External Users

  • Installing and Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Validate External Messaging

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 ServerThis 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.Lessons

  • Connecting to the PSTN
  • Configuring Enterprise Voice
  • Configuring Voice Routing
  • Assigning Phone Numbers
  • Configuring Voicemail
  • Voice Applications

Lab : Deploying and Configuring Enterprise Voice

  • Deploying Enterprise Voice
  • Configuring Dial Plans
  • Configuring a Voice Route, Voice Policy, PSTN Usage, and Trunk Configuration
  • Assigning User Dial Plans and Policies

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 BusinessThis 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.Lessons

  • Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • High Availability for Other Component Servers

Lab : Pre-Lab Configuration

  • Preparing for the Lab

Lab : Implementing High Availability

  • Managing Front End Pools
  • Configuring Hardware Load Balancing

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 BusinessThis 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.Lessons

  • Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Additional Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server

Lab : Implementing and Performing Disaster Recovery

  • Configuring Pool Pairing
  • Perform Pool Failover and Failback

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 DeploymentThis 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.Lessons

  • Overview of Office 365
  • Preparing for a Hybrid Deployment
  • Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment

Lab : Designing a Hybrid Skype for Business Server Environment

  • Designing the Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment

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 TeamsThis 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.Lessons

  • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
  • Migrating to Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Migrating to Microsoft Teams
  • In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015

Lab : Performing a Side-by-Side Migration of Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2019

  • Prepare Migration and Deploy Pilot Pool
  • Move Pilot Users

Lab : Performing an In-Place Upgrade of Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Installing Skype for Business Administrative Tools
  • Performing In-Place Upgrade from Lync Server 2013 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.

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams during the course at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee :

Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

This exam will measure you on the following skills:

  • Plan and design Skype for Business (35-40%)
  • Deploy and configure Skype for Business (30-35%)
  • Manage and troubleshoot Skype for Business (30-35%)

Exam 70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015

This exam will measure you on the following skills:

  • Plan and design Skype for Business with Enterprise Voice (30-35%)
  • Deploy and configure Enterprise Voice (30-35%)
  • Manage and troubleshoot Enterprise Voice (30-35%)

To achieve the MCSE: Productivity certification, you are required to pass exam 70-334 as well as the exams aligned to one of the following MCSA:

What's Included

Included:

  • MOC 20334C: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019
  • MOC 40409: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course you are required to have a minimum of two years experience in:

  • Administering Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Working with AD DS.
  • Working with name resolution, including Domain Name System (DNS).

You are also required to have experience working with and an understanding of the following:

  • Certificates - including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates.
  • Windows PowerShell command-line interface.
  • Data networks and telecommunications standards and components.
  • Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013 technologies and familiarity with supported migration scenarios.
  • Planning and deploying Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business Online solutions for end users, endpoint devices, telephony, audio/video and web conferences, security, high availability, and disaster recovery.
  • Ability to monitor and troubleshoot Skype for Business Server 2015 at a basic level using Microsoft monitoring and troubleshooting tools (Snooper, centralized logging service (CLS), Key Health Indicators (KHI)).
  • Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, Azure Active Directory Domain Services, directory synchronization, and telecommunications standards and network components that support the configuration and deployment of Skype for Business architectures.
  • Requirements and processes for integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365.
  • Windows, Windows Server and Hyper-V, QoS, TCP/IP, network load balancing, PowerShell, understanding of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) (basic telephony concepts including SIP trunking, gateway, and Session Border Controller (SBC) interconnects, and common private branch exchange (PBX) deployment architectures.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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