MCSE: Lync Server 2013 Communication Boot Camp

Description

Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organization and connecting your colleagues to people around the world.

The Academy's MCSE Lync Server 2013 Communication Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:


This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years.


This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery. This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution.

The course emphasizes Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services. The labs in this course create a solution that includes IM and Presence, Conferencing, and Persistent Chat.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe and Maintain AD DS.
  • Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management
  • Share files and printers.
  • Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers.
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery
  • Describe the overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture.
  • Describe Lync 2013 features and user scenarios.
  • Describe the Lync Server deployment process.
  • Describe the components of a Lync Server 2013 Design.
  • Plan for Microsoft Solutions Framework for Lync 2013
  • Plan Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Use the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
  • Use Topology Builder
  • Plan for Site Topology
  • Design a Site Topology
  • Plan the Server Infrastructure
  • Design Documentation Using Microsoft Office
  • Use Lync Server 2013 management interfaces.
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control.
  • Prepare for client deployment.
  • Deploy and manage clients.
  • Prepare for device deployment.
  • Deploy and manage Internet Protocol (IP) phones.
  • Describe conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Manage and administer dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe the conferencing capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Design audio and video for web conferencing.
  • Plan for instant message and presence Federation.
  • Design Edge services.
  • Describe the features and concepts for Persistent Chat in Lync Server 2013.
  • Design Lync Server 2013 to include Persistent Chat.
  • Deploy and configure Persistent chat in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe the Archiving service.
  • Describe the Monitoring service.
  • Configure the Archiving and Monitoring services.
  • Describe and use the Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools.
  • Describe the required daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks.
  • Describe the fundamental troubleshooting approach to Lync Server 2013 issues.
  • Use SIP commands and analyze SIP logs.
  • Describe high availability in Lync Server 2013.
  • Configure High Availability features in Lync Server 2013.
  • Plan for load balancing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Design load balancing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe the high availability options in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe the tools for backing up and restoring Lync Server 2013 data.
  • Backup and restore critical Lync Server 2013 data.
  • Export and import critical Lync Server 2013 data.
  • Describe design considerations for branch site scenarios.
  • Describe the migration process.
  • Describe migration and coexistence topologies.
  • Plan for client and device migration
  • Design a software deployment strategy for Lync 2013.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
  • An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Familiarity with managing and configuring databases
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