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MCSE Productivity (Skype for Business)


During this five-day boot camp, students will learn how to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 solution. Learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, persistent chat, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues i the infrastructure. This boot camp focuses on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but also includes needed information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. 

After completing this course, student will be prepared to take Exam 70-344 (Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015) 


***Important Note- Students must obtain MCSA Windows Server 2016 to meet the requirements for MCSE Productivity. the Academy offers the MCSA Windows Server 2016 boot camps. You can attend he Exchange camp (and take the exam) w/o Windows Server or Office 365- however-you will not obtain Exchange certification. ***: 

The following MOCs are used to teach this course: 

  • 20334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015




It is recommended that students not only have professional experience, but have the following technical knowledge: 

  • Minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with Active Directory 
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS
  • Experience working with certificates, including PKI certificates 
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell 
  • Understanding of data networks and telecommunications standards and components 



Module 1:  Designing the Skype for Business 2015 Topology

  • Skype for Business 2015 Overview 
  • Skype for Business Administrator Tools 
  • Skype for Business Online


Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Server and Service dependencies 
  • Planning SIP Domains
  • Installing Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server 


Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Skype for Business control Panel
  • Skype for Business Management Shell
  • Scripting in the Skype for Business Shell 
  • Implementing Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Using the Tests Cmdlets
  • Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business 2015


Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015

  • Configuring Users
  • Deploying Skype for Business 2015 Clients 
  • Sign In, Registration, and Authentication 
  • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Configuring Skype for Business Server 2015 Settings 
  • Managing the Skype for Business 2015


Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015

  • Conferencing Features and Modalities
  • Integrating Skype for Business 2015 with Office Web Apps Server
  • Namespace Planning 
  • Bandwidth Planning Configuring Conferencing Settings


Module 6: Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Conferencing Lifecycle 
  • Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Deploying Dial-in Conferencing 
  • Configuring a Lync Room System
  • Configuring Large and Broadcast Meetings


Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015

  • Components of the Monitoring Service 
  • Implementing Archiving 
  • Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing Exchange and SharePoint Integration of Archiving 


Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access

  • External Access Overview 
  • Configuring External Access Policies and Security
  • Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
  • Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Designing Mobility in Skype for Business 2015
  • Designing Federation in Skype for Business 2015


Module 9: Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015

  • Designing Persistent Chat Topology
  • Deploying Persistent Chat 
  • Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat 


Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015

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


Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

  • Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
  • Implementing Front End Pool Pairing 
  • Other Approaches to Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015


Module 12: Integrating with Skype for Business 2015 Online 

  • Designing Skype for Business Hybrid
  • Deploying Skype for Business Hybrid


Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to skype for Business 2015

  • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths 
  • Performing an In-Place Upgrade


What's included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding 1-day Adobe, 1-day MS Office and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
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