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Skype for business for engineers  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Skype training course description

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business solution. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure, how to manage and maintain the infrastructure and how to troubleshoot issues that might arise. This course focuses primarily on an on-premises Skype for Business deployment.

What will you learn
  • Install MS Exchange
  • Install and implement Skype for Business Server.
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business.
  • Deploy Skype for Business external access.
  • Implement Persistent Chat, high availability and disaster recovery.
Skype training course details

Skype training course contents

  • Design & Architecture
  • Overview of Skype for Business Components and Features, Introduction to the Skype for Business Administrative Tools.

  • Installing & Implementing Skype for Business Server
  • Server and Service Dependencies, Planning SIP Domains, Installing Skype for Business Server, Integrating Skype for Business Server with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, Configuring the Required DNS Records and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server, Installing and Configuring Skype for Business Server, Installing Skype for Business Server Certificates.

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

  • Configuring Users & Clients in Skype for Business
  • Configuring Users, Deploying the Skype for Business Client, Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies, Managing the Skype for Business Address Book.

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

  • Implementing Additional Conferencing Options
  • Overview of the Conferencing Lifecycle, Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies, Deploying Dial-In Conferencing, Configuring an LRS, Configuring Large Meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcasts, Creating and Editing Conferencing Policies, Troubleshooting Conferencing Policies, Deploying Dial-In Conferencing, Preparing for LRS Deployment.

  • Designing & Implementing Monitoring & Archiving
  • Components of the Monitoring Service, Overview of Archiving, Designing an Archiving Policy, Implementing, Archiving, Enabling Monitoring Reports, Enabling Skype for Business Server Archiving to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

  • Deploying Skype for Business External Access
  • Overview of External Access, 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, Defining the Edge Server in the Topology, Installing and Configuring the Edge Server, Installing and Configuring Reverse Proxy, Validate External Messaging.

  • Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business
  • Designing a Persistent Chat Server Topology, Deploying Persistent Chat Server, Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat, Configuring the Topology for Persistent Chat Server, Installing Persistent Chat Server, Registering a New Add-In, Configuring Chat Rooms and Policies, Validating a Persistent Chat Deployment, Troubleshooting Persistent Chat.

  • Implementing High Availability
  • Planning for Front End Pool High Availability, Planning for Back End Server High Availability, High Availability for Other Component Servers, Managing Front End Pools, Configuring Hardware Load Balancing.

  • Implementing Disaster Recovery
  • 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, Perform Pool Failover and Failback.

  • Integrating with Skype for Business Online
  • Overview of Skype for Business Online, Preparing for a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment, Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment, Designing the Hybrid Skype for Business Environment

  • Planning & Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business Server
  • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths Migrating to Skype for Business, In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server, Install Skype for Business Administrative Tools, Performing In-Place Upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server.

Learning path

Reviews

5.0

Based on overall ratings

P. C. - Medway NHS Foundation Trust

"The course was excellent and tailored to our specific needs."


S. A. - Arqiva

"Went above expectations great course I learnt a lot."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.