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Definitive Microsoft Lync for engineers  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Microsoft Lync training course description

This course teaches IT staff how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server solution. The course emphasizes Lync Server Enterprise Unified Communications features focussing particularly 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. This course helps prepare for Exam 70-336.

What will you learn
  • Describe the Lync Server architecture.
  • Install and deploy Lync Server.
  • Use Lync Server management interfaces.
  • Deploy and manage clients.
  • Manage and administer dial-in conferencing.
  • Design audio and video for web conferencing.
  • Plan for instant message and presence Federation.
  • Deploy and configure persistent chat in Lync.
  • Configure archiving and monitoring services.
  • Troubleshoot Lync Server.
  • Describe the required daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks.
  • Use SIP commands and analyze SIP logs.
  • Configure high availability features in Lync.
  • Design load balancing in Lync Server.
  • Backup and restore Lync Server data.
Microsoft Lync training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical staff working with Microsoft Lync.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Supporting Windows 2008 or 2012.

  • Duration
  • 5 days

  • Dates & prices
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Microsoft Lync training course contents

  • Microsoft Lync Server architecture
  • Lync Server architecture, Lync core capabilities, Lync design process, assessing infrastructure requirements and updating the design, planning for all Microsoft solutions framework phases.

  • Designing a Lync Server topology
  • Infrastructure requirements for Lync Server, using the planning tool, using topology builder, server infrastructure, documentation.
    Hands on Environment preparation and Lync Server pools.

  • Users and rights in Microsoft Lync Server
  • Managing Lync Server, role based access control.
    Hands on Using the management shell, configuring role-based access control.

  • Client/device deployment and management
  • Deploy and manage clients, prepare for device deployment, IP phones.
    Hands on Clients.

  • Conferencing in Lync Server
  • Introduction to conferencing in Lync Server, designing for audio\video and web conferencing, dial-in conferencing in Lync Server, managing and administering conferencing.
    Hands on Conferencing in Microsoft Lync.

  • Designing and deploying external access
  • Conferencing and external capabilities of Lync Server, planning for IM and presence federation, designing edge services.
    Hands on Deploying Edge Server and Configuring Remote Access, Validating the Edge Server.

  • Deploying Lync Server persistent chat
  • Overview of persistent chat architecture in Lync Server, designing persistent chat, deploying and persistent chat.
    Hands on persistent chat server.

  • Monitoring and archiving
  • The archiving service, the monitoring service, configuring archiving and monitoring.
    Hands on Archiving and monitoring in Lync Server.

  • Administration and maintenance of Lync
  • Lync Server troubleshooting tools, Lync Server operational tasks, Lync Server troubleshooting techniques.
    Hands on Lync administration tools, centralized logging service, analysing Lync Server logs and traces.

  • High Availability in Lync Server
  • High availability in Lync Server, configuring high availability in Lync Server, planning for load balancing, designing load balancing.
    Hands on Configuring database mirroring, experiencing a scheduled SQL Server outage, experiencing an unscheduled SQL Server outage.

  • Disaster recovery in Lync Server
  • Disaster recovery in Lync Server, tools for backing up and restoring Lync Server, critical Lync Server data to back up and restore, critical data to export and import, designing branch site resiliency.
    Hands on Configure pool pairing, experiencing a pool failure or outage.

  • Planning a migration to Lync Server
  • Coexistence and migration, migration steps, planning for clients and devices. Designing a client migration and device migration strategy.
    Hands on Creating a migration plan, documenting the migration phases.

Learning path



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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.