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M20336 Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

This instructor-led 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 Enterprise Voice. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-336.

Target Audience

This course is intended for IT consultants and telecommunications consulting professionals who design, plan, deploy, and maintain solutions for unified communications (UC). Candidates should be able to translate business requirements into technical architecture and design for a UC solution. In addition, Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from understanding of managing Lync Server 2013.

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Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Planfor Site Topology and 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 and dial-in conferencing inLync 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 and 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.

Pre-Requisites

  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Experience managing and configuring databases
  • An introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Course Content

Module 1: Architecture and design approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Architecture and Core Capabilities
  • Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 Design Process
  • Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating the Design
  • Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases

Module 2: Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology

  • Planning Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Using the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
  • Using Topology Builder
  • Planning the Server Infrastructure
  • Designing Documentation Using Microsoft Office
  • Preparing for Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring a Lync Server 2013 Topology
  • Publishing the Topology
  • Configuring Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Deploying the Front End Server Role
  • Configuring Exchange UM and enabling users

Module 3: Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Using the Lync Server Control Panel and Management Shell
  • Configuring Role-Based Access Control

Module 4: Client and Device Deployment and Management

  • Preparing for Client Deployment
  • Deploying and Managing Lync 2013 Clients
  • Preparing for Device Deployment
  • Deploying and Managing IP Phones
  • Creating Users
  • Creating and Assigning Client Policies and Device Policies
  • Configuring a Device Update
  • Creating and Assigning Mobile Device Policies

Module 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Dial-In Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Managing and Administering Conferencing
  • Deploy Lync Server 2013 Conferencing- Installing Office Web App Server
  • Configuring Dial-in Conferencing and Conferencing Policies
  • Experiencing Lync Server 2013 Conferencing

Module 6: Designing and Deploying External Access

  • Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Designing for Audio/Video and Web Conferencing
  • Planning for IM and Presence Federation
  • Designing Edge Services
  • Reviewing the Business or Technical Requirements
  • Define the Edge Server in the Topology
  • Deploying Edge Server and Configuring Remote Access
  • Validating the Edge Server

Module 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

  • Overview Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat architecture
  • Design Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Deploy and Configure Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Installing persistent Chat and Compliance Service
  • Configuring and using persistent Chat Rooms

Module 8: Monitoring and Archiving

  • Describing the Archiving Service and Monitoring Service
  • Configuring Archiving and Monitoring
  • Configuring Lync Archiving to Exchange 2013
  • Configuring the Monitoring Server Role and the Lync Server Monitoring Reports
  • Exploring the Lync Server Monitoring Reports

Module 9: Administrating and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Lync Server 2013 administration and troubleshooting tools.
  • Introduction to Role Based Access Control
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013 Operational tasks
  • Develop Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting techniques
  • Introduction to analyzing Lync Server 2013 logs and traces
  • Review Lync Server 2013 administration tools and maintenance/operational tasks.
  • Enable Centralized Logging Service.

Module 10: High Availability in Lync Server 2013

  • High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Planning and designing for Load Balancing
  • Describe high availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configure Database Mirroring
  • Experiencing a Scheduled and Unscheduled SQL Server Outage

Module 11: Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013

  • Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Tools for Backing up and Restoring Lync Server 2013
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Back Up and Restore
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Export and Import
  • Designing Branch Site Resiliency
  • Configure Pool Pairing
  • Experiencing a Pool Failure or Outage

Module 12: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Coexistence and Migration
  • Migration steps
  • Planning for Clients and Devices
  • Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy
  • Create a Migration Plan
  • Document the Migration Phases

Exams & Certification

  • This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-336.
  • Exam 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communications
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