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Lync Server 2013

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
(Microsoft Training Course: 20336) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. It intended for IT consultants and telecommunications consulting professionals who design, plan, deploy, and maintain solutions for unified communications (UC).
> Course outline
  1. Architecture and Design Approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  2. Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology
  3. Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  4. Client and Device Deployment and Management
  5. Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  6. Designing and Deploying External Access Creating Web Applications
  7. Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  8. Monitoring and Archiving
  9. Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
  10. High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  11. Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  12. Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013


Module 1: Architecture and Design Approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Architecture
  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Core Capabilities
  • Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 Design Process
  • Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating the Design
  • Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases
Skills
  • Describe the overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture.
  • Describe the features and user scenarios of Lync 2013.
  • Describe the deployment process of Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe the components of a Lync Server 2013 design.
  • Plan for Microsoft Solutions Framework for Lync 2013.
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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 Office
  • Lab: Preparing the Environment and Deploying a Lync Server 2013 Pool
  • 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 (optional lab exercise)
Skills
  • Plan the infrastructure requirements for Lync Server 2013.
  • Use the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool.
  • Use Topology Builder.
  • Plan for site topology.
  • Design the site topology.
  • Plan the server infrastructure.
  • Design the documentation by using Microsoft Office
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Module 3: Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to Role Based Access Control
  • Lab: Configuring Users and Rights in Lync Server 2013
  • Start the virtual machines for the lab
  • Using the Lync Server Management Shell
  • Configuring Role-Based Access Control
Skills
  • Use Lync Server 2013 management interfaces.
  • Configure role-based access control.
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Module 4: Client and Device Deployment and Management
  • Prepare for client deployment.
  • Deploy and manage clients.
  • Prepare for device deployment.
  • Deploy and manage IP phones.
  • Lab: Client and Device Management
  • Starting the virtual machines
  • Creating and Assigning Client Policies
  • Creating and Assigning Device Policies
  • Configuring a Device Update
  • Creating and Assigning Mobile Device Policies
Skills
  • Prepare for client deployment.
  • Deploy and manage clients.
  • Prepare for device deployment.
  • Deploy and manage IP phones.
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Module 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing for Audio\Video and Web Conferencing
  • Dial-In Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Managing and Administering Conferencing
  • Lab: Conferencing in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Deploying Lync Server 2013 Conferencing—Installing Office Web App Server
  • Configuring Dial-in Conferencing
  • Configuring Conferencing Policies
  • Experiencing Lync Server 2013 Conferencing
Skills
  • Describe conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
  • Manage and administer dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
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Module 6: Designing and Deploying External Access Creating Web Applications
  • Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for IM and Presence Federation
  • Designing Edge Services
  • Lab: Designing and Deploying for External Scenarios
  • Defining the Edge Server in the Topology
  • Deploying Edge Server and Configuring Remote Access
  • Validating the Edge Server
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Overview of Persistent Chat Architecture in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Deploying and Configuring Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Lab: Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Defining a Persistent Chat Topology
  • Installing Persistent Chat and Compliance Service
  • Configuring and Using Persistent Chat Rooms
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 8: Monitoring and Archiving
  • The Archiving Service
  • The Monitoring Service
  • Configuring Archiving and Monitoring
  • Lab: Configuring and Using Archiving and Monitoring in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring Lync Archiving to Exchange 2013
  • Configuring the Monitoring Server Role and the Lync Server Monitoring Reports
  • Exploring the Lync Server Monitoring Reports
Skills
  • Describe the Archiving service.
  • Describe the Monitoring service.
  • Configure the Archiving and Monitoring services.
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Module 9: Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013 Operational Tasks
  • Developing Lync Server 2013 Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Lab: Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
  • Reviewing Lync Server 2013 Maintenance/Operational Tasks (Paper-based lab)
  • Reviewing Lync Server 2013 Administration Tools
  • Enabling the Centralized Logging Service
  • Introduction to analyzing Lync Server 2013 logs and traces
Skills
  • Describe and use the Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools.
  • Describe the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks.
  • Describe the fundamental troubleshooting approach to Lync Server 2013 issues.
  • Use SIP commands and analyze SIP logs.
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Module 10: High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for Load Balancing
  • Designing Load Balancing
  • Lab: Configuring High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring Database Mirroring
  • Experiencing a Scheduled SQL Server Outage
  • Experiencing an Unscheduled SQL Server Outage
Skills
  • 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.
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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
  • Lab: Configuring Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Configure Pool Pairing
  • Experiencing a Pool Failure or Outage
Skills
  • 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 the design considerations for branch site scenarios.
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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
  • Lab: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013 (Paper-based)
  • Creating a Migration Plan
  • Documenting the Migration Phases
Skills
  • Describe the migration process.
  • Describe migration and coexistence topologies.
  • Plan for device support and device requirements.
  • Design a software deployment strategy
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Familiarity with managing/configuring databases
  • An introduction to AD DS
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture; describe Lync 2013 features; 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/design a Site Topology; plan the Server Infrastructure; design Documentation Using Microsoft Office; configure Role-Based Access Control; prepare for client deployment; deploy and manage IP phones; describe conferencing/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; describe the Monitoring service; configure the Archiving and Monitoring services; describe and use troubleshooting tools; describe the required maintenance tasks; use SIP commands and analyze SIP logs; configure High Availability features in Lync Server 2013; design load balancing in Lync Server 2013; describe the high availability options in Lync Server 2013; backup and restore critical Lync Server 2013 data; export and import critical Lync Server 2013 data; describe design considerations for branch site scenarios; describe migration and coexistence topologies; plan for client and device migration; design a software deployment strategy for Lync 2013.