MCSE: Communication Solutions Expert

MCSE: Communication Solutions Expert

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The globally recognized standard for IT professionals
Note This certification will retire on March 31, 2017. When the certification retires, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after September 26, 2016, will retain the active status.
Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Productivity.
Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organization and in connecting your colleagues to people around the world.
Earning an MCSE: Communication certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.
New exams covering Skype for Business are now incorporated into the MCSE: Communication credential. 
 
Step 1:
 
Exam
MOC
Course name
hours
70-346
20347
40
70-347

After successfully completing step 1, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Office 365 certification.

 
Step 2 :
Exam
MOC
Course name
hours
70-333
40
70-334
40

 

 Enabling Office 365 Services

 

About this Course

This is a 5-day Instructor Led Training (ILT) course that targets the needs of IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating Office 365 services, including its identities, dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. This course focuses on skills required to set up an Office 365 tenant, including federation with existing user identities, and skills required to sustain an Office 365 tenant and users.

 

At Course Completion

Provision Office 365

Plan and Implement Networking and Security in Office 365
Manage Cloud Identities
Implement and Manage Identities by Using DirSync
Implement and Manage Federated Identities for Single Sign-On (SSO)
Monitor and Troubleshoot Office 365 Availability and Usage
Manage Clients and End-User Devices
Provision SharePoint Online Site Collections
Configure Exchange Online and Lync Online for End Users
Plan for Exchange Online and Lync Online

 Prerequisites

       Completion of Clinic 40041 or equivalent technical knowledge.

       Cloud-based service concepts

       Overview of Office 365 and its component services

       Active Directory Directory Service

       TCP/IP network routing

       Domain Name Services (DNS)

       X.509 Certificates

       Firewall ports

   Experience

       Using Windows PowerShell

       Administering Office 365 with Office 365 Admin Center

       Working with virtual machines

       Using Remote Desktop

 

Course Outline

Module 1: Preparing for Office 365

Module 2: Configuring DNS

Module 3: Planning for Exchange Online

Module 4: Administering Exchange Online

Module 5: Configuring SharePoint Online

Module 6: Configuring Lync Online

Module 7: Planning and Managing Clients

Module 8: Managing Users, Groups, and Licenses

Module 9: Administering Office 365

Module 10: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

Module 12: Monitoring Office 365

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About this course
This five-day instructor-led course teaches how to design, plan, and deploy the various voice solutions available with Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling, Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity, Cloud Connector Edition, and on-premises Enterprise Voice. This course will also provide procedures, guidelines, best practices, and other important considerations that will help you implement, optimize, and troubleshoot Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015 voice solutions. This course helps students prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-333 “Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015.”
 
Audience profile
This course is intended for IT consultants and telecommunications professionals who design, plan, deploy, and maintain solutions for unified communications (UC) and need to translate business requirements into technical architectures and designs for UC solutions. It is also intended for support staff in charge of maintaining UC solutions. The student should be familiar with Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013 technologies and the telecommunications standards and network components that support the configuration and deployment of Skype for Business architectures.
 
At course completion
Describe the various voice workloads available with Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015.
Assess a network in preparation for a Skype for Business Server 2015 or Skype for Business Online voice solution.
Deploy and configure a Skype for Business voice solution that combines Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Enterprise Voice.
Deploy and configure Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.
Configure on-premises Enterprise Voice functionality.
Deploy and configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity.
Integrate Skype for Business Server 2015 with non-Microsoft voice infrastructures.
Plan for and deploy Cloud Connector Edition.
Configure features that extend Skype for Business Enterprise Voice (on-premises) functionality, such as Location Information Servers and Response Groups.
Optimize voice communications on a TCP/IP network.
Use Call Quality Methodology and Skype for Business Server 2015 monitoring tools and reports.
Troubleshoot Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Voice (on-premises) voice communications.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Voice Workloads
Module 2: Assess Network and Voice Deployment Options
Module 3: Split Domain Configuration
Module 4: Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling and Conferencing
Module 5: Enterprise Voice (On-Premises)
Module 6: PSTN Connectivity
Module 7: Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity using an Existing Deployment
Module 8: Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity using Cloud Connector Edition
Module 9: Enhanced Calling Features and Device Requirements
Module 10: Network Requirements
Module 11: Monitoring and Maintaining Voice Quality
Module 12: Voice Troubleshooting
 
About this course
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Students will 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 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, but it does include information on how to integrate an on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online and how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps students prepare for Exam 70-334.
 
Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business 2015 deployment in their organizations. Experience with previous versions of Lync Server is beneficial but not required to take this course. Students should be proficient with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be familiar with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365.
 
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the Skype for Business 2015 architecture and design a Skype for Business 2015 topology.
Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015.
Administer Skype for Business Server 2015 by using various tools.
Configure users and clients in Skype for Business 2015.
Configure and implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015.
Implement additional conferencing options, such as dial-in conferencing, Microsoft Lync Room System (LRS), and Skype Meeting Broadcast.
Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015.
Deploy Skype for Business 2015 external access.
Implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015.
Implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015.
Implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business 2015.
Design and deploy a hybrid Skype for Business environment.
Plan and implement an upgrade from Lync Server to Skype for Business Server 2015.
 
Course Outline
Module 1: Design and Architecture of Skype for Business Server 2015
Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015
Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server 2015
Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
Module 6: Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015
Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access
Module 9: Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015
Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015
Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015
Module 12: Integrating with Skype for Business Online
Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015
 

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