70-336: Core Solutions of Lync Server 2013

The 70-336: Core Solutions of Lync Server 2013 online training course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The online training course emphasizes Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services.
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This is the first in a sequence of two Lync Server online training courses for IT Professionals that combine with their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 will help them towards attaining their MCSE: Communication certification*. This course aligns to Exam 336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

*This certification retired on March 30, 2016. You must have taken and passed the required exams prior to March 30, 2016, in order to earn this certification.

Exam Number: 70-336

Instructor: Mike Vasquez

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Skills Learned

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture.
  • Describe Lync Server 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 Server 2013.
  • Plan Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013.
  • Use the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool.
  • Use Topology Builder.
  • Plan for Site Topology.
  • 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 in Lync Server 2013.
  • Describe dial-in conferencing in Lync 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 service.
  • Describe the 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 Server 2013.

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training 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. Students seeking to attain the MCSE: Communication certification should attend this online training course.

Prerequisites

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 and configuring databases
  • An introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Course Outline

Module 1:  What’s in Lync?

  • Understanding the Lync 2013 Client
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013
  • Understanding the Voice Capabilities
  • Understanding the Unified Communications Managed API Capabilities

Module 2: Standards and Protocols

  • Understanding SIP’s Origins
  • The Session Initiation Protocol in Depth

Module 3: Security

  • Securing External Access
  • Understanding Core Security
  • Providing Security Administratively

Module 4: Clients

  • Lync User Clients
  • Client Configuration
  • Discovery and Connection
  • Persistent Chat Client
  • Lync Conferencing Clients
  • Legacy Clients

Module 5: Planning Your Deployment

  • Capturing the Requirements
  • Using the Capacity Planning Toolset
  • Using Topology Builder
  • Installation Prerequisites

Module 6: Installation

  • Getting Up and Running with Standard Edition
  • Post-Deployment Tasks
  • Configuring External Access
  • Enterprise Deployments

Module 7: Migration and Upgrades

  • Understanding Migration
  • Considering Client Pain Points
  • Migrating to Lync

Module 8: Introduction to PowerShell, the Lync Management Shell, and Regular Expressions

  • Why Use PowerShell?
  • Understanding Command Syntax
  • Managing Output
  • Running Scripts
  • Regular Expressions

Module 9: Role-Based Access Control

  • RBAC Overview
  • Understanding Lync’s Standard Roles
  • Creating New Roles
  • Manipulating Roles

Module 10: User Administration

  • User Configuration Basics
  • Understanding Lync Policies
  • Manipulating Policies
  • Choosing the Right Policy for the Job

Module 11: Archiving and Monitoring

  • Deploying the Architecture for Archiving and Monitoring
  • Interpreting the Monitoring Server Reports
  • Service Monitoring with the Management Pack

Module 12: Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Basics
  • Introducing Tracing
  • Other Troubleshooting Options

Hands-On Labs

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Unified Communications Web API
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2013 using Centralized Logging Service
  • Using IIS Application Request Routing to Publish Lync Server 2013 Web Services
  • Configuring Location-Based Routing and Group Call Pickup in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring Microsoft Lync Room System
  • Configuring Coexistence and Interoperability with Lync Server
  • Configuring a Hybrid Deployment of the New Lync Server
  • Deploying and Configuring a new Lync Edge Server – Part 1
  • Deploying and Configuring a new Lync Edge Server – Part 2
  • Deploying the new Lync Server – Part 1
  • Deploying the new Lync Server – Part 2
  • Deploying the new Lync Server – Part 3
  • Online Meetings with Lync 2013
  • Mobile Experience with Lync 2013
  • Lync Admin Center