Course 10534A: Planning and Designing a Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 Solution
20 April 2011
About this course
This five-day instructor-led course teaches how to plan and design a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 solution to IT professionals. The course emphasizes Voice features in Lync 2010 from a deployment perspective. In this course, students learn how to plan and design a Lync Server 2010 system. The labs in this course utilize the Lync Server 2010 Planning Workbook and Planning Tool. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-665.The audience for this course is information technology (IT) professionals who are experienced on Lync Server 2010 technologies and who have a Technical Specialist certification on the course, Configuring and Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010, or equivalent knowledge. Students taking this course are expected to have experience in hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Unified Communications technologies for enterprise organizations.After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the Lync Server 2010 design process.
- Design a Lync Server 2010 topology.
- Design for conferencing and external scenarios.
- Design for load balancing.
- Design voice infrastructure.
- Design a Mediation Server topology.
- Create a network design for Lync Server 2010.
- Design Response Group Services.
- Design for Location Services.
- Design Exchange Unified Messaging Integration with Lync Server 2010.
- Design for resiliency.
- Design for backup and disaster recovery.
- Design for monitoring and archiving.
- Plan a migration to Lync Server 2010.
- Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Overview of the Lync Server 2010 Design ProcessThis module explains all components of Lync Server 2010 architecture. It also describes the design process for a Lync Server 2010 design.Lessons
Module 2: Designing a Lync Server 2010 TopologyThis module describes how to design a complete Lync Server 2010 topology including defining network sites and regions, sizing and placing server roles, and adhering to organization compliance requirements.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of Lync Server 2010 Architecture
- Overview of Lync Server 2010 Core Capabilities
- Introduction to the Lync Server 2010 Design Process
- Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating Design
- Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases
- Describe the Lync Server 2010 architecture.
- Describe the Lync Server 2010 core capabilities.
- Explain the Lync Server 2010 design process.
- Assess the infrastructure requirements and update the Lync Server 2010 design.
- Plan for all Microsoft solutions framework phases.
Module 3: Designing for Conferencing and External ScenariosThis module describes how to plan and design for all the external scenarios including Edge Server design and the different conferencing modalities that are provided for internal and external users.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2010
- Using the Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool
- Using Topology Builder
- Planning for Site Topology
- Designing the Site Topology
- Planning the Server Infrastructure
- Design Documentation Using Microsoft Office
- Plan infrastructure requirements for Lync Server 2010.
- Use the Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool.
- Use Topology Builder.
- Plan for site topology.
- Design for site topology.
- Plan the server infrastructure.
- Create a design documentation using Microsoft office.
Module 4: Planning and Designing Load BalancingThis module explains how to create a Load Balancing Design based on the topology design that can deliver both the capacity and the failover requirements for an organization.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2010
- Designing for Dial-In Conferencing
- Designing for Audio/Video and Web Conferencing
- Planning for IM and Presence Federation
- Designing Edge Services
- Planning for DNS implementation
- Planning for PKI Implementation
- Describe conferencing and external capabilities of Lync Server 2010.
- Design for dial-in conferencing.
- Design for audio/video and web conferencing.
- Plan for IM and presence federation.
- Design Edge services.
- Plan for DNS implementation
- Plan for PKI implementation.
Module 5: Designing a Mediation Server TopologyThis module explains how to configure Server Virtualization by using Hyper-V. It explains the features of Hyper-V. It also describes how to configure Live Migration in Hyper-V and how to effectively use System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning for Load Balancing
- Designing Load Balancing
- Plan for load balancing.
- Design load balancing.
Module 6: Designing Voice InfrastructureThis module explains how to design a Voice infrastructure that meets the needs of the organization and integrates with or replaces an existing Voice Platform.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing Mediation Server
- Designing Media Bypass
- Design Mediation Server.
- Design Media ByPass.
Module 7: Creating a Network Design for Lync Server 2010This module explains how to calculate the expected bandwidth usage, and design and implement a Call Admission Control solution.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Introduction to Lync Server 2010 Voice Architecture
- Lync Server 2010 Telephony Interoperability Options
- Defining Number Manipulation
- Defining Voice Policies
- Designing a Voice Routing Solution
- Address Book Service in Lync Server 2010
- Describe the Lync Server 2010 architecture.
- Explain Lync Server 2010 Telephony Interoperability options
- Define number manipulations.
- Define voice policies
- Design a Voice Routing solution
- Explain Address Book Service in Lync Server 2010
Module 8: Designing Response Group ServicesThis module explains how to assess the requirements for and design Response Group Services for advanced scenarios. This module includes a review of the Response Group Services features and functionality.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning for Media Requirements
- Planning for Bandwidth Based on Usage
- Planning for Call Admission Control
- Designing Call Admission Control
- Plan for media requirements.
- Plan for bandwidth based on usage.
- Plan for Call Admission Control.
- Design Call Admission Control.
Module 9: Designing Location Services in Lync Server 2010This module explains how to assess the requirements for Emergency Services and how to plan for, and design Emergency Services in Lync Server 2010. This module discusses location information from an international perspective.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of the Response Group Services
- Planning for Response Group Services
- Designing Response Group Services
- Describe Response Group Services.
- Plan for Response Group Services.
- Design Response Group Services.
Module 10: Designing Exchange Server Unified Messaging Integration with Lync Server 2010This module explains how to evaluate the business requirements for an Exchange 2010 voice mail solution. This module describes how to design an integrated solution that includes both Exchange Server Unified Messaging and Lync Server 2010.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning for Location Services
- Designing Location Services
- Plan for Location Services.
- Design Location Services.
Module 11: Designing ResiliencyThis module explains how to plan and design resiliency for Lync Server 2010 deployment with IM, Presence, Conferencing, and Voice.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging
- Planning a Voice Mail Solution for Lync Server 2010
- Designing a Voice Mail Solution for Lync Server 2010
- Describe Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging.
- Plan a Voice Mail solution for Lync Server 2010.
- Design a Voice Mail solution for Lync Server 2010.
Module 12: Designing Backup and Disaster RecoveryThis module explains how to design backup and disaster recovery for Lync Server 2010.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning Site Resiliency
- Designing Site Resiliency
- Designing System Monitoring
- Plan site resiliency.
- Design site resiliency.
- Design system monitoring.
Module 13: Designing Monitoring and ArchivingThis module explains how to design monitoring and archiving server topologies for Lync Server 2010.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing a Backup and Restore Strategy
- Lync Server 2010 Backup and Recovery Considerations
- Design a backup and restore strategy
- Explain Lync Server 2010 backup and recovery considerations.
Module 14: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2010This module explains how to analyze the current infrastructure and plan a Lync Server 2010 design and based on that design a coexistence and migration strategy for existing voice infrastructure and Office Communications Server 2007 R2. This module describes a migration strategy for clients and devices.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing Monitoring Server Topology
- Designing Archiving Server Topology
- Design Monitoring Server topology.
- Design Archiving Server topology.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of Coexistence and Migration
- Designing a Migration Strategy
- Planning for Clients and Devices
- Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy
- Describe coexistence and migration.
- Plan a migration strategy.
- Plan for clients and devices.
- Design a client migration and device migration strategy.
The students should have experience in core Lync Server 2010 technology with specialist skills in:
- Features and architecture
- Dial plans
- External User Access and Federation
- High Availability
- Load Balancing
- Bandwidth management
- Central and Branch Office Sites
- Enterprise Voice
- Call Management
- Audio/Web/Dial-in Conferencing
- Topology options including services, server roles, colocation and geographical placement
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