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Skype for Business: Voice Concepts and Planning


About this course

In Skype for Business: Voice Concepts and Planning you will learn about Skype for Business Online and how it can provide meeting and voice functionality. This course is the first in a series of three online courses designed to help you prepare for taking the 70-333 “_Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015” _exam.

You will learn how to plan a Cloud PBX deployment, including integration with on-premises PSTN Connectivity. Additionally, you will learn how to deploy PSTN Conferencing, and integrate cloud identity and security with on-premises Active Directory.

What you'll learn

  • Overview of Skype for Business Online
  • Implement Cloud PBX and enable PSTN Connectivity
  • Implement PSTN Conferencing
  • Manage identity between on-premises and the cloud
  • Evaluate network readiness
  • Plan a deployment by using the Adoption Success Framework

Meet the instructors

Alan Maddison

Alan Maddison

Solutions Architect, Office 365 Center of Excellence Microsoft

Alan is currently a Solutions Architect in the Office 365 Center of Excellence. As an 18 year IT professional with 11 years in Consulting he has represented Microsoft, Dell, HP, VMware, EMC and Fujitsu. He joined Microsoft in November 2010 specializing in Unified Communications. Alan has written numerous articles for publications such as Microsoft Architecture Journal, TechNet Magazine, Redmond Magazine, and In addition Alan has presented at Microsoft conferences around the world. He is also a Lync 2010/2013 Microsoft Certified Master.

Richard Luckett

Richard Luckett

Consultant Learn IT Solution Group

Richard Luckett is a consultant and instructor specializing in Unified Messaging and unified communications. Richard has 20+ years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He is an experienced instructor with over 15 years of training experience. Richard co-authored Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference published by McGraw-Hill, and he authored seven bestselling courses for Global Knowledge. Richard was a contributor to both the Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 and Deploying Voice Workloads for Skype for Business Online and Server 2015 courses. Richard is an expert in deploying and supporting unified communications solutions that use Unified Messaging and Skype for Business Server. Richard currently leads the training and consulting practice at Learn IT Solution Group (

Doug Lawty

Doug Lawty

Solutions Architect in the Office 365 Center of Excellence Microsoft

Doug has been at Microsoft over 16 years and is currently a Solutions Architect in the Office 365 Center of Excellence. He has been helping customers and partners deploy Microsoft unified communications solutions for 10 years. Doug is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and instructor for the voice track of the MCM program. He has also presented at Microsoft conferences and events around the world.

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    Total 12 to 20 hours