Posted by: kurtsh | April 17, 2018

INFO: Using Software Assurance Training Vouchers for Skype for Business courses

imageAll courses available for enrollment through Software Assurance Training Vouchers are listed on this database: http://savl-catalog.microsoft.com/:

Doing a search on Skype for Business reveals the following:

  • Course20334 : Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015
    This course teaches IT professionals how 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, maintain and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses primarily on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but does include information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-334.
  • Course40409 : Deploying Voice Workloads for Skype for Business Online and Server 2015
    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, 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”.

Both are 5 day courses.  In order to enroll, one needs to:

  1. Select a Microsoft certified Training facility/”Learning Partner”.  This can be a New Horizons, a 360Training, or any number of other training centers:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/find-partner.aspx
  2. Have a Software Assurance Benefits administrator in your company create a Software Assurance Training Voucher for 5-days out of the company’s allocation (This will output a voucher ID):
    https://trainingbenefits.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/en/SATV/Pages/CreateVoucher.aspx
  3. Schedule the class directly with the training company and reference your training voucher ID.

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