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This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Windows Media Services.

Course Outline
This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Windows Media Services.

This course is intended for existing Windows Media Services (WMS) Streaming Media Services Technology Specialists and other Technology Specialists interested in expanding their job skills to include WMS.

At Course Completion
• Configure Live Streaming solutions.
• Configure On-Demand Streaming solutions.
• Configure service roles.
• Configure logging and plug-ins.
• Configure Advanced Streaming solutions 7.0.
• Configure WMS availability solutions.

Course Materials and Software
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline
Module 1: Configuring Live Streaming Solutions
This module explains how to configure Live Streaming solutions.
• Overview of Windows Media Server
• Implementing Windows Media Server
• Implementing Live Content Streaming

Lab: Configuring Live Streaming Solutions
• Exercise 1: Configuring the Encoder Connection
• Exercise 2: Configuring the Broadcasting Points
• Exercise 3: Testing the Live Streaming Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Identify considerations for using unicast versus multicast distribution methodologies.
• Describe the steps for configuring a publishing point for live streaming media that will distribute content to an Edge server using a unicast publishing point on an Origin server
• Describe the steps for connecting a WMS Origin server to a live encoder.
• Describe the steps for connecting a WMS Origin server publishing point to an Edge server publishing point using unicast.
• Describe the steps for configurin a publishing point for live streaming media that will distribute content to clients using multicast publishing points on an Edge server

Module 2: Configuring On-Demand Streaming Solutions
This module explains how to configure On-Demand Streaming solutions.
• Configuring Data Sources for On Demand Streaming
• Implementing On Demand Streaming Solutions
• Implementing Distribution Servers

Lab: Configuring On-Demand Streaming Solutions
• Exercise 1: Preparing the Content for Publishing
• Exercise 2: configuring the On Demand Publishing Points
• Exercise 3: Configuring a Distribution Server
• Exercise 4: Testing the On Demand Media Streaming

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure an on demand publishing point that distributes both unicast and multicast traffic.
• Copy a media file to the on demand publishing point.
• Validate the client is able to connect to the on demand publishing point to view content.

Module 3: Configuring Service Roles
This module explains how to configure service roles.
• Installing Service Roles
• Configuring Protocols and Limits
• Troubleshooting Connectivity

Lab: Configuring Service Roles
• Exercise 1: Modifying Service Roles
• Exercise 2: Configuring the Multicast and Advertisement Logging Agent
• Exercise 2: Configuring Protocols and Limits

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure multicast logging service roles to enable WMS logging.
• Configure WMS web administration service role to support protocols.
• Configure connection limits from the origin server to the edge server.
• Configure connection limits from the edge server to the client.
• Validate client to server connectivity for an on demand stream.

Module 4: Configuring Logging and Plug-Ins
This module explains how to configure logging and plug-ins.
• Configuring Client Logging
• Configuring Event Notification
• Configuring Caching and Proxy
• Configuring Bandwidth Limits

Lab: Configuring WMS Logging
• Exercise 1: Configuring Logging and Bandwidth Limitations
• Exercise 2: Configuring On Demand Caching

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Enable WMS client logging and event notification to receive alerts for each publishing point.
• Configure event notification for the WMS Server
• Configure on demand publishing point bandwidth limitations.
• Configure on demand caching rules.
• Identify the benefits of using 3rd party custom plug-ins for WMS.

Module 5: Configuring Advanced Streaming Solutions
This module explains how to configure advanced streaming solutions.
• Overview of Playlists
• Creating and Editing Playlists
• Configuring Advertising

Lab: Configuring Advanced Streaming Solutions
• Exercise 1: Configuring Advertisements
• Exercise 2: Configuring Playlists

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure publishing point properties to add advertisements.
• Create an advertisement playlist for use in a publishing point.
• Add Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) based playlists to a publishing point.
• Edit an existing playlist to add an advertisement.
• Edit an existing playlist to replace an advertisement.

Module 6: Configuring WMS Availability Solutions
This module explains how configure WMS availability solutions.
• Overview of High Availability
• Server to Server Publishing Points
• Configuring Authentication
• Configuring Content Access
• Digital Rights Management

Lab: Configuring WMS Availability Solutions
• Exercise 1: Configuring WMS Security Settings
• Exercise 2: Designing a Migration Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Explain the performance impact when using on demand replication from an origin to an edge server versus from an edge to an edge server.
• Identify the steps for configuring on demand replication between servers.
• Explain why you would use rollover publishing points to improve service levels in the event of a server failure.
• Identify best practices for configuring server to server publishing points for on demand or live streaming.
• Identify troubleshooting considerations for resolving server to server connectivity.
• Configure authentication to the publishing point based on domain.
• Configure content restrictions based on domain.
• Configure content expiration based on content retention policy.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before beginning this course, students should have: Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 experience: - 1 Year of experience administering and supporting IIS - 1 Year of experience administering and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network + certification

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
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Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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