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MCSE Communication | MCSA Office 365 Certification

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The MCSE: Communication is the new Lync 2013 certification. A new requirement of most MCSE certifications (Including MCSE: Communication) is either the prerequisite MCSA: Windows Server 2012 or MCSA Office 365 certification. While attending our MCSE: Lync 2013 | MCSA Office 365 training - you will have the opportunity to take these 4 exams. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams.

Test Pass Academy employs and contracts training solution specialists, consultants and expert Microsoft Certified Trainers that have been doing Microsoft training back since the Microsoft NT days. This course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exams - which are offered by Prometric, on-site at the same facility.
If your goal is to learn how to use Lync 2013, Office 365 and pass the certification exams - you found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning, combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives. You will not find a more comprehensive program anywhere. Our bootcamp will provide the right amount of training needed for you to Test with Confidence.

This course prepares students to pass all 4 of the following MCSA: Office 365 & MCSE: Communication Exams from Microsoft.

What is the MCSE Communication Lync Server 2013 | MCSA Office 365?

Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync 2013 users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Earning an MCSA: Office 365 certification qualifies you for a position as a software as a service (SaaS) administrator or cloud applications administrator focused on managing Office 365 business productivity products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. You will be able to demonstrate your skills in transitioning to and administering cloud-hosted business applications with Office 365.

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Office 365
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communication

What will I learn in the MCSE Communication Lync Server 2013 | MCSA Office 365 Bootcamp?

The MCSE: Communication Lync 2013 | Office 365 Bootcamp is 15 days of an intense deep dive into Lync 2013 and MCSA Office 365. Our instructors guide you through step by step examples and demonstrations, not just long lectures. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

Class Objectives (Following information customized from Microsoft Courses) ) 20346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, 20336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013. 20337: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

Students will learn how to:

Provision Office 365
Provision tenants
Add and configure custom domains
Plan a pilot
Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365
Configure DNS records for services
Enable client connectivity to Office 365
Administer rights management (RM)
Manage administrator roles in Office 365
Manage cloud identities
Configure password management
Manage user and security groups
Manage cloud identities with Windows PowerShell
Implement and manage identities by using DirSync
Prepare on-premises Active Directory for DirSync
Set up DirSync [WAAD sync tool]
Manage Active Directory users and groups with DirSync in place
Implement and manage federated identities (single sign-on [SSO])
Plan requirements for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Install and manage AD FS servers
Install and manage AD FS proxy servers
Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage
Analyze reports
Monitor service health
Isolate service interruption
Manage clients and end-user devices
Manage user-driven client deployments
Manage IT deployments of Office 365 ProPlus
Set up telemetry and reporting
Plan for Office clients
Provision SharePoint Online site collections
Configure external user sharing
Create SharePoint site collection
Plan a collaboration solution
Configure Exchange Online and Lync Online for end users
Configure additional email addresses for users
Create and manage external contacts, resources, and groups
Configure personal archive policies
Configure Lync end-user communication settings
Plan for Exchange Online and Lync Online
Manage antimalware and anti-spam policies
Recommend a mailbox migration strategy
Plan for Exchange Online
Manage Lync global external communications settings

Plan and Design a Lync Topology
Plan Lync Site Topology
Plan Lync server support infrastructure
Plan Lync Servers
Design a Lync Server HA/DR solution
Design Edge Services
Plan and Design Lync Features
Design Conferencing
Design Lync Remote and External Access
Plan for Lync user experience
Plan for clients and devices
Plan migration from previous versions
Plan end-user training for Lync Client Features
Deploy and Configure Lync
Configure and publish topology
Configure Conferencing
Configure Lync Remote and External access
Configure Persistent Chat
Deploy and configure Clients and devices
Migrate from previous versions of Lync
Configure HA/DR
Manage Operations and Data Resiliency for Lync
Troubleshoot the Lync Environment
Manage the Lync Environment
Verify Lync environment health
Mitigate Data Loss
Manage monitoring and archiving services
Design Enterprise Voice
Design Enterprise Voice Topology
Design call routing
Design Voice Interoperability to PSTN
Design voice applications
Design Unified Messaging
Design and Configure Network Services
Design for Network Optimization
Plan network services for Lync
Configure network services for Lync
Configure Enterprise Voice
Configure voice applications
Configure call routing
Configure Unified Messaging for Lync
Plan and Configure a Lync Online Hybrid Solution
Plan Lync Online hybrid solution
Migrate to Lync Online
Diagnose Connectivity in a Lync Online Hybrid Environment
Administer Online UM.Design a SharePoint Topology

Attendee Requirement & Prerequisites:

The MCSA Office 365 exams are designed for IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating the Office 365 services, including its dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. They should have experience with the Office 365 Admin Center and an understanding of Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Windows Azure Active Directory. This includes experience with service descriptions, configuration options, and integrating services with existing identity management and on-premises infrastructure to support the business requirements of an organization.

The MCSE Communication candidates are 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. They should have a minimum of two years of experience with Microsoft Lync technologies and be familiar with supported migration scenarios. Candidates should be proficient in deploying Lync Server solutions for end users, endpoint devices, telephony, audio/video and web conferences, security, and high availability. Candidates should also know how tomonitor and troubleshoot Lync Server using Microsoft tools. In addition, candidates should be proficient with Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Lync Server. Candidates should be familiar with the requirements for integrating Lync Server with Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365.

The minimally qualified candidate typically should have experience making decisions concerning the design, implementation, and maintenance of the following:

Central and branch office sites
Standard and Enterprise edition deployment
High availability and disaster recovery
Remote Access\External access
Enterprise voice; Unified Messaging; Conferencing; Persistent Chat;
Data compliance; Client endpoints; Migration from previous versions of Lync

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