MCSE Communication | MCSA Windows 2012 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 the prerequisite MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. While attending our MCSA Windows 2012 & MCSE: Lync 2013 training - you will have the opportunity to take these 5 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 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 5 of the following MCSA: Windows Server 2012 & MCSE: Communication Exams from Microsoft.

What is the MCSE Communication Lync Server 2013?
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

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communication

What will I learn in the MCSE Communication Lync Server 2013 Bootcamp?

The MCSE: Communication Lync 2013 Bootcamp is 15 days of an intense deep dive into Lync 2013 and MCSA Windows 2012. 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) ) 20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012, 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, 20336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013. 20337: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

Install and Configure Servers
Install servers
Configure servers
Configure local storage
Configure Server Roles and Features
Configure file and share access
Configure print and document services
Configure servers for remote management
Configure Hyper-V
Create and configure virtual machine settings
Create and configure virtual machine storage
Create and configure virtual networks
Deploy and Configure Core Network Services
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service
Deploy and configure DNS service
Install and Administer Active Directory
Install domain controllers
Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

Create and Manage Group Policy
Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Configure security policies
Configure application restriction policies
Configure Windows Firewall
Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
Deploy and manage server images.
Implement patch management.
Monitor servers.
Configure File and Print Services
Configure Distributed File System (DFS).
Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
Configure file and disk encryption.
Configure advanced audit policies.
Configure Network Services and Access
Configure DNS zones.
Configure DNS records.
Configure VPN and routing.
Configure DirectAccess.
Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
Configure Network Policy Server (NPS).
Configure NPS policies.
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).

Configure and Manage Active Directory
Configure service authentication.
Configure Domain Controllers.
Maintain Active Directory.
Configure account policies.

Configure and Manage Group Policy
Configure Group Policy processing.
Configure Group Policy settings.
Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs).
Configure Group Policy preferences.

Configure and Manage High Availability
Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB).
Configure failover clustering.
Manage failover clustering roles.
Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement.

Configure File and Storage Solutions
Configure advanced file services.
Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Configure and optimize storage.

Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Configure and manage backups.
Recover servers.
Configure site-level fault tolerance.
Configure Network Services
Implement an advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.
Implement an advanced DNS solution.
Deploy and manage IPAM.
Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
Configure a forest or a domain.
Configure trusts.
Configure sites.
Manage Active Directory and SYSVOL replication.
Configure Identity and Access Solutions
Implement Active Directory Federation Services 2.1 (AD FSv2.1).
Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
Manage certificates.
Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
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:

Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services.

The exams validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment.

Active Directory and the networking services
Implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure
User and group management, network access and data security.
Advanced configuring tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure
Fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation.

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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