Lync Server 2010 beta exams


I’ve completed both Lync Server 2010 béta exams from microsoft:

– 71-664 :TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring
– 71-665: PRO: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Administrator

While awaiting the results of these tests (approximately 8 weeks), I just wanted to post my bits about these exams.

For those wo want to apply for the TS exam when it becomes live: expect lots of powershell-questions. Microsoft wants you to know which cmdlets to use for what particular task, so be prepared and know what the lync powershell cmdlets are capable of 🙂 For the rest, the standard installing and configuring knowlegde. Know how to install and configure the Lync server environment.

The PRO exam is more challenging, and requests more specific knowledge. This time about scaling, so calculating bandwith, scaling (how many servers), and be able to read into a specific case to answer some scaling, load balancing or roles-based questions.

Over all, this time microsoft included more voice and conferencing questions into the Lync Server exams, which I think is good. Just prepare well, but take special care to know all the cmdlets!

In the coming weeks I have some new Lync / UC  projects started, so  I’ll might have some new posts to share with you on this blog during these projects!

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