MCSE: Communication

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

MCSE: Communication Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organization and connecting your colleagues to people around the world.

Earning an MCSE: Communication certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • Module 5: Implementing IPv4
  • Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
  • Module 8: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
  • Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
  • Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
  • Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
  • Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Module 10: Optimizing File Services
  • Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Module 1: Architecture and design approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Module 2: Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology
  • Module 3: Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Module 4: Client and Device Deployment and Management
  • Module 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Module 6: Designing and Deploying External Access
  • Module 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Module 8: Monitoring and Archiving
  • Module 9: Administrating and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013
  • Module 10: High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Module 11: Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Module 12: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013

The duration for MCSE Communication is:

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)

Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part three of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Plan and Design a Lync Topology (25-30 percent)
  • Plan and Design Lync Features (25-30 percent)
  • Deploy and Configure Lync (20-25 percent)
  • Manage Operations and Data Resiliency for Lync (25-30 percent)

Exam 70-337: Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Design Enterprise Voice (27 percent)
  • Design and Configure Network Services (26 percent)
  • Configure Enterprise Voice (26 percent)
  • Plan and Configure a Lync Online Hybrid Solution (21 percent)

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Familiarity with managing and configuring databases
  • An introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
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