Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) - Only 6 Days

MCSE Communication

Get your MCSE: Communication certification, and the skills and knowledge to create consistent and effective communication within your organisation. Be part of the conversation between hundreds of millions of people around the world. This course is 40% faster than traditional training.

Lync 2013 provides access to office applications and documents, email, calendar, HD video conferencing, and enterprise social networking across almost all devices – from PCs running Windows 8 to smartphones to tablets.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be MCSE: Communication certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be MCSE: Communication trained in record time
  2. Our MCSE: Communication course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSE: Communication first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSE: Communication faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSE: Communication with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Architecture and Design Approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Architecture
  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Core Capabilities
  • Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 Design Process
  • Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating the Design
  • Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases

Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology

  • Planning Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Using the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
  • Using Topology Builder
  • Planning the Server Infrastructure
  • Designing Documentation Using Microsoft Office

Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to Role Based Access Control

Client and Device Deployment and Management

  • Prepare for client deployment.
  • Deploy and manage clients.
  • Prepare for device deployment.
  • Deploy and manage IP phones.

Conferencing in Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing for Audio\Video and Web Conferencing
  • Dial-In Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Managing and Administering Conferencing

Designing and Deploying External Access

  • Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for IM and Presence Federation
  • Designing Edge Services

Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

  • Overview of Persistent Chat Architecture in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Deploying and Configuring Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

Monitoring and Archiving

  • The Archiving Service
  • The Monitoring Service
  • Configuring Archiving and Monitoring

Administration and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013 Operational Tasks
  • Developing Lync Server 2013 Troubleshooting Techniques

High Availability in Lync Server 2013

  • High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for Load Balancing
  • Designing Load Balancing

Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013

  • Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Tools for Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2013
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Back Up and Restore
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Export and Import
  • Designing Branch Site Resiliency

Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Coexistence and Migration
  • Migration Steps
  • Planning for Clients and Devices
  • Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy

Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Voice Architecture

  • Voice Features of Lync Server 2013
  • Architecture and Server Roles
  • Site Topologies

Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality

  • Introduction to Lync Voice Routing
  • Configuring Enterprise Voice
  • Defining Voice Policies
  • Assigning DID Numbers
  • How to Design a Dial Plan

Designing Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging with Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Exchange 2013 Unified Messaging
  • Integrating Unified Messaging with Lync Server 2013

Voice Applications

  • Call Park Service
  • Managing Calls to Unassigned Numbers
  • PSTN Conferencing
  • Overview of Response Group Services
  • Implementing Response Group Services

Configuring and Deploying Emergency Calling

  • Introducing Location Information Server
  • Overview of Setup and Call Flow
  • Designing Location Policies
  • Implementing LIS
  • Address Discovery
  • User Experience

PSTN Integration

  • Connecting to the PSTN
  • Connecting to the Existing PB
  • M:N Interworking Routing
  • Call Routing Reliability

Lync Server 2013 and Networking

  • Planning for Media Requirements
  • Call Admission Control
  • Planning for Call Admission Control
  • Media Bypass

Phones and Devices

  • Introduction to Phones and Devices
  • Device Deployment
  • Lync Server 2013 Phone Management
  • Analog Device Support

Online Configuration and Migration

  • Introduction to Office 365 Architecture
  • Hybrid Scenarios
  • Lync Online Policies
  • Integrating Lync Online and Lync On-Premise
  • Configuring Edge for Lync Online
  • User Migration between Lync On-Premises and Lync Online

Hybrid Voice and Unified Messaging

  • Configuring Online Users for Enterprise Voice
  • Configuring the Lync Edge server to support Exchange UM Online
  • Enabling Users for Exchange UM Online

Monitoring

  • Voice Quality Concepts
  • Exploring Lync Monitoring Server Components
  • Exploring Lync Monitoring Server Reports
  • RTP and RTCP Collected Information

Voice Resiliency

  • Voice Resiliency in Lync Server 2013
  • Lync Pool Resilience
  • Branch Office Resilience

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You'll sit the following exams needed to get your MCSE: Communication certification:

  • Exam 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • Exam 70-337: Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  • MOC 20337: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this course, you 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

In order to receive the MCSE: Communication certification, you must have already gained either MCSA: Office 365 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"This training is extremely intense and you have to be well prepared before you attend."
Ole Lauritzen, Spectralink. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"My experience at Firebrand was extremely useful, the fast paced learning combined with an instructor that can answer any question that comes to mind makes for a very intense and rapid learning experience with no knowledge gaps."
Jamie Benton, Cobweb Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and his lessons were well paced."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"A great and fast way to learn."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"A great and fast way to learn."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"With Firebrand Training I was able to learn an entire course in just 1 week. The teachers are very professional and helpful and would recommend Firebrand 100% to anyone."
S.B. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"Excellent fast paced courses with expert instructor perfect for students with the right prerequisites to gain the required knowledge quickly without having to take too much time out."
Gareth Swanson. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"Very intense, fast paced, but enjoyable."
Cathryn Donlon, Kent County Council. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (4/4/2016 to 9/4/2016)

"Firebrand training gives you the knowledge to not only pass exams but to give you the confidence to begin designing and implementing solutions in the real world."
David Willimas. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (27/4/2015 to 2/5/2015)

"Everything required for me to pass my exam was covered as well been given real world examples to truly understand the product. Thank you!"
Chris Howett. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (27/10/2014 to 1/11/2014)

"Accelerated training is the only way I can learn about these complex systems and achieve my certification. Firebrand is the only training provider that consistently delivers and helps me to achieve my goals as quickly as possible. Big thanks guys, you're "awesomdary"!"
Craig Boydell, FQML. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (28/10/2013 to 2/11/2013)

"Hard work, long days, but a great environment and the trainers make it a great way to study."
Wayne Threadgill, Plantronics Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/7/2013 to 27/7/2013)

"A good facility for training, staff always helpful."
Steven Grinter-Phelps, Simian Logistics Limited. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/7/2013 to 27/7/2013)

"Awesome instructor with lots of real world experience and a very structured learning environment."
Carsten Øhlenschlæger, NetDesign. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (14/9/2015 to 19/9/2015)

"Good course and well planned"
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (14/9/2015 to 19/9/2015)

"The course provided by Firebrand was very useful. He was an extremely proficient trainer and very knowledgeable. Overall Ive very much enjoyed the training experience. "
Mark Cameron , iCom Europe. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/6/2015 to 27/6/2015)

"An intense week of training, but well worth it. Great instructor, that goes beyond just showing power points, but also how to apply it and show you tools for the real world."
K.O.. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/6/2015 to 27/6/2015)

"Its was all good, the teacher made it great!"
Johnny Svensson , Cygate AB. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/6/2015 to 27/6/2015)

"No 9:00 to 17:00 mentality. Just train, train, train and get certified. great way of getting a lot of information in a shot periode of time."
John Lodewijks , Salves . - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/6/2015 to 27/6/2015)

"I am very happy with the outcome of the course."
G.V.. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (22/6/2015 to 27/6/2015)

"The course was very well managed, well put together. It took all the pressure off the real world to allow us to focus on the training. The trainer was very knowledgeable, able to provide all the information needed."
Huw Fielding , Cobweb Solutions. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"Everything well planned, Instructor very qualified, great involvement and spirit from the helpful staff. "
Ole Valentin. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"Had a great experience training for the Lync MCSE with Firebrand. The instructor was excellent, and the rest of the Firebrand staff were friendly and helpful as well. "
Frederik Gaffron, KL. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"Very enjoyable and have learnt a lot about the topic. You really do get immersed in the subject. My life has been Lync for the last 6 days and theyve been very enjoyable and worthwhile"
M.A.. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"Good way to learn new things"
Panos Mitkas , DSV A/S. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"Just attended MCSE Communication (Lync 2013)an exellent course with a very skilled instructor. One of the first things he said was "How can you spend 6 days on a chat program" :-) Well you can easy spend 6 days on this course and still get a feeling like you have been hit by af DDos attack. So in short. Very good course, skilled instructor who could answer all our questions, even those outside the topic. And have real life experience."
Per Abildgaard , MedCom. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/3/2015 to 28/3/2015)

"This is my 4th time at Firebrand training, and another successful one to boot. All the courses Ive had at firebrand have been just my style of learning - where we are given instructor led classes and labs in order to learn the various products in order to become proficient at ones career. Every instructor Ive had, has been vibrant, colourful and enjoyable throughout the entire session, and this time has been no different. "
Lester Clayton , Network Scenario AS. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (15/12/2014 to 20/12/2014)

"It was a very good experience, few hours of sleep per day but you are going home with more knowledge, thats for sure. Do no need to think about anything else, just learning."
Mindaugas Vaiciulis . - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (15/12/2014 to 20/12/2014)

"It was a fun and intense 6 days with Lync 2013. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (15/9/2014 to 20/9/2014)

"Great teacher and environment."
Johan Nylen. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (15/9/2014 to 20/9/2014)

"You cant get better education anywhere. "
D.J.. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) (6 days) (23/6/2014 to 28/6/2014)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
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"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Its my 3rd course with Firebrand and I'm delighted with the quality of attention and facilities provided. Thank you."
D.L., National grid . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Prepare well in advance of this course, as the instructor will defiantly be doing the same. This course is packed with valuable info and is worth the investment ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the process of intense training. Get your heads down and focus."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Great course for vendor exams. The accelerated courses aren't for everyone but great if you can handle the pressure"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Travelling all the way to Firebrand from another country is differently worth it. They assist you the best, they can and find a solution. Your opinion is heard and they provide several ways to the goal of a good trip, great exam and pleasant stay"
Martin Andersen, It-Relation. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Great experience all around. Very enlightening."
Tycjan Jaworski. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"A Good place to start your IT career."
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"Pleasant experience, the standard of teaching is high, and the staff here are very helpful and try their best to make your stay here as easy as possible."
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