Overview

The pinnacle of professional distinction
Validate your ability to help an organization reduce risks, improve effectiveness, and increase efficiency in designing and delivering unified communications solutions. Specifically, you’ll demonstrate your skill at implementing enterprise voice solutions using SIP, PBX integration, instant messaging, on-premises audio and video conferencing, application sharing, and mobile access.
Earning an MCSM: Communication certification will qualify you for a position as a network architect, information system manager, or network designer.
This MCSM certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.
To be eligible for the MCSM: Communication certification, you’ll need the following:
Hands-on experience in planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (or equivalent experience)
A thorough understanding of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 design and architecture
The ability to communicate in fluent English
A thorough understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), traditional telephony concepts, VoIP, and other core network services related to Lync Server

Topics Covered

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Module 01: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Module 02: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Module 03: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Module 04: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
Module 05: Implementing IPv4
Module 06: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Module 07: AMAZON VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD (VPC)
Module 08: Implementing Domain Name System
Module 09: Implementing IPv6
Module 10: Implementing Local Storage
Module 11: Implementing File and Print Services
Module 12: Implementing Group Policy
Module 13: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Module 14: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V


Administering Windows Server 2012

Module 01: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
Module 02: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
Module 03: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
Module 04: Managing User and Service Accounts
Module 05: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Module 06: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Module 07: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Module 08: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
Module 09: 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 01: Implementing Advanced Network Services
Module 02: Implementing Advanced File Services
Module 03: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Module 04: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
Module 05: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
Module 06: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
Module 07: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
Module 08: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
Module 09: 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 Exchange Server 2013

Module 01: Deploying and Managing Exchange Server 2013
Module 02: Planning and Configuring Mailbox Servers
Module 03: Managing Recipient Objects
Module 04: Planning and Deploying Client Access Servers
Module 05: Planning and Configuring Messaging Client Connectivity
Module 06: Planning and Configuring Message Transport
Module 07: Planning and Implementing High Availability
Module 08: Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery
Module 09: Planning and Configuring Message Security Options
Module 10: Planning and Configuring Administrative Security and Auditing
Module 11: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2013


Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Module 01: Overview of Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging
Module 02: Designing and implementing Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging
Module 03: Designing and implementing site resiliency
Module 04: Planning virtualization for Exchange Server 2013
Module 05: Designing and implementing message transport security
Module 06: Designing and implementing message retention
Module 07: Designing and implementing messaging compliance
Module 08: Designing and implementing administrative security and auditing
Module 09: Managing Exchange Server 2013 with Exchange Management Shell
Module 10: Designing and implementing integration with Exchange Online
Module 11: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence
Module 11: Designing and implementing Exchange Server migrations and upgrades

The duration for MCSM Messaging is: :
Regular Track:120 Hours (60 Days)
Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)
Certificate :
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 candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates 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 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 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, Install, Configure, and Manage Transport (25 percent)
Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role (25 percent)
Plan, Install, Configure, and Manage Client Access (25 percent)
Design and Manage an Exchange Infrastructure (25 percent)
Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 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. Configure, Manage, and Migrate Unified Messaging (20 percent)
Design, Configure, and Manage Site Resiliency (22 percent)
Resolve quorum issues; troubleshoot proxy redirection issues; troubleshoot client connectivity; troubleshoot mail flow; troubleshoot datacenter activation; troubleshoot DAG replication (21 percent)
Configure and Manage Compliance, Archiving, and Discovery Solutions (20 percent)
Implement and Manage Coexistence, Hybrid Scenarios, Migration, and Federation (18 percent)
Exam 88-941: MCSM Messaging Knowledge Exam

Exam 88-942: MCSM Messaging Lab Exam

Deliverables
Training
Books
CD's
Participation Certificate
Prerequisites

In order to gain an MCSM Mesaging, you must first complete all of the requirements for a relevant MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) qualification. This typically involves the successful completion of six or more exams.

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