Time flies, but two weeks ago I did take the five certs needed for the MCSE: Communications certification in two days.
On Wednesday I did: 70-410, 70-411 & 70-412
Most of the questions were easy if you have been working with the product for years already, being in the TAP and real world hands on have its benefits. All though there were a lot of new stuff to learn here.
And then on Friday I did: 70-336 & 70-337
Where 336 was a lot easier than 337 but again, years of experience is needed to just go and take these without really preparing.
So today I took three MCP´s first TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring 70-662 and after that I had some time to do TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring 70-664 and that one went well and quite fast so I had some time left and did PRO: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Administrator 70-665 as well.
All three certs went well. So I am now a MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
Next up (next week or so) is Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 70-663
We review and build OCS 2007 R2 from scratch with all its various roles including Exchange 2010 UM. The lab contains many practical exercises to bring up the basic functions such as IM, online meetings in Live Meeting, Federation and Desktop Sharing. After the basic functions we will also immerse ourselves in the Enterprise Voice, SIP trunks, SIP gateways and Exchange UM-role
So if you are waiting for the next step in your UC deployment or are in the planning stage or process of rolling out Microsoft Unified Communications in your organization i highly recommend you to get some practical skills first by attending this lab.
Since my last post regarding my personal certification I we been taking 8 new ones.
And can now use the following logos
647Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator November 06, 2008 643TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring October 30, 2008 642TS:Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring October 23, 2008 646Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator October 16, 2008 640TS:Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring October 09, 2008 620TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client October 02, 2008 238Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 September 29, 2008 237Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 September 23, 2008