Exam 70-638:

TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

Published:October 29, 2007
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam should have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 or Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and related technologies. In addition, candidates should have experience using and configuring Active Directory and network infrastructure components that support the deployment and ongoing management of Office Communications Server 2007 versions.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-638: TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Office Communications Server 2007, Configuration
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Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.
Installing and Managing Office Communications Server (Communications Server) 2007 R2 (20 percent)
  • Determine the differences between the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition.
  • Prepare the environment for Communications Server 2007 R2.
  • Request and configure certificates.
  • Configure address book service.
  • Manage coexistence between Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and Communications Server 2007 versions.
  • Configure security features.
Deploying and Configuring Communications Server 2007 R2 Clients (19 percent)
  • Deploy and configure Office Communicator 2007 R2 clients.
  • Deploy and configure Communicator Web Access 2007.
  • Deploy and configure the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 R2 client.
  • Manage Office Communicator client migration.
Configuring Conferencing (15 percent)
  • Configure the A/V Conferencing Server.
  • Configure the Web Conferencing Server.
  • Configure the Conferencing Server policy settings.
  • Configure external conferencing access.
Configuring Enterprise Voice Functionality (14 percent)
  • Configure outbound routing.
  • Configure location profiles.
  • Configure phone number normalization.
  • Configure the Mediation Server.
  • Configure PC-based audio peripherals.
Configuring External Connectivity (18 percent)
  • Configure the Edge Server.
  • Configure Public IM Connectivity (PIC).
  • Configure federation.
  • Configure remote user access.
Monitoring and Maintaining Communications Server 2007 R2 (14 percent)
  • Monitor server resource utilization.
  • Isolate issues related to Communications Server 2007 R2.
  • Back up and restore Communications Server 2007 R2.
  • Configure event logging.
  • Install and configure IM archiving.
  • Install and configure Meeting Compliance.
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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Microsoft Online Resources
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 – Learning Portal : Find special offers and information on training and certification.
  • Product information : Visit the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Web site for detailed product information.
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