Exam 70-664:

TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring

Published:March 15, 2011
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates are IT or telecommunications professionals who have experience with complex deployments. They should know how to deploy and configure Lync Server 2010 for end users, endpoint devices, telephony, audio/video and web conferences, security, and high availability. The candidate should also know how to monitor and troubleshoot Lync Server 2010 using Microsoft tools. In addition, candidates should have experience with Windows Server Active Directory 2010 and network and telecommunication components that support the configuration of Lync Server 2010.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuration
Exam 70-664: TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administrator
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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.
Managing Users and Client Access (20 percent)
  • Configure user accounts.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling Active Directory users, moving users, applying policies to users, and managing users in bulk
  • Deploy and maintain clients.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: deploying Communicator, configuring group policy, configuring client version policy, deploying the Attendee/Attendant consoles
  • Configure conferencing policies.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring general conference settings, configuring A/V settings, configuring web conferencing settings, and configuring Application Sharing settings
  • Configure Instant  Messaging (IM) policies.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: file transfer filters and URL filters
  • Deploy and maintain Lync Server 2010 devices.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: publishing device updates, configuring device policies, managing and deploying common area devices and analog devices
  • Resolve client access issues.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enabling/disabling logging, using Snooper to open and navigate trace file, troubleshooting EWS and Address Book errors, using client tools to troubleshoot connectivity issues, and troubleshooting certificate errors
Configuring a Lync Server 2010 Topology (21 percent)
  • Prepare to deploy a topology.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installing local configuration stores, provisioning servers in Active Directory, modifying features and roles on Windows servers, preparing DNS, deploying the Central Management Store
  • Configure Lync Server 2010 by using Topology Builder.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring site details, configuring simple URLs, site federation route, configuring Lync Server roles and pools, and using the Best Practices Analyzer to validate deployment
  • Configure role-based access control in Lync Server 2010.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating and assigning roles
  • Configure a location information server.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring LIS with Windows PowerShell, creating and assigning location profiles, associating addresses with physical locations, and enabling/disabling E911 disclaimer
  • Configure server pools for load balancing.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: hardware load balancing and DNS load balancing
Configuring Enterprise Voice (19 percent)
  • Configure voice policies.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: user, site, and global, configuring phone usages, and running test cases
  • Configure dial plans.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: normalization, assessing impact of trunk groups, and accommodating PBX coexistence
  • Manage routing.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring and troubleshooting voice routing
  • Configure Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging integration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: dial plans and policies
  • Configure dial-in conferencing.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring access numbers and dial-in participant settings
  • Configure call admission control.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring and troubleshooting Bandwidth Management
  • Configure Response Group Services (RGS).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring agents, RGS groups, RGS queues, and RGS workflow
  • Configure Call Park and Unassigned Number.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: feature interaction
  • Manage a Mediation Server pool and PSTN Gateway.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating and configuring a Mediation Server pool, configuring Media Bypass, configuring Gateway settings, and coexistence and migration considerations
Configuring Lync Server 2010 for External Access (19 percent)
  • Configure Edge Services.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to; configuring Director Services, creating and configuring external access pools, and configuring federation
  • Configure a firewall.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: IP addresses, port settings, NAT, and routing
  • Configure a reverse proxy.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring certificates, Lync Server web components, and Autodiscover
Monitoring and Maintaining Lync Server 2010 (21 percent)
  • Back up and restore Lync Server 2010.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: SQL databases and instances, contacts with dbimpexp, topology with Topology Builder, topology with PowerShell and file shares, and activating CMS on a new front end
  • Configure monitoring and archiving.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: reporting services and SQL, archiving IM and Group Chat, monitoring A/V quality, and compliance considerations
  • Implement troubleshooting tools.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: analyzing events logged in Windows Event log, creating a trace file with OCSLogger, analyzing troubleshooting data, and selecting a troubleshooting tool
  • Use PowerShell to test Lync Server 2010.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: proactively testing connectivity and topology and using synthetic transactions
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