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  • Published:
    April 16, 2012
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  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Credit toward certification:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010—Advanced Design and Deployment

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Design, deploy, and maintain Lync Server infrastructure (20–25%)
  • Identify infrastructure dependencies for a Lync Server 2010 environment
  • Given a set of customer requirements, determine an appropriate topology, server placement, and scaling
  • Explain the role of Edge services in media path establishment
  • Given a scenario, determine which user policy is appropriate
  • Compare and contrast the use of different policy scopes
  • Given a set of role memberships, predict management capabilities
  • Given a set of customer requirements, determine an appropriate backup and recovery strategy

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Design and deploy conferencing and video (5–10%)
  • Given a customer requirement, determine an appropriate conferencing topology
  • Given customer requirements, determine video bandwidth demands
  • Given a scenario including third party systems, compare and contrast available video conferencing features and integration approaches

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Design voice (35–40%)
  • Given a scenario, identify the default codecs used
  • Given a usage profile, determine capacity requirements
  • Compare and contrast specific numbering strategies
  • Given a scenario, determine how location is obtained
  • Given a set of requirements, determine emergency services call routing configuration
  • Given customer requirements, determine an appropriate voice application configuration
  • Given a set of requirements, determine an appropriate device provisioning and configuration
  • Given customer requirements, determine an appropriate UM capacity and configuration
  • Given customer requirements, determine an appropriate dial plan for UM and Lync

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Deploy voice (25–30%)
  • Given a dialing behavior scenario, determine an appropriate dial plan
  • Explain the relationships between the components of voice routing
  • Determine an appropriate call routing strategy
  • Identify Quality of Service (QoS) configuration on clients and Lync servers
  • Given a voice call flow, determine the bandwidth requirements
  • Given a network scenario, determine CAC configuration
  • Identify the effect of migration and voice components
  • Given a customer voice environment and requirements, determine an appropriate migration path

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for individuals who use knowledge of their IT environment and business objectives (or those of their customers) to design and implement appropriate solutions to customer problems. They are also competent at troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and knowledge transfer. These individuals typically take the role of design, implementation, or support engineer for Lync Server projects. They typically mentor and support junior engineers within their organization and, in turn, benefit from being supported and mentored by SMEs, such as Microsoft Certified Masters. They may include consultants, support engineers, telephony engineers, or administrators working independently or for various types of organizations.

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