MCSE Communication

Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organisation and in connecting your colleagues to people around the world.

Earning an MCSE: Communication certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.

New exams covering Skype for Business are now incorporated into the MCSE: Communication credential. The new exams replace Lync Exam 336 and Exam 337, which are scheduled to retire soon after the Skype for Business exams are released. For more information, view the frequently asked questions, or see the lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Take course 20346 Take exam 346 MCSE: Solutions Expert Communication
2 Enabling Office 365 Services Take course 20347 Take exam 347

After successfully completing steps 1 and 2, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Office 365 certification.

3 Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 Not yet available Take exam 333
4 Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 Take course 20334 Take exam 334

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

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Course: Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (20337)

20337
This five-day instructor-led course teaches how to design and configure enterprise voice in Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and Lync Online services. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Lync Server 2013 on premises, Lync Online in the cloud or in a mixed deployment. In addition, it will provide the skills needed by IT or telephony consultants to deliver a Lync based enterprise voice solution.
£1,950.00 (GBP)

Course: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 (20334 part of MCSE Communication)

20334
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution. Students will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, Persistent Chat, archiving, and monitoring. Students will also learn how to manage and maintain the infrastructure and how to troubleshoot issues that might arise. This course focuses primarily on an on-premises Skype for Business deployment, but it does include information on how to integrate an on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online and how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server. This course helps students prepare for Exam 70-334.
£1,790.00 (GBP)

Course: Deploying Voice Workloads for Skype for Business Online and Server 2015 (40409)

40409
This five-day instructor-led course teaches how to design, plan, and deploy the various voice solutions available with Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling, Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity, Cloud Connector Edition, and on-premises Enterprise Voice. This course will also provide procedures, guidelines, best practices, and other important considerations that will help you implement, optimize, and troubleshoot Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015 voice solutions.
£1,900.00 (GBP)

Enabling and Managing Office 365 (20347 part of MCSA Office 365)

20347
This is a 5-day instructor-led training (ILT) course that targets the needs of IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating Office 365 services, including its identities, dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. This course focuses on skills required to set up an Office 365 tenant, including federation with existing user identities, and skills required to sustain an Office 365 tenant and its users.
£1,990.00 (GBP) £1,690.00 (GBP)