This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Windows Server 2012 who are interested in taking the 70-412 (Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services) exam or the 70-417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. Attendees of this session can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for finalizing getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.
The first major decision when planning for a Lync deployment is how to deploy Microsoft Lync: as Lync Server 2013 on premises, or Lync Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. This first decision will shape service quality, resiliency, and resource optimization in your deployment. This session goes over the differences between "on-premise," hybrid, and "on-line" solutions and details situations where each would be optimal for your deployment. Finally, this session covers hosted solutions, the interoperability between Lync and Office 365, and offers guidance in preparing for a potential migration to the cloud.