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Skype for Business 2015 exams are expected to leave beta this month, so you might want to study up before they're officially released.
The Skype for Business 2015 exams are part of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert communication certification, which also includes two Office 365 exams. The Skype for Business exams include Exam 70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 and Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015.
The exams are labelled as 2015 because the server software is named "Skype for Business Server 2015" and doesn't reflect the release date of the exams. The two Skype for Business exams will replace Lync exams. So, if you know Lync 2013, the learning curve isn't too steep, but some new features may trip you up.
The exams are for IT experts who deploy Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online for end users and endpoint devices. The exams cover several unified communications services, including telephony, audio and video conferencing, security, and high availability. To help get you ready for the new exams, we've provided the quiz below.
In addition to the topics in this quiz, you should learn about the new Cloud PBX, configuring Skype for Business Hybrid within your environment, and a new functionality allowing integration with third-party video conferencing systems. And, of course, make sure you're up to speed on the full suite, whether it's providing file share high availability or implementing persistent chat.
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A product overview of the Microsoft Skype for Business Server
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