As with any exam, it will vary from person to person as to what is deemed to be difficult. Be sure you are familiar with each of the topics in the exam objectives listed below.
- The Set-CsPinSendCAWelcomeMail cmdlet should be run to provide the dial-in conferencing information to all the users on the network.
- Use the Lync Server 2010 Control Panel and edit the Route settings in order to ensure that when users on the PSTN receive calls from users in your organization, the calls display a specific telephone number.
- To enable Call Admission Control, you should run the cmdlet Set-CsNetworkConfiguration.
- If your Lync Server 2010 has a bandwidth policy and you need to override the policy for a specific user, create a Voice Policy.
- In order to publish, enable, or disable a topology when adding or removing a server role, you have to be logged in as a user who is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins and Domain Admins groups. It is possible to delegate the proper administrator rights and permissions.
- After defining the topology in Topology Builder, you must publish the topology to the Central Management store. The Central Management store provides a schematized storage of the data needed to define, set up, maintain, administer, describe, and operate a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment.
- The process of backing up and restoring services may require you to perform some tasks with components that are not part of Lync Server, but upon which Lync Server depends, such as SQL.
- Perform regular backups at appropriate intervals. The simplest and most commonly used backup type and rotation schedule is a full, nightly backup of the entire SQL Server database. Then, if restoration is necessary, the restoration process requires only one backup and no more than a day’s data should be lost.
- The Lync Server 2010 Logging Tool allows you to view and analyze log files on a computer other than the one on which the logs were captured. OCSLogger.exe is the executable file that runs Logging Tool, which by default is installed to %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Tracing. It can be used on computers running the Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems, as well as on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Review the Exam Objectives below and make sure that you are familiar with them. The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring exam is designed for those who have experience in this environment. Always check the Microsoft site for the specific exam you are going to take. In this instance, the site is http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-664.
There are many web sites and blogs that can help you to research topics, but be careful to fully research the information you read. It is not advisable to try to find sites that list questions and answers for several reasons. First, you don’t know if you will be asked a specific question and second, the answers given in a blog may be inaccurate and third, you need to understand the information to adequately prepare.
When taking the exam, read each question carefully. Microsoft is notorious for adding a lot of unneeded information in their questions. Make sure that when you click on a choice, that it is really marked. Be careful clicking anywhere on the screen. I found that by inadvertently clicking near the scroll bar on the right of the screen, I actually changed an answer. You get a single piece of paper and a marker for writing. You can use a small amount of time before you even start the exam to make notes once you enter the test area. Sometimes there is even a questionnaire at the beginning of the test that does not count against your test time. You can even use this time to write down notes, facts, tables or other information by taking your time between answers.
Recommended Study Resources
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Alex Lewis, Andrew Abbate and Tom Pacyk
Microsoft also has recommended classroom training:
- 10533AD: Deploying, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (5 Days)
- 10533A: Deploying, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (5 Days)
- Lync-ELRN-TSAE: Configuring and Managing Lync Server 2010 (15 Hours)