8 Study tips for MCSE: Communication exams

Certification: Microsoft MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


MCSE communication will keep the organization and people connected anytime, anywhere on a wide range of devices using the Microsoft Lync server. The MCSE: communication certification exam consist of 5 specialized exams which test the knowledge and skills. The first 3 exams mainly focus on the understanding and knowledge of the Microsoft Windows server 2012. Then the last 2 exams are specific to the Lync server 2013. By passing the first 3 exams, the candidates can able to get MCSA Windows server 2012 certification. If you are planning to prepare for the MCSE: communication exam, then you should have some thorough understanding of configuring, troubleshooting, maintaining, configuring and installing server and client operating systems. You must demonstrate your expertise on the Microsoft products including SQL server, Lync server, windows server and much more. In fact, you it is necessary to study hard who like to achieve certification in a short period of time.

Some of the study tips which will assist you for the MCSE communication exam:

  1. Set a deadline
  2. Set up a schedule for yourself before planning for preparation. Decide and plan how much time you can spend on your practice tests, practical and studies. And also plan when you can review the preparation and when you  can sit for the exam beforehand. These things will assist you to organize and concentrate your time better. However, the preparation time based on how fast you were studying and experience you already have. In general, it will take about 8-10 weeks to prepare well for the MCSE communication exam.

  3. Review about your exam objective

    It is the most important in the preparation. Clearly understand the required prerequisite skills for the MCSE communication exam and what particular topics you must concentrate for this exam. Learn what to expect  and start your preparation accordingly.

    The prerequisite skills required for the MCSE communication is exposure to the Microsoft server technologies. By acquiring knowledge on this topic, you can able to prepare easily for the communication exam. The objective of this exam includes design enterprise voice, configure enterprise voice, configure and design the network service, configure and plan the Lync online hybrid solution, data resiliency and manages operations for Lync, configure and deploy Lync, design and plan Lync features, and design and plan the Lync topology.

    MCSA prerequisite exams:

    Installing and configuring windows server 2012 exam 70-410

    Administering windows server 2012 exam 70-411

    Configuring advanced windows server 2012 services exam exam 70-412

    MCSE communication requires:

    Core solutions of Microsoft Lync server 2013 – 20336

    Enterprise voice and online service with the Microsoft Lync server 2013 – 20337

  4. Read  the study notes and technical articles

    The study notes are one of the helpful to study the definitions, technical terms and key concepts needed to understand the tough technology which the MCSE communication exam covers. Read plenty of articles for the MCSE exam questions.

  5. Have a practical experience

    Client operating server and install  systems on separate PCs and set up a lab. Make the experiment on different practical aspects including configuring active directory, managing computers and users, configuring active directory and setting the group policies and much more. The questions in the MCSE communication exam test the skills on practical problem solving will assist you more.

  6. Take advantage of books and visit forums:

    Most of the books for the MCSE communications exam are relatively cheap and often come with great practice questions and are geared specifically towards the actual exams. Forums are the best way to interact with the community of people who are completed or doing certification exam or interested in the same things as you. You can also easily find out what to expect and ask your own questions about the topics.

  7. Take practice MCSE communication exam

    Take the MCSE communication practice exam and gain the experience on the format and pattern of the real certification exams. It will help you to determine weakness and strengths, so you can mainly focus on the weak topics which is difficult for you. Quality MCSE communication exam simulations come with analysis and reporting  tools and also can actually convey that when you are really ready for the actual exam.  Buy a test engine that breaks the score down into the subject matter or exam objectives so you can able to focus your attention.

  8. Take training classes and online practice test

    Whether it is a classroom or online it is important to use effective study material or guide to pass the MCSE communication exam at the first try. There are several sites which offer free online practice/ mock test to examine yourself. Make use of the opportunity and find out whether you are ready for the exams or not. Some of the online sites will cost about $30 to $100 and offer a solid way to test your skills and knowledge.

  9. Schedule your exam

    Last but not least. Visit the vendor site. Go directly to the Microsoft website and find the link which points to your certification to learn everything about the exam process, study tools and recommended training. They will often provide practice questions and exam guides free for the taking. Once you feel yourself that you are ready for the exam, schedule perfect time to take the exam. It is recommended to take the exam for your peak time.

    The most important thing to pass this MCSE certification exam is keeping faith in yourself and sure you can find nothing is impossible. You can easily find out what works and what does not work for you and your preparation and plan it accordingly. Face the MCSE exam in the best order and appear for the certification exam to get certified. Sure, these tips will assist you during your preparation.


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