Skype for Business – Beta Exams available

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The last Skype for Business Partner Connect Newsletter announced two upcoming Skype for Business exams.

Microsoft provides you an insight into these exams in form of a beta exam period from December 10th 2015 to January 31st 2016. You can take these exams at your preferred Pearson VUE testing center. Those who want to schedule the exams within the beta period will find two voucher codes in the Skype for Business Partner Connect Newsletter – December 2015.

Here are the Microsoft Learning websites to the new Skype for Business exams and an overview of  measured skills:

Of course, there are no official preparation guides available at the moment, so those who are interested must prepare by themselves.…

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Lync 2013 exams are now available until November 2015

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In the last MCP newsletter Microsoft announced the “deadline” to retire the Lync 2013 exams is moved to 30th November 2015. Only the Lync 2010 Exam “74-332 – Advanced Design and Deployment” is now retired for scheduling.


You can find an overview of all exams which are scheduled to be retired here.

I didn’t hear any news about possible exams for Skype for Business. Maybe there will be some information in the next months…


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Lync 2013 exams will retire in summer 2015

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During my study for the Microsoft Exam “74-338 – Lync 2013 Depth Support Engineer” I stumbled upon an interesting fact:

Microsoft will retire all currently available Lync Server 2013 and the last available Lync Server 2010 exam on July 31, 2015! From August 2015 on, it won’t be possible to take these exams.


Of course, if you already passed these exams, they will still be valid.

There are probably going to be new exams available for Skype for Business Server 2015 later this year. At the moment I cannot find any information or announcement from Microsoft about this.

You can find an overview of all exams which are scheduled to be retired here.…

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