Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Lync group and Wadeware to deliver TWO accelerated certification prep Jump Starts aimed at helping partners. The first course, "Deploying, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Lync Server 2010," targets IT and telecommunications professionals while the second course, "Planning and Designing a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Solution" is more advanced and tailored to IT and telecommunications architects.

Check out these incredible results:


Deploying Lync 2010

Designing Lync 2010

Instructor Team

Aaron Steele, Microsoft MCS
Brian Ricks, MVP

Rui Maximo, Microsoft Writer
Brian Ricks, MVP

Overall NSAT



Instructor’s Knowledge

8.85 (9-point scale)

8.82 (9-point scale)

Instructor’s Overall Performance

8.75 (9-point scale)

8.82 (9-point scale)

Accelerated Certification Prep:

for Exam 70-664*

for Exam 70-665*

Recordings on TechNet Edge

Coming Soon!

* Remember, these courses are accelerated certification prep that do not provide any hands-on experience. If you're relatively new to Lync Server 2010, we strongly recommend taking an instructor-led class with hands-on labs from a Microsoft Learning Partner. Find a suitable class here:

Read what just a few students shared with us:

  • “Thanks for the detailed reply! Really enjoying the course. I'm certified to MCITP on Lync and have already sat both courses but this is also REALLY valuable, especially the way it is being delivered. Thanks to the team making this happen.”
  • “Tvm! Bye –taking my 664 exam tomorrow morning!”
  • “Great show guys and very well presented! Though being OCS certified, having done multiple Lync deployments already and visited Redmond for the Wave 15 TAP program I found those two Jump Starts really entertaining and was able to pick up some new stuff as well! THX!” 
  • “Glad to have participated in both of these jump starts, I can't wait for more!!”
  • “Totally loved you guys... Thanks a lot... Really a lot... Stay blessed!!!”

Looking for more Jump Starts?
Join us on May 15-16, 2010 for the "Embracing the Consumerization of IT" Jump Start! Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar will host this fun event aimed at helping IT learn how to enable people to leverage their own devices while maintaining security, streamlining management, and cutting costs!

Questions about Jump Starts? Contact Sharon Harris (sharonl) or Frank Gartland (v-frgart).