[mks_dropcap style=”square” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ff3b3e” txt_color=”#ffffff”]M[/mks_dropcap]icrosoft re-branded Lync to Skype for Business earlier this year. Now Microsoft has just announced the availability of two Skype for Business 2015 exams in beta. These exams are Exam 70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 and Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015. Passing both these exams will earn you your MCSE certification.
Skype for Business 2015 exams are designed for experts in designing, planning, deploying, and maintaining solutions for unified communications (UC). If you deploy Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online solutions for end-users, endpoint devices, telephony, audio/video and web conferences, security, and high availability these exams are well-directed to the duties you perform.
Exam 70-333 and 70-344 focuses on planning, designing, deploying, configuring, managing and troubleshooting enterprise voice and core solutions with Skype for Business respectively. Skills mentioned in both exams are as below.
Exam 70-333 Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (Beta)
Plan and design Skype for Business with Enterprise Voice (30-35%)
Deploy and configure Enterprise Voice (30-35%)
Manage and troubleshoot Enterprise Voice (30-35%)
Exam 70-344 Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (Beta)
Plan and design Skype for Business (30-35%)
Deploy and configure Skype for Business (30-35%)
Manage and troubleshoot Skype for Business (30-35%)
Sub-topics covered under these major topics are available on exam registration page (links below).
Both Skype for Business 2015 are currently in beta. It means you can take these exams now but you will not receive your credit and pass/fail result immediately. You will receive your final score and passing status once the exam goes out of beta.
How to take Skype for Business 2015 Beta Exams for Free?
Both Exam 70-333 and 70-344 are in beta. Which means you can take them for free. But the free seats available to each exam is limited to 300. These seats will be allotted on first come first serve basis. To take these exams free, you will need to enroll as soon as possible. While registering for these exams, enter code provided below to claim your free seat.
Availability of Free Skype for Business 2015 Beta Exams
Free beta exams are not available in some countries due to concerns over exam security. These counties include Turkey, Pakistan, India, China, Vietnam and possible others. You will not be able to take the beta exam for free in these countries. Use caution while entering code if it applies or not otherwise you’ll be charged.
The codes mentioned above will not be available after 15th January 2016, or if the seats get filled. Make sure to book your exam now to take benefit.
Read more about exam 70-333 here and exam 70-334 here.