This instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The course emphasizes Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services. The labs in this course create a solution that includes IM and Presence, Conferencing, and Persistent Chat. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-336 and Exam 70-337. Topics: Architecture and design approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013, Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology, Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013, Client and Device Deployment and Management, Conferencing in Lync Server 2013, Designing and Deploying External Access, Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat, Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality, Extending Enterprise Voice Functionality, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM) Integration, Monitoring and Archiving, Administrating and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013, High Availability in Lync Server 2013, Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013, Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013.