Jun 27

Microsoft Certified Master!

The last three weeks, I’ve been in Redmond to attend a rotation to upgrade my Microsoft Certified Master status.

Last night I’ve received a mail which started with:

Hi Jeroen,

I’m pleased to confirm your status as a Microsoft Certified Master in Lync Server 2010. Congratulations!!

Please go ahead ….

This basically means I’ve passed the highest level of certification for the Microsoft Lync specialization.

Imagine yourself attending a training where every candidate is highly skilled, has 2 PC’s, 4 monitors, 3 phones and 40 virtual machines available… And all are interconnected to simulate real world scenario’s… Pretty impressive, a lot of fun but most of all…. 3 weeks of hard work!

If you would like to attend, please make sure:

  1. You have made arrangements that you aren’t available for anything else….
  2. You dream Microsoft Lync;
  3. You know voice;
  4. You know voicemail (Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging);
  5. You understand all relative stuff like SQL, Certificates, Active Directory….


I forgot to mention that I would like to thank everyone that joined the Lync – Rotation 15, but specially two study teammates who helped out bigtime:

I’ve done some additional research…

Globally there are currently:

  • 70 MCM’s in Microsoft OCS
  • 46 MCM’s in Microsoft Lync
  • 17 MCM’s in Microsoft Lync and Microsoft OCS (6 outside of Microsoft, including myself)


For more info, contact me on jeroen.reijling@avanade.com or visit: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/master-lync.aspx.

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1 comment

    • William on 27/06/2012 at 14:18

    Congrats Jeroen. This Lync Certification is only for the toughest and best Lync specialists. You reached out, battled and got it! Be proud.

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