The 70-341 & 70-342: Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 online training course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, manage, secure, and support Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. This course will teach you how to configure Exchange Server 2013 and supply you with the information you will need to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2013.

This course will also provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize performance and minimize errors and security threats in Exchange Server 2013.

Course Instructor: Doug Bassett

Course Outline

01. Putting Exchange Server 2013 in Context

  • Email’s Importance
  • What is Exchange Server
  • Things Every Email Administrator Should Know
  • The Bottom Line

02. Introducing the Changes in Exchange Server 2013

  • Getting to Know Exchange Server 2013
  • Exchange Server Architecture
  • Improved Message and Content Control
  • Now, Where Did That Go?
  • Clearing UP Some Confusion

03. Understanding Availability, Recovery, and Compliance

  • Changing from a Technology to a Business Viewpoint
  • What’s in a Name?
  • A Closer Look at Availability
  • Storage Availability
  • Compliance and Governance
  • The Bottom Line

04. Virtualizing Exchange Server 2013

  • Virtualization Overview
  • Effects of Virtualization
  • Virtualization Requirements
  • Operations
  • Deciding What to Virtualize
  • Possible Virtualization Scenarios
  • The Bottom Line

05. Introduction to PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell

  • Why Use PowerShell?
  • Understanding the Command Syntax
  • Object-Orienting Use of PowerShell
  • PowerShell v3
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Getting Help
  • The Bottom Line

06. Understanding the Exchange Autodiscover Process

  • Autodiscover Concepts
  • Planning Certificates for Autodiscover
  • The Bottom Line

07. Exchange Server 2013 Quick Start Guide

  • Server Sizing Quick Reference
  • Configuring Windows
  • Installing Exchange Server 2013
  • Post-installation Configuration Steps
  • Configuring Recipients
  • The Bottom Line

08. Understanding Server Roles and Configuration

  • The Roles of Server Roles
  • Exchange Server 2013 Server Roles
  • Possible Role Configurations
  • The Bottom Line

09. Exchange Server 2013 Requirements

  • Getting the Right Server Hardware
  • Software Requirements
  • Additional Requirements
  • The Bottom Line

10. Installing Exchange Server 2013

  • Before You Begin
  • Preparing for Exchange 2013
  • Graphical User Interface Setup
  • Command-Line Setup
  • The Bottom Line

11. Upgrades and Migrations to Exchange Server 2013 or Office 365

  • Upgrades, Migrations, Transitions and Deployments
  • Factors to Consider before Upgrading
  • Choosing Your Strategy
  • On-Premises Coexistence
  • Office 365
  • Performing an On-Premises Interorganization Migration
  • Moving Mailboxes
  • Importing Data from PSTs
  • Tasks Required Prior to Removing Legacy Exchange Servers
  • Exchange Server Deployment Assistant
  • The Bottom Line

12. Management Permissions and Role-based Access Control

  • RBAC Basics
  • Managing RBAC
  • Defining Roles
  • Distributing Roles
  • Auditing RBAC
  • The Bottom Line

13. Basics of Recipient Management

  • Understanding Exchange Recipients
  • Defining Email Addresses
  • The Bottom Line

14. Managing Mailboxes and Mailbox Content

  • Managing Mailboxes
  • Moving Mailboxes
  • Deleting Mailboxes
  • Bulk Manipulation of Mailboxes Using the EMS
  • Managing Mailbox Content
  • Getting Started with Messaging Records Management
  • The Bottom Line

15. Managing Mail-enabled Groups, Mail-enabled Users, and Mail-enabled Contacts

  • Understanding Mail-enabled Groups
  • Creating and Managing Mail-enabled Contacts and Users
  • The Bottom Line

16. Managing Resource Mailboxes

  • The Unique Nature of Resource Mailboxes
  • Exchange 2013 Resource Mailbox Features
  • Creating Resource Mailboxes
  • Migrating Resource Mailboxes
  • The Bottom Line

17. Managing Modern Public Folders

  • Understanding Architectural Changes for Modern Public Folders
  • Moving Public Folders to Exchange Server 2013
  • Managing Public Folder Mailboxes
  • Managing Public Folders
  • Understanding the Public Folder Hierarchy
  • Comparing Public Folders, Site Mailboxes, and Shared Mailboxes
  • The Bottom Line

18. Managing Archiving and Compliance

  • Introduction to Archiving
  • Benefits of Archiving
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Archiving with Exchange Server 2013
  • Enabling Archiving
  • Understanding Litigation and In-Place Hold
  • Requirements and Considerations
  • The Bottom Line

19. Creating and Managing Mailbox Databases

  • Getting to Know Exchange Server Database Storage
  • Planning Mailbox Storage
  • Managing Mailbox Databases
  • The Bottom Line

20. Creating and Managing Database Availability Groups

  • Understanding Database Replication in Exchange Server 2013
  • Managing a Database Availability Group
  • Understanding Active Manager
  • Understanding Site Resiliency for Exchange Server 2013

21. Understanding the Client Access Server

  • Learning the Client Access Server Role Architecture
  • Requirements for the Client Access Server Role
  • Services the Client Access Server Provides
  • Outlook/Outlook Anywhere
  • IMAP4/POP3
  • Positioning the Client Access Server Role
  • Coexistence with Previous Versions of Exchange Server
  • Certificates
  • The Front End Transport Service
  • Unified Messaging
  • The Bottom Line

22. Managing Connectivity with Transport Services

  • Understanding the Transport Improvements
  • Message Routing in the Organization
  • Sending and Receiving Email
  • Messages in Flight
  • Using Exchange Server 2013 Anti-Spam
  • Troubleshooting Email Routing
  • The Bottom Line

23. Managing Transport, Data Loss Prevention, and Journaling Rules

  • Introducing the New Exchange Server 2013 Transport Architecture
  • Setting Up Message Classifications
  • Setting Up Transport Rules
  • Introducing Data Loss Prevention
  • Introducing Journaling
  • The Bottom Line

24. Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2013

  • Basic Troubleshooting Principles
  • General Server Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Mailbox Servers
  • Troubleshooting Mail Flow
  • Troubleshooting Client Connectivity
  • The Bottom Line

25. Backing Up and Restoring Exchange Server

  • Backing Up Exchange Server
  • Preparing to Recover the Exchange Server
  • Using Windows Server Backup to Back Up the Server
  • Using Windows Server Backup to Recover the Data
  • Recover Exchange Server Data Using Alternative Methods
  • Recovering the Entire Exchange Server
  • The Bottom Line

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and manage Exchange Server 2013
  • Plan and configure the Mailbox server role
  • Manage recipient objects, address policies, and address lists in Exchange Server 2013
  • Plan and implement the Client Access server role in Exchange Server 2013
  • Securely plan and configure Microsoft Outlook Web App and mobile messaging using the Client Access server
  • Understand and manage highly available Client Access servers in Exchange Sever 2013
  • Plan for disaster mitigation and implement back-up and recovery for Exchange Server 2013
  • Plan and configure message transport in an Exchange Server 2013 organization
  • Plan message security options, implement an antivirus solution, and implement an anti-spam solution
  • Configure permissions and secure Exchange Server 2013
  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • Design and implement Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging
  • Design and implement site resiliency for Exchange Server 2013
  • Plan a virtualization strategy for Exchange Server 2013 roles
  • Design and implement message transport security
  • Design and implement message retention in Exchange Server 2013
  • Design and implement messaging compliance
  • Design and implement administrative security in an Exchange Server 2013environment
  • Use the Windows PowerShell 3.0 command-line interface to manage Exchange Server 2013
  • Design and implement integration with Exchange Online
  • Design and implement messaging coexistence
  • Design and implement Exchange Server migrations from non-Exchange messaging systems, and upgrades from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Understand appropriate command-Line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands