Microsoft Exchange 2013/2016 Ultimate Bootcamp

The Microsoft Exchange Ultimate Bootcamp will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, manage, secure, and support Exchange Server 2013/2016 in a physical or virtual environment. This course provides guidelines, best practices, and practical considerations that will help you optimize performance, minimize errors and security threats in Exchange Server 2013/2016. With over 60% of Exchange implementations running on VMware, this is the only class in the world to present the ideal way to optimize Exchange to run in a VMware environment.

This course dives into VMware’s best practices for running Exchange on VMware in this exciting, one-of-a-kind course delivered by our expert instructor.

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1. Course Introduction and Methodology

2. Introduction to Microsoft Exchange Server

  • Topic 1: Evolution of Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Topic 2: Licensing Concepts
  • Topic 3: Exchange Server 2013
  • Topic 4: Discontinued Features

3. Designing Exchange 2013 and Roles for Exchange Server

  • Topic 1: Infrastructure Requirements for Exchange 2013/2016
  • Topic 2: Active Directory Components and Exchange Server 2013/2016 Integration
  • Topic 3: DNS server requirements for Exchange 2013/2016
  • Topic 4: Networking in a Virtual Environment

4. Exchange Server 2013/2016 Deployment

  • Topic 1: Prepare Infrastructure
  • Topic 2: Installation of Exchange Server 2013/2016
  • Topic 3: Troubleshooting Installation

5. Administering Exchange Server 2013/2016

  • Topic 1: Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
  • Topic 2: PowerShell and Exchange Management Shell (EMS)
  • Topic 3: Mailbox Management with OWA
  • Topic 4: Other Tools for Exchange 2013/2016 Administration

6. Designing and Configuring Mailbox Servers

  • Topic 1: Overview of the Mailbox Server Role
  • Topic 2: Planning the Mailbox Server Deployment
  • Topic 3: Planning the Mailbox Server in a Virtual Environment
  • Topic 4: Configuring the Mailbox Servers

7. Managing Recipients

  • Topic 1: Exchange Server 2013/2016 Recipients
  • Topic 2: Public Folders
  • Topic 3: Address Lists
  • Topic 4: Email Address Policies
  • Topic 5: Import / Export to PSTs

8. Designing and Configuring Client Access Servers

  • Topic 1: Client Access Servers (CAS) Overview
  • Topic 2: Configure CAS Role Topic 3: CAS Role Services & Features

9. Designing and Configuring Messaging Client Connectivity

  • Topic 1: Outlook Web Application and Outlook Anywhere
  • Topic 2: Exchange ActiveSync
  • Topic 3: BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)
  • Topic 4: Connect non-Outlook clients to Client Access Server
  • Topic 5: Outlook Web App Policy
  • Topic 6: Configure Outlook Web App
  • Topic 7: Office Web Apps Server Integration
  • Topic 8: Outlook Web App Off-line Access
  • Topic 9: Mobile Device Management

10. Designing and Configuring Message Transport

  • Topic 1: Message Transport Services
  • Topic 2: Message Transport Components
  • Topic 3: Message Routing Change
  • Topic 4: Routing in Front End Transport Service
  • Topic 5: Routing in Destination and Delivery Groups
  • Topic 6: Routing in Mailbox Transport Service
  • Topic 7: Modify Default Message Flow
  • Topic 8: Mail Flow Settings
  • Topic 9: Accepted and Remote Domains
  • Topic 10: SMTP Connectors
  • Topic 11: Foreign Connectors
  • Topic 12: Transport Rules
  • Topic 13: Data Loss Prevention Policies

11. Managing Performance

  • Topic 1: Optimizing Resources in VMware
  • Topic 2: Monitoring Exchange Server
  • Topic 3: Monitoring Exchange Server Performance in VMware
  • Topic 4: Third Party Performance Monitoring Tools

12. Designing and Configuring Message Integrity

  • Topic 1: Define Messaging Security Requirements
  • Topic 2: Plan Client Access Server Security Options
  • Topic 3: Planning Restrictions to Message Flow
  • Topic 4: Exchange Server 2013/2016 Spam-Filtering Features
  • Topic 5: Configure Sender ID and Recipient Filtering
  • Topic 6: Understanding the SCL in Exchange Server 2013/2016
  • Topic 7: Anti-Virus Solution Requirements
  • Topic 8: Exchange Online Protection
  • Topic 9: Third Party Spam Solutions

13. Message Retention and Compliance

  • Topic 1: In-Place Archiving
  • Topic 2: Message Retention
  • Topic 3: Data loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Topic 4: In-Place Hold
  • Topic 5: In-Place eDiscovery

14. Designing and Configuring Administrative Security and Auditing

  • Topic 1: Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Topic 2: Exchange Server Split Permissions
  • Topic 3: Audit Logging

15. Planning and Implementing High Availability

  • Topic 1: Components of High Availability
  • Topic 2: Design of Database Availability Groups
  • Topic 3: DAGs and High Availability
  • Topic 4: Client Access Server High Availability
  • Topic 5: Edge Transport Server High Availability
  • Topic 6: VMware High Availability (HA)

16. Designing and Implementing Backup and Restore

  • Topic 1: Backup Overview
  • Topic 2: Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backup
  • Topic 3: Exchange Server Backup Software and Backup Media
  • Topic 4: Windows Server Backup
  • Topic 5: Windows Server Restore
  • Topic 6: Third Party Backup Programs

17. Disaster Recovery, Data Loss and Site Resiliency

  • Topic 1: Data Loss Scenarios
  • Topic 2: Data Loss Mitigation
  • Topic 3: Options to Recover Exchange Server 2013/2016
  • Topic 4: Timelines for Disaster Recovery
  • Topic 5: Site Resiliency in Exchange Server 2013
  • Topic 6: Planning a Site Resilient Implementation
  • Topic 7: Implementing Site Resiliency
  • Topic 8: Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

18. Migrate and Upgrade for Exchange 2013

  • Topic 1: Migrate and Upgrade to Exchange 2013/2016
  • Topic 2: Migrate Public Folders to Exchange 2013/2016
  • Topic 3: 3rd Party Migration Tools

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

Labs are performed utilizing VMtraining’s proprietary Labs Anytime® environment. Where labs are available 24 x 7 for up to 1 year following class

Lab 1: Connecting to the Lab Environment
Lab 2: Prepare the Environment to Deploy Microsoft Exchange Server
Lab 3: Install Exchange 2013/2016
Lab 4: Verify the Exchange installation
Lab 5: Create Bulk Users and Mailboxes using the EMS. Lab 6: Configuring Mailbox Servers
Lab 7: Configuring Storage on Mailbox Servers
Lab 8: Mailbox Enable an Existing user
Lab 9: Configuring Users, Public Folders, Address Lists, Distribution Groups
Lab 10: Managing Recipients Using the Command Line
Lab 11: Import / Export PSTs
Lab 12: Installation of Certificate for the Client Access Server
Lab 13: Configuring Client Access Services Certificate Options
Lab 14: Configuring Custom MailTips
Lab 15: Configuring Microsoft Outlook Web App Offline Mail
Lab 16: Configuring Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Lab 17: Configuring Microsoft Outlook Web App policies
Lab 18: Configuring Microsoft Outlook Web App and Outlook Anywhere
Lab 19: Configuring Message Transport
Lab 20: Configuring Transport Rules and Data-Loss Prevention Policies
Lab 21: Manage Microsoft Exchange Server
Lab 22: Testing Performance using Monitoring tools
Lab 23: Configuring Anti-Malware Options in Exchange Server 2013/2016
Lab 24: Configuring Anti-Spam Options on Exchange Server
Lab 25: Verifying Antimalware and Anti-Spam Configuration
Lab 26: Configuring Sender Block, Recipient Block and Content Block
Lab 27: Configuring Message Retention and Archiving
Lab 28: Configuring In-Place Hold
Lab 29: Configuring eDiscovery
Lab 30: Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server Permissions
Lab 31: Configuring RBAC Split Permissions on Exchange Server 2013/2016
Lab 32: Configuring Audit Logging and Delegation
Lab 33: Creating and Configuring a Database Availability Group (DAG)
Lab 34: Managing Mailbox Database Copies
Lab 35: Deploying Microsoft NLB on the Client Access Servers
Lab 36: Configuring NLB and Exchange Cluster
Lab 37: Maintaining Performance with Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Lab 38: vSphere HA
Lab 39: Backing up Exchange Server 2013/2016
Lab 40: Performing a Restore of Exchange Server 2013/2016
Lab 41: Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013/2016

Prospective students should have a minimum of three years of experience managing Exchange servers and Exchange messaging in an enterprise environment.

This course is for senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. Candidates serve as a third level of support between the Exchange Recipient Administrator and the Exchange Server Administrator.

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