MS-20345-2 - Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

This course provides experienced Exchange Server administrators with the knowledge to design and implement an Exchange Server 2016 messaging environment. Students will learn how to design and configure advanced components in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment such as site resiliency, advanced security, compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions. In addition, students will learn about coexistence with other Exchange organizations or Exchange Online, and migration from previous versions of Exchange Server. The course will provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help students optimize their Exchange Server deployment.

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In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • Attended course 20345-1A: Administering Exchange Server 2016, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with any version of Exchange Server.
  • Minimum of six months of experience working with Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016.
  • Minimum of two years of experience administering the Windows Server operating system, including Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates.
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Planning Exchange Server deployments

New features in Exchange 2016
Gathering business requirements
Planning for Exchange Server deployment
Designing a Unified Messaging deployment

Module 2: Planning and deploying Exchange Server 2016 mailbox services

Planning the Exchange Server hardware requirements
Planning Exchange Server for virtualization and Microsoft Azure integration
Planning and implementing public folders

Module 3: Planning and deploying message transport

Designing message routing
Designing transport services
Designing the message routing perimeter
Designing and implementing transport compliance

Module 4: Planning and deploying client access

Planning for Exchange 2016 clients
Planning for client access
Planning and implementing Office Online Server
Planning and implementing the coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange
Designing external client access

Module 5: Designing and implementing high availability

Planning high availability for Exchange Server 2016
Planning for load balancing
Planning for site resilience

Module 6: Maintaining Exchange 2016

Using managed availability to improve high availability
Implementing desired state configuration

Module 7: Designing messaging security

Planning messaging security
Designing and implementing AD RMS and Azure RMS integration

Module 8: Designing messaging archiving and retention

Messaging records management and archiving overview
Designing in-place archiving
Designing and implementing message retention

Module 9: Designing messaging compliance

Designing and implementing data loss prevention (DLP) policies
Designing and implementing In-Place Hold
Designing and implementing In-Place eDiscovery

Module 10: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence

Designing and implementing federation
Designing coexistence between Exchange organizations
Designing and implementing cross-forest mailbox moves

Module 11: Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016

Planning an upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions
Implementing the upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions

Module 12: Planning a hybrid Exchange Server deployment

Basics of a hybrid deployment
Planning and implementing a hybrid deployment
Implementing advanced functionality for hybrid deployments