Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019 (20345-2B)

About This Course

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


Audience Profile

The audience for this course includes IT professionals who are experienced messaging administrators, messaging architects, or consultants. This course is designed for people in an enterprise environment who are responsible for designing and deploying Exchange Server solutions, including environments that contain previous versions of Exchange Server or Exchange Online. Students taking this course are expected to have experience with Exchange Server 2019 or previous versions of Exchange Server.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan for Exchange Server deployments.
  • Plan and deploy Exchange Server hardware, virtualization, mailbox databases, and public folders.
  • Plan message transport in Exchange Server.
  • Plan and deploy Client Access services in Exchange Server.
  • Design and implement a highly available Exchange Server environment.
  • Maintain Exchange Server by using Managed Availability and Desired State Configuration (DSC).
  • Plan for messaging security and design and implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) and Microsoft Azure RMS in Exchange Server.
  • Design and implement message retention and archiving.
  • Design and implement data loss prevention policies, In-Place Hold, and eDiscovery.
  • Design and implement messaging coexistence among Exchange Server organizations.
  • Plan and implement the upgrade from previous versions of Exchange Server to Exchange Server 2019.
  • Plan a hybrid Exchange deployment.
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Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Exchange Server 2016 deployments

This module explains the requirements and considerations for planning an Exchange Server deployment.
Lessons
  • New features in Exchange Server 2016
  • Gathering business requirements for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment
  • Planning for an Exchange Server deployment
  • Designing a Unified Messaging (UM) deployment

Module 2: Planning and deploying Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox services
This module explains how to plan and deploy Exchange Server hardware, virtualization, mailbox databases, and public folders.
Lessons
  • Planning 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
This module explains how to plan and implement mail routing internally from and to the Internet, and transport-related tasks in the organization.
Lessons
  • Designing message routing
  • Designing transport services
  • Designing the message-routing perimeter
  • Designing and implementing transport compliance

Module 4: Planning and deploying client access
This module explains how to plan for client connectivity and client access in Exchange Server 2016. This module also describes how to implement Microsoft Office Online Server, and the coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange.
Lessons
  • Planning for Exchange Server 2016 clients
  • Planning for client access
  • Planning and implementing Office Online Server
  • Planning and implementing coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange
  • Designing external client access

Module 5: Designing and implementing high availability
This module explains how to design and implement a highly available solution for Exchange Server 2016.
Lessons
  • Planning high availability for Exchange Server 2016
  • Planning for load balancing
  • Planning for site resilience

Module 6: Maintaining Exchange Server 2016
This module explains how to maintain Exchange Server 2016 using Managed Availability and Desired State Configuration (DSC).
Lessons
  • Using Managed Availability to improve high availability
  • Implementing DSC

Module 7: Designing messaging security
This module explains how to plan for messaging security and design and implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) and Azure RMS in an Exchange Server organization.
Lessons
  • Planning messaging security
  • Designing and implementing AD RMS and Azure RMS integration

Module 8: Designing and implementing message retention
This module explains how to plan for archiving and message retention.
Lessons
  • Overview of messaging records management and archiving
  • Designing In-Place Archiving
  • Designing and implementing message retention

Module 9: Designing messaging compliance
This module explains how to plan for and implement several Exchange features to help minimize data loss and monitor email traffic and content.
Lessons
  • Designing and implementing data loss prevention
  • Designing and implementing In-Place Hold
  • Designing and implementing In-Place eDiscovery

Module 10: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence
This module explains how to plan and implement federation, design coexistence between Exchange organizations, and design and move mailboxes between different forests and Exchange organizations.
Lessons
  • Designing and implementing federation
  • Designing coexistence between Exchange organizations
  • Designing and implementing cross-forest mailbox moves

Module 11: Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016
This module explains how to plan and implement an upgrade from previous Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server versions to Exchange Server 2016.
Lessons
  • Planning an upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Implementing the upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions

Module 12: Planning a hybrid Exchange Server deployment
This module explains how to plan and implement a hybrid deployment for Exchange Server 2016.
Lessons
  • Basics of a hybrid deployment
  • Planning and implementing a hybrid deployment
  • Implementing advanced functionality for hybrid deployments