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MOD+DMOC: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (M20345-2)

Learn how to optimize Exchange Server 2016 deployment.

GK# 4950

Course Overview


In this course, experienced Exchange Server administrators will learn more about designing and implementing an Exchange Server 2016 messaging environment. You 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, you will learn about coexistence with other Exchange organizations or Exchange Online, and migration from previous versions of Exchange Server.


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What You'll Learn

  • Plan and deploy Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox services
  • Plan and deploy message transport
  • Plan and deploy client access
  • Design and implement high availability
  • Maintain Exchange Server 2016
  • Design messaging security
  • Design and implement message retention
  • Design messaging compliance
  • Design and implement messaging coexistence
  • Upgrade to Exchange Server 2016
  • Plan a hybrid Exchange Server deployment


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On-Demand Outline

1. Planning Exchange Server 2016 Deployments

  • 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

2. Planning and Deploying Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Services

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

3. Planning and Deploying Message Transport

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

4. Planning and Deploying Client Access 

  • 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

5. Designing and Implementing High Availability

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

6. Maintaining Exchange Server 2016

  • Using Managed Availability to improve high availability
  • Implementing DSC

7. Designing Messaging Security  

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

8. Designing and Implementing Message Retention

  • Overview of messaging records management and archiving
  • Designing In-Place archiving
  • Designing and implementing message retention

9. Designing Messaging Compliance 

  • Designing and implementing data loss prevention
  • Designing and implementing In-Place Hold
  • Designing and implementing In-Place eDiscovery

10. Designing and Implementing Messaging Coexistence 

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

11. Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016

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

12. Planning a Hybrid Exchange Server Deployment

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



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On-Demand Labs

Lab 1: Planning Exchange Server 2016 Deployments

  • Evaluating an existing messaging infrastructure
  • Identifying requirements
  • Discussion: Deployment design for Exchange Server 2016

Lab 2: Planning and Implementing Exchange Virtualization, Mailbox Databases, and Public Folders

  • Planning for virtualization
  • Planning for mailbox databases
  • Implementing mailbox databases
  • Planning and implementing public folders

Lab 3: Planning and Deploying Message Transport

  • Planning for a redundant and secure message transport
  • Planning for transport compliance
  • Implementing transport compliance

Lab 4: Planning and Deploying Client Access Solutions

  • Planning and configuring namespaces
  • Planning and configuring client access services options
  • Planning and deploying Office Online Server
  • Planning and implementing reverse proxy

Lab 5: Designing and Implementing Site Resiliency

  • Creating a lag database copy
  • Recovering data from a lagged database copy
  • Implementing site resiliency
  • Validating site resiliency

Lab 6: Maintaining Exchange Server 2016

  • Using Windows PowerShell to investigate and configure Managed Availability
  • Implementing DSC

Lab 7: Designing Messaging Security

  • Implementing AD RMS
  • Integrating AD RMS with Exchange Server
  • Creating a message transport rule to protect email

Lab 8: Designing and Implementing Message Retention

  • Designing message retention and archiving
  • Implementing message retention and archiving

Lab 9: Designing and Implementing Messaging Compliance

  • Designing messaging compliance
  • Implementing data loss prevention
  • Implementing In-Place eDiscovery
  • Comparing messaging policy and compliance options

Lab 10: Implementing Messaging Coexistence

  • Implementing message-routing coexistence
  • Migrating user mailboxes

Lab 11: Upgrading from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2016

  • Documenting the Exchange Server 2013 organization
  • Deploying Exchange Server 2016
  • Upgrading from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2016
  • Removing Exchange Server 2013

Lab 12: Designing the Integration with Exchange Online



  • Attended 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 two years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 environments; experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 system administration management and maintenance tasks

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals who are experienced messaging administrators, messaging architects, or consultants
  • IT professionals who are in an enterprise environment and are responsible for designing and deploying Exchange Server 2016 solutions, including environments that contain previous versions of Exchange Server or Exchange Online


Training Exclusives

This course comes with three months, 24x7 access to: 

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
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Duration: 36 hours

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