MOC 5054 Designing a Messaging Infrastructure Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a messaging infrastructure. Students will learn to assess an existing infrastructure and determine technical and business requirements for both new Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployments and migrations. Students will create a design that addresses security, architecture, scalability, coexistence, and client access needs. They also will learn strategies for gaining approval for designs from stakeholders.
Before attending this course, students must have:-Must understand hardware concepts. For example, what redundant array of independent disks (RAID) is, what a storage area network (SAN) is, processor options, memory requirements, how disk input/output (I/O) functions and the limitations of disk I/O, and storage options for Exchange server. The differences in addressable memory spaces between 32- and 64-bit architectures.-Must have extensive detailed knowledge of Active Directory concepts and design principles. For example, site replication, integrated authentication, schema extension, Domain Name System (DNS), group and organization unit structure and inheritance, etc.-Working experience with designing and implementing Active Directory in Windows Server 2003.-Must understand Exchange architecture. For example, the purpose of server roles, functions of specific server roles, how message routing and queuing works in Exchange, standard messaging protocols (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol [SMTP], Internet Message Access Protocol version 4rev1 [IMAP4], Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3]), how Exchange replicates data stores, client access methods, and so on.-Working experience with Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007. For example, must have installed, maintained, and supported a production Exchange environment.-Must already know how to use:-Exchange System Manager-Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA)-Microsoft Office Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams)-Familiarity and experience with a Windows scripting or command-line scripting.This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is intended for people with three or more years experience working with previous Exchange Server versions and experience implementing Exchange Server 2007. Most students will have managed enterprise-level Exchange Server organizations. Students are expected to be new to participating in designing Exchange Server 2007 deployments on the job or to be planning to design Exchange Server 2007 deployments in the near future. Students may have done some design for Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 deployments, but want to learn how to design Exchange Server 2007 environments. Students will also have experience in designing and managing Active Directory directory services and network infrastructure deployments. This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.
  • Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
  • Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
  • Designing Exchange Servers
  • Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
  • Designing Messaging Policies
  • Designing Coexistence and Interoperability Strategies with Other Messaging Systems
  • Designing an Exchange Server 2007 Upgrade Strategy
  • Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design

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