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Exchange Server 2007

Designing a Messaging Infrastructure using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
(Microsoft Training Course: 5053) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a messaging infrastructure. It is intended for people with 3 or more years experience working with previous versions of Exchange Server and experience implementing Exchange Server 2007.
> Course outline
  1. Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
  2. Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
  3. Designing Exchange Servers
  4. Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
  5. Designing Co-Existence and Interoperability Strategies with Other Messaging Systems
  6. Designing an Exchange Server 2007 Upgrade Strategy
  7. Designing Messaging Policies
  8. Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design


Module 1: Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
  • This module explains how to gather business and technical requirements for a messaging system.
  • Gathering Business Requirements
  • Identifying Additional Requirements
  • Analyzing the Current Messaging Environment
  • Creating a Requirements Document
  • Lab: Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
Skills
  • Gather business requirements for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment.
  • Identify project stakeholders and non-business requirements.
  • Analyze the current messaging environment.
  • Create a requirements document.
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Module 2: Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
  • This module explains how to design an Active Directory and message routing infrastructure.
  • Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Designing Message Routing
  • Designing the Message Routing Perimeter
  • Lab: Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
Skills
  • Design the Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Design a message routing topology.
  • Design the messaging routing perimeter.
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Module 3: Designing Exchange Servers
  • This module explains how to design Exchange Server configurations.
  • Designing Mailbox Servers
  • Designing Non-Mailbox Servers
  • Designing a Public Folder Architecture
  • Designing a Lab Environment
  • Lab: Designing Exchange Servers
Skills
  • Design Mailbox server configurations.
  • Design Exchange Server 2007 servers running non-mailbox server roles.
  • Design a public folder architecture.
  • Design a pre-production lab environment.
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Module 4: Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
  • This module explains how to design security for a messaging environment.
  • Designing an Administrative Model
  • Designing Message Security
  • Designing Antivirus and Anti-spam Solutions
  • Lab: Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
Skills
  • Design an administrative model for Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design messaging security for an Exchange Server 2007 infrastructure.
  • Design antivirus and anti-spam requirements for an Exchange Server 2007 organization.
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Module 5: Designing Co-Existence and Interoperability Strategies with Other Messaging Systems
  • This module explains how to design Exchange co-existence and messaging system interoperability strategies.
  • Overview of Co-Existence and Interoperability with Other Messaging Systems
  • Designing a Co-Existence Strategy with Previous Versions of Exchange
  • Designing an Interoperability Strategy with Other Messaging Systems
  • Lab: Designing a Co-Existence Strategy
Skills
  • Describe the co-existence and interoperability scenarios and terminology.
  • Design a co-existence strategy with previous versions of Exchange Server.
  • Design and interoperability strategy with other messaging systems.
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Module 6: Designing an Exchange Server 2007 Upgrade Strategy
  • This module explains how to design a strategy for upgrading to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Overview of Available Upgrade Strategies
  • Designing a Transition From Previous Versions of Exchange
  • Designing a Migration From Other Messaging Systems
  • Lab: Designing an Upgrade Strategy
Skills
  • Describe the strategies available for upgrading to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design a transition from previous versions of Exchange Server.
  • Design a migration from other messaging systems.
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Module 7: Designing Messaging Policies
  • This module explains how to design messaging policies for an Exchange Server 2007 organization.
  • Designing Exchange Recipient and Message Policies
  • Designing Mobile Device Policies
  • Designing Messaging Policies for Compliance
  • Lab: Designing Messaging Policies
Skills
  • Design Exchange recipient and message policies.
  • Design mobile device policies.
  • Design messaging policies for compliance.
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Module 8: Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design
  • This module explains how to obtain approval for a messaging infrastructure design.
  • Preparing to Obtain Approval
  • Presenting and Finalizing a Design
  • Lab: Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design
Skills
  • Prepare the appropriate documentation to obtain design approval.
  • Present and finalize a design document.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Familiarity with and understanding of hardware concepts.
  • Extensive detailed knowledge of Active Directory concepts and design principles.
  • Working experience with designing and implementing Active Directory in Windows Server 2003.
  • Understand Exchange architecture.
  • Working experience with Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007.
  • Know how to use Exchange System Manager, Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA), and Microsoft Visio (to create infrastructure diagrams).
  • Familiarity with a Windows scripting or command line scripting.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to gather business and technical requirements for a messaging infrastructure; design an Active Directory directory service and message routing infrastructure; design the hardware and system configuration for Exchange servers; design security for the messaging environment; design strategies for co-existence and interoperability; design a strategy for upgrading to Exchange Server 2007; design messaging policies; obtain approval for a messaging infrastructure design.