Designing & 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. 


This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced messaging administrators, messaging architects, or consultants. This course is designed for professionals in an enterprise environment who are responsible for designing and deploying Exchange Server 2016 solutions, including environments that contain previous versions of Exchange Server or Exchange Online. Students are expected to have experience with Exchange Server 2016 or previous versions of Exchange Server.


Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Attended course 20345-1A: Administering Exchange Server 2016, or have equivalent knowledge
  • Minimum two years of experience working with a 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

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan for Exchange Server deployments
  • 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 2016
  • Design message security
  • Design messaging archiving and retention
  • Design messaging compliance
  • Design and implement messaging coexistence
  • Upgrade to Exchange Server 2016
  • Plan a hybrid Exchange Server deployment

Course outline

Module 1: Planning Exchange Server deployments
Module 2: Planning and deploying Exchange Server 2016 mailbox services
Module 3: Planning and deploying message transport
Module 4: Planning and deploying client access
Module 5: Designing and implementing high availability
Module 6: Maintaining Exchange 2016
Module 7: Designing messaging security
Module 8: Designing messaging archiving and retention
Module 9: Designing messaging compliance
Module 10: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence
Module 11: Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016
Module 12: Planning a hybrid Exchange Server deployment


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