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This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a messaging infrastructure.


 
Course Outline

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This three-day instructor-led 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.

Audience Profile
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.

At Course Completion
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 coexistence and interoperability.
  • Design a strategy for upgrading to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design messaging policies.
  • Obtain approval for a messaging infrastructure design.
Course Outline Module 1: Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
This module explains how to gather business and technical requirements for a messaging system.

Lessons
  • Gathering Business Requirements
  • Identifying Additional Requirements
  • Analyzing the Current Messaging Environment
  • Creating a Requirements Document
Lab : Gathering Requirements for a Messaging Infrastructure
  • Evaluating an Existing Messaging Infrastructure
  • Creating a Requirements Document
  • Discussion: Real-World Best Practices for Setting Budget Expectations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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.


Module 2: Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
This module explains how to design an Active Directory and message routing infrastructure.

Lessons
  • Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Designing Message Routing
  • Designing the Message Routing Perimeter
Lab : Designing Active Directory and Message Routing
  • Designing a Message Routing Topology
  • Designing a Messaging Perimeter
  • Discussion: Improving an Active Directory and Message Routing Design
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an Active Directory infrastructure that is optimized for Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design a message routing topology.
  • Design the messaging routing perimeter.


Module 3: Designing Exchange Servers
This module explains how to design Exchange Server configurations.

Lessons
  • Designing Mailbox Servers
  • Designing Non-Mailbox Servers
  • Designing a Public Folder Architecture
  • Designing a Lab Environment
Lab : Designing Exchange Servers
  • Planning an Exchange Server Deployment
  • Defining Test Lab Requirements
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design Mailbox server configurations.
  • Design configurations for other servers running Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design a public folder architecture.
  • Design a test lab.


Module 4: Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
This module explains how to design security for a messaging environment.

Lessons
  • Designing an Administrative Model
  • Designing Message Security
  • Designing Antivirus and Anti-spam Solutions
Lab : Designing Security for a Messaging Environment
  • Designing an Administrative Model
  • Designing Message Security
  • Designing Antivirus and Anti-spam Solutions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an administrative model for Exchange Server 2007.
  • Design messaging security.
  • Design antivirus and anti-spam solutions.


Module 5: Designing Messaging Policies
This module explains how to design messaging policies for an Exchange Server 2007 organization.

Lessons
  • Designing Exchange Recipient and Message Policies
  • Designing Mobile Device Policies
  • Designing Messaging Policies for Compliance
Lab : Designing Messaging Policies
  • Designing Messaging Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design policies for Exchange recipients and message delivery.
  • Design policies for mobile devices.
  • Design messaging policies for compliance.


Module 6: Designing Coexistence and Interoperability Strategies with Other Messaging Systems
This module explains how to design Exchange coexistence and messaging system interoperability strategies.

Lessons
  • Overview of Coexistence and Interoperability with Other Messaging Systems
  • Designing a Coexistence Strategy with Previous Exchange Versions
  • Designing an Interoperability Strategy with Other Messaging Systems
Lab : Designing Coexistence and Interoperability Strategies with Other Messaging Systems
  • Designing a Coexistence Strategy with Exchange 2000 Server
  • Designing an Interoperability Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Exchange coexistence and interoperability scenarios and terminology.
  • Design a coexistence strategy with previous Exchange Server versions.
  • Design an interoperability strategy with other messaging systems.


Module 7: Designing an Exchange Server 2007 Upgrade Strategy
This module explains how to design a strategy for upgrading to Exchange Server 2007.

Lessons
  • 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
  • Discussion: Reviewing the Exchange Server 2007 Design
  • Designing an Upgrade Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Exchange upgrade terminology and strategies.
  • Design a transition strategy for upgrading from previous Exchange Server versions.
  • Design a migration strategy for upgrading from other messaging systems.


Module 8: Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design
This module explains how to obtain approval for a messaging infrastructure design.

Lessons
  • Preparing to Obtain Approval
  • Presenting and Finalizing a Design
Lab : Obtaining Approval for a Messaging Infrastructure Design
  • Presenting a Messaging Infrastructure Design
  • Discussion: Characteristics of Effective Design Review Processes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Prepare for the design approval meeting.
  • Present and finalize an Exchange Server 2007 design.

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

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. Important: This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.

Certificates offered

MS Certification


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
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I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
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I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
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over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
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Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
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Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
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While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
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Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
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I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
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Very positive experience.
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