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This two-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design and plan an Exchange Server 2003 organization in an enterprise network, including a plan for upgrading from previous versions of Exchange.

Course Outline

This two-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design and plan an Exchange Server 2003 organization in an enterprise network, including a plan for upgrading from previous versions of Exchange.

Course OutlineModule 1: Analyze Active Directory and Design an Administrative Plan

This module explains how to analyze the existing Active Directory infrastructure to ensure optimal performance for Exchange users. It also explains how to create a well-designed administrative plan and group strategy, which will enable the student to effectively plan and manage resources, allocate administrative responsibilities, and provide secure access.


• Analyzing Your Current Environment

• Designing Active Directory Groups for an Exchange Server 2003 Organization

• Designing an Administrative Plan

Lab A: Identifying Active Directory Design Considerations

• Identifying Active Directory Forest Model

Lab B: Designing an Administrative Plan

• Defining Administrative Group Boundaries

• Defining Administrative Roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to analyze your current environment.

• Understand how to design Active Directory groups for an Exchange Server 2003 organization.

• Understand how to design an administrative plan.

Module 2: Design a Routing Topology and Server Roles and Placement

This module provides the knowledge and skills needed to design an effective routing topology. This process includes determining how many routing groups are needed, where to locate each group, how messages will flow through the various groups, and how to connect them to one another. In addition, the roles that Exchange servers can hold in an Exchange organization and the placement of servers are examined.


• Planning Routing Group Boundaries

• Planning Connectors Between Routing Groups

• Discussion: Planning Connectors and Cost

• Planning Server Roles and Placement

• Discussion: Planning Server Placement

Lab A: Designing Routing Group Boundaries

• Defining Your Routing Topology

Lab B: Designing a Routing Group Connector Topology

• Defining a Connector Topology

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to plan routing group boundaries.

• Understand how to plan connectors between routing groups.

• Understand how to plan server roles and placement.

Module 3: Design a Public Folder and Client Connectivity Strategy

This module explains how to design a public folder strategy that includes placement and replication of public folders. In addition, it also discusses the hardware requirements needed to effectively configure a public folder server.


• Planning Business and Logistical Requirements for Public Folders

• Planning Administrative and Permission Requirements for Public Folders

• Planning Hardware Requirements for Public Folders

Lab A: Planning Public Folder Content Replication and Referral

• Designing a Public Folder Replication Topology

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to plan business and logistical requirements for public folders.

• Understand how to plan administrative and permission requirements for public folders.

• Understand how to plan hardware requirements for public folders.

Module 4: Design an Exchange Server 2003 Security Strategy

This module explains how to identify security risks and design a security strategy that protects from both internal and external attacks. In addition, the requirements for an encryption strategy and rights management are discussed.


• Designing a Security Strategy

• Planning Exchange Server 2003 Perimeter Security

• Planning Exchange Server 2003 Intranet Security

• Planning an Encryption Strategy

• Discussion: Designing an Encryption Strategy

Lab A: Planning Northwind Traders’ Perimeter Security

• Identifying a Perimeter Security Strategy

Lab B: Planning Northwind Traders’ Intranet Security

• Identifying an Intranet Security Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to identify security risks and describe security best practices.

• Understand how to plan Exchange Server 2003 perimeter security.

• Understand how to plan Exchange Server 2003 intranet security.

• Understand how to plan an encryption strategy.

Module 5: Design for High Availability and Reliability

This module explains how to design a highly available and reliable messaging system, including front-end and back-end servers, reliable Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, storage technologies, and clustering.


• Introduction to Designing a Highly Available Exchange Server Organization

• Providing Redundant Supporting Services for the Exchange Server Organization

• Designing a Highly Available Internet Client Access Strategy

• Designing a Highly Available Back-End Server Strategy

• Designing a Highly Available Data Storage Strategy

Lab A: Planning for a Highly Available Exchange Server 2003 Organization

• Planning a Front-End Solution

• Planning a Clustering Solution

• Justifying an Exchange Server 2003 Clustering Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to design a highly available Exchange Server organization.

• Understand how to provide redundant supporting services for the Exchange Server organization.

• Understand how to design a highly available Internet client access strategy.

• Understand how to design a highly available back-end server strategy.

• Understand how to design a highly available data storage strategy.

Module 6: Design Inter-organizational Connectivity

This module explains how to design a global directory system by propagating users, contacts, and groups from one forest GAL as contacts into the GAL of the other forest so Exchange Server users in one forest can search for employees from another forest in their local GAL which is

stored in their forest's Active Directory.


• Identifying Requirements for Inter-organizational Connectivity

• Planning for Inter-organizational Global Address List (GAL) Synchronization Strategy

• Planning an Inter-organizational Public Folder Strategy

Lab A: Designing an Inter-organizational Connectivity Strategy

• Defining Your Inter-organizational Connectivity Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to identify requirements for inter-organizational connectivity.

• Understand how to plan for inter-organizational e-mail connectivity.

• Understand how to design a message routing strategy.

• Understand how to design a messaging connector strategy.

Module 7: Design an Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to design an upgrade or migration strategy that minimizes costs and downtime, and ensures that the upgrade or migration is performed in an efficient manner.


• Preparing to Migrate from Exchange Server 5.5

• Planning a Directory Upgrade Strategy

• Planning a Server Migration Strategy

• Planning to Switch from a Mixed Mode to Native Mode Organization

Lab A: Developing a Deployment Strategy for Northwind Traders

• Developing a Deployment Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Understand how to prepare to migrate from Exchange Server 5.5.

• Understand how to plan a directory upgrade strategy.

• Understand how to plan a connector upgrade strategy.

• Understand how to plan a mailbox and public folder migration strategy.

• Understand how to plan to switch from a mixed mode to native mode organization

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With (R)Evolution, each course is supported by a certified instructor who facilitates, coaches and mentors the students through the learning process - their only job is to ensure our students’ success. Students attend class in one day increments (which can be non-consecutive days for multi-day courses).

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Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: � Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Active Directory � Working knowledge of Active Directory design principles � Working knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 � Working knowledge of networking, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Internet Information Services (IIS) � Working knowledge of network infrastructure concepts including routing and routers, and available bandwidth � Working knowledge of Internet protocols, including Post Office Protocol version 3(POP3) or Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 (IMAP4), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) � Three or more years of messaging and network experience, including one year designing messaging infrastructures

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

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.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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.
Reviewed by 2012
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!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011

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