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Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 70-341

This Exchange Server 2013 video training with Greg Shields covers the latest version of Microsoft’s popular messaging and collaboration server, including the core topics in designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting single-site and distributed Exchange 2013 organizations....
This Exchange Server 2013 video training with Greg Shields covers the latest version of Microsoft’s popular messaging and collaboration server, including the core topics in designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting single-site and distributed Exchange 2013 organizations.

Recommended skills:
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2012
  • Familiarity with basic email concepts
  • Familiarity with Windows PowerShell

Recommended equipment:
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Exchange Server 2013

Related certifications:
  • MCSE: Messaging
  • MCSE: Communication
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure

Related job functions:
  • IT professionals
  • Messaging Administrators

Veteran CBT Nuggets trainer Greg Shields covers objectives for the Microsoft exam 70-341, Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 2013, in this course. Greg further presents a step-by-step approach in constructing and administering an Exchange 2013 environment, including Mailbox, Client Access Server, and Transport functions. He also addresses topics of high-availability, troubleshooting, mobility, RBAC, and security in this course.

This course is for IT pros with experience in Windows Server 2012 and a familiarity in core messaging topics and technologies. Greg delivers useful training for IT pros seeking to pass the 70-341 exam, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge of Microsoft’s Exchange 2013 messaging platform. For IT pros already certified as an MCSA on Windows Server 2012, the 70-341 is the first of two exams to obtain the MCSE: Messaging certification.
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1. Introduction to Microsoft Exchange 2013, the MCSE: Messaging, and the 70-341 Exam (12 min)
2. Planning for Impact of Exchange on Active Directory Directory Services (29 min)
3. Planning the Mailbox Role (33 min)
4. Configuring and Managing the Mailbox Role (47 min)
5. Creating and Configuring Mail-Enabled Objects (29 min)
6. Managing Mail-Enabled Object Permissions (17 min)
7. Deploying and Managing High Availability Solutions for the Mailbox Role (36 min)
8. Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Mailbox Role (25 min)
9. Developing Backup and Recovery Solutions for the Mailbox Role and Public Folders (36 min)
10. Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Client Access Server (CAS) (19 min)
11. Planning and Configuring Namespaces and Client Services (32 min)
12. Deploying and Managing Mobility Solutions (28 min)
13. Implementing Load Balancing (15 min)
14. Troubleshooting Client Connectivity (14 min)
15. Designing a Transport Solution (32 min)
16. Configuring and Managing Transport (34 min)
17. Configuring and Managing Hygiene (23 min)
18. Planning a High Availability Solution for Common Scenarios (25 min)
19. Troubleshooting and Monitoring Transport (19 min)
20. Planning and Managing Role Based Access Control (RBAC) (23 min)
21. Administering Exchange Workload Management (13 min)
22. Designing an Appropriate Exchange Solution for a Given SLA (6 min)

Introduction to Microsoft Exchange 2013, the MCSE: Messaging, and the 70-341 Exam


In the beginning, IT made email. And lo, the users were happy. But as users worked with email, they learned that well, email in some cases just wasn't enough. Users demanded things like calendaring. They demanded sharing of those calendars with people inside their organization.


They demanded sharing of those calendars with people outside of their organization. They demanded mobile. They wanted their email everywhere they can go. They wanted all sorts of additional functionality and here we are today with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.


Hello everybody! My name is Greg Shields. And I've been working with CBT Nuggets for a whole lot of years. And one of the things I've had an opportunity to do is to see technologies like Microsoft Exchange just grow and evolve and mature over the years.


Exchange Server 2013 is Microsoft 15th version of Microsoft Exchange. And so over the years, there have been quite a few improvements. And just changes to this very large and complicated platform for collaboration, for messaging, and for keeping your users connected with each other.


In recent years, Microsoft has also made a solid effort in making the move away from a graphical user interface and towards a command line interface for technologies like Microsoft Exchange. Really everything, at some point in the future, will be command line based.


Exchange seems to be leading the way. And with that, we get some benefits. And we also get some interesting user interface idiosyncrasies that one has to deal with in making the shift from that graphical basis to that command line basis. You're going to see evidence of that here in Exchange 2013.


Here in this series, we're going to spend some time taking a look at how to manage Exchange. But for the most part, I'm going to assume that you have some understanding of the basic concepts of running an email server. Or at least connecting up that email server to other email servers.


So while we're here to develop the skills to assist for, and prepare for, installing, configuring, and performing maintenance of Exchange server, we're also going to spend some time-- in fact a lot of time-- talking about how Exchange Server 2013 can be administered through that command line.


Through Windows PowerShell. I'm going to help you understand how to get Exchange Server built and that whole organization built and constructed and designed. But we're also going to talk about some of the management tactics, as well. We are also going to align everything that we talk about to your preparation for the 70-341 Exam.


I recognize that not everybody here is probably intending on taking the 70-341 Exam, but you'll notice that many of the-- or, in fact, all of the modules-- all of the Nuggets that we're going to talk about in this series, align fairly well with the exam objectives.


So while we're here to understand how to build Microsoft Exchange and how to run it, we're also here to learn how to prepare ourselves so that we can certify that knowledge by taking that 70-341. At the same time, I want to give you a few of my personal experiences.


And also some of the best practices that you might incorporate, as you consider implementing Exchange 2013 in your environment. Here in this Nugget, we're going to take a look at Microsoft certification and where Exchange fits. So the Exchange and MCSE fits into the greater certification landscape.


We'll talk about the intended audience for the 70-341. I'll give you a few notes on the exam, as well as a series outline. We'll take a look at the exam objectives. And then I'll show you a little bit about the network that we'll be creating. Of a whole lot of servers that will be the environment that we use, in order to build out this entire exchange infrastructure.


Let's begin by taking a look at Microsoft certification. And if I scroll down here just a bit, the MCSE messaging is one of Microsoft's new series of certifications. The new series of MCSEs. Back in the oldest of days, there was an MCSE and when you had an MCSE, you had an MCSE.


And then Microsoft changed things to the MCITP Program, where you could get an ITP based off of a job role. Well, the new MCSE now aligns itself with the types of technologies that you intend on certifying against. These could be things like servers, desktops, private Cloud, SQL Server, communication-- meaning Lync-- SharePoint, more to come.


This one is the MCSE of messaging. Now, in order to get the MCSE messaging, you first have to get an MCSE in Windows Server 2012. That's by taking the 70-410, -411, and -412 exams. Once you accomplish those, then you can move on to the MCSE messaging, itself.


Now the content that we'll be talking about in this series is right here. It's all related to 70-341. And we're scoping it that way because there will be a follow-on series of the 70-342 content. It includes things like unified messaging, site resiliency, security and auditing, compliance archiving and discovery.


And then some of the hybrid coexistence topics that we're seeing when we take Exchange on premise and mated with Exchange under the Cloud. We'll spend time here in the series talking about the transport role, the mailbox role, the client access role, and then some of the miscellaneous topics associated with designing and managing your Exchange infrastructure.


This is really the introduction to Exchange 2013. And although it really is an introduction, again, having at least some familiarity in the core concepts of messaging will help you with a lot of the topics that we're going to be talking about here. The intended audience here for 70-341-- and this is content that I stole off of Microsoft's website-- this exam is designed for candidates responsible for the Exchange messaging environment.


And they are really senior administrators who act as a technical lead over a team of administrators. But if you consider yourself that third level of support between a person who enters in objects and creates objects in Exchange. And somebody that is maybe an Exchange design person, well, that's probably the best role for you.


You probably got the level of experience you need to be successful with this exam. I will tell you that in my long career of dealing with exams for Microsoft and other companies for certification, this exam is brutal. Absolutely brutal. The questions to be asked are exceptionally challenging.


They are on a variety of miscellaneous topics that you may use one time in your career and never use again. So understanding what you need to know becomes very important. And you and I together will spend a lot of time focusing specifically on the content that's necessary to have success with that exam, while you're also building out your Exchange infrastructure.


Microsoft suggests you have a minimum of a three years of experience in working with Exchange servers, as well. Because, well, you're going to need it. Because you're going to need to understand the basics and also some of the intermediate level stuff associated with just dealing with Exchange on a day-to-day basis.


If you've gotten this far, then you probably have at least some experience with the Microsoft certification. And the certification experience that Microsoft puts together. All of Microsoft certification exams and this generation of MCSEs kind of tend to track along the same level of types of questions.


Although they can be very different in terms of the difficulty. There is no penalty for guessing on Microsoft exams. If you choose an incorrect answer, you're not going to get a negative point. You're only going to get positive points for correct answers.


If there is a requirement for multiple correct answers, there's no partial credit involved. If you need to answer correctly, you have to answer for all the correct answers to get the full point for that item. And be aware that sometimes there are questions that appear on the exam that just feel really out of place.


Those questions may be questions-- and there is no way of knowing-- that Microsoft just put on there to determine the validity of the question. And just the psychometrics surrounding that question. In some cases, if you find a question that is just completely off the wall, it's likely that that is a question that will remain underscored.


Because Microsoft is just seeing whether or not it's a valid question to be asked or not. There are a variety of formats you'll see whenever you take this exam. If you've gotten this far, you've probably got some experiences. So you've seen things like case studies, and simulations, and virtual labs.


More often than not, you'll see more of these question types here, including multi-choice, hot-area, active-screen, drag-and-drop, and also those build list and reorder questions. Those are particularly nasty ones. And if you plan on taking it, as well, you'll find it there with Prometric at prometric.com/Microsoft.


Our series here is comprised of 22 individual Nuggets. These Nuggets are designed around the individual objective domains that Microsoft has published for the 70-341 exam. Now, I'll tell you, I have reordered many of these to include them in an order that you might naturally need to know as you go about building your Exchange infrastructure.


So if you're the person that's not necessarily here for the exam content, be aware that you're probably going to do OK, because the reordering of these objectives is designed to help you throughout the series of steps you would go through in incorporating Exchange into your Windows infrastructure.


We'll start with some of the introductory planning topics and then move into the mailbox role. And what you would need to do for setting up and then also protecting the mailbox role. We'll talk a bit from there about the client access services and how you connect up clients into your Exchange organization.


We'll then spend some time talking about transport. And how you create, configure, and manage the security of, and then plan high availability and troubleshoot the transport role. How messaging gets there, how email gets sent around your entire Exchange organization.


And then we'll conclude with a couple of miscellaneous topics on the permissioning structure, workload management, and also how to design appropriate solution for a given SLA. Now you should notice, if you paid attention to the objectives, that the series that we were showing here should align fairly well with Microsoft's exam objectives.


Now one of the things, at least, I find this irritating about Microsoft exam objectives, is that it's become commonplace to present a percentage weighting of different content that you will find on the exam to help you in determining how you should focus your study.


Microsoft in this recent generation has kind of cheated. Because each of the exam master objectives, or objective domains, is listed in an almost equal percentage. Which almost gives you the idea that, well, pretty much you need to know everything and it's an equal weight when you're looking at this exam.


So I give this to you mainly tongue-in-cheek. But with a recognition that well, if you're going to study for it, you need to know all of these different topics. And we will spend an individual Nugget on each of these subjective domains. So you'll have the content you need to fulfill the requirements for each of these individual objective domains.


And in fact, the things that we'll be talking about will align very specifically with the objectives that exist in each objective domain. We learn by doing. And so if you're the type of person like me that needs to get your hands on technology in order to really get it firmly entrenched into your mind, may I recommend that you spend some time actually building up your own network here.


Now, I'll talk to you in upcoming Nuggets about how you can go about incorporating these. And we'll go through the process of adding Microsoft Exchange to the variety of servers that you see here. But I have set up a couple of different subnets here.


A five net, a two net, a three net, and a four net, that we will use in order to create multiple active directory sites. Denver site, Las Vegas site, and the Phoenix site. And then I've also gone through and added domain controllers, mailbox servers, and also client access servers, in certain circumstances, into these various sites.


So that we can get a feel for how a production distributed network would look. And how the mail can flow around that production distributed network. We'll also spend a minute playing with an Edge server as well. Although this Edge server, in this case, will not necessarily be an Exchange server.


That Edge server could be an Exchange 2010 Edge server or it could be a perimeter SMTP gateway. Whatever you're looking to do out here in the DMZ as your point of control for any outside connectivity between inside and outside your Exchange organization.


So we've got quite a bit of effort coming up. Quite a bit of time that we'll spend together in a really understanding how to implement the core solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. I'm looking forward to spending some time with you. Once again, my name is Greg Shields and I hope this has been informative for you.


And I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Planning for Impact of Exchange on Active Directory Directory Services

Planning the Mailbox Role

Configuring and Managing the Mailbox Role

Creating and Configuring Mail-Enabled Objects

Managing Mail-Enabled Object Permissions

Deploying and Managing High Availability Solutions for the Mailbox Role

Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Mailbox Role

Developing Backup and Recovery Solutions for the Mailbox Role and Public Folders

Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Client Access Server (CAS)

Planning and Configuring Namespaces and Client Services

Deploying and Managing Mobility Solutions

Implementing Load Balancing

Troubleshooting Client Connectivity

Designing a Transport Solution

Configuring and Managing Transport

Configuring and Managing Hygiene

Planning a High Availability Solution for Common Scenarios

Troubleshooting and Monitoring Transport

Planning and Managing Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Administering Exchange Workload Management

Designing an Appropriate Exchange Solution for a Given SLA

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