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Upgrading Skills from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013

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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Code: QAEXCH13U
  • Tech Type: Performance
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Price: £2829

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About this Course

This course is specifically aimed at delegates who are looking to upgrade their infrastructure from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

More generalist Exchange 2013 courses are also available for delegates who are looking at a new implementation of Exchange 2013.

www.qa.com/M20341 - Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

www.qa.com/M20342 - Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Target Audience

The audience for this course is experienced Exchange 2010 professionals who wish to upgrade their skills to Exchange Server 2013. Technologies and functionality that have not changed since Exchange Server 2010 will not be included in the learning. It is expected that delegates will hold the Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Configuration or have equivalent knowledge.

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Detailed Information

Module 1 - Overview and Installation

  • Exchange Server 2013 Architecture
  • Exchange Server 2013 Versions and Licensing
  • Exchange Server 2013 Admin Tools
  • Exchange Server 2013 Security Model
  • Exchange Server 2013 Installation

Module 2 -Exchange 2013 Transport

  • Delivery Groups
  • Transport Architecture
  • Transport High Availability
  • Connectors
  • Managing Queues
  • Transport Security
  • Changes in anti-spam
  • Antimalware

Module 3 - Performance, Monitoring and Auditing

  • Managed Availability
  • Workload Management
  • Auditing

Module 4 - Unified Messaging

  • Introduction to Unified Messaging
  • What is Unified Messaging
  • Unified Messaging Technology Primer
  • Unified Messaging Architecture
  • Unified Messaging Components
  • Integrating Unified Messaging with a Telephone System
  • Integrating Unified Messaging with Microsoft Lync Server
  • Integrating Unified Messaging with Office 365
  • Configuring UM to support multiple languages

Module 5 - Mailbox Role and Recipients

  • The Exchange 2013 Store
  • Public Folders
  • Mailboxes
  • Groups

Module 6 - High Availability

  • Upgrading DAGs
  • Creating DAGs
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Managed Networks
  • Lagged Copy Enhancements
  • Database Changes
  • Automatic Reseed
  • Failover
  • Automatic Recovery from Storage Failure
  • Single Copy Alert Enhancements
  • Quorum
  • Multi-Site

Module 7 - Client Access

  • What the Client Access Server Does
  • Client Access Architecture
  • Namespace Planning
  • Outlook
  • Outlook Web App (OWA)
  • Office Web Apps Server Integration

Module 8 - Compliance, Archiving & Discovery

  • Goals / Features
  • Transport Rules
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • In-place e-Discovery
  • Changes to Litigation / Legal Hold

Module 9 - Coexistence with other Systems

  • Sharing without Federation
  • Sharing with Federation
  • Coexisting with Office 365

Module 10 - Upgrading to Exchange 2013

  • Planning the Upgrade
  • The Upgrade Process
  • Coexistence Issues

It is expected that delegates on this course will have detailed knowledge of the following areas:

Configuring Exchange to Work with Other SMTP Systems

  • Send and Receive Connectors
  • Accepted Domains
  • Remote Domains
  • Required DNS Records
  • Identifying Authorised servers with PTR and SPF Record

Configuring Recipients

  • Configuring and Managing Recipients including Mailboxes, Mail Users, Mail Contacts, Distribution Groups, Dynamic Distribution Groups.
  • Email Address Policies
  • Address Book Policies
  • Hierarchical Address Books
  • Use of the Scripting Cmdlet Extension Agent

Client Access

  • Device Access Rules
  • ActiveSync Mailbox Policy
  • Client Certificate Authentication
  • Configuring Client Access Virtual Directories
  • Throttling Policies
  • Configuring Auto Discover
  • Configuring Cross Forest Auto Discover
  • Namespace Planning
  • Troubleshooting and Testing Client Connectivity
  • Designing, Installing and Replacing SSL Certificates

Auditing Exchange

  • Auditing Administrative Access
  • Auditing Mailbox Access

Workflow, Messaging Policy and Compliance

  • Message Moderation
  • Transport Rules
  • Managing Queues
  • Retention Tags and Policies
  • Outlook Protection Rules
  • Message Classification

Implementing Backup and Recovery

  • Backing up and Restoring Exchange Databases and Server
  • Recovery Databases
  • Recovering Data from a lagged Database Copy
  • Recovering Messages from Mailbox Databases
  • Deliver and Redeliver Mail to alternate data centre


  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Configuring Domain Security
  • Configuring TLS
  • Configuring S/MIME
  • Choosing appropriate Security Features to meet business requirements
  • Split Permissions (Differences between RBAC & AD)
  • Configuring Exchange 2010 Edge Servers
  • Configuring Anti-Spam Settings
  • Designing & Configuring AD RMS for Exchange

High Availability

  • Designing, Creating, Configuring and Monitoring a Database Availability Group (DAG) in Single and Multiple sites

Installing Exchange

  • Designing and Preparing Active Directory
  • Delegating Permissions for Installing Exchange

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