Designing and deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days
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This course covers how to design and configure advanced components in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment, such as, site resiliency, advanced security, compliance, archiving and discovery solutions. The course also helps participants learn about coexistence with other Exchange organizations or Exchange Online, and migration from previous versions of Exchange Server. The course discusses guidelines, best practices and considerations that will help participants optimize their Exchange Server deployment.

What You'll Learn

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


  • New features in Exchange Server 2016
  • Gathering business requirements for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment
  • Planning for an Exchange Server deployment
  • Designing a Unified Messaging (UM) deployment
  • Lab : Planning Exchange Server 2016 deployments
    • Evaluating an existing messaging infrastructure
    • Identifying requirements
  • Discussion: Deployment design for Exchange Server 2016

  • Planning Exchange Server hardware requirements
  • Planning Exchange Server for virtualization and Microsoft Azure integration
  • Planning and implementing public folders
  • Lab : Planning and implementing Exchange virtualization, mailbox databases, and public folders
    • Planning for virtualization
    • Planning for mailbox databases
    • Implementing mailbox databases
    • Planning and implementing public folders

  • Designing message routing
  • Designing transport services
  • Designing the message-routing perimeter
  • Designing and implementing transport compliance
  • Lab : Planning and deploying message transport
    • Planning for a redundant and secure message transport
    • Planning for transport compliance
    • Implementing transport compliance

  • Planning for Exchange Server 2016 clients
  • Planning for client access
  • Planning and implementing Office Online Server
  • Planning and implementing coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange
  • Designing external client access
  • Lab : Planning and deploying client access solutions
    • Planning and configuring namespaces
    • Planning and configuring client access services options
    • Planning and deploying Office Online Server
    • Planning and implementing reverse proxy

  • Planning high availability for Exchange Server 2016
  • Planning for load balancing
  • Planning for site resilience
  • Lab : Designing and implementing site resiliency
    • Creating a lag database copy
    • Recovering data from a lagged database copy
    • Implementing site resilience
    • Validating site resilience

  • Using Managed Availability to improve high availability
  • Implementing DSC
  • Lab : Maintaining Exchange Server 2016
    • Using Windows PowerShell to investigate and configure Managed Availability
    • Implementing DSC

  • Planning messaging security
  • Designing and implementing AD RMS and Azure RMS integration
  • Lab : Designing messaging security
    • Implementing AD RMS
    • Integrating AD RMS with Exchange Server
    • Creating a message transport rule to protect email
    • Protecting an email with AD RMS

  • Overview of messaging records management and archiving
  • Designing In-Place Archiving
  • Designing and implementing message retention
  • Lab : Designing and implementing message retention
    • Designing message retention and archiving
    • Implementing message retention and archiving

  • Designing and implementing data loss prevention
  • Designing and implementing In-Place Hold
  • Designing and implementing In-Place eDiscovery
  • Lab : Designing and implementing messaging compliance
    • Designing messaging compliance
    • Implementing data loss prevention
    • Implementing In-Place eDiscovery
    • Comparing messaging policy and compliance options

  • Designing and implementing federation
  • Designing coexistence between Exchange organizations
  • Designing and implementing cross-forest mailbox moves
  • Lab : Implementing messaging coexistence
    • Implementing message-routing coexistence
    • Migrating user mailboxes

  • Planning an upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Implementing the upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Lab : Upgrading from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2016
    • Documenting the Exchange Server 2013 organization
    • Deploying Exchange Server 2016
    • Upgrading from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2016
    • Removing Exchange Server 2013

  • Basics of a hybrid deployment
  • Planning and implementing a hybrid deployment
  • Implementing advanced functionality for hybrid deployments
  • Lab : Designing the integration with Exchange Online
    • Designing the integration with Exchange Online
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Messaging administrators
  • Messaging architects
  • Messaging consultants
  • Server support engineers
  • Windows AD and Exchange Server administrators
  • Microsoft Exchange administrators


Before attending the course, participants need to have an A+ certification, a Network+ certification and have completed the Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows 2000, or equivalent knowledge.

Participants, in addition to professional experience, also need to have –

  • Attended the course Administering Exchange Server 2016 or have equivalent knowledge
  • Minimum two years of experience working with any version of Exchange Server
  • Minimum six months of experience working with Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016
  • Minimum two years of experience administering with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Minimum two years of experience working with AD DS
  • Minimum two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS
  • Experience working with certificates, including PKI certificates
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell

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