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Plan and Implement Exchange Server 2013 Part 1

This is a course that is a three part course on how to plan, install , manage and implement an Exchange Server 2013 environment.

Exchange Server 2013 is the premiere tool for managing email.  Email is one of the most important assets that we have in our companies.  If you have an email outage this can cost you thousands and maybe even millions of dollars.  Exchange Server 2013 is the latest of the products that Microsoft has produced.   With over 15 years of experience with Exchange you will learn the ins and outs of planning for and implementing a robust Exchange Server 2013 environment.   You will not only be trained for the real-world but you will have the knowledge to take the 70-341 and 70-342 after completing all three parts of this action packed video series.   So, sit back and put your seatbelt on, we are going to help you learn what you need to Plan, Implement, Manage and Troubleshoot Exchange Server 2013 environment.


 IT professionals, IT generalists and help desk professionals who want to learn about Exchange Server 2013 are the audience   for this course.  These students should have a least 3 years of experience in the IT field - typically in the areas of network   administration, help desk, or system administration.  No experience with Exchange Server is necessary.   You will learn   everything that you need to successfully administer and troubleshoot an Exchange Server 2013 messaging environment.  


  • Working knowledge of malware. Examples include approaches to scanning for viruses (client-based, SMTP-based  and Exchange-based);methods that worms use to propagate; and basic concepts of spam, phishing schemes and  unwelcome message content.
  • Working knowledge of how PKI is managed in the directory
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2104 operating system. For example, how storage is configured, basic backup and restore techniques and what does a client/server application interaction means.
  • Working knowledge of network technologies.  For example, what TCP/IP and DNS do and how to use them, basic routing  concepts (WAN vs. LAN, router vs. switch vs. hub).
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory directory service. Examples include how user objects are managed, what is  stored in Active Directory partitions, basic architectures (domain, forest, sites, etc.), and how domain controllers  are managed. Additionally, site and site connector configuration, schema and configuration partitions, and Global Catalogs.
  • Conceptual understanding of firewalls.  For example, how SMTP messages are allowed through a firewall.
  • Conceptual understanding of email technologies.  For example, that SMTP is a protocol used for email, and  the differences between transport protocols and client access protocols (POP, IMAP, SMTP).
  • Experience using these tools and applications:

    • Windows Backup
    • NSLookup
    • Microsoft Windows Explorer
    • Microsoft Management Console
    • Active Directory Users and Computers
    • Active Directory Sites and Services
    • Internet Information Services (IIS) Admin
    • Microsoft Office Outlook

Course Content

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Overview

  • What's new?
  • Planning for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Planning and Designing an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

  • What do you need to design a functional Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • Architecting an Enterprise-Level Exchange Server Environment
  • Coexistence with Non-Exchange Server 2013 environments
  • Active Directory and Exchange Server 2013

Implementing and Securing Exchange Server 2013 Services

  • Client-Level Secured Messaging
  • Transport-Level and Server Level Security
  • PKI in Exchange Server 2013 Environment
  • Securing Exchange Server 2013 with built-in malware and spam  protection
  • Policy Enforcement Security with Exchange Server 2013

Migrations and Coexistence with Exchange Server 2013

  • Migrating from Active Directory 2000/2003 to Active  Directory 2104
  • Transitioning from Exchange Server 2007/2010 to Exchange Server 2013
  • Implementing Mailbox Server and Client Access Servers

Exchange Server 2013 Administration and Management

  • Administering an Exchange Server 2013 Environment
  • Exchange Server 2013 Management and Maintenance Practices
  • Using Operations Manager to Monitor Exchange Server 2013
  • Remote Administration of Exchange Server 2013 Servers
  • Documenting an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

Unified Communications in an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

  • Designing and Implementing Mobility in Exchange Server 2013
  • Desiggning and Configuring Messaging in Exchange Server 2013
  • Collaborating with an Exchange Server Environment Using Office SharePoint Server 2013
  • Integrating Lync in an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

Client Access to Exchange Server 2013

  • Microsoft Outlook Client
  • Leveraging the Capabilities of the OWA client
  • using Non-Windows Systems to Access Exchange Server 2013
  • Deploying Clients for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Disaster Recovery and Data Protection of Exchange Server 2013

  • Database Availability Group Replication
  • Backup of Exchange Server 2013 Environment
  • Recovering from a Disaster in an Exchange Server 2013 Environment

Optimizing Exchange Server 2013 Environments

  • Optimizing an Exchange Server 2013 Environment
  • Designing and Optimizing Storage for Exchange Server 2013

Integration of Exchange Server 2010 SP2 with SharePoint 2010 Server

  • Learn how to integrate SharePoint 2013 Server with Exchange Server 2013
  • Learn when to use Public folders or SharePoint 2013 Server


“I have been blessed attend two classes taught by Michael and I can honestly say he is an outstanding instructor!  He makes you feel empowered by the knowledge he imparts and that is a great asset for any instructor.  I should  know as I have attended much training throughout my IT career.  I am extremely pleased with his abilities as an  instructor.  I plan on utilizing the trainings he offers for years to come. Thanks again for the awesome opportunity to learn and advance my career!”

Steve Giovanni - MCP, ITIL, CCNA, MCTS: Exchange, Hyper-V
        ista North America
        Director of Corporate Infrastructure              

 "Certainly this was an experience; I was very impressed with the skill and knowledge of the instructor and the way in  which the Exchange 2007 course was presented. The pace was intense but the results were definitely worth the effort. I have been home less than a week and have our new exchange 2007 server up and running both sending and receiving mail."

        Mark Jones
        CMC Microsystems                  

"Taking Michaels class was a very enjoyable class. I was able to get all my   questions answered. I had taken an Intro to Exchange 2010 from Microsoft and I  learned a lot more thru Michaels Class than I did in that class. I did the class  thru a web link and it was one of the best classes I have taken. I would  recommend anyone to take his class, or any of his classes he teaches. I am  telling my co-workers to look at the classes he teaches. "

Exchange Server 2010         

Eric Sockwell
Network Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation        

 "The Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2 MCITP Real World Boot Camp was great.  The information was presented in “real world” fashion.  It focused on       best-practice implementation strategies and helpful routine maintenance scenarios.  Although it was a lot to take in a short amount of time, the             accompanying exercises helped solidify the material presented.  Additionally, ample opportunity was afforded for questions and all were answered          based on personal expertise of the instructor—not looked up in a manual.  As far as the venue, it’s not your typical “sit in a classroom and follow along     if you can”.  It is geared more like a “working vacation” which is an interesting twist.  You are encouraged to bring your family and spend evenings with them after your days of hard work.  If you’re looking for an intense MS Exchange training workout with an added benefit of great amenities, this is the only way to go!"

E. Schoneck
Senior Systems Analyst

Intended Audience: IT Professionals, Exchange Admins, Exchange Server 2013, Administrators, Windows Server 2012 R2, MCSE Messaging

Intro to Exchange Server 2013 Pt 1
Intro to Exchange Server 2013 Part 2
Design Phase Part 1
Design Phase Part 2
Installation and Configuration of Exchange Server 2013
Configuring Connectors , Routing and Transport
Configuring Transport and Connectivity
Configuring External Access and OWA

What's included

  • 9 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Michael Krout