Part 1 of 4 in the Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341) series will teach how to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 messaging environment. This course will teach students guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help them optimize their Exchange server deployment. Core Solutions will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, install, and manage the mailbox role, client access, transport, and Exchange infrastructure.
J. Peter Bruzzese (one of the co-founders of ClipTraining.com) is an Exchange MVP and an internationally published technical author with over a dozen titles to his credit. In addition, he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Triple-MCSE and MCITP for Messaging. He has been a technical journalist for 15 years and is the Enterprise Windows columnist for InfoWorld.
Course Scenario and Lab Setup Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Course Scenario and Lab Setup. For starters, let's talk about the value of scenario-based training. Immersing yourself in a scenario that ports directly to real-word environments with all of the challenges and the different problems that may come into play, this will enhance your learning experience. Being able to go beyond head knowledge and see where it applies to a company, that's where that knowledge that's in your mind, it blossoms into understanding. This is what's going to help you go from studying Exchange to being a true Exchange administrator. Scenario-based training is something that's used in education for every field that has a measure of intensity attached. So for example, law students, they'll often use mock trials in order to hone their skills. Military personnel, police, firefighters, these often perform drills and exercises to prepare for real-world circumstances. Now, it's true in all of those cases, there's some type of verbal or physical interaction that's involved in order to really bring the scenario to life. In our case, the scenario itself is going to be pulled into the video lessons you're about to watch. However, at the same time, you have the ability on your end to set up a lab environment and follow along as if we're truly working together. It's that lab time that you need in order to get that hands-on experience so that you can walk into any environment and be prepared to literally and physically do the work of an Exchange administrator.
Design a Transport Solution Greetings, and welcome to TRAINSIGNAL. You're watching a lesson under Core Solutions for the Microsoft Exam 70-341, which is focused on Exchange 2013 core solutions. The primary heading is Plan, Install, Configure and Manage Transport. And the subheading is Design a Transport Solution. So the primary focus for this lesson revolves around designing decisions for a transport solution within your Exchange 2013 environment. Now, this objective may include but is not limited to designing inter-site mail flow. Designing inter-org mail flow. Planning for Domain Secure/TLS. Designing Edge Transport. Designing message hygiene solutions. And designing shared namespace solutions. It's a lot of information to cover all in one lesson. However keep in mind, the main focus here is on concepts. We're going to be discussing the conceptual side to this so that when it comes to design for deployment of Exchange 2013 in various environment settings, you'll have an understanding in terms of what you can do with Exchange 2013. And more importantly, how things work behind the scenes in Exchange 2013. Okay, so let's get started.
Configure and Manage Transport Greetings and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching the Plan, Install, Configure and Manage Transport lesson for the 70-341 exam for Exchange 2013. The specific subsection that we're going to be focusing on in this lesson is configure and manage transport. So in this lesson we're focusing on configure and manage transport. This objective may include, but is not limited to, configure edge servers, configure send/receive connectors, configure transport rules, configure accepted domains. Configure email policies and configure address rewriting. It's a lot of subjects to consider when it comes to the configuration in terms of mail flow and transport. So, let's get started.
Troubleshoot and Monitor Transport Greetings, and welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching the Plan, Install, Configure and Manage Transport, which is part of the 70-341 core exam for Exchange 2013. The subsection that we're focusing on in this lesson is Troubleshoot and Monitor Transport. In focusing on Troubleshoot and Monitor Transport, this objective, according to the Microsoft exam specifications, may include, but is not limited to, interpret message tracking logs and protocol logs, troubleshoot a shared namespace environment, troubleshoot SMTP mail flow, troubleshoot Domain Secure/TLS, troubleshoot the new transport architecture, and given a failure scenario, predict mail flow and identify how to recover. It's a lot wrapped up in one lesson. But keep in mind, troubleshooting is not really an exact science. It's more of an art. And so there are some base concepts that you look for in order to troubleshoot. There are specific steps that you might take, certain ideas that you might have. But ultimately, every problem is unique. And so you have to be somewhat of a detective in order to really track down where problems are coming from.
Configure and Manage Hygiene And welcome to TrainSignal. You're watching Plan, Install, Configure and Manage Transport. It's a primary section for the 70-341 exam revolving around Exchange 2013 Core Services. The subtopic for this lesson is Configure and Manage Hygiene. So, under the subject configure and manage hygiene. The objective may include but is not limited to, managing content filtering, managing recipient filtering, managing Sender ID, managing connection filtering, and managing Spam Confidence Level (SCL) thresholds. All of this is under the anti-spam settings for Exchange 2013. In addition, the objective may include managing anti-malware. All right. So we see that our main focus here in this lesson will revolve around anti-spam and anti-malware or anti-virus protection. And so, let's get started. Looking at this from a scenario perspective, we're going to be working with SpyTech Prime. And they are a vendor for spy technology. Now, they have a problem, and that is, logically with their background, they want to ensure spam and virus content doesn't infiltrate their environment. Our goal is going to be first to explain what Exchange does and does not provide, so that they're aware. And we'll get their anti-malware and anti-spam up and running.