Exam 70-341

Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

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  • Published: January 15, 2013
  • Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, German, French, Portuguese Brazil, Japanese
  • Audiences: IT professionals
  • Technology: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Credit toward certification: MCSE, MCSM

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-341. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-341.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Plan a high availability solution for common scenarios

    • Set up redundancy for intra-site scenarios; plan for Transport Dumpster; plan for shadow redundancy; plan for redundant MX records

  • Design a transport solution

    • Design inter-site mail flow; design inter-org mail flow; plan for Domain Secure/TLS; design Edge transport; design message hygiene solutions; design shared namespace scenarios

  • Configure and manage transport

    • Configure Edge servers; configure Send/Receive connectors; configure transport rules; configure accepted domains; configure email policies; configure Address Rewriting

  • Troubleshoot and monitor transport

    • Interpret message tracking logs and protocol logs; troubleshoot a shared namespace environment; troubleshoot SMTP mail flow; given a failure scenario, predict mail flow and identify how to recover; troubleshoot Domain Secure/TLS; troubleshoot the new transport architecture

  • Configure and manage hygiene

    • Manage content filtering; manage recipient filtering; manage SenderID; manage connection filtering; manage Spam Confidence Level (SCL) thresholds; manage anti-malware

  • Plan the mailbox role

    • Plan for database size and storage performance requirements; plan for virtualization requirements and scenarios; plan mailbox role capacity and placement; design public folder placement strategy; validate storage by running JetStress

  • Configure and manage the mailbox role

    • Create and configure Offline Address Book (OAB); create and configure public folders; deploy mailbox server roles; design and create hierarchical address lists

  • Deploy and manage high availability solutions for the mailbox role

    • Create and configure a Database Availability Group (DAG); identify failure domains; manage DAG networks; configure proper placement of a file share witness; manage mailbox database copies

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the mailbox role

    • Troubleshoot database replication and replay; troubleshoot database copy activation; troubleshoot mailbox role performance; troubleshoot database failures; monitor database replication and content indexing

  • Develop backup and recovery solutions for the mailbox role and public folders

    • Manage lagged copies; determine most appropriate backup solution/strategy; perform a dial tone restore; perform item-level recovery; recover the public folder hierarchy; recover a mailbox server role

  • Create and configure mail-enabled objects

    • Configure resource mailboxes and scheduling; configure team mailboxes; configure distribution lists; configure moderation; configure a linked mailbox

  • Manage mail-enabled object permissions

    • Configure mailbox folder permissions; configure mailbox permissions; set up room mailbox delegates; set up team mailbox membership; set up auto-mapping; determine when to use Send As and Send On Behalf permissions

  • Plan, deploy, and manage a Client Access Server (CAS)

    • Design to account for differences between legacy CAS and Exchange CAS/CAF; configure Office web application

  • Plan and configure namespaces and client services

    • Design namespaces for client connectivity; configure URLs; plan for certificates; configure authentication methods; implement auto-discover for a given namespace

  • Deploy and manage mobility solutions

    • Deploy Mobile OWA (MOWA); configure OWA policies; configure Microsoft ActiveSync policies; configure Allow Block Quarantine (ABQ); deploy and manage Agaves

  • Implement load balancing

    • Configure namespace load balancing; configure Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) load balancing; plan for differences between layer seven and layer four load balancing methods; configure Windows Network Load Balancing (WNLB)

  • Troubleshoot client connectivity

    • Troubleshoot Outlook Anywhere connectivity; troubleshoot POP/IMAP; troubleshoot authentication; troubleshoot web services; troubleshoot AutoDiscover; troubleshoot mobile devices

  • Plan for impact of Exchange on Active Directory services

    • Plan the number of domain controllers; plan placement of Global Catalog (GC); determine DNS changes required for Exchange; prepare domains for Exchange; evaluate impact of schema changes required for Exchange; plan around Active Directory site topology

  • Administer Exchange workload management

    • Configure user workload policies; configure system workload policies; monitor system workload events; monitor user workload events

  • Plan and manage Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

    • Determine appropriate RBAC roles and cmdlets; limit administration using existing role groups; evaluate differences between RBAC and Active Directory split permissions; configure a custom-scoped role group; configure delegated setup

  • Design an appropriate Exchange solution for a given SLA

    • Plan for updates; plan for change management; design a solution that meets SLA requirements around scheduled downtime; design a solution that meets SLA requirements around RPO/RTO; design a solution that meets SLA requirements around message delivery

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    Anyone got the Exchange servers of the 20341A working?

    Posted by harrie.raijmakers on 03 Apr 2013 at 13:34 GMT

    Hello,

    I'm trying out the classroom setup for the Exchange 2013 Core (20341A) but there seems to be a problem with the Exchange environment. I cannot send any mail, not even to myself (tried administrator, aidan and aaron). I started the LON-DC1, LON-CAS1, LON-CAS2, LON-MBX1, LON-MBX2 and LON-CL1. If I try sending from Outlook the message is put in 'sent items' but never arives in the Inbox. Nothing in the queues on MBX1 or MBX2. The mail is just seems to be ignored. If I try sending from OWA the mail is stuck in drafts.

    Checked DNS, looks good. All Services set to Automatic are started. No help from eventviewer Rebooted all servers, still no go. Realy frustrated.

    Anyone got this working?

    Thanx in advance, Harrie R.

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for candidates who have a minimum of three years of experience managing Exchange servers and who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. They are senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. These candidates are a third level of support between the Exchange Recipient Administrator and the Exchange Server Administrator.

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