Exam 70-237:

Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Published:May 07, 2007
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
The qualified candidate for Exam 70-237: PRO: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will typically have the following:
  • Experience in an enterprise environment of more than 500 users and 100 servers
  • Critical thinking skills and advanced troubleshooting skills
  • A minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing Exchange Server
  • A minimum of three to four years of experience using network operating systems
  • Knowledge of storage and hardware for clustering technologies
  • Knowledge of the Exchange Administrator role
  • Experience using Microsoft Office SharePoint
  • Experience using messaging software such as Lotus Notes
  • A minimum of two to three years of experience using Active Directory
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-237: Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
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Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Designing and planning messaging services (28 percent)
  • Evaluate and recommend Active Directory configuration.
  • Evaluate and plan server deployment based on best practices, budget, and other business factors.
  • Evaluate network topology and provide technical recommendations.
  • Design and plan for new Exchange features.
  • Design organization configuration to meet routing requirements.
Designing and planning server high availability (28 percent)
  • Define a high availability solution based on client types and client loads.
  • Plan policies to handle unsolicited e-mail and virus outbreaks.
  • Evaluate role availability requirements and design solutions.
  • Design a disaster recovery, backup, and restore solution.
  • Evaluate existing business requirements to define supporting infrastructure.
  • Design and recommend a strategy for dependent services that impact high availability.
Designing and planning coexistence and migration (24 percent)
  • Design and plan for migration of legacy Exchange features.
  • Design a migration strategy.
  • Plan for coexistence (management tools for 2003 and 2007).
Defining policies and security procedures (20 percent)
  • Design a solution to address regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Design procedures for message content filtering.
  • Design secure messaging.
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