Exam 70-663:

Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Published:January 29, 2010
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Type:Proctored Exam

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This exam has been updated for Exchange 2010 SP1.
 
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Audience Profile
This exam is designed for candidates 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. They should have a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing Exchange servers.  
 
These candidates typically:
• have a minimum of two years of experience working with Exchange Server
• have a minimum of six months of experience working with Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2007 
• have a minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Server 2008
• have a minimum of two years of experience working with Active Directory 
• have a minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS 
• have experience working with certificates, including PKI certificates 
• have experience working with Windows PowerShell
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-663: Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
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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.
Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure (20 percent)
  • Design the Exchange Server 2010 installation.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: define Exchange server locations; Exchange DNS requirements; plan for common and/or shared namespaces; SLA requirements; Active Directory site topologies; network topology; Exchange federation; directory synchronization with the cloud; multi-domain; multi-forest; resource forest; Exchange Deployment Assistant
  • Design message routing.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: inter- and intra-site hub routing; connectors; plan connectivity between Exchange and other messaging applications; design and deploy hub mail flow (on-premise and/or cloud-based services); design and deploy Edge connectors/scoping; design message transport; reverse zone (PTR records); scale hub transport server performance; transport storage requirements including transport dumpster, message queues, and shadow redundancy; multi-domain; multi-forest; resource forest; accepted domains; remote domains; send connector configuration
  • Design the mailbox server role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan database sizing; storage performance requirements such as I/O and disk latency requirements; multi-domain; multi-forest; resource forest; public folders; design recipient, distribution group, and mailbox provisioning and deprovisioning policies (on-premise and/or cloud-based services)
  • Design client access.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: local vs. remote access; mobile access policies; identify and plan for supported messaging clients or protocols such as IMAP, POP, and Exchange ActiveSync; Outlook Anywhere; Web services; OWA; MAPI (RPC Client Access); RPC CAS Kerberos Authentication; scale CAS server performance; storage requirements; multi-domain; multi-forest; resource forest; plan the location and configuration of Client Access servers; plan the AutoDiscover implementation; plan for Federated Delegation; CAS proxy and redirection
  • Plan for transition and coexistence.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: plan and investigate consolidation of Exchange servers; plan intra- and inter-org migration; decommission legacy environment; free/busy; inter-org message routing; how to preserve the ability to reply to a message (x500, SMTP, and legacyExchangeDN); public folders (free/busy lookup, replication); identify when to use a transition rather than a migration; coexistence with third-party messaging systems
Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure (20 percent)
  • Prepare the infrastructure for Exchange Server 2010 deployment.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: requirements to prepare schema, prepare domain, and prepare Active Directory; legacy permissions; prepare forest; forest functional level; domain controller versions, roles (excluding RODC/ROGC), and placement); prepare network services including directory synchronization, SMTP, federation, and DNS for on-premise and/or cloud-based services
  • Deploy Edge transport server role.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: validate Exchange deployment; EdgeSync; configure transport agents; replace perimeter e-mail gateway; configure address rewriting
  • Deploy client access server role.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: deploy CAS hardware and protocols; deploy mobile messaging services and connectivity; validate client connectivity; validate client functionality; autodiscover; multi-site/domain/forest
  • Deploy hub transport server role.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: validate Exchange deployment; multi-site/domain/forest; configure transport rules; accepted domains; remote domains; send and receive connectors; message and recipient limits; deploy e-mail relay; validate message transport
  • Deploy mailbox server role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: database configuration and placement quota enforcement policies; deploy the Mailbox server and storage; deploy the mailbox database; deploy address lists and offline address books; validate Mailbox server performance; validate Mailbox server access; deploy public folders; configure public folder replication; configure client access to public folders; configure public folder permissions
  • Deploy server roles for coexistence and migration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: coexistence with and/or migration from Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, cloud-based services, and third-party messaging systems; coexistence with namespaces; validate Exchange deployment; server transition process; transport rule coexistence; conversion from LDAP to OPATH filtering; routing group connector (RGC) configuration
Designing and Deploying Security for the Exchange Organization (20 percent)
  • Design and deploy messaging security.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: secure relaying; signing and/or encrypting with S/MIME; certificates; MTLS; Information Rights Management (IRM); ActiveSync with IRM; Federation with IRM; define message security requirements; planning SMTP connector security; planning secure routing between organizations; planning client-based message security; planning Outlook Protection Rules
  • Design and deploy Exchange permissions model.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: role-based access control (RBAC) assignments, scopes, and roles; Exchange Control Panel (ECP); modification of default RBAC roles; creation of custom RBAC roles; planning administrative permissions using the built-in management roles; planning administrative permissions using custom management roles; planning remote administration of Exchange servers; database scope split; split permission model
  • Design and deploy message hygiene.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: design and deploy Edge security; identify, plan, and design anti-spam and anti-virus solutions for the messaging deployment; SPA/sender ID; define connection, attachment, recipient, sender, and content filtering rules; safe list aggregation; block lists; phishing confidence level (PCL); spam confidence level (SCL); sender reputation level (SRL)
  • Design and deploy client access security.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: design and deploy ActiveSync policies; plan certificates for Exchange CAS; alternate authentication (smart cards, client certificates, and time-based two-factor authentication tokens); authentication protocols (plain text, NTLM, forms based, Kerberos); OWA segmentation
  • Design and deploy Exchange object permissions.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: design and deploy public folder security; mailbox (send as, full access, delegation, mail flow); resource security; distribution groups; design and deploy client access for POP, IMAP, ActiveSync, OWA, and MAPI per mailbox
Designing and Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Availability and Recovery (21 percent)
  • Design and deploy high availability and disaster recovery for Exchange dependencies.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: directory, network, DNS, storage, site, and datacenter resiliency; plan for updates and change management
  • Design and deploy high availability and disaster recovery for CAS role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and recovery; designing and deploying CAS array; multi-site CAS deployment; DNS updates for client access during site failover; network load balancing
  • Design and deploy high availability and disaster recovery for mailbox server role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: design and deploy database scoping; design DAG; design and deploy public folder replication; backup and recovery; DNS record TTL; file share witness resiliency; activation preference and auto-activation; lag copies; designing and deploying continuous replication; designing and deploying DAGs distributed across multiple locations; Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC); database repair
  • Design and deploy high availability and disaster recovery for hub transport role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and recovery; receive connector resiliency; send connector scoping; design and deploy single and multi-site redundant Hub Transport services; network load balancing
  • Design and deploy high availability and disaster recovery for Edge transport server role.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and recovery; server placement; DNS load balancing; MX records; namespace changes; designing and deploying single and multi-site redundant Edge Transport services
Designing and Deploying Messaging Compliance, System Monitoring, and Reporting (19 percent)
  • Design and deploy auditing and discovery.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: mailbox and admin audit logging; permissions auditing; message tracking; protocol logging; IRM logging; RBAC (compliance role and scope); identify requirements for discovery or auditing; plan journaling or message record management (MRM) for discovery; plan access permissions for discovery searches
  • Design and deploy message archival.
    • This objective applies to on-premise and/or cloud-based services and may include but is not limited to: dumpster 2.0; legal hold; retention policies (MRM); retention tags; convert managed folders to retention policies; design and deploy alternate mailboxes; plan for managing messages in default Outlook folders; plan a retention policy implementation; plan an AutoTagging implementation; personal archives and the impact on database design
  • Design and deploy transport rules for message compliance.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: ethical firewall; message journaling; disclaimers; MailTips such as notification for external recipients and recipient limits; transport-based signing and/or encryption (S/MIME, MTLS, IRM)
  • Design and deploy for monitoring and reporting.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: design and deploy message flow monitoring; client accessibility; SLA requirements; analyze client usage, number of messages, and message size; monitoring client access services; troubleshooting client access services; mailbox access reporting
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