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Exam
70-385

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  • Published:
    7 January 2016
  • Languages:
    English, German, Japanese
  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Exchange Server 2013
  • Credit towards certification:
    MCP, MCSE

Recertification for MCSE: Messaging

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Install, configure and manage the mailbox role
  • Plan the mailbox role
    • Plan for database size and storage performance requirements; plan for virtualisation 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
Plan, install, configure and manage client access
  • Plan, deploy and manage a Client Access Server (CAS)
    • Design to account for differences between legacy CAS and Exchange CAS; configure Office web application; plan for Outlook Anywhere; configure address book policies; plan to implement Kerberos authentication; plan for Outlook MAPI over HTTP
  • 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
  • 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)
Plan, install, configure and manage transport
  • Plan a high availability solution for common scenarios
    • Set up redundancy for intra-site scenarios; plan for SafetyNet; 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
  • 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
Design and manage an Exchange infrastructure
  • Plan for impact of Exchange on Active Directory services
    • Plan the number of domain controllers; plan placement of Global Catalogue (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
  • 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, configure and manage site resiliency
  • Manage a site-resilient Database Availability Group (DAG)
    • Plan and implement Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC); given customer node requirements, recommend quorum options; plan cross-site DAG configuration; configure DAG networks
  • Design, deploy and manage a site-resilient CAS solution
    • Plan site-resilient namespaces; configure site-resilient namespace URLs; perform steps for site *over; plan certificate requirements for site failovers; predict client behaviour during a *over
  • Design, deploy and manage site resilience for transport
    • Configure MX records for failover scenarios; manage resubmission and reroute queues; plan and configure Send/Receive connectors for site resiliency; perform steps for transport *over
Design, configure and manage advanced security
  • Select an appropriate security strategy
    • Evaluate role-based access control (RBAC); evaluate BitLocker; evaluate smart cards; evaluate Information Rights Management (IRM); evaluate S/MIME; evaluate Domain Secure/TLS
  • Configure and interpret mailbox and administrative auditing
    • Configure mailbox audit logging; configure administrative audit logging; configure mailbox access logging; interpret all audit logs
  • Troubleshoot security-related issues
    • Determine certificate validity; ensure proper Certificate Revocation List (CRL) access and placement; ensure private key availability; troubleshoot failed IRM protection; troubleshoot RBAC
Configure and manage compliance, archiving and discovery solutions
  • Perform eDiscovery
    • Plan and delegate RBAC roles for eDiscovery; enable a legal/litigation hold; perform a query-based InPlace hold; design and configure journalling; perform multi-mailbox searches in Exchange Administration Center (EAC); evaluate how to integrate InPlace federated searches with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Implement a compliance solution
    • Design and configure transport rules for ethical walls; configure MailTips; create, configure and deploy message classifications; design and configure transport rules to meet specified compliance requirements
Implement and manage coexistence, hybrid scenarios, migration and federation
  • Establish coexistence with Exchange Online
    • Deploy and manage hybrid configuration; evaluate limitations of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard; configure requirements for single sign-on (SSO); design and configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Deploy and manage Exchange federation
    • Manage federation trusts with Microsoft federation gateways; manage hybrid deployment OAuth-based authentication; manage sharing policies; design certificate and firewall requirements; manage organisation relationships
  • Implement on-premises coexistence with legacy systems
    • Plan namespaces for coexistence; configure proxy redirect; plan firewall configuration for coexistence; plan for mail flow requirements
  • Migrate legacy systems
    • Determine transition paths to Exchange; migrate public folders; migrate mailboxes; upgrade policies; plan to account for discontinued features; transition and decommission server roles

Who should take this exam?

This exam is for individuals looking to maintain their MCSE: Messaging certification. It is based on the exam objectives from 341 and 342.

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