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Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization (70-285) Tutorial

Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization (70-285) measures an individual’s ability to analyze business requirements for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 organization and design an appropriate messaging infrastructure based on these requirements. Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and long-time author, Mark Long, provides you with the knowledge to take and pass the 70-285 Exam as well as demonstrate real world skills needed to implement Exchange Server 2003. Long takes you through analysis and design of Active Directory integration, administrative planning, routing topology, security and much more. Exchange Server 2003 documentation is also included on the CD. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization (70-285).

Course Overview

Welcome & Course Description
Exchange Design Overview
Getting Assistance
Active Directory & Exchange
Exchange from 10000 Feet

Active Directory Issues

Analyzing Current AD Environment
Active Directory Considerations
Active Directory Groups
Global Groups
Local Groups
Universal Groups
Exchange Issues with Groups
Comparing Security & Distribution Groups
Primary Group Issue

Administrative Plan

Administrative Basics
Native vs. Mixed Mode Administration
Applying Administrative Permissions
Administrative Roles

Designing The Routing Topology

Routing Group Planning
Single Routing Groups
Multiple Routing Groups
Planning Routing Group Connectors
Choosing a Connector
Creating a Routing Group Connector
Creating an SMTP Connector
Creating an X.400 Connector
Connector Costs
Message Flow Planning
Providing Fault Tolerance
Routing Group Master

Servers: What and Where

Determining Server Requirements
Server Role Considerations
Server Sizing
Capacity Planning Tools

Public Folders

Determining Requirements
Organization Issues
Public Folder Trees
Client Connectivity
Administration of Public Folders
Public Folder Replication
Public Folder Referrals
Determining Hardware Requirements

Security Strategy Design

Designing a Security Strategy
Basic Security Best Practices pt.1
Basic Security Best Practices pt.2
Internet Information Server
Perimeter Security
Virus Protection
Mailbox Protection
Intranet Security
Information Rights Management
Designing a PKI pt. 1
Designing a PKI pt. 2

High Availability Design

Clustering Basics
Clustering Exchange 2003
Network Load Balancing
Front End/Back End Servers
Configuring a Front End Server
Front End/Back End Considerations

Inter-Organization Design

Inter-Organization Exchange
E-Mail Connectivity
Messaging Connector Strategy
Inter-Organization GAL
Security Issues
Forest Configuration Issues
Inter-Org Replication Tool

Exchange 5.5 Migration

Active Directory Connector Basics
Installing ADC Tools
Setting Up a Connection Agreement
Installing Exchange 2003 Into 5.5 Org
Upgrading from Exchange 5.5
Upgrading from Exchange 2000
Removing Tuning Parameters


Course Wrap-Up
About the Author

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