Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 – Advanced Solutions: Availability

This learning path is targeted at senior Microsoft Exchange administrators who plan and manage multi-site enterprise class deployments of Exchange servers.It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the Exchange 2013 MSCE. This is done by completing the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Office 365 certification and then taking the 70-341 – Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam and the 70-342 – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam. |


Expected Duration
117 minutes

Exchange Server 2013 offers some new enhancements when it comes to high availability, storage, and site resiliency. This course describes these enhancements. You will also learn how to plan, configure, and manage site-resilient database availability groups and networks including planning a cross-site DAG configuration, recommending quorum options given customer requirements, and implementing Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC). This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server (70-342) 2013 exam.


High Availability and Site Resilience

  • start the course
  • select examples of high availability using resiliency
  • describe how Database Availability Groups (DAGs) can provide high availability and resilience
  • describe the configuration of a Database Availability Group (DAG)
  • recognize how storage enhancement affects availability
  • describe how the Managed Availability Service affects availability
  • describe the enhancements made to provide high availability and site resilience
  • identify how cmdlets are used to create high availability for DAGs

Managing a Site-Resilient DAG

  • identify DAG network configuration requirements
  • compare the DAG member’s client-facing and replication NIC
  • describe characteristics of a two member DAG located in the same site with two NIC cards in each; one connected to the MAPI network and one connected to the replication network
  • recognize best practices for using iSCSI with DAGs
  • describe DAG network encryption and compression support
  • list the key DAG configuration considerations when designing a Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • list the key DAG configuration considerations when planning secondary datacenters
  • describe how you can optimize a cross-site DAG configuration
  • identify the functions of Quorum
  • describe features of Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC) mode
  • identify limitations when implementing DAC

Practice: Database Availability Groups

  • configure and manage a database availability group





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