Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 – Advanced Solutions: Site-resilience Solutions

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
144 minutes

Exchange Server 2013 offers a variety of improvements and some new features for planning and implementing site resiliency solutions. In this course, you’ll learn how to design, deploy, and manage a site-resilient Client Access Server (CAS) solution which includes planning namespaces and URLs, performing steps for a site rollover, and plan certificate requirements for site failovers. You will also learn to design, deploy, and manage site resilience for transport, which includes learning how to configure MX records for failover scenarios, send/receive connectors for site resilience, manage resubmission and reroute queues, as well as transport failover. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-342) exam.


Implementing a Site-resilient CAS Solution

  • start the course
  • describe the considerations when planning site-resilient namespaces
  • match the namespace model to its characteristics
  • describe the reason behind planning a bound namespace model
  • recognize when an organization would implement a cross-forest namespace
  • identify the recommendations for planning internal and external namespaces
  • describe considerations for planning other namespace types
  • describe the changes in the CAS architecture that make removing session affinity at the load balancer possible
  • match the CAS load balancing method to its description
  • describe layer 4 and layer 7 load balancers
  • match the layer 4 and layer 7 load balancing model to its characteristics
  • recognize how CAS server load balancing solution has a direct impact on namespace design
  • configure the settings required for Exchange web service URLs
  • describe how Exchange ActiveSync works in high-latency and low-bandwidth networks
  • describe how the AutoDiscover feature supports client applications
  • configure site-resilient namespace URLs using a layer 4 load balancing model that utilizes one namespace
  • recognize the events that take place during a rollover in a given scenario
  • identify the manual steps that are required during a site rollover
  • plan certificate requirements for site failovers

Implementing Site Resilience for Transport

  • describe the services that define the transport pipeline
  • configure MX records for failover in a given scenario
  • list the options to configure MX records to control inbound internet mail flow
  • configure send and receive connectors
  • match the Exchange 2013 queue to its function
  • manage resubmission and reroute queues
  • configure transport failover

Practice: Site-resilience Solutions

  • configure site-resilience options





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