Planning for Exchange Server 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is the latest release in Microsoft’s e-mail and messaging software. The core functionality of Exchange Server remains the same; however, there has been key improvements in the areas of security and compliance, unified messaging, mobile communications, reliability, and recoverability. This course discusses the new features of Exchange Server 2010 and the hardware required to support an installation. Also discussed are the steps that should be followed when planning for a new installation, from the network infrastructure to the roles various servers will perform.

Target Audience

Systems administrators, systems engineers, systems analysts, IT consultants, and support professionals with responsibility for planning, implementing, and maintaining Microsoft Exchange Server 2010; learners preparing for the MCTS and MCITP certification exams.


A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and a working knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP, DNS, and IIS; an understanding of Internet protocols, such as POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, and HTTP may be beneficial

Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

New Features of Exchange Server 2010

  • distinguish between Exchange 2010 editions
  • identify the main improvements in Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2010 System Requirements

  • identify the Exchange 2010 system requirements
  • Planning for Active Directory and Exchange Server 2010

  • recognize the considerations for including the Active Directory forest level in the design
  • select the appropriate domain model for an organization
  • recognize the considerations for Active Directory Infrastructure Components
  • Exchange Server 2010 Server Roles

  • identify the functions of the Exchange Server 2010 server roles
  • recognize planning considerations for the Exchange Server 2010 server roles
  • Planning Considerations in Exchange Server 2010