In this Managing Messaging High Availability and Disaster Recovery (MS-200T03-A) course, students will learn about the traditional and modern solutions for messaging high availability and disaster recovery. Messaging systems have become increasingly complex, given the abundance of new features that have been added in the last few years, as well as the increased importance placed on availability and disaster recovery. The traditional approaches for high availability and disaster recovery are still present and exist primarily on the hardware layer, such as RAID systems for storage, block device replication, and archiving solutions using external storage.
While Microsoft Exchange supports these traditional approaches, it also offers solutions that modernize high availability and disaster recovery by providing solutions directly integrated into the messaging systems. This includes such things as continuous replication and retention solutions that are built directly inside the message databases. This saves administrators a lot of time and effort maintaining different layers of foreign solutions on hardware and software.
In this course, students will be introduced to each solution, they will learn when to use the one or the other, how to plan deployment, and how to perform the actual implementation.
Module 1: High Availability for Exchange Servers
- Planning High Availability for Mailbox Servers
- High Availability for Client Access Service
- High Availability for Transport
- Implementing Site Resilience
Module 2: Managing Disaster Recovery
- Planning for Disaster Recovery
- Implementing Backup Strategies
- Restoring Mailboxes, Databases, and Servers
Module 3: Managing Public Folders
- Planning the Public Folder Hierarchy
- Implementing and Managing Public Folders
- Troubleshooting Public Folders
Module 4: Lab – Public Folder Management and Disaster Recovery
- Lab: Public Folder Management and Disaster Recovery
- Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Mail Flow and Connectivity Issues
- Exercise 2: Disaster recovery using eDiscovery and In-place Holds
The Messaging Administrator deploys, configures, manages, and troubleshoots recipients, permissions, mail protection, mail flow, and public folders in both on-premises and cloud enterprise environments. Responsibilities include managing message hygiene, messaging infrastructure, and hybrid configuration and migration.
The Messaging Administrator also implements and manages disaster recovery, high availability, and client access. To implement a secure hybrid topology that meets the business needs of a modern organization, the Messaging Administrator must collaborate with the Security Administrator and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.
The Messaging Administrator should have a working knowledge of authentication types, licensing, and integration with Microsoft 365 applications, and have:
- Proficient understanding of DNS.
- Basic understanding of messaging within Exchange Server or Exchange Online.
- Basic understanding of Active Directory and domain controller infrastructure along with identity management.
- Basic functional experience with Microsoft 365 services and directory synchronization.
- At least 5 years of general IT experience.