MCSE: Exchange Server 2013 Messaging Boot Camp


Validate your ability to move your company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for your organization.

The Academy's MCSE Exchange Server 2013 Messaging Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years.

This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery. In this course, students will learn to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 messaging environment. This course will teach students guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help them optimize their Exchange server deployment.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, install, and manage the mailbox role, client access, transport, and Exchange infrastructure. This course will teach you how to configure Exchange Server 2013, and it will provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your Exchange Server deployment.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe and Maintain AD DS.
  • Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management
  • Share files and printers.
  • Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers.
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery
  • Plan and perform deployment and management of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.
  • Plan a Mailbox server deployment and configure the Mailbox server role.
  • Create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2013.
  • Plan and deploy Client Access servers.
  • Plan and configure: client connectivity to Exchange Server 2013 Client Access server, message transport, administrative security and administrative auditing, Monitor and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2013
  • Plan and implement: high availability, disaster recovery for Exchange Server 2013.
  • Design and implement: Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging, site resiliency for Exchange Server 2013, message transport security, message retention in Exchange Server 2013, messaging compliance, administrative security in an Exchange Server 2013 environment, integration with Exchange Online, messaging coexistence, Exchange Server migrations from non-Exchange messaging systems, and upgrades from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Plan a virtualization strategy for Exchange Server 2013 roles.
  • Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage Exchange Server 2013.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
  • An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS.
  • Minimum of six months of experience working with Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2013
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS
  • Experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell
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