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Exam Ref 70-342 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (MCSE)

Book Description

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-342--and demonstrate your real-world mastery of advanced Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 solution design, configuration, implementation, management, and support. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance, Exam Ref focuses on critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Configure, manage, and migrate Unified Messaging

  • Design, configure, and manage site resiliency

  • Design, configure, and manage advanced security

  • Configure and manage compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions

  • Implement and manage coexistence, hybrid scenarios, migration, and federation


  • This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives

  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

  • Provides exam preparation tips written by two Exchange Server MVPs

  • Assumes you have at least three years of experience managing Exchange Servers and have responsibilities for an enterprise Exchange messaging environment


  • About the Exam
    Exam 70-342 is one of two exams focused on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 skills and knowledge for moving to the cloud, increasing user productivity and flexibility, reducing data loss, and improving data security.

    About Microsoft Certification
    Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification that proves your ability to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.

    Exam 70-341 and Exam 70-342 are required for MCSE: Messaging Solutions Expert certification.

    See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a glance
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. Microsoft certifications
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. Free ebooks from Microsoft Press
      4. Microsoft Virtual Academy
      5. Errata, updates, & book support
      6. We want to hear from you
      7. Stay in touch
    6. Preparing for the exam
    7. Chapter 1. Configure, manage, and migrate Unified Messaging
      1. Understanding Unified Messaging
      2. Objective 1.1: Configure Unified Messaging (UM)
        1. Configuring an IP gateway
        2. Configuring the UM call router
        3. Creating and configuring an auto attendant
        4. Configuring a call answering rule
        5. Designing Unified Messaging for high availability
        6. Create a dial plan
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      3. Objective 1.2: Manage Unified Messaging
        1. Assigning a dial plan to a user
        2. Moving users between dial plans
        3. Enabling and disabling UM features for a user
        4. Setting up protected voice mail
        5. Configuring UM mailbox policy
        6. Managing UM language packs
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      4. Objective 1.3: Troubleshoot Unified Messaging
        1. Troubleshooting and configuring mutual Transport Layer Security (MTLS)
        2. Monitoring calls and call statistics
        3. Troubleshooting and configuring Quality of Service
        4. Troubleshooting SIP communication
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      5. Objective 1.4: Migrate Unified Messaging
        1. Prepare to migrate
        2. Planning a migration strategy
        3. Planning a coexistence strategy
        4. Moving UM mailboxes between sites
        5. Redirecting the SIP gateway to Exchange
        6. Decommissioning the legacy system
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      6. Answers
        1. Objective 1.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 1.1: Review
        3. Objective 1.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 1.2: Review
        5. Objective 1.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 1.3: Review
        7. Objective 1.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 1.4: Review
    8. Chapter 2. Design, configure, and manage site resiliency
      1. Objective 2.1: Manage a site-resilient Database Availability Group (DAG)
        1. Planning and implementing Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC)
        2. Given customer node requirements, recommend quorum options
        3. Planning cross-site DAG configuration and configuring DAG networks
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Objective 2.2: Design, deploy, and manage a site-resilient CAS solution
        1. Planning site-resilient namespaces
        2. Configuring site-resilient namespace URLs
        3. Performing steps for site rollover
        4. Planning certificate requirements for site failovers
        5. Predicting client behavior during a rollover
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      3. Objective 2.3: Design, deploy, and manage site resilience for transport
        1. Configuring MX records for failover scenarios
        2. Managing resubmission and reroute queues
        3. Planning and configuring send/receive connectors for site resiliency
        4. Performing steps for transport rollover
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      4. Objective 2.4: Troubleshoot site-resiliency issues
        1. Resolving quorum issues
        2. Troubleshooting proxy and redirection issues
        3. Troubleshooting client connectivity
        4. Troubleshooting mail flow
        5. Troubleshoot datacenter activation
        6. Troubleshooting DAG replication
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 2.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 2.1: Review
        3. Objective 2.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 2.2: Review
        5. Objective 2.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 2.3: Review
        7. Objective 2.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 2.4: Review
    9. Chapter 3. Design, configure, and manage advanced security
      1. Objective 3.1: Select an appropriate security strategy
        1. Evaluating role-based access control (RBAC)
        2. Evaluating BitLocker
        3. Evaluating smart cards
        4. Evaluating Information Rights Management (IRM)
        5. Evaluating S/MIME
        6. Evaluating Domain Secure/TLS
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      2. Objective 3.2: Deploy and manage IRM with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
        1. Creating an AD RMS template
        2. Creating transport protection rules
        3. Creating Outlook protection rules
        4. Configuring transport decryption
        5. Configuring IRM for discovery
        6. Configuring pre-licensing for client access
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      3. Objective 3.3: Configure and interpret mailbox and administrative auditing
        1. Configuring mailbox audit logging
        2. Configuring administrative audit logging
        3. Interpreting all audit logs
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      4. Objective 3.4: Troubleshoot security-related issues
        1. Determining certificate validity
        2. Ensuring proper Certificate Revocation List (CRL) access and placement
        3. Ensuring private key availability
        4. Troubleshooting failed IRM protection
        5. Troubleshooting RBAC
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 3.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 3.1: Review
        3. Objective 3.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 3.2: Review
        5. Objective 3.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 3.3: Review
        7. Objective 3.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 3.4: Review
    10. Chapter 4. Configure and manage compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions
      1. Objective 4.1: Configure and manage an archiving solution
        1. Setting up online archiving (Office 365)
        2. Creating archive policies
        3. Setting up on-premises archiving
        4. Planning storage for an archiving solution
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 4.2: Design and configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions
        1. Setting up pre-built rules
        2. Setting up custom rules
        3. Designing a DLP solution to meet business requirements
        4. Setting up custom policies
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Objective 4.3: Configure and administer Message Records Management (MRM)
        1. Designing retention policies
        2. Configuring retention policies
        3. Creating and configuring custom tags
        4. Assigning policies to users
        5. Configuring the Managed Folder Assistant
        6. Removing and deleting tags
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      4. Objective 4.4: Perform eDiscovery
        1. Planning and delegating RBAC roles for eDiscovery
        2. Enabling a legal/litigation hold
        3. Performing a query-based In-Place Hold
        4. Designing and configuring journaling
        5. Performing multi-mailbox searches in Exchange Administration Center (EAC)
        6. Evaluating how to integrate in-place federated searches with Microsoft SharePoint
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      5. Objective 4.5: Implement a compliance solution
        1. Designing and configuring transport rules for ethical walls
        2. Configuring MailTips
        3. Creating, configuring, and deploying message classifications
        4. Designing and configuring transport rules to meet specified compliance requirements
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      6. Answers
        1. Objective 4.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 4.1: Review
        3. Objective 4.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 4.2: Review
        5. Objective 4.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 4.3: Review
        7. Objective 4.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 4.4: Review
        9. Objective 4.5: Thought experiment
        10. Objective 4.5: Review
    11. Chapter 5. Implement and manage coexistence, hybrid scenarios, migration, and federation
      1. Objective 5.1: Establish coexistence with Exchange Online
        1. Deploying and managing hybrid configuration
        2. Evaluating limitations of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard
        3. Configuring requirements for single sign-on (SSO)
        4. Designing and configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 5.2: Deploy and manage Exchange federation
        1. Managing federation trusts with Microsoft federation gateway
        2. Managing sharing policies
        3. Designing certificate and firewall requirements
        4. Managing organization relationships
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Objective 5.3: Implement on-premises coexistence with legacy systems
        1. Planning namespaces for coexistence
        2. Configuring proxy redirect
        3. Planning firewall configuration for coexistence
        4. Planning for mail flow requirements
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      4. Objective 5.4: Set up a cross-forest coexistence solution
        1. Setting up cross-forest availability
        2. Designing certificate and firewall requirements
        3. Setting up cross-forest mail flow
        4. Designing and configuring AutoDiscover
        5. Setting up shared namespaces
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      5. Objective 5.5: Migrate legacy systems
        1. Determining transition paths to Exchange
        2. Migrating public folders
        3. Migrating mailboxes
        4. Upgrading policies
        5. Planning to account for discontinued features
        6. Transitioning and decommissioning server roles
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      6. Objective 5.6: Troubleshoot issues associated with hybrid scenarios, coexistence, migration, and federation
        1. Troubleshooting transport
        2. Troubleshooting Exchange federation trust and organization relationships
        3. Troubleshooting SSO/AD FS
        4. Troubleshooting DirSync
        5. Troubleshooting cross-forest availability
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      7. Answers
        1. Objective 5.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 5.1: Review
        3. Objective 5.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 5.2: Review
        5. Objective 5.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 5.3: Review
        7. Objective 5.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 5.4: Review
        9. Objective 5.5: Thought experiment
        10. Objective 5.5: Review
        11. Objective 5.6: Thought experiment
        12. Objective 5.6: Review
    12. Index
    13. Code Snippets