• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The first and most crucial step in ensuring a successful implementation is the planning and deployment. Learn what you need to know to get that right the first time. In this course, you'll learn about installation requirements and deployment scenarios including cloud-based and hybrid deployments. Additionally, the most critical failure domain in exchange is the Mailbox Server. Learn the details of the native automatic failover solution in Exchange 2016 so that when an Exchange server fails, only you know about it.

Learning Objectives

Architecture and Deployment Options

  • start the course
  • identify standard deployment solutions
  • describe mail processing
  • describe system roles, mailbox servers, HTTP proxy, and IIS
  • define edge protection
  • describe Outlook client communication
  • define hybrid deployment
  • deploy active directory
  • install Exchange Server
  • manage Exchange Server
  • describe the role-based access control model


Plan the Mailbox Server

  • plan Exchange database size and performance
  • deploy mailbox server roles
  • plan archive mailbox capacity and placement
  • plan Exchange 2016 virtualization
  • plan public folder capacity and placement
  • identify public folder planning considerations
  • describe JetStress utility


Manage Solutions for Mailbox Databases

  • describe identification, investigation, and mitigation
  • create and configure a DAG
  • define DAG architecture
  • describe cluster quorum
  • describe cluster quorum operation
  • define the DAG deployment process
  • manage DAG networks
  • troubleshoot DAG networks
  • describe AutoReseed
  • configure DAG NIC


Practice: Installing Exchange

  • prepare AD and install Exchange


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.