MCA Messaging Administrator Associate
7/13/2020 - 7/18/2020
9/14/2020 - 9/19/2020


COURSE COST: $3995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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The NEW Microsoft Certified Associate Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator (Exchange) Training & Certification 6 Day Boot Camp focuses on actual job task for administrators who deploy, configure, manage, and monitor messaging infrastructure, permissions, client access, mail protection, and mail flow in both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud enterprise environments.

You will learn how to deploy a hybrid environment for your Exchange organization and how to migrate mailboxes to Exchange Online. You will begin by examining available mailbox migration options, and then focus on planning for a hybrid deployment. Finally, you will learn how to implement and troubleshoot a hybrid deployment. Exams Included:

MS-200: Understanding the Modern Messaging Infrastucture
MS-201: Defining a Hybrid Messaging Srategy

All course materials, practice exams and official certification exams included


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. 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.


Course is subject to minimum enrollment. This course may run as a virtual instructor led course if the minimum enrollment is not met. Included in course: Exam vouchers, couseware, Microsoft Labs. Onsite Testing Center. For more information, please contact: or call 207-775-0244.


PART 1. Module 1: Managing Modern Messaging Infrastructure
Overview of Modern Messaging Architecture
Deploying Modern Messaging Infrastructure
Managing Modern Messaging Infrastructure

Module 2: Managing Recipient Objects and Resources
Exchange Recipients
Creating and Managing Exchange Recipients
Managing Email Addresses, Lists, and Resources

Module 3: Managing Mailbox Databases
Mailbox Databases in Exchange Server
Planning for Mailbox Databases
Creating and Managing Mailbox Databases
Troubleshooting Mailbox Databases

Module 4: Managing Organizational Settings
Managing Authentication for Messaging
Configuring Organizational Settings
Designing Solutions for External Access

Module 5: Course Conclusion
Lab : Managing Recipient Infrastructure
Creating an On-premise Recipient
Creating a Cloud Recipient
Creating an On-premises Distribution Group
Creating a Cloud Distribution Group
Creating an Office 365 Group

PART 2 Module 1: Managing Client Access
Implementing Client Access Services
Managing Client Devices
Configuring Outlook on the Web
Troubleshooting Client Access

Module 2: Managing Mobile Devices
Mobile Device Mailbox Policies
Managing Mobile Device Access

Module 3: Managing the Transport Pipeline
Overview of Transport Services
Configuring Message Transport
Managing Transport Rules

Module 4: Managing and Troubleshooting Mail Flow
Managing Mail Flow
Troubleshooting Mail Flow
Troubleshooting Transport Issues
Troubleshooting with Logs

Lab : Managing Client Access and Mail Flow
Create a Custom Receive Connector
Create a Custom Send Connector
Enabling and Disabling ActiveSync for a Single Mailbox
Enabling and Disabling ActiveSync for Multiple Mailboxes
Enabling and Disabling MAPI Access to a Single Mailbox
Enabling and Disabling MAPI Access to Multiple Mailboxes

PART 3 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 2: Troubleshooting Mail Flow and Connectivity Issues
Exercise 2: Disaster recovery using eDiscovery and In-place Holds

PART 4 Module 1: Performing Mailbox Migrations
Planning Mailbox Migrations
Performing IMAP Migrations
Performing Cutover and Staged Migrations
Performing Advanced Migrations

Module 2: Planning a Hybrid Environment
Exchange Hybrid Deployment Requirements
Planning to Run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

Module 3: Deploying and Troubleshooting a Hybrid Environment
Deploying and Managing an Edge Transport Server
Configuring a Hybrid Deployment using the HCW
Implementing Advanced Hybrid Functionality
Troubleshooting Hybrid Deployments

Module 4: Lab - Hybrid Deployment and Management
Lab : Hybrid Deployment and Management
Exercise 1: Perform a mailbox migration to Microsoft 365
Exercise 2: Manage hybrid scenarios

PART 5 Module 1: Managing Message Hygiene
Planning for Message Hygiene
Managing Anti-Malware and Anti-Spam Policies
Managing Advanced Threat Protection

Module 2: Managing Compliance
Messaging Compliance in the SCC
Messaging Compliance in Exchange
Managing Exchange Online Archiving and Auditing
Managing Content Search

Module 3: Managing Role-Based Permissions
Managing Admin Roles
Managing User Roles
Exchange Setup - RBAC and AD Split Permission

Module 4: Lab - Manage Message Hygiene
Lab : Manage Message Hygiene
Exercise 1: Manage message hygiene in an on-premises solution
Exercise 2: Manage message hygiene in a cloud solution
Exercise 3: Manage message hygiene in a hybrid solution