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MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform Course Outline

 (4 days)
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MS-203: Microsoft 365 Messaging

This course introduces you to the world of hybrid messaging. 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. You will learn how to implement and troubleshoot a hybrid deployment.

In addition, you will learn about the different messaging-related security and compliance service configurations and settings with Exchange Server and Exchange Online. You will begin by examining the fundamentals of message hygiene with Exchange Online
Protection and Exchange Advanced Threat Protection, as well as connection and spam filtering with Exchange. You will then examine messaging compliance solutions, such as retention and data loss prevention policies, as well as audit log investigations and
eDiscovery search mechanisms from the messaging compliance perspective. You will learn how to plan a proper deployment and how to perform the basic implementation process for each solution. You will conclude the course by examining how to manage
permissions that are assigned to user and admin roles.

This course is designed for persons who are aspiring to the Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator role.

Related Certifications
Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate

Who Should Attend
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. The
Messaging Administrator collaborates with the Security Administrator and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to implement a secure hybrid topology that meets the business needs of a modern organization.
​The Messaging Administrator should have a working knowledge of authentication types, licensing, and integration with Microsoft 365 applications. ​

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan Mailbox Migrations
Plan IMAP Migrations
Plan Cutover and Staged Migrations
Perform Advanced Migrations
Understand Exchange Hybrid Deployment Requirements
Run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard
Deploy and Manage an Edge Transport Server
Configure a Hybrid Deployment using the HCW
Implement Advanced Hybrid Functionality
Troubleshoot Hybrid Deployments
Plan for Message Hygiene
Manage Anti-Malware and Anti-Spam Policies
Manage Advanced Threat Protection
Plan for Messaging Compliance in the SCC
Plan for Messaging Compliance in Exchange
Manage Exchange Online Archiving and Auditing
Manage Content Search
Manage Admin Role-based Permissions
Manage User Role-based Permissions
Plan for Exchange Setup - RBAC and AD Split Permissions

Course Outline

MS-201T01: Defining a Hybrid Messaging Strategy

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

MS-201T02: Managing Messaging Security, Hygiene, and Compliance

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

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