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

 (4 days)
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This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

*** Note: This is a Flex On-Demand Self Study Class, 4-days of content,180-day unlimited access, $795 ***
Video access expires 6/30/2020.
Flex On-Demand combines the flexibility of on-demand, self-study classes with the benefits of traditional instructor-led training (ILT). With a Flex On-Demand class you get streaming self-study content that matches our instructor-led classes. (Applicable
State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)

Flex On-Demand Learner Profiles
Flex On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, Flex On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional multiple full days of training to upgrade their existing
skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Flex On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These
learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About Flex On-Demand
Our Flex On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 24/7 access via the internet. They include hours of content, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks that were created by Microsoft to mirror the content found in the traditional
live instructor-led version of the course.

ONLC Extra
With each self-study Flex On-Demand class you may "audit" up to 50% of an actual class as an ILT listener. This option allow you to listen in and follow along to the equivalent live Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class. ILT Listeners do not have direct
access to the live instructor. ILT classes are held weekdays. Please contact ONLC to schedule.

Paying with Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)
For Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, the cost of this class is 4 vouchers--this includes access to the self-study materials. (Note: Individuals paying with SATV can have the option of auditing the entire class as an
ILT Listener.)

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know Flex On-Demand is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform Instructor-led

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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