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MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010: What Topics to concentrate on?
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The Exchange Server 2010 is one of the complex and difficult exam that Microsoft makes. This exam provides an ideal validation of any IT professional in ensuring that they have mastered Exchange Server 20120 and have acquired the necessary skills to support Exchange in the real world environment. The exam that one is required to take for the MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010, is the Exam 70-662. Once the applicant passes this exam, they earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certification. The exam also acts as a credit in the Microsoft's MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administration 20120 Certification. To be able to pass this exam, one requires in-depth preparation and intensive studying so as to be well oriented with the necessary skills of the Exchange Server 2010.
The Exam 70-662 measures various ability in the candidate sitting for the exam. The exam covers various topics, so as a student, one needs to get well-oriented with the topics so as to understand the skills to be tested. Let us have a look of the various topics and skills covered in the 70-662 exam:
- Manipulating Exchange Servers (takes about 15%)
This section test on the various skills:
- Infrastructure for Exchange - involves how to prepare a domain, make sure domain functionality level is correct, and so much more.
- Install Exchange prerequisites - involves how to install MMC 3.0, WinRM 2.0, use Exchange prerequisite scripts and so much more.
- Build and Design database – this involves how to set database limits.
- Build, and Design address lists – This includes offline address, making and offline address books, working with email address policies and so much more.
- Design Exchange recipients and public folders (this takes around 14 % of the exam). The skills tested in this topic include the following:
- Build and design mailboxes - here one is required to be able to build and design linked mailboxes, mailbox permission, delete items, message size and so much related skills.
- Construct RBAC – here the candidate should be able to design RBAC scopes, build and assign RBAC roles and other RBAC skills.
- Build and design resource mailboxes and shared mailboxes – this involves permissions, autoaccepts, equipment, set mailbox calendaring options and so much more.
- Build and design recipients on distribution groups - involves creating and modifying, configuring moderation, dynamic distribution groups, forwarding and other skills.
- Build and design public folders – this involves on how to build public folders in Enterprise Content Management (EMC) and Microsoft Outlook and OWA, design public folder limits and so much more.
- Design client Access (this takes around 15% of the exam)
This part test on the various skills:
- Design POP, IMAP and Microsoft ActiveSync – this includes on how to design mobile device policies, design Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies, Enable, design and secure POP and IMAP and many other skills.
- Design Outlook Anywhere and RPC Client Access - involves MAPI, enable and design Outlook Anywhere on the CAS, design virtual directories and also SAN (subject alternative name)
- Design federate sharing – this includes skills such as assign policies, build and configuring a sharing policy, build and design a sharing relationship, certificates and so much more.
- Design Outlook Web APP (OWA) - this involves file sharing and SharePoint aces, Design OWA mailbox policies, SAN, verify multi-browser support and many more related skills.
- Configuring message transport ( this takes around 15% of the exam)
This involves skills such as:
- Build and design transport rules – involves on who to design rights protections by using transport rules, install Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) pre-licensing agent, moderated transport and other skills.
- Design hub transport - this involves remote domains, authoritative domains, accepted domains, email address policies and design transport dumpster.
- Design Edge transport - here the applicant is required to be able to design Edge Transport server settings, build, design and test Edge Sync, Design Edge synchronisation and many other skills.
- Design Message routing - this involves on how to design routing based on sires and costs, design SMTP send and receive connectors, design TLS security for message delivery and so much more.
- Monitoring and Reporting (takes around 13% of the total exam)
This includes skills such as
- Monitor databases – mailboxes, database status and statistics, public folder statistics and other many more.
- Monitor mail flow – retry and delete, backpressure thresholds, manage message queues, resolve NDRs, DNS and also perform message tracking.
- Monitor connectivity – this involves ActiveSync, Outlook Anywhere, SMTP client to server, IMAP and other related skills.
- Generate reports – this includes mailbox statistics, formatted list and formatted table, mailbox folder statistics and Ebla.
- Design Logging – this involves store logging, agent logs, and analysis of logging results, protocol logging and others.
- Implementing high availability and recovery ( takes around 15% of the exam)
This topic involves the following skills:
- Build and Design the Database Availability Group
- Perform backup and restore of data
- design public folders for high availability
- Design high availability for non-mailbox servers
- Backup and recover server roles
- Configuring message compliance and security (takes around 13%)
This section mainly test on the following skills:
- Design records management
- Design compliance
- Design message integrity
- Design anti-virus and anti-spam
These are the various topics that are tested in the exam 70-662 of the MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010. To be able to understand these topics, one needs to get well-oriented with them. When planning to study, by identifying the hard topics for you, you will be able to allocate enough time on each topic. These will ensure that you are adequately prepared by the time the exam date arrives. Getting to study the topics in-depth you will be able to get a high score on the exam.
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