MCSE Server 2012 & 2013 Messaging (Live Labs Included)


Consolidate server knowledge with this advanced course that combines elements of Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to give system and network administrators a well-rounded skillset that can be applied in any enterprise-class datacentre.

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Consolidate server knowledge with this advanced course that combines elements of Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to give system and network administrators a well-rounded skillset that can be applied in any enterprise-class datacentre. This course clearly communicates the concepts and techniques required to pass the MCSA Windows Server 2012 and MCSE Messaging exams.

From installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 to managing the advanced services included in the operating system, engineers and network managers will gain a complete understanding of deployment in a real-world environment. This is then complemented by in-depth study of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, covering the stages between installation and configuration, and building a comprehensive Unified Messaging solution that scales in line with a growing business.

More than simply providing access to course materials however, Practice-Labs help delegates develop their practical skills with access to dedicated live equipment, allowing them to put their knowledge to the test and recreate the scenarios they encounter in their studies. By completing this course students will not only fully understand the concepts behind Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Exchange Server 2013, but also develop the skills needed to properly manage, maintain and troubleshoot servers as they would in any enterprise-class datacenter.

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Over the course of five modules IT professionals will acquire the fundamental skills and techniques required to maintain the two most important corporate IT resources – the Windows Server 2012 infrastructure and Exchange Server 2013 messaging platform.

Training begins by familiarising delegates with the fundamentals of working with Microsoft Windows Server 2012:

  • Installing and configuring Server 2012 including basic hardware and permissions configuration.
  • Configuring key OS services including file sharing, print serving and networking roles.
  • Creating Active Directory users and computers and the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) required to manage a corporate network.
  • Using built-in security tools to restrict access to data, applications and other key network resources.

Once the core principles behind installing and configuring a Windows 2012 Server have been grasped, training then moves on to concentrate on the skills needed by an IT professional to keep the server running in peak condition:

  • Simplifying server and patch deployment using images.
  • Improving data security and access using Distributed File Systems (DFS), File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), file and disk encryption.
  • Monitoring and auditing servers to identify and resolve potential problems.
  • Networking concepts including VPNs, Network Policy Server (NPS) and policies, Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Managing the wider network efficiently with Domain Controllers, service authentication, Active Directory, account policies and GPOs.

The final section of the Server 2012 portion of the course is a deep-dive into the advanced services required to maintain an enterprise-class operating environment. Students can expect to learn:

  • How and why to configure Network Load Balancing (NLB) and failover clustering for maximum resource availability.
  • Installing and managing Windows Server 2012 in a Virtual Machine (VM) environment.
  • Managing storage and backups, server recovery and disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Advanced network management using DHCP, DNS, IPAM and Active Directory domains, forests trusts and sites.
  • Securing enterprise network resources using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) and Active Directory Rights Management Services (ADRMS).

The course then shift focus to Microsoft Exchange 2013, looking at the core aspects of the platform. Students will learn:

  • How to deploy and manage Exchange Server 2013, and the tools required to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot a server instance.
  • The various Exchange Server roles and how they are best deployed and managed.
  • Plan, deploy and secure a high-availability Exchange Server by mastering permissions, antivirus, antispam, backup and data recovery provisions.
  • Implementing and securing remote email access using the Outlook Web App and mobile messaging apps.
  • Centralising and managing recipient objects, address policies and address lists to improve internal communications.

Finally participants will move on to mastering the advanced features of Exchange Server 2013, echoing the real-world challenges of managing an enterprise mail server:

  • Creating a Unified Messaging solution that improves business-wide communications and availability.
  • Boosting security and compliance to meet operational and legal requirements.
  • Building an email archiving solution to cope with ever increasing volumes of messages.
  • Planning hybrid scenarios including migration and federation of messaging and data.


Students can take the MCSE Messaging course in their own time, applying lessons learned at work. An essential qualification for system administrators, MCSE Messaging course participants can expect:

  • In depth understanding of Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 design and deployment principles.
  • Develop real-world server management and messaging skills using the latest Microsoft technologies to back up installation and management theory.
  • Practical skills gained form building and deploying an enterprise-class Exchange Server messaging platform.
  • Improve knowledge, skills and employment prospects with Microsoft-approved course materials.
  • Master the techniques required deploy, configure and manage Active Directory and link it to the messaging platform.
  • Construct, deploy and manage an integrated Windows Server 2012/Exchange Server 2013 network.
  • All the training and resources needed to prepare for the MCSA Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 exams, also laying the foundations for obtaining the highly-prized MCSE Messaging qualification.

The MCSE Server 2012 and 2013 Messaging course is essential for IT professionals who want to improve their server and network management skills, or gain the knowledge and experience required to earn the MCSE Messaging qualification.

Live Labs help to improve your understanding of specific exam objectives and provide direction on how to carry out actions in real world scenarios.

Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Administering Group Policy
  • Managing Network File Services
  • Managing DNS
  • „Managing Remote Access
  • Deploying Operating System Updates
  • Deploying Operating System Images
  • Monitoring System Resources
  • Managing Active Directory Services
Microsoft 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Installing And Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Installing and Configuring an Active Directory Domaine Control
  • Administering Active Directory Objects
  • Automating Administration Tasks
  • „Configuring IPv4
  • Configuring IPv6
  • Installing and Configuring DHCP
  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Configuring Storage Spaces And File And Print Services
  • „Configuring Group Policy
  • Securing Windows Servers
  • Installing and Configuring Virtual Servers and Clients„
Microsoft 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Services
  • Advanced DHCP Services
  • Active Directory Forest Configuration
  • Active Directory Certificate Services„
  • Configuring IPAM
  • Network Balancing
  • Failover Clusters
  • Configuring Hyper_V Virtual Machines„
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services„
  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Configuring Additional Services
Microsoft 70-341: Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions Course Curriculum
  • Intro
  • Overview Of Exchanger Server2013-Part1
  • Overview Of Exchanger Server2013-Part2
  • Overview Of Exchanger Server2013-Part3
  • Overview Of Exchanger Server2013-Part4
  • Overview Of Exchanger Server2013-Part5
  • Overview Of Exam-Part1
  • Overview Of Exam-Part2
Exchange Server 2013 Administration
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Part1
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Part2
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Part3
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Part4
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Demo1
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Demo2
  • Exchange Server2013 Administration-Demo3
Fundamentals of Exchange Administration
  • Fundamentals Of Exchange Administration-Part1
  • Fundamentals Of Exchange Administration-Demo
Archive Mailboxes
  • Archive Mailboxes-Part1
  • Archive Mailboxes-Part2
  • Archive Mailboxes-Part3
  • Archive Mailboxes-Demo
Properties of User Mailboxes
  • Properties Of User Mailboxes
  • Properties Of User Mailboxes-Demo
Distribution Groups
  • Distribution Groups
  • Distribution Groups-Demo
Outlook and Outlook Web Apps
  • Outlook And Outlook Web Apps-Part1
  • Outlook And Outlook Web Apps-Part2
  • Outlook And Outlook Web Apps-Demo
Preparation Prerequisites
  • Preparation Prerequisites Part1
  • Preparation Prerequisites Part2
  • Preparation Prerequisites Part3
  • Preparation Prerequisites Demo-Part1
  • Preparation Prerequisites Demo-Part2
  • Preparation Prerequisites Demo-Part3
Installation of Exchange 2013
  • Installation Of Exchange 2013
  • Installation Of Exchange 2013-Demo
Exchange 2013 Design
  • Exchange 2013 Design-Part1
  • Exchange 2013 Design-Part2
  • Exchange 2013 Design-Part3
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part1
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part2
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part3
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part4
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part5
  • Exchange 2013 Design Demo-Part6
Labs and Demos
  • Building Home Lab(setup)
  • Creating A Win Server Virtual Machine
  • Signing On To Server
  • Configuration (JoiningDomain)
  • Installing Domain Controller-Part1
  • Installing Domain Controller-Part2
  • Checking The Domain Controller
  • Setting Up DNS For Exchange
  • Schema Updates
  • Prerequisite For Exchange 2013
  • Installing Exchange
  • Confirmation Of Exchange
  • How Exchange IsInstalled
  • Setting Up A Send Connector
  • Outro
Microsoft 70-342: Exchange Server 2013 Advanced Solutions Course Curriculum
  • Intro
  • Overview Of Advanced Solutions-Part1
  • Overview Of Advanced Solutions-Part2
  • Test Connectivity Demo
  • WebBased Outlook Demo-Part1
  • Web Based Outlook Demo-Part2
Beginning Powershell
  • Beginning Powershell
  • New Mail Contact Demo
  • New Mail Contacts Powershell Demo
Exchange Control Panel
  • Exchange Control Panel
Create A New Mailbox With Powershell
  • Create A New Mailbox With Powershell
  • New Mailbox With Powershell Demo-Part1
  • New Mailbox With Powershell Demo-Part2
Mailbox Statistics With Powershell
  • Mailbox Statistics With Powershell
  • Get Mailbox Statistics Demo
Intermediate Powershell
  • Intermediate Powershell
  • Wrap Up Of Intermediate Powershell
  • Creating A New Accepted Domain Demo-Part1
  • Creating A New Accepted Domain Demo-Part2
Unified Messaging
  • Unified Messaging-Part1
  • Unified Messaging-Part2
  • UM Dial Plan Demo
  • Um Dial Plan Powershell Demo
Installation and Configuration
  • Installation And Configuration-Part1
  • Installation And Configuration-Part2
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part1
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part2
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part3
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part4
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part5
  • Build Exchange From Scratch Demo-Part6
  • Confirming Installation Demo
  • Scheme Changes-Part1
  • Scheme Changes-Part2
  • Required Software For Exchange
  • Powershell Add Features-Part1
  • Powershell Add Features-Part2
  • Installation-Part1
  • Installation-Part2
  • Installation-Part3
Exchange Online
  • Exchange Online-Part1
  • Exchange Online-Part2
  • Exchange Online Demo
Advanced Design
  • Advanced Design-Part1
  • Advanced Design-Part2
  • Advanced Design-Part3
  • Deployment Assistant Demo
  • Ports And Protocols For Exchange Demo
  • Outro

Additional information

Exams Included


Course Type

Online Course

Expiry Date After Purchase

1 year

Device Processor

1 gigahertz (GHz)

RAM Required

1 GB

Operating System

iOS, Windows 7, Windows 8


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