MCSM: Messaging

The pinnacle of professional distinction

MCSM: Messaging Validate your ability to design, implement, manage, and troubleshoot an enterprise-class Exchange 2013 infrastructure.

Earning an MCSM: Messaging certification will qualify you for such jobs as network architect and information system manager.

This MCSM certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

To be eligible for the MCSM program, you’ll need the following:

  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting (or equivalent experience)
  • Two or more years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting (or equivalent experience)
  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 design and architecture
  • A thorough understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), traditional telephony concepts, VoIP, and other core network services related to Lync Server
  • An ability to communicate in English

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • Module 5: Implementing IPv4
  • Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
  • Module 8: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
  • Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
  • Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
  • Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
  • Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Module 10: Optimizing File Services
  • Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

  • Module 1: Deploying and Managing Exchange Server 2013
  • Module 2: Planning and Configuring Mailbox Servers
  • Module 3: Managing Recipient Objects
  • Module 4: Planning and Deploying Client Access Servers
  • Module 5: Planning and Configuring Messaging Client Connectivity
  • Module 6: Planning and Configuring Message Transport
  • Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability
  • Module 8: Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery
  • Module 9: Planning and Configuring Message Security Options
  • Module 10: Planning and Configuring Administrative Security and Auditing
  • Module 11: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2013

Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

  • Module 1: Overview of Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging
  • Module 2: Designing and implementing Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging
  • Module 3: Designing and implementing site resiliency
  • Module 4: Planning virtualization for Exchange Server 2013
  • Module 5: Designing and implementing message transport security
  • Module 6: Designing and implementing message retention
  • Module 7: Designing and implementing messaging compliance
  • Module 8: Designing and implementing administrative security and auditing
  • Module 9: Managing Exchange Server 2013 with Exchange Management Shell
  • Module 10: Designing and implementing integration with Exchange Online
  • Module 11: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence
  • Module 12: Designing and implementing Exchange Server migrations and upgrades

MCSM Messaging Knowledge Exam

MCSM Messaging Lab Exam

The duration for MCSM Messaging is:

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)

Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is part three of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Plan, Install, Configure, and Manage Transport (25 percent)
  • Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role (25 percent)
  • Plan, Install, Configure, and Manage Client Access (25 percent)
  • Design and Manage an Exchange Infrastructure (25 percent)

Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Configure, Manage, and Migrate Unified Messaging (20 percent)
  • Design, Configure, and Manage Site Resiliency (22 percent)
  • Resolve quorum issues; troubleshoot proxy redirection issues; troubleshoot client connectivity; troubleshoot mail flow; troubleshoot datacenter activation; troubleshoot DAG replication (21 percent)
  • Configure and Manage Compliance, Archiving, and Discovery Solutions (20 percent)
  • Implement and Manage Coexistence, Hybrid Scenarios, Migration, and Federation (18 percent)

Exam 88-941: MCSM Messaging Knowledge Exam

Exam 88-942: MCSM Messaging Lab Exam

In order to gain an MCSM Mesaging, you must first complete all of the requirements for a relevant MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) qualification. This typically involves the successful completion of six or more exams.

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