Preparation Сourse:

M20342 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Credit toward certification:


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.

Starting July 2014, the questions on this exam include content covering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for candidates who have a minimum of three years of experience managing Exchange servers and who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. They are senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. These candidates are a third level of support between the Exchange Recipient Administrator and the Exchange Server Administrator.

This exam includes:

  • Configure, manage, and migrate Unified Messaging (20%)
    • Configure Unified Messaging (UM). Configure an IP gateway; configure a UM call router; create and configure an auto attendant; configure a call answering rule; design UM for high availability; create a dial plan;
    • Manage Unified Messaging. Assign a dial plan to a user; move users between dial plans; enable and disable UM features for a user; set up protected voice mail; configure UM mailbox policy; manage UM language packs;
    • Troubleshoot Unified Messaging. Troubleshoot and configure Mutual Transport Layer Security (MTLS); monitor calls and call statistics; troubleshoot and configure Quality of Service (QoS); troubleshoot SIP communication;
    • Migrate Unified Messaging. Prepare to migrate; plan a migration strategy; plan a coexistence strategy; move UM mailboxes between sites; redirect the SIP gateway to Exchange; decommission the legacy system.
  • Design, configure, and manage site resiliency (22%)
    • Manage a site-resilient Database Availability Group (DAG). Plan and implement Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC); given customer node requirements, recommend quorum options; plan cross-site DAG configuration; configure DAG networks;
    • Design, deploy, and manage a site-resilient CAS solution. Plan site-resilient namespaces; configure site-resilient namespace URLs; perform steps for site *over; plan certificate requirements for site failovers; predict client behavior during a *over;
    • Design, deploy, and manage site resilience for transport. Configure MX records for failover scenarios; manage resubmission and reroute queues; plan and configure Send/Receive connectors for site resiliency; perform steps for transport *over;
    • Troubleshoot site-resiliency issues. Resolve quorum issues; troubleshoot proxy redirection issues; troubleshoot client connectivity; troubleshoot mail flow; troubleshoot data center activation; troubleshoot DAG replication.
  • Design, configure, and manage advanced security (21%)
    • Select an appropriate security strategy. Evaluate role-based access control (RBAC); evaluate BitLocker; evaluate smart cards; evaluate Information Rights Management (IRM); evaluate S/MIME; evaluate Domain Secure/TLS;
    • Deploy and manage IRM with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). Create an AD RMS template; create transport protection rules; create Outlook protection rules; configure transport decryption; configure IRM for discovery; configure pre-licensing for client access;
    • Configure and interpret mailbox and administrative auditing. Configure mailbox audit logging; configure administrative audit logging; configure mailbox access logging; interpret all audit logs;
    • Troubleshoot security-related issues. Determine certificate validity; ensure proper Certificate Revocation List (CRL) access and placement; ensure private key availability; troubleshoot failed IRM protection; troubleshoot RBAC.
  • Configure and manage compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions (20%)
    • Configure and manage an archiving solution. Set up online archiving (Office 365); create archive policies; set up on-premises archiving; plan storage for an archiving solution;
    • Design and configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions. Set up pre-built rules; set up custom rules; design a DLP solution to meet business requirements; set up custom policies;
    • Configure and administer Message Records Management (MRM). Design retention policies; configure retention policies; create and configure custom tags; assign policies to users; configure the Managed Folder Assistant; remove and delete tags;
    • Perform eDiscovery. Plan and delegate RBAC roles for eDiscovery; enable a legal/litigation hold; perform a query-based InPlace hold; design and configure journaling; perform multi-mailbox searches in Exchange Administration Center (EAC); evaluate how to integrate InPlace federated searches with Microsoft SharePoint;
    • Implement a compliance solution. Design and configure transport rules for ethical walls; configure MailTips; create, configure, and deploy message classifications; design and configure transport rules to meet specified compliance requirements.
  • Implement and manage coexistence, hybrid scenarios, migration, and federation (18%)
    • Establish coexistence with Exchange Online. Deploy and manage hybrid configuration; evaluate limitations of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard; configure requirements for single sign-on (SSO); design and configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS);
    • Deploy and manage Exchange federation. Manage federation trusts with Microsoft federation gateways; manage hybrid deployment OAuth-based authentication; manage sharing policies; design certificate and firewall requirements; manage organization relationships;
    • Implement on-premises coexistence with legacy systems. Plan namespaces for coexistence; configure proxy redirect; plan firewall configuration for coexistence; plan for mail flow requirements;
    • Set up a cross-forest coexistence solution. Set up cross-forest availability; design certificate and firewall requirements; set up cross-forest mail flow; design and configure AutoDiscover; set up shared namespaces;
    • Migrate legacy systems. Determine transition paths to Exchange; migrate public folders; migrate mailboxes; upgrade policies; plan to account for discontinued features; transition and decommission server roles;

Troubleshoot issues associated with hybrid scenarios, coexistence, migration, and federation. Troubleshoot transport; troubleshoot Exchange federation trust and organization relationships; troubleshoot client access; troubleshoot SSO/AD FS;