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Exchange Server remains a mission-critical and popular messaging platform, even as Microsoft begins to transition customers to cloud services like Office 365. 

Pluralsight Feb 22nd 2018

Exchange Server remains a mission-critical and popular messaging platform, even as Microsoft begins to transition customers to cloud services like Office 365. This series can help you learn the skills needed to manage even advanced Exchange environments.

Objective:

This series will teach you skills that include configuring and managing mail transport, the Exchange mailbox role, and client access to Exchange. You will also learn about overall Exchange infrastructure design. Advanced skills include Unified Messaging, site resiliency, and advanced security. Additionally, you'll gain insight on compliance-related features such as archiving and e-discovery.

Target audience:

This series is intended for Microsoft Exchange administrators working in an on-premises environment. However, it's important to note that demand for new Exchange administrators is expected to fall off in coming years; this is not a recommended career track for someone just entering the industry.

Course sequence:

Course Duration
Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341): Part 1 3h 12m
Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341): Part 2 3h 56m
Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341): Part 3 2h 38m
Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions (70-341): Part 4 1h 41m
Exchange Server 2013: Overview and Installation 3h 02m
Exchange Server 2013: Configuration 3h 47m
Exchange Server 2013: Advanced Features 3h 40m
Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging 3h 30m
Exchange Server 2013 Regulatory Compliance 4h 08m
Total 29h 38m

Description:

Before you can begin your MCSE: SharePoint certification, you must first obtain your MCSA: Office 365 credential. This series is perfect if you're already managing an on-premises Microsoft Exchange infrastructure. However, please note that Microsoft is actively trying to push customers to Office 365 for messaging, and there is some question as to whether a future on-premises version of Exchange will even exist. If you're just entering this career track, a focus on Office 365 may be more beneficial in the long-term. We expect the demand for Exchange administrators to be reduced over the coming years.

This series helps prepare you for two Microsoft exams: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server and Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server. You'll learn a variety of planning, implementation, maintenance, and administration topics suitable for on-premises Exchange deployments. Note that Pluralsight's training is focused more on real world, production-level education for Exchange Server. While we do offer training specific to the Core Solutions exam, our other training is designed to both prepare you for exam objectives and to help you learn to use Exchange in the real world. We recommend supplementing your training with hands-on, on-the-job experience to best prepare for the exam.