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MS-200 - Configuring a Messaging Platform: Client Access

MS-200 - Configuring a Messaging Platform: Client Access

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Explore management and implementation of client access, including virtual directories, client access policies, the Autodiscover service, and Exchange certificates, in this 23-video course used to prepare for the MS-200 Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform certification exam. Learners will start by exploring namespaces, including design, planning considerations, and models. You will then examine Client Access services in Exchange, Client Access Rule components, and using the Exchange Management Shell to create Client Access Rules. Next, you will look at troubleshooting connectivity issues, and the benefits of load balancing. Examine virtual directories including how to configure their properties, and external URLs for Outlook, as well as troubleshooting virtual directories. Learners will see a demonstration of how to create a web mailbox policy using the Exchange admin center, and how to remove a web mailbox policy from a mailbox. Then you will explore the Exchange AutoDiscover service including DNS requirements, Outlook configuration methods, and certificate requirements. The course concludes by examining digital certificates and encryption, certificates in Exchange, and self-signed certificates.

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MS-200 - Configuring a Messaging Platform: Client Access

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize elements of a namespace design
  • recognize considerations when planning namespaces and list namespace models
  • provide an overview of client access services in Exchange
  • list components of Client Access Rules such as conditions, exceptions, actions, and priority
  • use the Exchange Management Shell to create Client Access Rules
  • describe load balancing and how it builds on high availability and network resiliency platforms
  • describe virtual directories
  • use the EAC to view or configure virtual directory properties for Outlook on the web
  • use the EAC to configure an external URL for Outlook on the web
  • reset an Outlook on the web virtual directory
  • compare OWA virtual directory features and file access with Outlook web app policies
  • remove an Outlook web app policy from a mailbox
  • provide an overview of the Autodiscover service
  • list DNS requirements for Autodiscover
  • configure the Autodiscover service and an Outlook client using Autodiscover
  • troubleshoot Autodiscover connectivity
  • recognize Autodiscover certificate requirements
  • describe digital certificates and encryption
  • list the three certificates visible in EAC
  • list certificate requirements for various services
  • list properties of the default self-signed certificates
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course
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