M2008: Designing and Planning an Exchange Server 2003 Organisation

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2008

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Exchange Server Training Courses.


Topics Covered (7 topics)

  • Analyze Active Directory® and design an administrative plan.
  • Design a routing topology and server roles and placement.
  • Design public folders and client connectivity.
  • Design an Exchange Server 2003 security strategy.
  • Design for high availability and reliability.
  • Design inter-organizational connectivity.
  • Design an Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 deployment strategy.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and Active Directory
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory design principles
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003
  • Working knowledge of networking, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Working knowledge of network infrastructure concepts including routing and routers, and available bandwidth
  • Working knowledge of Internet protocols, including Post Office Protocol version 3(POP3) or Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 (IMAP4), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
  • Three or more years of messaging and network experience, including one year designing messaging infrastructures
  • In addition, it is recommended that you have completed: Course 2400, Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Workshop 2011, Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Course 2282, Designing a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure, or have equivalent knowledge.

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