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MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform Training & Certification Course


In Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform Certification Course Microsoft 365 messaging administrator you will learn about the architecture of the modern messaging infrastructure with Exchange Server and Exchange Online and how to deploy messaging in different scenarios and organizations. You will be guided through the initial deployment process and introduced to the messaging management tools. You will learn how to create and manage different types of recipients, and how to create and manage Exchange Server mailbox databases, which serve as storage locations for all messaging data. Finally, you will be introduced to messaging infrastructure organizational settings, such as how to manage authentication for your messaging environment, how to configure quotas for users in the organization, and how to configure organization sharing with the federation.

Audience profile

The Messaging Administrator deploys, configures, manages, and troubleshoots recipients, permissions, mail protection, mail flow, and public folders in both on-premises and cloud enterprise environments. Responsibilities include managing message hygiene, messaging infrastructure, and hybrid configuration and migration. The Messaging Administrator also implements and manages disaster recovery, high availability, and client access. To implement a secure hybrid topology that meets the business needs of a modern organization, the Messaging Administrator must collaborate with the Security Administrator and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator. The Messaging Administrator should have a working knowledge of authentication types, licensing, and integration with Microsoft 365 applications.

After completing the Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform Certification Course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Modern Messaging Architecture
  • Deploy and Manage a Modern Messaging Architecture
  • Create and Manage Exchange Recipients
  • Manage Email Addresses, Lists, and Resources
  • Plan for Mailbox Databases
  • Create and Manage Mailbox Databases
  • Manage Authentication for Messaging
  • Configure Organizational Settings
  • Configure Organizational Sharing



Proficient understanding of DNS, Basic understanding of messaging within Exchange Server or Exchange Online.

Full Description

MS-200T01-A: Understanding the Modern Messaging Infrastructure

 Module 1: Managing Modern Messaging Infrastructure


  1. Overview of Modern Messaging Architecture
  2. Deploying Modern Messaging Infrastructure
  3. Managing Modern Messaging Infrastructure


Module 2: Managing Recipient Objects and Resources


  1. Exchange Recipients
  2. Creating and Managing Exchange Recipients
  3. Managing Email Addresses, Lists, and Resources


Module 3: Managing Mailbox Databases


  1. Mailbox Databases in Exchange Server
  2. Planning for Mailbox Databases
  3. Creating and Managing Mailbox Databases
  4. Troubleshooting Mailbox Databases


Module 4: Managing Organizational Settings


  1. Managing Authentication for Messaging
  2. Configuring Organizational Settings
  3. Designing Solutions for External Access


Module 5: Course Conclusion

Lab: Managing Recipient Infrastructure

  • Creating an On-premise Recipient
  • Creating an On-premises Distribution Group
  • Creating a Cloud Distribution Group
  • Creating an Office 365 Group



MS-200T02-A: Managing Client Access and Mail Flow

 Module 1: Managing Client Access


  1. Implementing Client Access Services
  2. Managing Client Devices
  3. Configuring Outlook on the Web
  4. Troubleshooting Client Access


Module 2: Managing Mobile Devices


  1.  Mobile Device Mailbox Policies
  2. Managing Mobile Device Access


Module 3: Managing the Transport Pipeline


  1. Overview of Transport Services
  2. Configuring Message Transport
  3. Managing Transport Rules


Module 4: Managing and Troubleshooting Mail Flow


  1. Managing Mail Flow
  2. Troubleshooting Mail Flow
  3. Troubleshooting Transport Issues
  4. Troubleshooting with Logs


Module 5: Course Conclusion

Lab : Managing Client Access and Mail Flow

  • Create a Custom Receive Connector
  • Create a Custom Send Connector
  • Enabling and Disabling ActiveSync for a Single Mailbox
  • Enabling and Disabling ActiveSync for Multiple Mailboxes
  • Enabling and Disabling MAPI Access to a Single Mailbox
  • Enabling and Disabling MAPI Access to Multiple Mailboxes



MS-200T03-A: Managing Messaging High Availability and Disaster

 Module 1: High Availability for Exchange Servers


  1. Planning High Availability for Mailbox Servers
  2. High Availability for Client Access Service
  3. High Availability for Transport
  4. Implementing Site Resilience


Module 2: Managing Disaster Recovery


  1. Planning for Disaster Recovery
  2. Implementing Backup Strategies
  3. Restoring Mailboxes, Databases, and Servers


Module 3: Managing Public Folders


  1. Planning the Public Folder Hierarchy
  2. Implementing and Managing Public Folders
  3. Troubleshooting Public Folders


Module 4: Lab - Public Folder Management and Disaster Recovery

Lab : Public Folder Management and Disaster Recovery

  •  Exercise 1: Troubleshooting Mail Flow and Connectivity Issues
  •  Exercise 2: Disaster recovery using eDiscovery and In-place Holds

Fees & Schedule

Delivery Mode Course Duration Fees
Live Virtual Training 6 Days Ask for Quote
Onsite Classroom Training 6 Days Ask for Quote
Customized Training 6 Days Ask for Quote


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