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MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform Training & Certification Course


MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform Certification Course introduces you to the world of hybrid messaging. You will learn how to deploy a hybrid environment for your Exchange organization and how to migrate mailboxes to Exchange Online. You will begin by examining available mailbox migration options, and then focus on planning for a hybrid deployment. Finally, you will learn how to implement and troubleshoot a hybrid deployment.

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 Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform Certification Course, students will be able to:

  • Plan Mailbox Migrations
  • Plan IMAP Migrations
  • Plan Cutover and Staged Migrations
  • Perform Advanced Migrations
  • Understand Exchange Hybrid Deployment Requirements
  • Run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard
  • Deploy and Manage an Edge Transport Server
  • Configure a Hybrid Deployment using the HCW
  • Implement Advanced Hybrid Functionality
  • Troubleshoot Hybrid Deployments



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

Full Description

MS-201T01-A: Defining a Hybrid Messaging Strategy

 Module 1: Performing Mailbox Migrations


  1. Planning Mailbox Migrations
  2. Performing IMAP Migrations
  3. Performing Cutover and Staged Migrations
  4. Performing Advanced Migrations


Module 2: Planning a Hybrid Environment


  1. Exchange Hybrid Deployment Requirements
  2. Planning to Run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard


Module 3: Deploying and Troubleshooting a Hybrid Environment


  1. Deploying and Managing an Edge Transport Server
  2. Configuring a Hybrid Deployment using the HCW
  3. Implementing Advanced Hybrid Functionality
  4. Troubleshooting Hybrid Deployments


Module 4: Lab - Hybrid Deployment and Management

Lab: Hybrid Deployment and Management 

  • Exercise 1: Perform a mailbox migration to Microsoft 365
  • Exercise 2: Manage hybrid scenarios



MS-201T02-A: Managing Messaging Security, Hygiene, and Compliance

 Module 1: Managing Message Hygiene


  1. Planning for Message Hygiene
  2. Managing Anti-Malware and Anti-Spam Policies
  3. Managing Advanced Threat Protection


Module 2: Managing Compliance


  1. Messaging Compliance in the SCC
  2. Messaging Compliance in Exchange
  3. Managing Exchange Online Archiving and Auditing
  4. Managing Content Search


Module 3: Managing Role-Based Permissions


  • Managing Admin Roles
  • Managing User Roles
  • Exchange Setup - RBAC and AD Split Permission


Module 4: Lab - Manage Message Hygiene

Lab : Manage Message Hygiene

  • Exercise 1: Manage message hygiene in an on-premises solution
  • Exercise 2: Manage message hygiene in a cloud solution
  • Exercise 3: Manage message hygiene in a hybrid solution

Fees & Schedule

Delivery Mode Course Duration Fees
Live Virtual Training 4 Days Ask for Quote
Onsite Classroom Training 4 Days Ask for Quote
Customized Training 4 Days Ask for Quote


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