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Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

EXAM CODE AZ-103

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Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrators deploy, configure, manage, and monitor messaging infrastructure, permissions, client access, mail protection, and mail flow in both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud enterprise environments.

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are Messaging Administrators who deploy, configure, manage, troubleshoot, and monitor recipients, permissions, mail protection, mail flow, and public folders in both on-premises and cloud enterprise environments.

Messaging Administrators are responsible for managing hygiene, messaging infrastructure, hybrid configuration, migration, disaster recovery, high availability, and client access.

Messaging Administrators collaborate with the Security Administrator and Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to implement a secure hybrid topology that meets the business needs of a modern organization.

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Manage modern messaging infrastructure
Manage databases
  • plan mailbox database requirements

  • create mailbox databases

  • configure mailbox databases

  • troubleshoot mailbox databases
Manage Database Availability Groups (DAGs)
  • plan DAG settings and members

  • create a DAG

  • manage DAG members

  • deploy and manage site resilience

  • test a database and datacenter failover scenario

  • troubleshoot DAG problems

  • evaluate Exchange services health
Manage and implement client access
  • plan namespaces

  • plan high availability for client access

  • configure virtual directories and URLs

  • configure client access policies

  • configure global Outlook Web App (OWA) policies

  • configure Autodiscover for Exchange

  • troubleshoot client access connectivity problems

  • manage Exchange certificates lifecycle
Manage disaster recovery
  • plan backup and recovery strategy

  • implement and perform backups

  • restore servers, databases, and mailboxes
Manage messaging infrastructure lifecycle
  • plan Exchange Server installation

  • prepare Active Directory (AD) for Exchange

  • install and update Exchange services

Manage mail flow topology
ConfPlan the Transport Pipeline
  • plan transport architecture

  • design for multi-site mail flow

  • plan a high availability mail flow solution
Manage Connectors
  • plan connectors

  • create Send and Receive connectors

  • configure connectors
Manage Mail Flow
  • manage transport rules

  • manage domains

  • implement a multi-site mail flow
Troubleshoot mail flow problems
  • validate inbound and outbound mail flow

  • examine message trace

  • configure message tracking

  • analyze message headers with the remote connectivity analyzer

  • handle Non-Deliverable Reports (NDRs)

  • investigate transport logs

  • monitor mail flow

Manage recipients and devices
Manage recipient resources
  • manage archive mailboxes

  • manage resource mailboxes

  • manage groups

  • manage mailboxes

  • manage mailbox permissions

  • configure mailbox policies

  • manage shared mailboxes

  • evaluate license options
Manage mobile devices
  • configure mobile device mailbox policies

  • manage mobile device access

Plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration
Plan a hybrid environment
  • evaluate federation in hybrid coexistence

  • evaluate hybrid free/busy access

  • decide between Exchange Classic Hybrid and Exchange Modern Hybrid
Deploy a hybrid environment
  • deploy and verify OAuth for a hybrid deployment

  • install and configure Edge server role

  • configure hybrid mail flow

  • configure federation in hybrid coexistence

  • configure Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT)

  • deploy the Exchange Hybrid Agent to one or more Exchange servers

  • implement advanced hybrid functionality, including On-premises, OneDrive access, and Outlook for iOS
Plan and implement migration
  • manage mailbox migration request batches

  • troubleshoot mailbox migration

  • evaluate migration types

  • configure migration endpoints in Microsoft 365
Manage public folders
  • troubleshoot public folder coexistence

  • move content between public folder mailboxes

  • create additional public folder mailboxes

  • implement public folder Top Level Hierarchy (TLH)

  • implement mail-enabled public folders

  • plan and configure public folders

  • plan a public folder migration to Microsoft 365

Secure the messaging environment
Manage role-based permissions
  • manage role groups

  • assign user accounts to admin roles

  • manage user roles

  • manage a delegated Role-based Access Control (RBAC) setup

  • plan RBAC roles for eDiscovery
Manage message hygiene
  • plan for message hygiene

  • manage connection filters

  • configure malware filters

  • configure spam filters

  • monitor action center

  • monitor quarantined items

  • manage protection for phishing

  • plan and configure Spam Confidence Levels (SCL)
Manage Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for messaging
  • configure and manage ATP safe attachments

  • configure and manage ATP safe links

  • configure and manage ATP anti-phishing

  • manage ATP anti-spam

  • monitor Threat Protection Status
Manage compliance
  • configure retention policies

  • configure data loss prevention policies

  • review and analyze audit logs

  • manage journal rules

  • manage content search

  • manage litigation hold

  • Official Microsoft AZ-103 Exam

  • Online or classroom training

  • Interactive mock exams

  • Live Lab (access to LIVE software)

  • Free Phone Support

  • Online & Email Support

  • World wide Recognised Qualification

  • Unlimited access for 12 months
  • Associate Database Administrator

  • IT Systems Administrator

  • Azure Cloud Administrator

  • Systems Administrator

  • IT Infrastructure Administrator

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