Exchange 2010

7 01 2011

Went on an intense 6-day Exchange 2010 course during December – we’re in the process of moving to a new Windows 2008 R2 native domain, complete with new Exchange 2010 Organisation so I needed some formal training.

The course included the two exams needed to achieve the “MCTIP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator” certification – the 70-662 (TS) and 70-663 (PRO).

The biggest thing to note for people taking the 70-662 exam is the sheer volume of questions related to PowerShell commands – the instructor estimated 20-40% and I’d say it was definitely in the upper end of the range. Having never used PowerShell before, and not covered it nearly enough during the 5 days before the 662 exam, I found myself unprepared for it and bombed it rather miserably ;(

The 663 is a different story – it focusses more on how Exchange integrates with the rest of your infrastructure, strategies for installing which roles where, etc etc. It calls much more on experience with a Microsoft Infrastructure, so I was very pleased to pass it.

I’ve re-booked the 662, but as a result of a very specific requirement at work, have chosen to focus first on upgrading my MCSA to Server 2008 – TS (the 70-648) first. That’s another post though.



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