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We’re happy to announce the debut of MCTS 70-662 Rapid Review: Configuring Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 (ISBN: 9780735658103; 296 pages) by Ian McLean! This book is the part of a brand new Microsoft Press Rapid Review certification series.

The Rapid Review series is designed to help you assess your readiness for Microsoft certification exams. Each book in the series walks you through the exam objectives, providing “need to know” checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study. It’s a streamlined way to evaluate and reinforce your preparation for the exam.

This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press® Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for Exam 70-662.

For a preview, here’s the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction:

Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1 Installing and Configuring Exchange Servers 1

Chapter 2 Configuring Exchange Recipients and Public Folders 41

Chapter 3 Configuring Client Access 77

Chapter 4 Configuring Message Transport 111

Chapter 5 Monitoring and Reporting 145

Chapter 6 Implementing High Availability and Recovery 179

Chapter 7 Configuring Message Compliance and Security 213

Introduction

This Rapid Review is designed to help you assess—and complete—your readiness for MCTS exam 70-662: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring. The Rapid Review series is intended for exam candidates who already have a solid grasp on the exam objectives through a combination of experience, skills, and study, and could use a concise review guide to help with the final stages of preparation.

The 70-662 exam is aimed at messaging generalists responsible for the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Day to day, the candidate typically installs and manages Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and manages users, mailboxes, security, servers, and databases by using Exchange Server 2010. The candidate might also monitor and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2010 SP2 servers. Although this experience focuses on the Exchange Server 2010 messaging solution, you might have real world experience with other Microsoft messaging solutions such as Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2003 that you can build on and apply. Most candidates who take this exam work in an environment in which Exchange Server 2010 either has been deployed or is about to be deployed. It is important to note that you should have real-world experience with Exchange Server 2010 prior to taking the 70-662 exam; having practical knowledge is a key component to achieving a passing mark.

This book will review every concept described in the following exam objective domains:

· Installing and Configuring Exchange Servers

· Configuring Exchange Recipients and Public Folders

· Configuring Client Access

· Configuring Message Transport

· Monitoring and Reporting

· Implementing High Availability and Recovery

· Configuring Message Compliance and Security

This is a Rapid Review and not a comprehensive exam prep or skills training resource such as the Microsoft Press Self-Paced Training Kit. The book covers every exam objective for the 70-662 exam as presented in the objective domain. The exam team does not give anyone access to the exam questions and regularly adds new questions to the exam, which makes complete coverage a real challenge. The cover- age in this book is as complete as possible based on the information available. This book should be an excellent supplement to your existing independent study and real-world experience with the product.

If you encounter a topic in this book with which you do not feel completely comfortable, you can visit the links described in the text, research the topic further by using Microsoft TechNet, and consult support forums. If you review a topic and find that you don’t understand it, you should consider consulting books such as the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-662): Configuring Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 and the Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant from Microsoft Press. You can also purchase practice tests, or use the one available with the Training Kit, to determine if you need further study on particular topics.

Note MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-662): Configuring Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 provides comprehensive coverage of each 70-662 exam objective, along with exercises, review questions, and practice tests. The Training Kit also includes a discount voucher for the exam.