Microsoft's 70-663

MCITP - Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions With Exchange Server 2010

The Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 exam is a mandatory part of the MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 certification. The exam audience includes senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators and candidates who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-663 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

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The 70-663 exam is part of MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 certification which comprises of 2 exams. It is a required piece to the certification. You have to pass following exams to get MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 certification:

  • Exam 70-662
  • Exam 70-663

Skills Measured

  • Design the Exchange Server 2010 installation
  • Exchange Server 2010 deployment
  • Design and deploy messaging security
  • Auditing and discovery
  • Design and deploy transport rules for message compliance

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70-663 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 1-2 weeks if you have a minimum of two years of experience working with Exchange Server. You should plan on devoting 2-3 hours every day.

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70-663 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
    • Overview
    • Brief History of Exchange Servers
    • New Features in Exchange Server 2010
    • Improvements in Exchange Server 2010
    • Discontinued Features
    • Comparison between Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010
    • Client Benefits to Exchange Server 2010
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 2: Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Migration and Infrastructure
    • Overview
    • Understanding the Messaging Professional's Job Role
    • Using a Framework for Deploying Exchange Server 2010
    • Preparing Exchange Server 2010 for Deployment
    • Planning Namespaces
    • Planning Your Migration and Coexistence
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 3: Designing and Deploying Mailbox Services
    • Overview
    • Designing Mailbox Services
    • Deploying the Mailbox Server Role
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 4: Designing Routing and Client Connectivity
    • Overview
    • Getting to Know Exchange 2010 Server Transport and Routing Features
    • Planning Exchange Server 2010 Routing
    • Defining Transport Server Hardware
    • Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure
    • Exchange 2010 Client Access and Connectivity
    • Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Servers
    • Choosing Hardware and Sizing
    • Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Server Role
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 5: Designing Security and Compliance
    • Overview
    • Designing Messaging Security and Compliance
    • Planning Exchange Permissions Models
    • Designing Message Hygiene
    • Designing Client Access Security
    • Designing Message Archival and Discovery
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 6: Designing High Availability and Recovery
    • Overview
    • High Availability Overview
    • Designing and Deploying Exchange 2010 High Availability
    • Designing Exchange Backup and Recovery
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials

Career Prospects

An MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Exchange Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Exchange Administrator
  • Exchange Analyst


70-663 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-663 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 70-663 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The 70-663 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear and Adaptive, Build list and reorder, Case studies, Drag and drop, Hot area, Multiple-choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 exam, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing Exchange servers.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 55 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 70-663 exam , Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • You may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. You would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, you must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • You must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the certification, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least a 14-day before retaking the exam.
  • If you have already passed the exam, it cannot be taken again without prior consent from Microsoft.
What is the validity of the certification?
The MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 certification is scheduled to retire on July 31, 2015. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-663 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-663 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 6
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 2
Total Questions 15 108
Interactive Quizzes 0 64
Final Test No Yes

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