Deployment Planning Methodology 

and Advanced Tools - Exchange Connectors & Troubleshooting

Course Outline

Duration:  4 Days

This course covers the Google Apps deployment methodology based upon best practices from the field and configuring advanced deployment tools.
This 4-day course is a combination of the Apps301 and Apps302 courses.

The first 3 days of the course focus on deployment planning methodology organized around a case study. Emphasis is placed on understanding the pros and cons of the different deployment approaches which help influence the customer to make the right decision. At the end of the 3-day deployment planning workshop, students are expected to present a deployment blueprint and a straw man project plan.

The last 1 day of the course provide in-depth training on advanced tools such as Google Apps connectors for calendar co-existence with Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server, configuring split delivery using Postini standalone service to deploy Google Apps, Single Sign-On andGoogle Apps Directory Sync. There is a strong emphasis on troubleshooting these advanced tools.

Hands-on Practicals include
  • Calendar Connector Web Service
  • Calendar Connector Sync Service
  • Blackberry Enterprise Server
  • Configure Postini Split Delivery
  • Install Chrome using Group Policy 

Who should attend this class?
  • Technical implementation specialists
    • Experience as a Solutions Architect, IT Messaging Administrator (Exchange/Notes/Groupwise Administrator), Network administrator, Security specialist, or System Administrator with programming experience (Java, Python, PERL)
  • Project Managers
    • Experience in managing large-scale implementations, time management, and budget constraints.
  • Change Managers
    • Understanding of change management methodologies (communication, training, and ongoing support for users during the Google Apps deployment life cycle)

  • Google Partner who has completed a contract with Google
  • Completion of the Apps200 course
  • Basics of Project Management  

Pre-Course Work
  • Once registered, the pre-work assignment will be sent to you.