Planning is the key to success in most of your professional activities, and it applies to SharePoint as well. Before starting to install and configure your SharePoint farm, you need to plan what other services you will integrate it with, as well as how you will secure and backup your SharePoint farm. In this course, Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Logical Architecture and Integrations, you'll learn foundational knowledge on how to plan your SharePoint Server logical architecture. First, you will learn what needs to be planned if you want to integrate SharePoint Server 2016 with other Microsoft servers such as Project Server and Exchange Server 2016. Next, you'll learn the available authentication methods in SharePoint, and what security methods you could implement such as SSL bridging, anti-virus, and transport security to keep your SharePoint safe. Finally, you'll learn the different ways to backup SharePoint, and why it's important to test your backups. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 needed to properly plan a SharePoint 2016 logical architecture according to your business needs. This course also covers part of the "Planning" objectives of the SharePoint 2016 MCSE Exam 70-339.