MCSA: Office 365

By Don Jones on December 4, 2014

This series provides a good foundation for Office 365 management, and serves as a foundation for more advanced training in Microsoft-centric messaging, communication, and collaboration.



This series covers core Office 365 administration, including managing identities and services. This group of courses can help lead to the MCSA: Office 365 credential, and is also a pre-requisite for MCSE titles in Communications, Messaging, and SharePoint. Please note that, at present, Pluralsight is still working to provide complete coverage for the 70-347 exam. The courses below can be used to get started.


Target audience:

This learning path is designed for professionals who are working in an environment that uses Microsoft Office 365. It covers core Office 365 administration, and is also a pre-requisite to several MCSE certifications.


Course sequence:

Course Duration
Setting Up Office 365 Identities 4h 02m
Administrating Office 365 Identities 2h 59m
Supporting Office 365 Identities 2h 40m
Getting Started with Office 365 Administration 5h 10m
Enabling Office 365 (70-347) MCSA and the 70-347 Exam  
Enabling Office 365 (70-347) Manage Clients and End-user Devices 2h 59m
Enabling Office 365 (70-347) SharePoint Online Site Collections  2h 43m
Enabling Office 365 (70-347) Exchange and Lync for End Users  
Enabling Office 365 (70-347) Plan for Exchange and Lync Online  



This Microsoft certification consists of two exams, Enabling Office 365 Services and Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements. Pluralsight offers training primarily for real-world, practical application of these requirements, and those training courses can also help prepare you for your MCSA exams. Please note that Pluralsight does not presently offer training that is focused specifically on the exams, and that preparing for the exams should also involve independent hands-on experience, and may require supplemental training.

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Don Jones

Don Jones' broad IT experience comes from 20 years in the business, with a strong focus on Microsoft server technologies. He's the author of more than 45 technology books, including titles on administration and software development, and writes monthly columns for the industry's leading periodicals. He's an in-demand speaker at technical conferences and symposia worldwide, and is widely recognized as one of the top trainers in the Microsoft sector.