This series of courses will help prepare you for the 70-346 exam. The 70-346 exam is the first of two required exams for the MCSA: Office 365 and will give you a grasp of Office 365 identities.
In this course, Provisioning Office 365, you will learn how to create an Office 365 Tenant, add users and admins, use your own Domain and create a Pilot for your users.
Establishing a secure connection to Office 365 is a primary configuration option you’ll want to complete to ensure the safety of your company information. In this course, Planning and Implementing Networking and Security in Office 365, you’ll explore how to establish a connection to Office 365. First, you’ll examine the necessary DNS records and your firewall configuration, and then configure the correct ports on your firewall for inbound, outbound, or bi-directional traffic -- a step required to allow communications to occur between your offices and Office 365. Next, you’ll want to ensure your data is protected, so you’ll explore Azure Rights Management, which can be used to determine who gets access to content, the type of access they get, and the actions that can be performed with that content. Finally, you’ll dive into the Office 365 administrator roles that can be used to delegate specific administrative tasks to others in your organization, alleviating the need for one person to be responsible for all services and other Office 365 related tasks. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to control access to your company’s sensitive content in Office 365.
Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 tenant is important for the safety of your company information. In this course, Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365, you’ll explore how to provide users access to Office 365 using a secure authentication method. This authentication method will require a password policy that includes complexity requirements, expiration of passwords, and ways to reset passwords. First, you'll explore how to manage users individually, and by adding them to a security group. That security group can be used to determine which tasks the members can perform and what they have access to after logging into your Office 365 tenant. Then, you'll dive into the configuration options associated with them, including licensing, location, and even when to remove their accounts. Finally, you'll examine the management of password policies, and the creation and management of users and security groups, which can be done through the Office 365 Admin Center, Azure AD Admin Center, or the Azure AD PowerShell management console. By the end of this course, you’ll understand which tools are best for performing all of these management tasks.
Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 and on-premises content is important for the safety of your company information, but can cause issues for your users. In this course, Implement and Manage Identities Using Azure AD Connect for Office 365, you’ll explore how to provide users access to content in Office 365 and on-premises using a secure authentication method, while avoiding the need to maintain multiple sets of credentials. First, you’ll learn about the steps and tools needed to prepare your on-premises Active Directory configuration for synchronization with Office 365’s Azure AD using Azure AD Connect. In the process, you’ll become familiar with the planning, hardware, and software requirements of Azure AD Connect, along with the steps necessary to install it. Next, you’ll learn about the different components associated with it, how to configure filtering of objects being synchronized between the two locations, and the types of synchronization and authentication methods that can be configured. Finally, you’ll take a test drive of the Azure AD Admin console and learn about the associated PowerShell commands used to create and configure users, groups, and synchronization methods using both configuration and management options. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to choose the best tool for the job when managing the synchronization of your Active Directory objects.
Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 and on-premises content is important for the safety of your company information, but can cause issues for your users. In this course, Implementing and Managing Federated Identities for SSO, you’ll explore how to provide users access to content in Office 365 and on-premises using a secure authentication method, while avoiding the need for them to provide credentials multiple times. This configuration requires the use of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), which implements single sign-on (SSO) to provide users access to on-premises and O365 content after signing on just once. First, you’ll learn about the planning, hardware, and software requirements of AD FS, along with the steps necessary to install it. Then, you'll discover which installation method you should choose based on your authentication requirements, number of accounts, and number of AD FS servers. Next, you’ll explore the steps and tools needed to prepare your on-premises Active Directory configuration for the AD FS integration. Finally, after installing AD FS and the AD FS Proxy servers, you’ll examine the steps necessary to configure and manage them to ensure successful SSO for your users. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to ensure your company's information remains secure, while keeping the sign-on process as simple as possible.
In addition to rolling out Office 365 and configuring a secure authentication method for users to access content regardless of where it is located, it is also important to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise between on-premises and Office 365. In this course, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Office 365 Availability and Usage, you’ll explore how to monitor Office 365 and its services using the reports automatically generated for your Office 365 tenants. These reports fall under either the Usage or the Security and Compliance categories, and within these categories you’ll find several types of reports on the activity and usage of each service, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP), malware, spam, and email activity. First, you’ll learn how to customize and filter the information provided in these reports, as well as how to create a soft copy of them. Next, you’ll discover how to assist your users with any service or connectivity issues by submitting and tracking Microsoft service requests. Finally, you’ll examine the tools available for troubleshooting connectivity issues between your client machines, Office 365, and the services within Office 365. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of the tools and processes involved in maintaining Office 365 and its services.
Learners interested in this Path should have experience with the Office 365 Admin Center, Microsoft Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Azure Active Directory.