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Overview

About this Course
This is a 5-day Instructor Led Training (ILT) course that targets the needs of IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating Office 365 services, including its identities, dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. This course focuses on skills required to set up an Office 365 tenant, including federation with existing user identities, and skills required to sustain an Office 365 tenant and users. This course maps to the following two certification exams: 70-346 and 70-347.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for IT professionals and consultants who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying, and operating the Office 365 services, including its dependencies, requirements, and supporting technologies. This course is also intended for network administrators and IT managers responsible for managing and maintaining Office 365, including identities, document protection, integration with on-premise directory services, and compliance with service level agreements.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Provision Office 365
  • Plan and Implement Networking and Security in Office 365
  • Manage Cloud Identities
  • Implement and Manage Identities by Using DirSync
  • Implement and Manage Federated Identities for Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot Office 365 Availability and Usage
  • Manage Clients and End-User Devices
  • Provision SharePoint Online Site Collections
  • Configure Exchange Online and Lync Online for End Users
  • Plan for Exchange Online and Lync Online
  • Prerequisites
    In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Knowledge:
  • Completion of Clinic 40041 or equivalent technical knowledge.
  • Cloud-based service concepts
  • Overview of Office 365 and its component services
  • Active Directory Directory Service
  • TCP/IP network routing
  • Domain Name Services (DNS)
  • X.509 Certificates
  • Firewall ports
  • Experience:
  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Administering Office 365 with Office 365 Admin Center
  • Working with virtual machines
  • Using Remote Desktop
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Preparing for Office 365

    This module reviews the features of Office 365 and identifies recent improvements to the service. It then identifies the challenges in deploying Office 365 the benefits of the FastTrack approach compared to the traditional plan/prepare/migrate deployment process. After this, you examine how to plan the pilot, provision tenant accounts and finally, verify that clients can connect to the Office 365 service.

    Lessons

  • Planning a Pilot
  • Introduction to Office 365
  • Provisioning Tenants
  • Enabling Client Connectivity
  • Module 2: Managing Users, Groups, and Licenses

    In this module, students learn about managing users, groups, and licenses by using the Office 365 console and Microsoft PowerShell.

    Lessons

  • Manage Users and Licenses by Using the Administration Center
  • Manage Security and Distribution Groups
  • Manage Cloud Identities with Windows PowerShell
  • Module 3: Administering Office 365

    In this module, students learn about more complex administration functions, such as the management of administrators themselves, how to configure and set password policies in Office 365, and how to enable and administer rights management to protect confidential documents.

    Lessons

  • Manage Administrator Roles in Office 365
  • Configure Password Management
  • Administer Rights Management
  • Module 4: Planning and Managing Clients

    In this module, students learn how to plan for client deployment and ensure that users get the tools they need to interact with Office 365 effectively. This module covers the planning process, how to make Office 365 ProPlus available to end-users directly, and how to deploy it as a managed package. Finally, this module covers how to set up Office telemetry so that administrators can keep track of how users are interacting with Microsoft Office.

    Lessons

  • Plan for Office Clients
  • Manage User-driven Client Deployments
  • Manage IT Deployments of Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office Telemetry and Reporting
  • Module 5: Planning DNS and Exchange Migration

    In this module, you move on learn about the factors that cover DNS domain configuration for Office 365, where you need to add the customer's existing domain or domains to Office 365. This module also covers the individual settings that you need to configure so that each Office 365 service works correctly and fully supports client access.

    Lessons

  • Add and Configure Custom Domains
  • Recommend a Mailbox Migration Strategy
  • Configure external user sharing
  • Module 6: Planning Exchange Online and Configuring DNS Records

    In this module, you learn about the factors that cover DNS domain configuration for Office 365, where you need to add the customer's existing domain or domains to Office 365. This module also covers the individual settings that you need to configure so that each Office 365 service works correctly and fully supports client access.

    Lessons

  • Plan for Exchange Online
  • Configure DNS Records for Services
  • Module 7: Administering Exchange Online

    In this module, you learn how to configure Exchange Online settings that you planned in the previous module, including archive polices, anti-malware and anti-spam settings, additional email addresses and external contacts and resources.

    Lessons

  • Configure Personal Archive Policies
  • Manage Anti-malware and Anti-spam Policies
  • Configure Additional Email Addresses for Users
  • Create and Manage External Contacts, Resources, and Groups
  • Module 8: Configuring SharePoint Online

    In this module, students learn how to plan a SharePoint Online implementation that reflects the customer's needs and then create site collections that reflect those requirements. This module then covers the process of external user sharing with SharePoint Online and describes how this arrangement helps organizations share information more effectively.

    Lessons

  • Manage SharePoint Site Collections
  • Configure External User Sharing
  • Plan a Collaboration Solution
  • Module 9: Configuring Lync Online

    In this module, students learn how to identify factors in the customer's environment that need to be reflected in the Lync Online deployment plan, then configure Lync Online to reflect the customer's business requirements, both at the end-user level and at the organization level.

    Lessons

  • Plan for Lync Online
  • Configure Lync Online Settings
  • Module 10: Implementing Directory Synchronization

    In this module, students learn how to plan, prepare and implement DirSync as a methodology for user and group management in an Office 365 deployment. The module covers the preparation of an on-premises environment, the installation and configuration of DirSync, and how to manage Active Directory users after DirSync has been enabled.

    Lessons

  • Prepare On-premises Active Directory for DirSync
  • Set up DirSync
  • Manage Active Directory Users and Groups with DirSync In Place
  • Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

    In this module, students learn to plan for single sign-on (SSO) by using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and then cover the process for setting up an AD FS server farm and an AD FS proxy. This module also cover the management process for certificates and the AD FS servers.

    Lessons

  • Planning for AD FS
  • Install and Manage AD FS Servers
  • Install and Manage AD FS Proxy Servers
  • Module 12: Monitoring Office 365

    In this module, students learn about monitoring user connections to Office 365 and how to cope with service outages. They look at a range of tools that diagnose service health and review the reports that Office 365 provides.

    Lessons

  • Isolate Service Interruption
  • Monitor Service Health
  • Analyze Reports
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