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Jump start videos for the new exam 74-324 Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses.

Office 365 has been available for quite some time and there have also been two exams available:
70-321 Deploying Office 365
70-323 Administering Office 365

These exams focussed on larger enterprises and features corresponding with this use. More information about these exams can be found in my previous blog post. Keep in mind however that Office 365 is an ever evolving service and that things might have been changed since I wrote this blog post. Even Microsoft has retired and replaced some of their learning content.

Recently a third exam became available that focusses on smaller businesses 74-324 Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses. At the end of August a Jump Start event was held and now the recordings of this event have been made available on Technet Video.

I hope this is useful to you and that it will help you leverage Office 365 better.

 

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Office 365 beta exams experience

Exam experience

Today I took the Office 365 beta exams:
70-321 Deploying Office 365
70-323 Administering Office 365

In my opinion the 70-323 was pretty tough, while the 70-321 was a lot easier. I expected it to be the other way around though. Now unfortunately I have to wait for the results (normally within 8 weeks).

Quick exam reminders I studied before the exams

  1. Deployment phase
    1. Office 365 Deployment Phases
    2. Office 365 Deployment Schedule
  2. Plan phase
    1. Key activities
    2. Office 365 Enterprise License Plans
    3. Office 365 Administration roles
    4. Exchange Hybrid Solution Infrastructure overview picture
    5. High Level Tasks For Exchange Hybrid Deployment
  3. Prepare phase
    1. Key activities
    2. Update schema for Exchange 2010 :
      cd c:\exchangeserver2010sp1 and then setup /preparead
    3. Office 365 ports, ips and urls
    4. Exchange Hybrid Deployment Domain and Host Names Worksheet
    5. Configure SSO with ADFS:
      Connect-MsolService –Credential $cred
      Set-MsolAdfscontext -Computer <AD FS 2.0 primary server>
      New-MsolFederatedDomain –DomainName <domain>
    6. Configure dirsync (separate server and when less than
      50.000 objects SQL 2008 Express will do).
    7. Mail migration types and explanation E-mail migration overview (virtual labs)
  4. Migrate phase
    1. Key activities
    2. Post-deployment services testing plan

Resources used as preparation

 

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