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Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 - Only 4 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCSA Office 365 course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be MCSA Office 365 certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be MCSA Office 365 trained in record time
  2. Our MCSA Office 365 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSA Office 365 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your MCSA Office 365 course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more MCSA Office 365. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSA Office 365 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSA Office 365 with the best. We have won the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) "Training Company of the Year" a record three times. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 30,000 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCSA Office 365 courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. We've trained more than 35,000 students in twelve years and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.27% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"The best learning experience i have ever had. The instructor's training was exceptional, with content lab access after class. Being able to access the labs any time of the day really helped me pass. Would recommend Firebrand to colleagues"
Sagar Mulji, Class Technology. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)

"It Feels like i have been on the 24hr le mans race!"
neil brandon, TJX Europe. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)

"IT was an awesome experience studying at Firebrand. I'm definitely coming back for more."
Anonymous, Seven Energy - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)

"Good knowledge, great speed overall excellent help"
Oyvind Enget , Infonett . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (25/11/2013 to 28/11/2013)

"My third training, but not my last. Recommended if you want serious training in the material and pass on knowledge"
Bart Abels, Office Grip. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (25/11/2013 to 28/11/2013)

"Enjoy the environment, food and learning. "
Adam Cosby , IAMCloud. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (7/10/2013 to 10/10/2013)

"Liked being immersed in the subject, and the all-inclusive nature of the course and facility. The rooms were clean and adequate, food was good. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (7/10/2013 to 10/10/2013)

"Great training, perfect area, everything explained thoroughly. Recommended! "
Nima Gharib, IKT Axxess. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (19/8/2013 to 22/8/2013)

"It was good experience Good Trainer"
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (4 days) (19/8/2013 to 22/8/2013)

"A fantasic trainer, very engaged and knowledgable with a good edge in other related areas. it was a pleasure attending."
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Microsoft Office 365

Use the power of cloud productivity to save time, money and free-up resources with the Microsoft Office 365 certification. In just four days, you'll get the skills required to set up an Office 365 tenant, including federation with existing user identities. If you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate the Office 365 services, this course is for you.

You'll learn about managing and maintaining Office 365 including identities, document protection, and compliance with service level agreements:

  • Provisioning Office 365
  • Planning and Implementing Networking and Security in Office 365
  • Managing Cloud Identities
  • Implementing and Managing Identities by Using DirSync
  • Implementing and Managing Federated Identities for Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Office 365 Availability and Usage
  • Managing Clients and End-User Devices
  • Provisioning SharePoint Online Site Collections
  • Configuring Exchange Online and Lync Online for End Users
  • Planning for Exchange Online and Lync Online

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Our accelerated Microsoft Office 365 course is the fastest and most cost-effective way to be trained and certified in.

We have constructed our course material in a way that best prepares you for your exams, which you will take during the course.

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.

  • Planning a Pilot
  • Introduction to Office 365
  • Provisioning Tenants
  • Enabling Client Connectivity

Module 2: Managing Users, Groups, and Licenses

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

  • 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, you will 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.

  • Manage Administrator Roles in Office 365
  • Configure Password Management
  • Administer Rights Management

Module 4: Planning and Managing Clients

In this module, you will 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.

  • 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. These activities typically happen in the Deploy phase of the FastTrack process.

So far, you have been looking at Office 365 on its own. In this module, you move on to considering what you have to cover when migrating services from your on-premise environment, starting with your email system. This module addresses the key issues of migrating email accounts to Exchange Online and the planning involved in that process. In the lab, you will practice that planning and then carry out a cutover migration from your on-premises environment to Exchange Online.

  • 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. These activities typically happen in the Deploy phase of the FastTrack process.

In this module, you examine the scenario in which you migrate services from your on-premise environment, starting with your email system. This module addresses the key issues of migrating email accounts to Exchange Online and the planning involved in that process. In the lab, you will practice that planning and then carry out a cutover migration from your on-premises environment to Exchange Online.

  • 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. These are actions that you would typically carry out during the Deploy phase of the Office 365 FastTrack deployment or as part of the normal management operations of Exchange Online. You typically carry out these actions through the Office 365 portal, although you can also use the Windows Azure Active Directory PowerShell console to access additional features.

  • 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, you will 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.

  • Manage SharePoint Site Collections
  • Configure External User Sharing
  • Plan a Collaboration Solution

Module 9: Configuring Lync Online

In this module, you will 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, you will 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.

  • 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, you will 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.

  • Isolate Service Interruption
  • Monitor Service Health
  • Analyze Reports

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your certification guarantee:

  • Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

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Provided for free on the course

  • MOC 20346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Services

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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This course predominantly provides a high-level overview and so will suit both technically-minded students as well as managers looking to understand the platform.

Before attending this course, you should understand the basics of:

  • Active Directory
  • DNS
  • PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

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