So today I was able to pass the second test in the series of exams (two) to get the MCSA: Office 365 certification. This certification was challenging for numerous reasons! The most obvious being that the exam is new and there is not much structured training material out there yet, most of the resources I used were found digging around different Microsoft outlets. As someone who has done my share of Office 365 migrations, I had an easier time passing 70-346, which focuses more on the deployment process. 70-347 took me two attempts to pass, I must admit that my managing of Office 365 skills were a tad lacking, I normally do the down and dirty work and the customer might handle the fine tuning of the tenant settings. For what it’s worth, I have pasted links to the resources I used for studying, MAJOR thanks to Anders Eide for matching up the proper TechNet articles to the “Skills Measured” for each exam.
Official Exam Pages, See the “Skills Measured” for an outline of items.
TechNet Articles, this guy matched up the TechNet article links right to the exam “skills measured” from Microsoft.
Anders Blog, 70-346 TechNet Articles
Anders Blog, 70-347 TechNet Articles
MSDN Channel 9, Managing Office 365 Identities and Services (346 & 347)
- This one covers material from both exams.
- The SharePoint Online video was also helpful
Office 365 ProPlus Deployment for IT Pros (70-347)
- Know all the different ways to use ProPlus, and the methods for deploying.
- Understand what kinds of Data Telemetry can gather, and the compatibility with older versions of Office.
- I probably watched these 3 times, the Click2Run deep dive is interesting but not necessarily on the exam.
Office 365 MCSA Exam Prep, Tech ED 2014
- This is a quick presentation from a Microsoft professional at this years Tech Ed event, he discusses the structure of the exam and what to expect.
New: Managing Exchange Online Using Powershell
- Great overview and introduction to managing Exchange Online via Azure Powershell, covers many of the cmdlets in the test.
Update: Apparently you can now take these two tests online, I don’t have much information other than this reddit thread started this morning by someone from Microsoft.