Microsoft Jump Start : Office 365 for IT Professionals (50557)

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About this Course

"Microsoft Office 365 for IT Professionals" is specially tailored for  technologists looking for real-world proof of how cloud-based Office 365  enables organizations to solve more problems from more places. Microsoft Office  365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted email, communication and  collaboration software – Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online –  with the Office Professional Plus desktop suite

Audience Profile

This course is designed  for experienced IT Professionals, IT Decision Makers, Network Administrators, Microsoft  customers and partners who need to determine how to best leverage the cloud.

At Course Completion

At the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand Key components of Microsoft Office  365
  • Know the deployment models
  • Understand key elements of automation using  PowerShell
  • Know how to use Directory Sync
  • Differentiate key functionality for Microsoft  Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online


  • Before attending this course, students  must have:
  • Knowledge and proficiency with the following  Microsoft technologies:
  • Active Directory Domain Services and Federation  Services (ADFS) 2.0; DNS; PowerShell
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010/2007/20032000 ;  SharePoint Server 2010/2007
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Or  Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2010/2007; Microsoft Internet  Explorer (and other browsers); Windows Update/Microsoft Update; Windows Phone  and mobility
  • Knowledge of network topology:
  • Active Directory sites, trusts, and topology
  • Wide area connectivity: on-premise  networks/equipment / Internet bandwidth and latency
  • Firewall technologies
  • Additional areas of knowledge:
  • SSL Certificates; Email encryption; Archival  systems
  • Lotus Notes Domino, Novell GroupWise,  POP/IMAP/SMTP based systems
  • Project Management

Course Outline

Module 1: Office 365  Overview

  • Why  Office 365?
  • Security  in Office 365
  • Multi-layered  Defense
  • Security  and Compliance Features

Module 2: Deploying Clients  for Microsoft Office 365

  • Client  Requirements (Software and Hardware)
  • What  Office Professional Plus is and isn’t
  • Office  Professional Plus Components and Interactions
  • Office  Professional Plus Deployment Options
  • Office  Professional Plus Installation Overview
  • Office  Professional Plus Deployment Considerations

Module 3: Microsoft Office  365 Administration and Automation Using Windows PowerShell™

  • Update  on Office 365 PowerShell plans
  • Overview  of Features

Module 4: Microsoft Office  365 Identity & Access Solutions

  • Cover  the different Identity Options
  • Explain  the Identity Architecture and Features
  • Describe  how federated authentication works
  • Describe  the various deployment scenarios

Module 5: Microsoft Office  365 Directory Synchronization

  • What  is Directory Sync?
  • Using  Directory Sync
  • DEMO: Directory Sync Overview

Module 6: Exchange Online  Overview for IT Pros

  • What  is Exchange Online?
  • Exchange  Online delivers:
  • Deployment  Flexibility
  • Unsupported  feature sets

Module 7: Microsoft  Exchange Online Administration

  • The  Tools
  • RBAC  in the Cloud
  • Mailbox  Provisioning Options
  • License  assignment and enforcement
  • Cross  Premises Administration
  • Partner  Administration
  • Geopolitical  Restrictions

Module 8: Microsoft Staged Exchange Online Migration

  • Migration  Overview
  • Cutover  Exchange migration
  • Staged  Exchange migration
  • What’s  Coming?

Module 9: Hybrid Deployment  w/ Exchange Server

  • Review Hybrid Features
  • Planning Requirements
  • Exchange Sharing
  • Secure Transport
  • Deployment Stages

Module 10: Exchange Online  Archiving and Compliance

  • Overview of compliance in Exchange Online
  • Explain and demonstrate key compliance features in  Exchange Online

Module 11: Lync Online  Overview & Configuration

  • Lync Online Overview
  • Initial set up and network configuration
  • Setting up Lync federation
  • Lync Meetings and dial-in audio conferencing
  • Roadmap update

Module 12: SharePoint  Online Overview

  • Intro
  • SharePoint Online Features
  • DEMO: SharePoint Online
  • Where to start
  • Live in a Hybrid World

Module 13: SharePoint  Online Administration

  • Introduction
  • Delegated administration
  • SharePoint Online Administration overview
  • Site Collection ownership
  • DEMO
  • Planning and Assessing a Move to the Cloud

Module 14: SharePoint  Online Extensibility & Customization

  • Overview of Microsoft SharePoint Online development
  • The power user and/or designer
  • The developer
  • DEMOs throughout – this is a ‘show me’ session

Module 15: Office 365  Deployment Overview

  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Planning   ->Preparing  ->Migrating