Exam 70-321:

Deploying Office 365

Published:April 04, 2012
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Office 365
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam are consultants and IT professionals who plan and implement Office 365. This includes migrations to Office 365 (simple and hybrid deployments).

Candidates typically have core skills in configuration of all Office 365 technologies with deep specialization in one or more of the following:
  • Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Candidates should also have experience with:
  • Previous versions of Exchange and Microsoft Office Communication Server
  • Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization Tool
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Certificates
  • DNS, proxy, firewall, SMTP routing

Candidates may also be familiar with multitenant environments.
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-321: Deploying Office 365: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Office 365 Administrator
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Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Plan and Implement Office 365 Accounts and Services (20%)
  • Plan and implement account synchronization.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization tool; Setup requirements; account management; Microsoft Online account
  • Plan and implement single sign-on.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment; server requirements; certificates
  • Plan and implement federation for Exchange Online and Lync Online.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: federation with external organizations; public IM connectivity (PIC); calendar sharing and free/busy; design federation for Office 365 services
  • Plan and implement Office 365 security.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: SharePoint security; Exchange role-based access control; Office 365 Portal administrator roles
Plan for and Configure SharePoint Online (19%)
  • Plan and configure site structures.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: site collection properties; sites properties; My Sites properties; public website
  • Plan and configure SharePoint properties.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: user properties; organizational properties and policies; audiences; term store; multilingual capabilities; term sets
  • Plan and configure site settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: user permissions; external invitations; site templates; solutions and features; Recovery and Recycle Bin
Plan for Exchange Online (20%)
  • Plan email flow.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: message routing between on-premises and Exchange Online; send/receive connectors; accepted domains; Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer; MX record
  • Plan messaging hygiene, security, and compliance.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange; on-premises (for example, Edge server); Transport Layer Security; S/MIME; archiving; journaling; legal discovery; safe senders/block senders
  • Plan a mailbox move.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan federation trust between Exchange on-premises and Exchange Online (including free/busy, mailtips, multi-mailbox search); mailbox move between on-premises and Exchange Online; Exchange 2010 hybrid server; mailbox replication service proxy
  • Plan unified messaging with Exchange Online.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: unified messaging integration with on-premises PBX; voice mail; Outlook Voice Access; Automated Attendant
Implement Exchange Online (21%)
  • Implement a hybrid deployment.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure federation trust between on-premises and Exchange Online, including free/busy, mailtips, and mailbox search; move mailboxes between on-premises and Exchange Online; deploy Exchange 2010 hybrid server; configure mailbox service replication proxy
  • Migrate mailboxes to Exchange Online.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: staged, cutover, IMAP, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, local folders, archives
  • Manage client connectivity and configuration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Outlook profile migration; mobile device integration; Outlook Web App and Exchange ActiveSync policies, Office Professional Plus 2010
Plan Online Services and Infrastructure (20%)
  • Plan network security and connectivity.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: firewalls and ports; proxies; network capacity
  • Plan licensing for Office 365.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: tenant SKU types; user licenses and subscription SKU types
  • Prepare the infrastructure for migration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: minimal client versions, office versions; upgrading clients to latest versions; changes required to support migration; implications of on-premises Active Directory infrastructure design
  • Plan namespace integration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: certificate implications; configure Outlook Web App redirection for on-premises/Exchange Online; SharePoint domain name; DNS records; autodiscover; add a domain
  • Plan for Lync Online.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Lync on-premises, Lync Online, coexistence; feature set, sizing, dial-in conferencing/audio conferencing provider (ACP) integration; namespace planning; coexistence scenarios; Lync clients, access options, and requirements; Lync Web App client (attendee client or reach client); options for transitioning to Lync Online from Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communications Server R2, and Lync; IM security
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