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Exam 70-346

Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

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  • Published: 17 February 2014
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Audiences: IT professionals
  • Technology: Microsoft Office 365
  • Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSA

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-346. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/exam-70-346.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Provision tenants

    • Configure the tenant name, tenant region, global administrator; manage tenant subscriptions; and manage the licensing model

  • Add and configure custom domains

    • Specify domain name, confirm ownership, specify domain purpose, and move ownership of DNS to Office 365

  • Plan a pilot

    • Designate pilot users, identify workloads that don't require migration, run the Office 365 on-ramp readiness tool, create a test plan or use case, and connect existing email accounts for pilot users, service descriptions

  • Configure DNS records for services

    • Creating DNS records for Exchange, Lync and SharePoint

  • Enable client connectivity to Office 365

    • Configure proxy server to allow anonymous access to Office 365 URLs, configure firewalls for outbound port access to Office 365, recommend bandwidth, Internet connectivity for clients, and deploy desktop setup for previous versions of Office clients

  • Administer rights management (RM)

    • Activate rights management, Office integration with rights management, assign roles for Microsoft Azure Active Directory RM and enable recovery of protected document

  • Manage administrator roles in Office 365

    • Permission model, create or revoke assignment of administrative roles or the administrative model, determine and assign global administrator, billing administrator and user administrator, delegated administrator, and control password resets

  • Configure password management

    • Expiry policy, password complexity, password resets and Administration Centre

  • Manage user and security groups

    • Bulk import, Azure Active Directory Graph API, soft delete, Administration Centre and multi-factor authentication

  • Manage cloud identities with Windows PowerShell

    • Configure passwords to never expire, bulk update of user properties, bulk user creation, Azure Active Directory cmdlets, bulk user licence management and hard delete users

  • Prepare on-premises Active Directory for DirSync

    • Plan for non-routable domain names, clean up existing objects, plan for filtering Active Directory, and support for multiple forests

  • Set up DirSync [WAAD sync tool]

    • Soft match filtering and identify synchronised attributes, password sync, and installation requirements

  • Manage Active Directory users and groups with DirSync in place

    • Delete, create, modify, and schedule and force synchronisation

  • Plan requirements for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

    • Namespaces and certificates, plan AD FS internal topologies and dependencies, plan AD FS proxy topologies, network requirements, multi-factor authentication, and access filtering using claims rules

  • Install and manage AD FS servers

    • Create AD FS service accounts, configure farm or stand-alone settings, add additional servers, convert from standard to federated domain, and manage certificate life cycle

  • Install and manage AD FS proxy servers

    • Set up perimeter network name resolution, install required Windows roles and features, set up certificates, configure AD FS proxy settings, and set custom proxy forms login page

  • Analyse reports

    • Service reports, mail protection reports, auditing log and portal email hygiene reports

  • Monitor service health

    • RSS feed, service health dashboard (including awareness of planned maintenance, service updates and historical data), Office 365 Management Pack for System Centre Operations Manager, and Windows PowerShell cmdlets

  • Isolate service interruption

    • Create a service request, Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyser (RCA), Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) support toolkit, Transport Reliability IP Probe (TRIPP), Microsoft Connectivity Analyser tool, and hybrid free/busy troubleshooter

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Microsoft Certification PREP Talk: Exam 346

In this episode of Prep tips from certification experts, James Seymour, Senior Content Publisher and Alistair Spiers, Senior Operations Programme Manager on the Office 365 product group, discuss the relevancy of the skills being measured on Exam 346.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for IT professionals who take part in evaluating, planning, deploying and operating the Office 365 services, including its dependencies, requirements and supporting technologies. They should have experience with the Office 365 Admin Centre and an understanding of Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus and Azure Active Directory. This includes experience with service descriptions, configuration options, and integrating services with existing identity management and on-premises infrastructure to support the business requirements of an organisation.

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