MCSA: Office 365

mcsa265 Really, can’t believe it has been close to 18 months since my last Microsoft Certification. (Not counting the new Streamlined Certifications that came out on September 26, 2016. Those were just updates to existing MCSEs.) But, I finally passed the two Office 365 exams (70-346 and 70-347) for the corresponding MCSA. I spent about two month total of study time. I started with the Microsoft Press book mainly because I picked up a free copy while attending Microsoft Ignite. However, If you join Microsoft Virtual Academy you can get a discount on Microsoft Press books and also watch all the great Office 365 videos while you’re there. Finally, I do have to give a Thank You to Pluralsight and Jeff Adkin for the great videos that really gave me a great foundation for the exams.

Office 365 Identity Models

office365I find it slightly amusing this appeared on my Twitter feed today as I finish up studying for my Office 365 exam. It is a great introduction into the Identity Models for Office 365, but even more important you can get access to Office 365 for IT Pros. This online guide is continually updated to match developments within Office 365. Authored by a team of MVPs, this book gives you the real world, independent view of Office 365 that Microsoft’s marketing materials don’t provide.