Microsoft Jump Start : Office 365 for IT Professionals

LIVE Virtual Classes (Video Conference) 100% Interactive Learning) / Monday to Friday 

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About this Course

This new Jump Start courseware comes from the early readiness content that was used for Live delivery directly from Microsoft.   This 3-day course was taught to over 1400 students and received an NSAT of 164 from the post-event survey similar to the MTM format used for MOC courses. This is a demo-based course and does not include labs.

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


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


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