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Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements


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  • Provides exam preparation tips written by a certified trainer
  • Covers Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Organizes its coverage by the exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge the exam candidate


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9"
  • Pages: 320
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-5093-0066-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5093-0066-2

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-346--and demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to provision, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Microsoft Office 365 identities and cloud services. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Provision Office 365
  • Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365
  • Manage cloud identities
  • Implement and manage identities by using DirSync
  • Implement and manage federated identities (SSO)
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
  • Provides exam preparation tips written by a top trainer, consultant, and sysadmin
  • Assumes you have experience with the Office 365 Admin Center and an understanding of Microsoft Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Azure Active Directory

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Table of Contents

Introduction     xiMicrosoft certifications     xiFree ebooks from Microsoft Press     xiiErrata, updates, & book support     xiiWe want to hear from you     xiiStay in touch     xiiiPreparing for the exam     xvChapter 1: Provision Office 365     1Objective 1.1: Provision tenants     1Setting up an Office 365 trial     1Configure the tenant name     6Tenant region     6Administrator roles     7Manage tenant subscriptions and licenses     8Objective summary     12Objective review     13Objective 1.2: Add and configure custom domains     14Specify domain name     14Confirm ownership     15Specify domain purpose     22Move ownership of DNS to Office 365     25Objective summary     26Objective review     26Objective 1.3: Plan a pilot     27Designate pilot users     28Identify workloads that don’t require migration     28Run the Office 365 on-ramp readiness tool     29Create a test plan or use case     31Connect existing email accounts for pilot users     32Service descriptions     34Objective summary     36Objective review     36Answers     38Objective 1.1: Thought experiment     38Objective 1.1: Review     38Objective 1.2: Thought experiment     39Objective 1.2: Review     39Objective 1.3: Thought experiment     41Objective 1.3: Review     41Chapter 2: Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365     43Objective 2.1: Configure DNS records for services     43Exchange DNS records     44Skype for Business Online DNS records     49SharePoint Online DNS records     52Objective summary     54Objective review     54Objective 2.2: Enable client connectivity to Office 365      55Proxy server configuration     56Outbound firewall ports     56Recommend bandwidth     57Internet connectivity for clients     58Deploy desktop setup for previous versions of Office clients     58Objective summary     59Objective review     59Objective 2.3: Administer rights management     60Activate Azure Rights Management     60Office integration with Rights Management     64Assign roles for Microsoft Azure Active Directory RM     67Enable recovery of protected document     68Objective summary     69Objective review     69Objective 2.4: Manage administrator roles in Office 365     70Global administrator     71Billing administrator     71User management administrator     72Service administrator     72Password administrator     73Delegated administrator     73Manage role membership     74Objective summary     78Objective review     79Answers     80Objective 2.1: Thought experiment     80Objective 2.1: Review     80Objective 2.2: Thought experiment     81Objective 2.2: Review     81Objective 2.3: Thought experiment     82Objective 2.3: Review     82Objective 2.4: Thought experiment     83Objective 2.4: Review     83Chapter 3: Manage cloud identities     85Objective 3.1: Configure password management     85Working with cloud identities     85Configuring password policies     86Following password complexity policies     87Resetting passwords     88Objective summary     94Objective review     94Objective 3.2: Manage user and security groups     95Using the bulk import process     95Using soft delete     98Enabling multi-factor authentication     100Using Azure Active Directory Graph API     104Objective summary     107Objective review     108Objective 3.3: Manage cloud identities with Windows PowerShell     109Managing user passwords with Windows PowerShell     109Hard deleting users     111Performing bulk account operations     112Using Azure Active Directory cmdlets     114Objective summary     122Objective review     122Answers     124Objective 3.1: Thought experiment     124Objective 3.1: Review     124Objective 3.2: Thought experiment     125Objective 3.2: Review     125Objective 3.3: Thought experiment     127Objective 3.3: Review     127Chapter 4: Implement and manage identities by using DirSync     129Objective 4.1: Prepare on-premises Active Directory for DirSync     129Using Active Directory synchronization tools     130Cleaning up existing Active Directory objects     135Using UPN suffixes and non-routable domains     138Planning for filtering Active Directory     143Supporting multiple forests     143Objective summary     144Objective review     145Objective 4.2: Set up DirSync     146Meeting the DirSync installation requirements     146Installing DirSync     150Filtering     160Identifying synchronized attributes     163Syncing passwords     165Objective summary     166Objective review     166Objective 4.3: Manage Active Directory users and groups with DirSync in place     167Creating users and groups     168Modifying users and groups     169Deleting users and groups     169Scheduling synchronization     170Forcing synchronization     170Objective summary     173Objective review     173Answers     175Objective 4.1: Thought experiment     175Objective 4.1: Review     175Objective 4.2: Thought experiment     176Objective 4.2: Review     176Objective 4.3: Thought experiment     177Objective 4.3: Review     178Chapter 5: Implement and manage federated identities (single sign-on)      179Objective 5.1: Plan requirements for Active Directory Federation Services     179Deploying AD FS topologies     180Using certificates     181Using namespaces     191Meeting network requirements     191Configuring multi-factor authentication     192Accessing filtering using claims rules     193Objective summary     194Objective review     194Objective 5.2: Install and manage AD FS servers     195Creating AD FS service accounts     196Configuring farm or stand-alone settings     198Installing and configuring AD FS     199Adding additional servers     207Converting from standard to federated domain     217Managing certificate life cycle     218Objective summary     220Objective review     220Objective 5.3: Install and manage AD FS Proxy servers     221Setting up perimeter network name resolution     221Setting up certificates     222Installing required Windows roles and features     222Configuring AD FS Web Application Proxy     225Setting custom proxy forms login page     229Objective summary     230Objective review     231Answers     232Objective 5.1: Thought experiment     232Objective 5.1: Review     232Objective 5.2: Thought experiment     233Objective 5.2: Review     233Objective 5.3: Thought experiment     234Objective 5.3: Review     235Chapter 6: Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage     237Objective 6.1: Analyze reports     237Office 365 reports     238Mail reports     238Usage reports     239Skype for Business     240SharePoint     241OneDrive for Business     242Auditing reports     242Protection reports     243Rules reports     244Data Loss Prevention reports     244Objective summary     245Objective review     245Objective 6.2: Monitor service health     246Service Health Dashboard     246Office 365 Management Pack     251Windows PowerShell cmdlets     264Objective summary     265Objective review     265Objective 6.3: Isolate service interruption     266Create a service request     267Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer     272Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer     277Transport Reliability IP Probe     279Hybrid Free/Busy Troubleshooter     280Objective summary     284Objective review     285Answers     286Objective 6.1: Thought experiment     286Objective 6.1: Review     286Objective 6.2: Thought experiment     287Objective 6.2: Review     287Objective 6.3: Thought experiment     288Objective 6.3: Review     288


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