Good news! Brian Alderman just completed his “Microsoft Office 365 70-346” training course. The 47-video course covers topics such as planning tenants, DirSync, and more. His training also prepares learners to take the 70-346 exam, which must be passed to earn MCSA: Office 365 certification. Here’s a quick Q&A with Brian about his newest course.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
I liked the Nugget where we tour the Office 365 Admin Center because it is our first exposure to how powerful the interface is and how much you can do in there when managing your on-premises environment or a hybrid environment.
Q: What roadblocks did you come across when creating this training and how did you overcome them?
This is great question because it actually is one of the concerns I have with Office 365, and that is the fact that Microsoft makes changes to the Admin Center and the tools used to manage the Office 365 implementation without notice to the users. One of the biggest things we surrender when using Office 365 is control, and for admins that can be challenging. Some of them aren’t big changes, but they still impact procedures and documentation that you have written and that means you will need to monitor and make changes to them as you discover these changes.
Q: From a student-perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
Consistency, because that is the key to successfully working with any Microsoft product. I wanted to develop the course using easy-to-follow steps, real-world scenarios, and for those students interested in taking the exam, it should be helpful in preparing for the 70-346 exam.
Q: Any outside-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Practice, practice, and more practice. There are a lot of concepts covered, and it is nearly impossible to simply view the Nuggets and retain the concepts, steps, and practices necessary to effectively plan, deploy, configure, and manage Office 365. Practice can be accomplished by subscribing to an E3 trial version of Office 365 and performing the steps covered in the course.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
The deployment of Office 365 in a trial version without interruption to your current on-premises environment. Everything can be deployed and configured using an Office 365 E3 30-day trial version allowing you to determine if it is right for your organization. Office 365 also provides several planning tools which are also helpful in the planning process of a deployment to Office 365.
Ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of Office 365? Start watching this course now!