How to Learn Microsoft Office 365

Knowledge Required for Office 365 : Deoployments / Administration

Following is the list of topics with which you should be faniliar and have some working knowldege on some of the products mentioned in each line  i..e. AD, ADFS, Exchange server ( latest version)

, Lync , DNS , Sharepoint latest version, Powershell 2.0, Office latest version, Intenet technologies / browsers , bandwith usage /optimization,  Certificates ,  Firewalll technologies /proxies  and many more related ones . Besides you should be familiar with Office 365 plans , offerings amd FAQs.


This is lots of stuff for  anybody .But you must be familiar with these things in relation to office 365  atleast .


In my upcoming posts , i shall provide resources and discussions on  how we can learn these mentioned topics in relation to office 365.


Knowledge and proficiency in the following Microsoft server technologies:

  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010/2007/2003/2000 or 5.5
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Or Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • DNS
  • Windows PowerShell

Knowledge and proficiency in the following Microsoft client technologies:

  • Microsoft Office 2010/2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer and other Internet browser technologies
  • Windows Update/Microsoft Update
  • Windows Phone and mobility

Knowledge of the customer network topology:

  • Active Directory sites, trusts, and topology
  • Wide area connectivity: on-premise networks and equipment
  • Wide area connectivity: internet bandwidth and latency
  • Firewall technologies

Additional areas of knowledge:

  • SSL Certificates
  • Lotus Notes Domino
  • Novell GroupWise
  • POP/IMAP/SMTP based systems
  • Archival systems
  • Email encryption
  • Project Management

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