Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 & MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016) - Only 11 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Office 365 & SharePoint Server course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be Office 365 & SharePoint Server certified in just 11 days. With us, you’ll be Office 365 & SharePoint Server trained in record time
  2. Our Office 365 & SharePoint Server course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Office 365 & SharePoint Server first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Office 365 & SharePoint Server. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Office 365 & SharePoint Server faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Office 365 & SharePoint Server with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 66,105 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Office 365 & SharePoint Server courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile. I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
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"The course felt very well paced and was structured in a way that didn't feel like an overload of information all at once. The instructor was very helpful and willing to go through a topic multiple times to ensure you understand it fully. "
B.M., Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.12.16 to 2017.12.17)

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Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2017.12.7 to 2017.12.17)

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Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (2017.11.9 to 2017.11.11)

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Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (2017.11.9 to 2017.11.11)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Core Solutions) (3 days) (2017.11.6 to 2017.11.8)

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Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (2017.11.4 to 2017.11.5)

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Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (2017.11.4 to 2017.11.5)

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Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

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J.PK, Diyar United Company. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.7)

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Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

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Hayley Bean, Steelite International Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

"I had heard a few things about Firebrand training prior to arriving certain individuals said I would be forced to stay up reading and studying all night. But after experiencing it myself I learnt that everyone's experience is different. The food and accommodation is amazing and the learning is set to a bearable pace that you have the opportunity to settle down and let the knowledge sink in."
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"Training was brilliant, our instructor was superb and actually managed to make IT engaging and interesting so kudos to that. Facilities are good, but the days are long and intense!"
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"The training provided was hard, however the trainer made it easier to cope with and get knowledge out of the lesson without getting bogged down in information"
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"This is the best experience I have had over my seven trips to Firebrand Wyboston and this is because of how the instructor has put the knowledge across to us. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2017.10.23 to 2017.10.28)

"Had a good experience with firebrand Training. It was hard but was produce well by my lecturer which gave us a better chance of taking in the information and learning it for the exam. Must be prepared for very long days and very short nights but apart from that all was good and accommodation in executive suite was nice, clean and sanitary."
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"Having studied at firebrand previously I was eager to return for the MCSA Server 2016 course. The learning environment and proximity of hotel at the Wyboston site suited me well. If you never find time to study at work or in your personal time then firebrand provide the perfect environment for both learning and passing exams, and all without taking too much time away from work."
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Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2017.10.16 to 2017.10.20)

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Ben Gerrard, Fourteen IP. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (2017.10.12 to 2017.10.15)

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"Really good course, great pace and the instructor was of course very knowledgeable about the subject. I feel like I have a greater understanding of the workings of server 2016, and I am very excited for the next part of the course. Cheers guys! "
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (2017.10.12 to 2017.10.15)

On this accelerated MCSA: Office 365 & MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016) course, you will learn the skills to install, configure and manage Office 365 in a business environment. You will also enhance your skills across SharePoint Server 2016.

This course is 40% faster than traditional training.

During the first part of the course, develop the skills and take the exams necessary to achieve the MCSA: Office 365. You will then complete your route to achieving the MCSE: Productivity by training on SharePoint Server and passing the relevant elective exam.

Your experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum. Combined with our Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll learn both theoretical and practical skills that will help you retain information faster. You'll also develop the hands-on skills needed to apply your new knowledge in the work place, including:

  • Enabling and Managing Office 365
  • Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
  • Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016

You'll be prepared for and sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

  • Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services
  • Exam 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

Earning an MCSE: Productivity certification will qualify you for a role in network and computer systems administration.

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Firebrand Training deliver accelerated courses as a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. You‚ll get exclusive benefits including:

  • Expert instruction from a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)
  • Official Microsoft Practice Tests
  • Testing at the Firebrand Training centre during the course - walk away certified

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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20347A:Enabling and Managing Office 365

Module 1: Planning and provisioning Microsoft Office 365

This module reviews the features of Office 365 and identifies recent improvements to the service. Also it describes how to configure an Office 365 tenant and plan for a pilot deployment.

Lessons

  • Overview of Office 365
  • Provisioning an Office 365 tenant
  • Planning a pilot deployment

Lab : Provisioning Office 365

  • Configuring an Office 365 tenant
  • Configuring a custom domain
  • Exploring the Office 365 administrator interfaces

Module 2: Managing Microsoft Office 365 users and groups

This module describes how to manage Office 365 users, groups, and licenses, and configure administrative access by using the Office 365 console and the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.

Lessons

  • Managing user accounts and licenses
  • Managing passwords and authentication
  • Managing security groups in Office 365
  • Managing Office 365 users and groups with Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring administrative access

Lab : Managing Office 365 users and passwords

  • Managing Office 365 users and licenses by using the Office 365 admin center
  • Managing Office 365 password policies

Lab : Managing Office 365 groups and administration

  • Managing Office 365 groups
  • Managing Office 365 users and groups by using Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring delegated administrators

Module 3: Configuring client connectivity to Microsoft Office 365

This module describes the different types of client software that you can use to connect to Office 365, and the infrastructure requirements that the clients need to meet to connect to Office 365. Also this teaches you how to configure different types of Office 365 clients.

Lessons

  • Planning for Office 365 clients
  • Planning connectivity for Office 365 clients
  • Configuring connectivity for Office 365 clients

Lab : Configuring client connectivity to Office 365

  • Configuring DNS records for Office 365 clients
  • Running the Office 365 connectivity analyser tools
  • Connecting Office 2016 clients

Module 4: Planning and configuring directory synchronisation

This module describes how to plan and configure directory synchronisation between Azure AD and on-premises AD DS.

Lessons

  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronisation
  • Implementing directory synchronisation by using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing Office 365 identities with directory synchronization

Lab : Planning and configuring directory synchronisation

  • Preparing for directory synchronisation
  • Configuring directory synchronisation
  • Managing Active Directory users and groups

Module 5: Planning and deploying Office 2016 ProPlus

This module covers the planning process, how to make Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus directly available to end users, and how to deploy it as a managed package. Finally, this module covers how to set up Office telemetry so that administrators can keep track of how users are interacting with Microsoft Office.

Lessons

  • Overview of Office 365 ProPlus
  • Planning and managing user-driven Office 365 ProPlus deployments
  • Planning and managing centralised deployments of Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office telemetry and reporting

Lab : Deploying Office 365 ProPlus

  • Preparing an Office 365 ProPlus managed installation
  • Managing user-driven Office 365 ProPlus installations
  • Managing Centralised Office 365 ProPlus installations

Module 6: Planning and managing Exchange Online recipients and permissions

This module describes Exchange Online and explains how to create and manage recipient objects and how to manage and delegate Exchange security.

Lessons

  • Overview of Exchange Online
  • Managing Exchange Online recipients
  • Planning and configuring Exchange Online permissions

Lab : Managing Exchange Online recipients and permissions

  • Configuring Exchange Online recipients
  • Configuring delegated administration

Module 7: Planning and configuring Microsoft Exchange Online services

This module describes how to plan and configure Exchange Online services. It also explains how to plan and configure anti-malware and anti-spam settings in Office 365.

Lessons

  • Planning and configuring email flow in Office 365
  • Planning and configuring email protection in Office 365
  • Planning and configuring client access policies
  • Migrating to Exchange Online

Lab : Configuring message transport in Exchange Online

  • Configuring message transport settings

Lab : Configuring email protection and client policies

  • Configuring email protection
  • Configuring client access policies

Module 8: Planning and deploying Skype for Business Online

This module describes how to plan and implement the Skype for Business Online deployment. Also it describes how to plan voice integration with Skype for Business Online.

Lessons

  • Planning and configuring Skype for Business Online service settings
  • Configuring Skype for Business Online users and client connectivity
  • Planning voice integration with Skype for Business Online

Lab : Deploying Skype for Business Online

  • Configuring Skype for Business Online organisation settings
  • Configuring Skype for Business Online user settings
  • Configuring a Skype Meeting Broadcast

Module 9: Planning and configuring SharePoint Online

This module describes the administrative features available within SharePoint Online and the most common configuration tasks for any administrator who starts using SharePoint Online. Also it describes the concept of site collections and the different sharing options within SharePoint Online. A brief overview of additional portals, such as the video portal, are also provided.

Lessons

  • Configuring SharePoint Online services
  • Planning and configuring SharePoint site collections
  • Planning and configuring external user sharing

Lab : Configuring SharePoint Online

  • Configuring SharePoint Online settings
  • Creating and configuring a SharePoint Online site collection
  • Configuring and verifying external user sharing

Module 10: Planning and configuring an Office 365 collaboration solution

This module describes how to plan and implement a SharePoint collaboration solution, and how to enable Yammer Enterprise services within Office 365 and OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 groups.

Lessons

  • Planning and managing Yammer Enterprise
  • Planning and configuring OneDrive for Business
  • Configuring Office 365 groups

Lab : Planning and configuring an Office 365 collaboration solution

  • Configuring a Yammer Enterprise
  • Configuring OneDrive for Business
  • Configuring Office 365 groups

Module 11: Planning and configuring Rights Management and compliance

This module describes the compliance features in Office 365 and explains how to manage them. Also it describes how to plan and configure Microsoft Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS). Additionally it discusses the security features in Office 365.

Lessons

  • Overview of the compliance features in Office 365
  • Planning and configuring Azure Rights Management in Office 365
  • Managing the compliance features in Office 365

Lab : Configuring Rights Management and compliance

  • Configuring Rights Management in Office 365
  • Configuring compliance features

Module 12: Monitoring and troubleshooting Microsoft Office 365

This module describes how to monitor and review Office 365 services, and troubleshoot Office 365 issues.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Office 365
  • Monitoring Office 365 service health

Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Office 365

  • Monitoring Office 365
  • Monitoring service health and analysing reports

Module 13: Planning and configuring identity federation

This module describes how to plan and implement identity federation between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Understanding identity federation
  • Planning an AD FS deployment
  • Deploy AD FS for identity federation with Office 365
  • Planning and implementing hybrid solutions (Optional)

Lab : Planning and configuring identity federation

  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Web Application
  • Configuring federation with Office 365
  • Verifying single sign-on (SSO)

20339-1A: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2016

This module describes the structure and capabilities of a SharePoint environment, and the major changes for IT professionals in SharePoint 2016. This module also describes the options available for deploying SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Key components of a SharePoint deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2016 deployment options

Module 2: Designing an information architecture

This module describes how to gather business requirements, and the key elements of a successful information architecture project. This module also explains how to structure information within a SharePoint 2016 deployment and make it easy to find and retrieve.

Lessons

  • Identifying business requirements
  • Understanding business requirements
  • Organising information in SharePoint 2016
  • Planning for discoverability

Lab : Designing an information architecture - Part one

  • Identifying site columns and content types

Lab : Creating an information architecture - Part two

  • Designing a business taxonomy

Module 3: Designing a logical architecture

This module explains how to approach a logical architecture design and how to document it.

Lessons

  • Overview of the SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
  • Documenting your logical architecture

Lab : Designing a logical architecture

  • Planning a logical architecture
  • Producing a logical architecture diagram

Module 4: Designing a physical architecture

This module describes the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2016, and the physical components necessary to fulfill the physical architecture design. It also explains the SharePoint farm topologies, and describes how to map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.

Lessons

  • Designing physical components for SharePoint deployments
  • Designing supporting components for SharePoint deployments
  • SharePoint farm topologies
  • Mapping a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design

Lab : Designing a physical architecture

  • Designing a physical architecture
  • Developing a physical architecture design diagram

Module 5: Installing and configuring SharePoint 2016

This module explains how to install SharePoint 2016 in different topologies, script the installation, and configure a SharePoint 2016 environment. This module also explains how to configure the core farm-level settings in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Lessons

  • Installing SharePoint 2016
  • Scripting installation and configuration of SharePoint
  • Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings

Lab : Deploying and configuring SharePoint 2016 – Part one

  • Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 farm

Lab : Deploying and configuring SharePoint 2016 – Part two

  • Configuring incoming email
  • Configuring outgoing email
  • Configuring integration with Office Online Server

Module 6: Creating web applications and site collections

This module explains how to create web applications in SharePoint 2016 and how to configure these applications. It also explains how to create and configure site collections in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online.

Lessons

  • Creating web applications
  • Configuring web applications
  • Creating and configuring site collections

Lab : Creating and configuring web applications

  • Creating a web application
  • Configuring a web application

Lab : Creating and configuring site collections

  • Creating and configuring site collections
  • Creating a site collection in a new content database
  • Using Fast Site Collection Creation

Module 7: Planning and configuring service applications

This module describes the service application architecture in SharePoint 2016, and how to provision and manage service applications.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the service application architecture
  • Creating and configuring service applications

Lab : Planning and configuring service applications

  • Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Central Administration
  • Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring the Word Automation Services service application for document conversion
  • Configuring service application proxy groups

Module 8: Managing users and permissions, and securing content

This module explains how to configure authorisation in SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to configure site collection security in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Configuring authorisation in SharePoint 2016
  • Managing access to content

Lab : Managing users and groups

  • Creating a web-application policy
  • Creating and managing SharePoint groups
  • Creating custom permission levels

Lab : Securing content in SharePoint sites

  • Managing permissions and inheritance
  • Managing site-collection security
  • Enabling anonymous access to a site

Module 9: Configuring authentication for SharePoint 2016

This module explains about the SharePoint 2016 authentication infrastructure, and how to configure claims, providers, and identity federation for SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to configure server-to-server authentication for SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of authentication
  • Configuring federated authentication
  • Configuring server-to-server authentication

Lab : Extend your SharePoint 2016 to support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

  • Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2016 to use federated identities
  • Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to enable a web application a relying party
  • Configuring SharePoint to trust AD FS as an identity provider
  • Configuring a web application to use the AD FS identity provider

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment

This module explains how to secure a SharePoint 2016 deployment at the platform level, and how to configure farm-level security settings for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Lessons

  • Securing the platform
  • Configuring farm-level security

Lab : Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment

  • Configuring SharePoint Server communication security
  • Hardening a SharePoint server farm
  • Configuring blocked file types
  • Configuring Web Part security
  • Implementing security auditing

Module 11: Managing taxonomy

This module explains how to create and manage content types and content-type propagation. Additionally, it explains how to implement managed metadata in SharePoint web applications and site collections. It also explains how to configure the managed metadata service application in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Managing content types
  • Understanding managed metadata
  • Configuring the managed metadata service

Lab : Configuring content-type propagation

  • Creating content types for propagation
  • Publishing content types across site collections

Lab : Configuring and using the managed metadata service

  • Configuring the managed metadata service
  • Creating term sets and terms
  • Consuming term sets

Module 12: Configuring user profiles

This module explains how to configure the User Profile service application, and how to manage user profiles and audiences.

Lessons

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing user profiles and audiences

Lab : Configuring user profiles

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Configuring directory import and synchronisation

Lab : Configuring My Sites and audiences

  • Configuring My Sites
  • Configuring audiences

Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search

This module describes the Search Service Application and explains how to configure the Search service in SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Understanding the Search Service Application architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search

Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search

  • Configuring the Search Service Application
  • Configuring a file share content source
  • Configuring a local SharePoint content source
  • Creating a search center

Lab : Optimising the search experience

  • Configuring a result source and a query rule
  • Customising the search experience
  • Creating and deploying a thesaurus
  • Configuring entity extractors and refiners
  • Managing query spelling correction

Module 14: Monitoring and maintaining a SharePoint 2016 environment

This module explains how to implement a monitoring plan for SharePoint 2016, and how to optimise the performance of a SharePoint 2016 deployment. It also explains how to plan for and configure SharePoint caching. Further, it explains how to identify and resolve problems in a SharePoint 2016 environment.

Lessons

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Tuning and optimising a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Planning and configuring caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2016 environment

Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 deployment

  • Configuring usage and health data collection
  • Configuring Sharepoint diagnostic logging
  • Configuring Health Analyser rules
  • Reviewing usage and health data

Lab : Investigating page load times

  • Analysing network traffic
  • Analysing SharePoint page performance

20339-2A: Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016

Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2016

This module describes the core architectural components of a SharePoint Server environment, and also helps to identify the new depreciated and removed features in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Core components of the SharePoint 2016 architecture
  • New, deprecated, and removed features in SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online editions

Lab : Reviewing the core Microsoft SharePoint 2016 concepts

  • Configuring SharePoint 2016 farms
  • Creating and configuring site collections and sites
  • Provisioning service applications by using the SharePoint 2016 Management Shell

Module 2: Introduction to hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2016

This module describes the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016, and helps you to prepare for a hybrid SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Lessons

  • Exploring the hybrid features in SharePoint 2016
  • Preparing for a hybrid SharePoint 2016 deployment

Lab : Configuring an Office 365 tenant

  • Creating an Office 365 tenant

Lab : Creating hybrid team sites

  • Preparing the SharePoint environment
  • Running the SharePoint Hybrid picker

Module 3: Designing business continuity management strategies

This module explains how to select an appropriate database server configuration to meet availability requirements. It also describes how to design a physical architecture and infrastructure to meet high-availability requirements. Finally, this module explains how to develop and implement a backup and restore strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing database topologies for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Designing a SharePoint infrastructure for high availability
  • Planning for disaster recovery

Lab : Planning and performing backup and restore

  • Create a backup and restore plan
  • Test the backup and restore process

Module 4: Planning and implementing Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service

This module explains how to configure Business Connectivity Services (BCS), and describes how to configure and manage the Secure Store Service application. It also explains how you can configure and manage BCS models.

Lessons

  • Planning and configuring BCS
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service
  • Managing BCS models

Lab : Configuring BCS and the Secure Store Service

  • Configuring the BDC Service Application
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service

Lab : Managing BDC models

  • Configuring a Secure Store Service target application
  • Importing and configuring BDC models

Module 5: Configuring productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment

This module describes SharePoint Add-in architecture.This module also explains how to provision and manage SharePoint apps and App Catalogs. Additionally, this module describes how to provision Microsoft Access Services, Visio Services, Word Automation Services, PowerPoint Automation Services, and SharePoint Translation Services.

Lessons

  • Understanding the SharePoint Add-in architecture
  • Provisioning and managing apps and App Catalogs
  • Provisioning productivity services

Lab : Configuring and managing SharePoint Add-ins

  • Configuring a SharePoint farm to support apps
  • Creating and configuring a corporate App Catalog
  • Deploying and monitoring apps

Module 6: Managing solutions in Microsoft SharePoint 2016

This module describes the purpose and structure of SharePoint 2016 features and solutions. In addition, it explains how to manage sandbox solutions in Microsoft SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Understanding the SharePoint 2016 solution architecture
  • Managing sandboxed solutions

Lab : Managing solutions

  • Configuring a SharePoint farm to support sandboxed solutions
  • Configuring a SharePoint site to support sandboxed solutions
  • Deploying farm solutions

Module 7: Connecting people

This module explains how to manage user profiles and how to plan and configure My Site and social features. This module also describes how to configure community sites.

Lessons

  • Managing user profiles
  • Enabling social interaction
  • Building communities

Lab : Configuring profile synchronisation and My Sites

  • Configuring profile synchronisation
  • Configuring My Sites

Lab : Configuring community sites

  • Creating a community site infrastructure
  • Configuring Community Site participation

Module 8: Planning and configuring web content management

This module explains how to plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements. This module also describes how to configure managed navigation and product catalog sites, and how to configure support for multilingual sites. Additionally, it explains and how to plan and manage design and customisation for publishing sites, and how to plan and configure support for mobile users.

Lessons

  • Planning and implementing a web content management infrastructure
  • Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites
  • Supporting multiple languages and locales
  • Enabling design and customisation
  • Supporting mobile users

Lab : Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites

  • Configuring a product catalog site
  • Configuring Cross-Site Publishing
  • Configuring publishing sites

Lab : Configuring device channels

  • Configuring device channels

Module 9: Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management

This module explains how to plan for management of content and documents, and how to plan for and configure eDiscovery. Additionally, it describes how to plan for records management and compliance.

Lessons

  • Planning Enterprise Content Management
  • Planning and configuring eDiscovery
  • Planning records management

Lab : Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint 2016

  • Creating and configuring an eDiscovery Center
  • Discovering and preserving content
  • Querying and exporting content

Lab : Configuring records management in SharePoint Server 2016

  • Configuring in-place records management

Module 10: Planning and configuring business intelligence solutions

This module explains how to plan business intelligence (BI) architecture for SharePoint 2016, and how to deploy and manage BI services. Additionally, this module explains how to plan and configure advanced analysis tools.

Lessons

  • Planning BI architecture
  • Planning, deploying, and managing BI services
  • Planning and configuring advanced analysis tools

Lab : Installing Office Online Server

  • Deploy Office Online Server

Lab : Configuring PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint 2016

  • Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint 2016
  • Configuring Power View for SharePoint

Module 11: Planning and configuring productivity and collaboration

This module explains how to plan and configure productivity and collaboration features. This module also explains how to plan and configure composite solutions in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Planning and configuring collaboration features
  • Planning and configuring composites

Lab : Configuring and working with project sites

  • Creating an Office Online Server farm and configuring integration in SharePoint 2016
  • Creating project sites
  • Configuring project sites
  • Engaging project teams
  • Configuring Project Server integration

Lab : Configuring a workflow

  • Configuring Microsoft Azure Workflow and Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Services
  • Creating and testing a workflow

Module 12: Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2016

This module explains how to prepare for upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016. In addition, it explains how to manage site collections are how to upgrade them to SharePoint 2016. Finally, the module describes how to upgrade advanced content from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

  • Preparing for an upgrade or migration
  • Upgrade to SharePoint 2016
  • Planning and managing a site-collection upgrade

Lab : Performing a content database migration and upgrade from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

  • Migrating SharePoint Server 2013 Managed Metadata Service
  • Upgrading a SharePoint Server 2013 content database

Lab : Managing site-collection upgrades

  • Preparing site collections for upgrade
  • Upgrading site collections

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You'll sit the following exams during the course at the Firebrand Training centre. Which are covered by your Certification Guarantee :

Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

You'll be tested on the following subject areas during the exam:

  • Provision Office 365 (15-20%)
  • Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365 (15-20%)
  • Manage cloud identities (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage identities by using Azure AD Connect (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage federated identities for single sign-on (SSO) (15-20%)
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage (15-20%)

Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

You'll be tested on the following subject areas during the exam:

  • Manage clients and end-user devices (20-25%)
  • Provision SharePoint Online site collections (20-25%)
  • Configure Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online for end users (20-25%)
  • Plan for Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online (20-25%)
  • Configure and Secure Office 365 services (20-25%)

Exam 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

You'll be tested on the following subject areas during the exam:

  • Design SharePoint infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Plan authentication and security (15-20%)
  • Plan workload optimisation (15-20%)
  • Plan productivity solutions (15-20%)
  • Manage search capabilities (10-15%)
  • Plan and configure cloud services (5-10%)
  • Monitor and optimise a SharePoint environment (10-15%)

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Included:

  • MOC 20347A: Enabling and Managing Office 365
  • MOC 20339-1A: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
  • MOC 20339-2A: Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

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There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

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  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
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Ideally, you should have a minimum of one year's experience deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2013 farms across a large enterprise. Or, you could also have at least two years experience with SharePoint 2010.

Before attending this course, you must have professional experience with the following:

  • DNS
  • PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
  • Software management in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2012 R2 enterprise server environment.
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud.
  • Administering Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Active Directory and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for use in authentication, authorisation and as a user store.
  • Managing databases and server roles in SQL Server
  • Managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 4.0.
  • Connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implementing Claims-based Security.
  • Using Hyper-V virtual machines

It is also important you understand the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, particularly in terms of hybridisation.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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