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On this accelerated 5 day MCSA: Office 365 course, you’ll learn to use the power of cloud productivity to save time, money and free up resources. You’ll get the skills to enable services and manage identities and requirements using Office 365. This includes elements like security and networking. In addition, you’ll learn to manage end-user devices, clients and software like SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Skype for Business, alongside Office 365.
You’ll be taught by official Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) instructors in a distraction-free environment, using Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). Through Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you’ll be immersed in topics including:
This course is best suited to IT professionals involved with the planning, deployment and operation of Office 365 and its related services and technologies. Experience with these associated technologies is recommended.
You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us
Firebrand Training deliver accelerated courses as a Microsoft Learning Partner. You'll get exclusive benefits including:
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.
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.
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.
Lab : Provisioning Office 365
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.
Lab : Managing Office 365 users and passwords
Lab : Managing Office 365 groups and administration
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.
Lab : Configuring client connectivity to Office 365
This module describes how to plan and configure directory synchronisation between Azure AD and on-premises AD DS.
Lab : Planning and configuring directory synchronisation
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.
Lab : Deploying Office 365 ProPlus
This module describes Exchange Online and explains how to create and manage recipient objects and how to manage and delegate Exchange security.
Lab : Managing Exchange Online recipients and permissions
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.
Lab : Configuring message transport in Exchange Online
Lab : Configuring email protection and client policies
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.
Lab : Deploying Skype for Business 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.
Lab : Configuring SharePoint Online
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.
Lab : Planning and configuring an Office 365 collaboration solution
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.
Lab : Configuring Rights Management and compliance
This module describes how to monitor and review Office 365 services, and troubleshoot Office 365 issues.
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Office 365
This module describes how to plan and implement identity federation between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.
Lab : Planning and configuring identity federation
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your certification guarantee:
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 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.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 01 9010 151.
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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Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
This course is suited to experienced IT professionals.
Before attending this course, you should understand the basics of:
You should also have experience using Office 365 Admin center.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 01 9010 151 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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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,074 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Loved every minute with the instructor, dedicated to his craft and a really knowledgeable guy, staying late and getting up early he is a real credit to Firebrand, don't know if I would have got through this course without him"
Damian Blackall, Manx Telecom . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (15/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"The MCSA Office 365 training with the instructor is a great course that I would recommend. The instructor goes above and beyond not only preparing you for the exam but also using the knowledge from his real world experience."
J.S.. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (15/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Had work, but worth every second. Fast and efficient training."
Jake Creckendon-Reed. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (15/10/2018 to 19/10/2018)
"Above and beyond truly dedicated trainer with real life experience as well as text book. He'll always ensure you are grasping all concepts."
Shaun Mcgregor. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)
"The course instructor was very experienced in the course, bringing real life experience, which made the training even more interesting."
Vincent Parris, Hearst Magazine UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)
"The instructor goes over and beyond with with his students whatever there skill set is. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate.
His energy has rubbed off on me and makes me want to continue studying."
N.B., NDBIT. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)
"Firebrand provides fast track IT education paired with high skilled teachers with real life experience in the areas they teach. This gives another dimension to the courses substance and validity. Highly recommended if you are looking at expanding your knowledge and career possibilities."
Anton Viberg, Enzure AB. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)
"My best approach to rapid learning.
Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available.
Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)
"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."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)
"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)
"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime.
For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)
"Intense and knowledge filled, but the rewards are worth it."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them!
I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)
"Fast paced course with excellent material. Facilities conducive to learning experience. Highly recommended."
S.S, Sogeti Suiss. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/1/2017 to 13/1/2017)
"Be prepared to work very hard! Guaranteed to take away vital knowledge at the end but if you have worked hard you'll be taking away a qualification too!"
Johnne Karki. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)
"As always my stay at Firebrand was very good and I am now an MCP in o365 which is great. The instructor was knowledgeable and had a great character which allowed for great learning and understanding of the course requirements."
Nick Margerum. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)
"Firebrand is supportive, educational and a fantastic experience. If ever you need to learn anything IT based, Firebrand is an excellent way to get out of work and really knuckle down to focus on the training at hand."
Kai Stewart. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)
"Enjoyed my time at Firebrand. Excellent quality of training. "
Lee Aram, Trisoft IT Services. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)
"Great facilities and training expertise."
S.F. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)
"Very fast paced with a lot of information."
James Meyrick, Utilita Energy Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)
"Overall very good practical experience for the technology within the short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)
"Seemed very overwhelming at first, but was structured in a way that made me able to take in as much information as possible in a short period of time."
Andreas Ramstad. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)
"Great training, great people, fast paced but also in depth, great if you want to learn in an accelerated way."
Duncan McDonald, ABC Networking Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)
"Great training, friendly staff, extremely knowledgeable instructor with lots of patience."
Sam Markley, CIS Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)
"Very informative, very good trainer. Can be intense at times however the information does stick. "
Rob Brown, The Final Step. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)
"Great kick start to training"
Rob Vaudin, Prosperity 247. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (10/8/2015 to 13/8/2015)
"A well organised, structured & helpful training environment."
Philip Palmer, Self Employed. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (10/8/2015 to 13/8/2015)
"Came to complete requirements for MCSA and passed with flying colours."
Yusuf Ali, Getronics Unified Communications. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"The all inclusive package for training with accommodation means that you get to be close to your course and labs at any time that you need. The course content is delivered through a good fast pace over a long day - so make sure you don't have any distractions throughout the day including keeping your 'out of office' on!
If you want to learn and certify all in one, I can't think of a better way to immerse yourself in the training and labs, then take the exam straight away.
Thanks for looking after me and helping me learn rapidly... I'll be back for the next one!"
Gareth Swanson. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"Facilities are great, staff are great. Always a pleasure, and always well looked after."
Conra Murray, Nero Blanco IT Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"Second time with Firebrand. Great facilities and excellent tutors. You may work us to the point of death, but I know a hell of a lot more now than when I got here last weekend."
Derek West, Orchard House Computers. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"Very intensive course, instructor had very good technical knowledge of the subject...would recommend Firebrand Training."
M.N. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"Great environment and excellent teaching. Best way to get certified fast and understand what you actually got certified for."
Serge Kerremans, Kerremans IT Solutions. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"Great course and an excellent instructor. Great to be focused clearly on the task in hand with little distraction."
B.T, Historic Scotland. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015)
"I would not be where I am today without Firebrand. The last course I did got me able to apply and get my current role and now I have just passed my MCSA in Office 365. "Thank you Firebrand""
James Packer, Class Technology. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)
"Great food :) Very professional test centre."
Greg Furman, Class Technology. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)
"A hard week and you need to put in the hours over and above the class work. If you put the effort in it can be rewarding. The instructor knows his stuff and was able to answer any questions."
Philip Wright, Liverpool Victoria. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)
"The course certainly brings you up to speed with the product, and the content is ideal for those contemplating certification."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)
"Firebrand courses are simply the best way to keep up to date with the pace of technology. It is great to concentrate 100% on the studies and the extreme nature is well suited to how IT operates in the real world."
Antonius van Beers, Nero Blanco IT Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (10/11/2014 to 13/11/2014)
"A full on training centre where you learn a lot in a short space of time."
Duncan Ricks. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (10/11/2014 to 13/11/2014)
"I have found that the dedicated time to concentrate on the material and the wealth of knowledge that the trainers have allowed me to learn so much more than I could on my own studying."
James Parsons, Perspicuity. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (10/11/2014 to 13/11/2014)
"The best learning experience i have ever had.
The instructor's training was exceptional, with content lab access after class.
Being able to access the labs any time of the day really helped me pass.
Would recommend Firebrand to colleagues"
Sagar Mulji, Class Technology. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)
"It Feels like i have been on the 24hr le mans race!"
neil brandon, TJX Europe. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)
"IT was an awesome experience studying at Firebrand. I'm definitely coming back for more."
Nonso Ilione, Seven Energy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (3/3/2014 to 6/3/2014)
"It was good experience
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (19/8/2013 to 22/8/2013)
"A high tempo and lots to learn from a great instructor. Thanks for helping me pass the exam in a quick tempo."
Seth Lindholm, Advitum AB (SWEDEN). - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)
"The trainer is an excellent instructor who manages to clearly elucidate even the more arcane aspects of Windows Powershell and the infrastructure required for the higher level concepts of the subject matter, e.g. federation services and active directory synchronization. His enthusiasm as an instructor and his humor helped to make the long and intense days go by more quickly. I would definitely work with him again."
Oliver Whisonant, GECO Deutschland GmbH. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)
"It was really great experience."
Saurabh Jain, Cognizant. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)
Anand Bhopale. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)