Office 365 Certification Exams Being Developed

Office 365Microsoft is currently working on two new certification exams for IT professionals who work with Microsoft Office 365 online systems.  The exams are due to be released in April, 2012.  If you work with Office 365 you should be working on the knowledge needed to pass these exams starting NOW!  You can read more about what skills each exam is designed to test using the links below:

Exam 70-323: Administering Office 365 intended for IT professionals who administer Microsoft Office 365 in an environment that may include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Lync, and/or Microsoft SharePoint

Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365 intended for consultants and IT professionals who plan and implement Office 365. This includes migrations to Office 365 (simple and hybrid deployments)

Passing these exams will give you the following  certifications:

  1. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Administering Office 365 (pass Exam 70-323)
  2. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Office 365 Administrator (pass Exam 70-323 and Exam 70-321)

 

The links above provide an outline of what skills are being tested but at this point there is no official training material available for the exams.  Your best way to prepare is to work with the Product.

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Paul Papanek Stork

I am a SharePoint MVP who has specialized in Microsoft products since the mid-1990s. As a "Jack of all Trades" I have developed expertise as a network administrator, developer, and DBA. I works as a consultant/trainer where my breadth of knowledge makes me ideally suited to combine Administrative, Development, and SharePoint Designer topics. My 20+ years of experience and broad background make me a much sought after resource for SharePoint questions that cross traditional boundaries. I was a contributing author to the Developer's Guide to Windows SharePoint Services v3 Platform and the SharePoint Server 2007 Deployment Best Practices. My most recent book, the MCTS Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-631, was released in October, 2009.

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