MS 70-347 Exam Tips Quick summary

Finally, 70-347 been off my list. It hasn’t been that smooth after numbers of attempts finally I am able to crack it. This article will describe the experience I went through and the preparation that I took.

This article is not a study guide or exam resource material at all. The best resource I can think of is here which is the official Microsoft recommended resource available free. Besides that, there is some online subscription-based site which offers video tutorials that target the exam specifically.

Here I will discuss some breakdown of the exams, some important topics and the preparation I did. I went through the video from the Microsoft site and an online video from a subscription-based online site. Microsoft tech online articles are very helpful if you can narrow down to topics especially in case of PowerShell commands this is very helpful.

Ok, enough words now let’s get to the real juice.

  • Office Installations, Versions
    • Installing office, software requirement, operation system supported, internet requirement, user-permission required for installation. which version is suitable depending upon the requirement. A version of office that contains latest features like staff hub, Microsoft flow, team. The best way of updating the office application without causing a problem for all the users. Use of SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager), CDN (Content delivery network) for installing and updating the office 365 applications.
      • Questions:
        • Supported office applications (2007,2010,2013,2016,2019), operating systems (XP, VISTA, WIN10, WIN7, LINUX, MAC)
        • Install office 365 with minimum bandwidth, internet connectivity
        • User subscriptions, license per device etc.
  • Users, Mailboxes, Groups
    • Setting up users or mailboxes, Set-Mailbox, Get-Mailbox, Set-CsUser, EmailAddress, WindowsEmailAddress, SipAddress, Change default email address, secondary email address, SIP Address, Security Group(Mail Enabled Security Group), Distribution Group(Mail List), Dynamic Distribution Group, External Users, Guest Links, Add User, Add permission to Mailboxes (SendAs, FullAccess), Add-ADPermissions,Add-MailboxPermissions, Add-ReceipentPermissions, Telemetry
    • Type of Administrators (Global Administrator, Site Collection Administrator, eDiscovery Manager, Records Manager, Organization Manager) and their permissions, Mail Contact, Mail User, Security User, Exchange Online User, External User, Guests
      • Questions
        • Change PrimaryEmail address, SIP address, provide permission to Shared Mailbox (which cmdlet to use when)
        • Least permission to complete a task (Manage e-discovery cases what is the least permission required), Difference between mail contact and user. Dynamic distribution group and distribution group. PowerShell commands very importantly.
        • Provide guest access to one document, revoke guest access to a document, remove external user completely etc.
  • Compliance Center
    • Archiving (enable or disable, access archive online offline, In-Place Archive, PowerShell cmdlets for archive, manual or automotive, Import from PSTs, Versions with archive limitations) Data loss prevention (DLP Policies, when to use),eDiscovery( eDiscovery cases, set, find and preserve, permission required for eDiscovery case management and search), Administrators and their respective permissions(Compliance Administrator, eDiscovery Manager, Organizational Management, Reviewer)
    • Legal Hold
      • In-Place Hold (Not for the entire mailbox, Search and hold with criteria, for specific users only)
      • Litigation hold (Entire mailbox, nothing or everything)
      • U can’t remove any legal holds without disabling it first.
      • InplaceHoldEnabled, LitigationHoldEbabled (PowerShell cmdlet)
    • Audit (MailboxAuditLogSearch cmdlet)
    • Retention
    • Office Web Access (OWA)
      • Exchange online mailbox, by default the ActiveSync is enabled for all the users that are in exchange have access to OWA.
      • Device access rules, Quarantine device, Mobile Device Policy
      • Get-ASMailbox, HasActiveSyncDevicePartnership, GetActiveSyncDevice, Set-CsUser, Set-HostedContentFilterPolicy, New-RetentionPolicyTag, Set-MalwareFilterPolicy, PrimarySmtpAddress, WindowsEmailAddress (PowerShell cmdlet)
    • Migration
      • Hybrid- Exchange 2010 more than 150-2000 mailboxes
      • Staged- Exchange 2003-2007 more than 2000 mailboxes
      • Cutover- Exchange 2003-2017 less than 2000 mailboxes
      • IMAP- Email server that supports IMAP (Gmail), no calendar or task or contacts are migrated Limit of 500000 emails (You can’t migrate more)
        Email size max-35MB
    • Office 365 Applications
      • Skype for business (Lync communication settings, whom you can talk whom you can’t, features available in skype web access, URL(legal, meeting, company, logo, help), archivable communications, files transfer limit, PSTN(Calling, Conferencing), Cloud PBX, Meeting Broadcast, file upload meeting limit, participants in online meetings limit, presenters in online meetings limit
      • OneDrive for business (Versions limit, compatibility with operating systems, sync with the desktop, sharing with external users, on-premise and online, locally available, online only and always available)
      • SharePoint Online: Create a site online, provide permissions, limit of public sites, adding new domains, changing the current domain to new URL, updating storage quota, assign site collection administrator, enable sharing to external users
      • StaffHub (Which version of office includes it, do you need to have office 365 subscription to access)
      • Microsoft Flow (Creating a flow, blanks or existing template, twitter template)
      • Microsoft team (Private, public team. Team owner, member permission, when to create a team, what is a channel)
      • Set-CASMailbox, ActiveSyncEnabled, Set-SPOSite, Set-CsClientPolicy (PowerShell Cmdlets)
  • Others

I am pretty sure not everything is covered, and this article can’t be a bible for the 70-347. There are a more to read. Few I can remember from my exams are Mailboxes (Equipment, Shared), mail flow rule, connection filter policy, use of telemetry, how to block a certain IP and allow other using policy. Group policy object, user policy object (used for running telemetry or any other service for multiple users).

One thing you must be very careful is many times there are answers in the exams. A question in a question might be an answer to another question. So, try reviewing all the answers. It’s good to look at the PowerShell commands (Mentioned in this article) so that you can identify the wrong cmdlets. Sometime there will be a tricky question like all these three PowerShell commands can be used to accomplish the same thing (PrimarySmtpAddress, EmailAddress WindowsEmailAddress). Try to get a free office 365 account from Microsoft which is normally available for 90 days for free. You can browse to the exchange online UI where you can learn many things that can ultimately help in the exam.

I hope reading through all this you have not wasted your time and it helps you in any amount to get the certification.



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