Passing the 70-347 (Enabling Office 365 Services) Exam

Enabling+Office+365+Services-01On the 19th October 2017 I sat and passed the Enabling Office 365 Services (70-347) exam which along with the previously passed Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (70-346), awards candidates with MSCA: Office 365 certification.  The MCSA award can also be used as a requirement towards earning the MCSE: Productivity certification when combined with one of the following elective exams;

  • 70-345 – Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  • 70-339 – Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
  • 70-333 – Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015
  • 70-334 – Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
  • 70-331 – Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • 70-332 – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • 70-341 – Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • 70-342 – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

The 70-347 exam itself, was updated in June 2017 and unfortunately at the moment most of the study material is somewhat out of date.  Studying for the the exam consisted of using the first release of the Exam Ref (MSPress Store) guide by Orin Thomas (published back in August 2015) with videos from PluralSight and Channel 9.

To aid my memory, I found it a useful exercise to type out the PowerShell commands I suspected would appear in the exam to familiarise myself with the parameters and variables required.  I’ve since tidied up this list and created a document to share which can be downloaded here.

To anyone taking this exam in the near future, good luck.