It can be extremely important to affectively plan and manage devices within the Enterprise. The Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise (70-398) certification exam from Microsoft focuses on testing and validating your skills around Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).

Certification Target Audience

The focus on the Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise (70-398) certification exam is centered around the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). The exam is designed to target candidates who work at planning and designing cloud and hybrid identities and supporting identity infrastructure for managing devices.

Here’s a summary from Microsoft on “Who should take this exam?”:

This exam validates candidates’ knowledge of and skills in planning and designing cloud and hybrid identities and supporting identity infrastructure for managing devices. Candidates must be able to plan and design policies to protect content using Data Loss Protection (DLP) and for managing and securing mobile devices. They must also be able to plan for and design a platform that provides applications to devices using virtualization with Hyper-V and to perform application management using the Company Portal or Windows Store. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their skills around device designing and implementing device management, security, and integrated Azure features. Candidates who take this exam should already have experience with desktop/devices administration, Windows networking technologies, Active Directory, and Intune. Candidates can take this exam and meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Device Support Technician or a Device System Administrator.

Skills Measured

Here is a high level list of the skills and objectives measured on the Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise (70-398) certification exam. The percentages next to each of the objectives represent the percentage of the exam questions that focus on that specific objective.

  • Design for cloud/hybrid identity (15-20%)
    • Plan for Azure Active Directory (AD) identities
    • Design for Active Directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect
  • Design for device access and protection (15-20%)
    • Plan for device enrollment
    • Plan for the Company Portal
    • Plan protection for data on devices
  • Design for data access and protection (15-20%)
    • Plan shared resources
    • Plan advanced audit policies
    • Plan for file and folder access
  • Design for remote access (15-20%)
    • Plan for remote connectivity
    • Plan for mobility options
  • Plan for apps (10-15%)
    • Manage RemoteApp
    • Plan app support and compatibility
  • Plan updates and recovery (15-20%)
    • Plan for system recovery
    • Plan file recovery
    • Plan device updates

When studying for this exam, you’ll certainly want to look at the official exam page from Microsoft for the full list of exam objectives covered. You’ll need to study each and every one of the objectives measured on the exam before attempting to take it.

Training Materials

There are a few training resources available for preparing for the Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise (70-398) certification exam. Below is a list of a few of these resources:

Free Video Course

Practice Test / Exam

Book

Exam Ref 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-398–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of planning and designing cloud and hybrid identities and supporting identity infrastructure for managing devices. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has 15+ years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified (MCSD) Azure Solutions Architect. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

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