The 70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack certification exam is currently in development and is planned to be released in January 2018. At this time there is very limited information about what the exam objectives will be covering, however, as the exam title describes it seems this exam will be aimed at an IT Professional audience. Below is a summary of the information that can be found about this exam. Read More
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.
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.
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
- Preparing for Exam 70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise via Microsoft Virtual Academy
Practice Test / Exam
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.
Microsoft Press has made the new “Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities” eBook freely available. This book is written by Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson, and Manas Biswas. This book is the second book in a series of SharePoint Hybrid books that cover how to configure, troubleshoot, and manage a SharePoint Hybrid environment. Read More
The “Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid” eBook from Microsoft Press has been made freely available for download. This book is written by Jeremy Taylor. This is part of a series of books covering SharePoint Hybrid solutions from SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft’s cloud services. Topics covered include: foundational topics with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, architecture planning, platform hygiene and preparation, directory synchronization, as well as how to configure a seamless single sign-on (SSO) experience for users. Read More
Microsoft Azure Stack is a fairly new feature set to complement the Azure Platform, however, Azure Stack isn’t quite the usual feature addition to the Microsoft Azure Platform. Azure contains features such as App Service (Web Apps, Logic Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps), Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues), Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Management Portal, Key Vault, and Azure SDK. Until now, when a new feature was released for Microsoft Azure it was hosted like the previous list; in the Azure cloud within Microsoft data centers. Azure Stack changes this; it changes EVERYTHING! With Microsoft Azure Stack, you will now be able to host all the Azure services I just listed within your own Enterprise datacenter; within your private cloud. Azure Stack brings with it a huge innovation to the hybrid-cloud ecosystem. This article will describe exactly what this means for Developers, IT Pros and the rest of the Enterprise. Read More