Achieved MCSA: Office 365 certification.

What is required to gain this Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate achievement?

This certification requires you to pass 2 exams.
Exam 70-346 – Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
Exam 70-347 – Enabling Office 365 Services

How I have gained knowlage to pass above exams?

I used below schedule but also invested in the onsite training with New Horizons. This was a significant cost, but my career growth was worth that investment.

My way of preparation.

  1. Schedule exam – Give yourself 4 to 6 weeks from now but schedule TODAY!
  2. Collect your resources.
    a) I used a Pluralsight course by Brian Alderman.
    Pluralsight 347 course
    b) Build a test lab at home.
    c) Use Practice test from MindHub
    d) Use Exam Reference book from Microsoft
  3. Plan those 4-6 weeks wisely. See my schedule below:
    First Weekend – collect resources and build a lab.
    First – Third Week – listen to Pluralsight Videos on 1.5 speed all the time!
    Every Weekend (day off) – listen on normal speed and do all relevant labs.
    Fourth Week – Read Exam Ref book. Skimm chapters what you are comfortable with. Focus on those paragraphs you are unsure with, or you don’t grasp technology yet.
    Fifth Weekend or last week – Practice with tests from MindHub and review or missing knowledge highlighted by those practise tests.