Date/Time: August 29-30, 2012 (1.5 days) 
• Day 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm PST 
• Day 2: 9:00am – 12:00pm PST

Where: Live, online virtual classroom
Cost: FREE!

Target audience: Field engineers, network administrators, and related IT professionals

Prerequisites: This is an accelerated course. Attendees are expected to have some hands-on experience with Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office, firewalls, SSL certificates and public-facing websites. Exposure to Microsoft Active Directory will also prove beneficial. If you do not have access to Office 365, please create an Office 365 trial account on which to practice now.

For students who may not have acquired these skills, we suggest reviewing (1) this free eBook from Microsoft Press: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime, and (2) Microsoft eLearning Collection 10954: 70-323: Administering Office 365.

Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Jump Start

This special course is offered to individuals interested in acquiring the key skills to administer Office 365 for Small Business clients and is especially designed for Microsoft partners excited to achieve a Small Business Competency through an Office 365 certification.

Microsoft’s Small Business Competency team and Microsoft Learning have listened to your feedback and agree we need a new Office 365 exam tailored to the needs of SMB partners! This Jump Start will prepare students for this new exam: 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business.

The popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom approach leverages two experts and an engaging team-teaching approach. We’re excited to introduce you to Chris Oakman from Eastridge Technology and Stephen Hall from District Computers—two Microsoft partners with real world experience and proven success implementing Office 365 for SMB customers. Chris and Steve will deliver this 200-level course via an accelerated, demo-rich learning experience. Hands-on Labs will not be provided.


Day 1: Office 365 Platform, Lync Online & SharePoint Online (9am – 4pm PST)
• Module 1: Overview, Infrastructure & Partner Opportunity
• Module 2: Office 365 User Management
• Module 3: Office 365 Single Sign-On, DirSync & ADFS (Part 1)
• Module 4: Lync Online
• Module 5: SharePoint Online

Day 2: Exchange Online (9am – Noon PST)
• Module 6: Exchange Online
• Module 7: Online Hybrid & Migration
• Module 8: Exchange Online Protection and Compliance


Chris Oakman
Chief Infrastructure Officer | Eastridge Technology |
Chris has focused on the technology needs of small businesses for more than 18 years and has guided over 300 clients to success with Microsoft products and infrastructure. In 1998, Chris started Simple Network Solutions (SNS), a Microsoft partner focused on enabling small businesses via Microsoft Small Business Server and related Microsoft solutions.
As Microsoft’s public cloud solutions emerged and Office 365 matured, Chris decided early to shift his business and guide his customers to the cloud. Recognizing the importance of application development and SharePoint expertise in Office 365, Chris forged a partnership with Eastridge Technology and the two companies merged in late 2011. Eastridge Technology is a Cloud Champions Club member with one Gold Competency, six Silver Competencies, and over 100 active customers leveraging Microsoft public cloud solutions.
Stephen Hall
CEO | District Computers, LLC |
Steve’s passion is providing affordable technology solutions to small businesses that would enable those businesses to compete with the giants of their industries. His organization has been doing just that for over 12 years with great success leveraging Microsoft public cloud solutions. services.
Steve is a Worldwide Microsoft SMB Partner Area Lead, sits on the Microsoft US Small Business Specialist Community Partner Advisory Council (SBSC PAC), is on the United States Board of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), is the president of the IAMCP DC Chapter, and is part of the Microsoft Infrastructure Partner Advisory Board (iPAB). As one of the “partner faces” of Microsoft, Steve has been featured in the Windows Intune World Wide Launch Videos, as guest presenter at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Conference, as a featured speaker, evangelist and active partner at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 (WPC), and as a keynote speaker at Microsoft Global Exchange 2010 (MGX) speaking about small businesses and cloud

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.