This is accompanying list of resources I found useful while preparing for the 74-324 Office 365 for Small Businesses exam. If you have any addition suggestions let me know and I’ll add them to the list. This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources, as the Office 365 Online Help and online communities are full of additional information that you will find valuable.

First up, some general recommendations to get a good overview of Office 365 if you are new to it

Online Training Videos

Download the HQ versions of these for the appropriate device type.

Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Jump Start
Office 365 Jump Start
Wave 15 Office Ignite – more as a learning for future updates, rather than the current exam, but some of the content is still applicable


Microsoft Office 365: Exchange Online Implementation and Migration – this book will more than address Exchange Online migration and integration scenarios that the exam will cover
Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime – this free ebook gives a good overview to many of the components of Office 365. While it’s not a technical book, it should help get you up to speed on SharePoint and Lync if you aren’t familiar with them
Working with Microsoft Office 365: Running Your Small Business in the Cloud – this book does a great job of explaining how SMBs can use Office 365, and does cover topics that help give you an understanding of what the P1 plan can and can’t do.

Office 365 Service Descriptions