The Russian version of this exam will retire on February 28, 2023. All other languages will retire on July 31, 2023. A replacement exam, Exam MD-102: Endpoint Administrator, will be available in May 2023.
Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have subject matter expertise in installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows clients within a domain infrastructure. Responsibilities include protecting and maintaining the reliability of the Windows device and the data stored on the device. Candidates for this exam administer Windows clients in an Active Directory environment. Candidates for this exam may collaborate with the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator, the Microsoft 365 security administrator, and Windows Server administrators to implement a modern desktop and device strategy that meets the business needs of an organization.
Candidates for this exam must be familiar with device management, client computer networking, policy-based management, and cloud-based solutions.
You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.
The English language version of this exam was updated on February 3, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the “Tip” box for details about the latest changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date. While Microsoft makes every effort to update localized versions as noted, there may be times when the localized versions of this exam are not updated on this schedule.
Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.
Part of the requirements for: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
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- The English language version of this exam was updated on February 3, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
- Deploy Windows client (25-30%)
- Manage identity and access (10-15%)
- Manage compliance policies and configuration profiles (10-15%)
- Manage, maintain, and protect devices (25-30%)
- Manage apps (10-15%)
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In May 2023, this certification will be renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Endpoint Administrator Associate. Modern desktop administrators deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: install and configure Windows; configure and manage connectivity and storage; maintain Windows; and protect devices and data.
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