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Exam MS-203: Microsoft 365 Messaging

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The Russian version of this exam will retire on February 28, 2023.

Candidates for this exam are messaging administrators who plan, deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and secure the messaging infrastructure in hybrid and cloud enterprise environments.

Messaging administrators are responsible for managing recipients, mailboxes, transport, mail flow, administrative roles, threat protection, compliance, migrations, and client connectivity.

Messaging administrators collaborate with other workload administrators and the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator to implement a secure hybrid or cloud-only messaging topology that meets the business needs of an enterprise.

The messaging administrator should have a working knowledge of authentication types, licensing, integration with Microsoft 365 applications, and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra.

Important

The English language version of this exam will be updated on February 2, 2023. Please download the study guide in the “Tip” box for details on upcoming 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.

Tip

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate

Related exams: none

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  • MS-203: Microsoft 365 Messaging

    Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Italian

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage organizational settings and resources; plan and manage the mail transport architecture; plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration; and secure the messaging environment.

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    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

Skills measured

  • The English language version of this exam will be updated on February 2, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and upcoming changes.
  • Manage organizational settings and resources (15-20%)
  • Plan and manage the mail transport architecture (30-35%)
  • Plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration (15-20%)
  • Secure the messaging environment (25-30%)

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