Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta)

Candidates for this exam are Microsoft 365 administrators who deploy and manage Microsoft 365. They perform Microsoft 365 tenant-level implementation and administration of cloud and hybrid environments.

Microsoft 365 administrators function as the integrating hub for all Microsoft 365 workloads. They coordinate across multiple Microsoft 365 workloads. They work with architects and other administrators responsible for workloads, infrastructure, identity, security, compliance, endpoints, and applications.

Candidates for this exam have functional experience with all Microsoft 365 workloads and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, and have administered at least one of these. They also have a working knowledge of networking, server administration, DNS, and PowerShell.


This exam will be available in May 2023.


Part of the requirements for: Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

Related exams: none

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  • MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta)

    Languages: English

    Retirement date: none

    This exam will be available in May 2023. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant; implement and manage identity and access in Azure AD; manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender; and manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview.

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Skills measured

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  • Deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant (25–30%)
  • Implement and manage identity and access in Azure AD (25–30%)
  • Manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender (25–30%)
  • Manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview (15–20%)

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  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

    In May 2023, this certification will be renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert. The Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator functions as the integrating hub for all Microsoft 365 workloads. This role coordinates across multiple Microsoft 365 workloads and advises the architects and workload administrators.

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