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Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Candidates for this exam plan, implement, manage, and monitor security and compliance solutions for Microsoft 365 and hybrid environments. The Microsoft 365 security administrator proactively secures identity and access, implements threat protection, manages information protection, and enforces compliance. The Microsoft 365 security administrator collaborates with the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator, business stakeholders, and other workload administrators to plan and implement security strategies.

Candidates for this exam have functional experience with Microsoft 365 workloads and with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra. They have implemented security for Microsoft 365 environments, including hybrid environments. They have a working knowledge of Windows clients, Windows servers, Active Directory, and PowerShell.

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The English language version of this exam was updated on November 4, 2022. Please download the study guide listed in the “Tip” box to review changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date.

Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.

Tip

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

Related exams: none

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  • MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

    Languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia), German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: implement and manage identity and access; implement and manage threat protection; implement and manage information protection; and manage compliance in Microsoft 365.

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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 was updated on November 4, 2022. Download the study guide in the preceding “Tip” box for more details about the skills measured and latest changes.
  • Implement and manage identity and access (25-30%)
  • Implement and manage threat protection (30-35%)
  • Implement and manage information protection (15-20%)
  • Manage compliance in Microsoft 365 (20-25%)

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