This exam retired on September 30, 2023. A replacement exam, Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator, is available for those who are earning the certification for the first time. If you've already earned the Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert certification, you can renew it within the six-month period prior to its expiration by completing the free online assessment available on the certification renewal page.
Candidates for this exam have expert-level skills in evaluating, planning, migrating, deploying, and managing Microsoft 365. They perform Microsoft 365 tenant-level planning, implementation, and administration of cloud and hybrid enterprise environments. Candidates for this exam have subject matter expertise in Microsoft 365 applications, infrastructure, and identity.
The 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.
Candidates for this exam have functional experience with all Microsoft 365 workloads and Microsoft Entra ID and have administered at least one of these. They also have a working knowledge of networking, server administration, DNS, and PowerShell.
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- Deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant (15-20%)
- Plan and manage user identity and roles (30-35%)
- Manage access and authentication (20-25%)
- Plan Microsoft 365 workloads and applications (20-25%)
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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: plan and implement device services; manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender; and manage Microsoft 365 compliance.
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