Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert

Certification details

If you’re an administrator who deploys and manages Microsoft 365 and performs Microsoft 365 tenant-level implementation and administration of cloud and hybrid environments, this exam is designed for you.

As a Microsoft 365 administrator, you:

  • Function as the integrating hub for all Microsoft 365 workloads.
  • Coordinate across multiple Microsoft 365 workloads.
  • Work with architects and other administrators responsible for workloads, infrastructure, identity, security, compliance, endpoints, and applications.

As a candidate for this certification, you have functional experience with all Microsoft 365 workloads and Microsoft Entra ID and have administered at least one of these. You should also have a working knowledge of the following:

  • Networking
  • Server administration
  • DNS
  • PowerShell


The English language version of this certification was updated on July 15, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam MS-102 page for details about recent changes.

Skills measured

  • Deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Entra identity and access
  • Manage security and threats by using Microsoft Defender XDR
  • Manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview

Job role: Administrator

Prerequisites: 5 certifications

Required exams: MS-102

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Certification exams

  • MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant; implement and manage Microsoft Entra identity and access; manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender; and manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.