Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

Demonstrate understanding of Microsoft 365, to deliver industry-leading productivity apps along with intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.

At a glance

Jump to


This exam is designed for you, if you’re looking to demonstrate foundational-level knowledge of cloud-based solutions to facilitate productivity and collaboration among on-site, remote, and hybrid workers. As a candidate, you may:

  • Have knowledge of cloud-based solutions.
  • Be new to Microsoft 365.
  • You can use this exam to prepare for other Microsoft certifications, but it’s not a prerequisite for the related ones.

As a candidate, you should be able to recommend Microsoft 365 solutions that address common organizational IT challenges. You should understand how Microsoft 365 solutions:

  • Improve productivity
  • Facilitate collaboration
  • Optimize communications
  • Help secure data
  • Identity and facilitate compliance

You should be able to recommend solutions for:

  • Endpoint and application management
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Automated operating system deployment
  • Reporting and analytics

You should be familiar with Microsoft 365 licensing, deployment and migration assistance, and support options for organizations looking to maximize their investment in the cloud.

Skills measured

  • Describe cloud concepts
  • Describe Microsoft 365 apps and services
  • Describe security, compliance, privacy, and trust in Microsoft 365
  • Describe Microsoft 365 pricing, licensing, and support

Prepare for the exam

Practice for the exam

Practice Assessment

Assess your knowledge

Practice assessments provide you with an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you're likely to experience on the exam. Through these assessments, you're able to assess your readiness, determine where additional preparation is needed, and fill knowledge gaps bringing you one step closer to the likelihood of passing your exam.

Take the practice assessment

Exam Sandbox

Experience demo

Experience the look and feel of the exam before taking it. You'll be able to interact with different question types in the same user interface you'll use during the exam.

Take the exam

You will have 45 minutes to complete this assessment.

Exam policy

This exam will be proctored, and is not open book. You may have interactive components to complete as part of this exam. To learn more about exam duration and experience, visit: Exam duration and exam experience.

If you fail a certification exam, don’t worry. You can retake it 24 hours after the first attempt. For subsequent retakes, the amount of time varies. For full details, visit: Exam retake policy.

Need accommodations?

We offer a variety of accommodations to support you.

Learn More

This exam is offered in the following languages:

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

Schedule through Pearson Vue

Schedule exam

Schedule through Certiport if you are a student or an educator

Schedule exam


Price based on the country or region in which the exam is proctored.

Certification resources

Exam MS-900 study guide

Focus your studies as you prepare for the exam. Review the study guide to learn about the topics the exam covers, updates, and additional resources.

Certification poster

Check out an overview of fundamentals, role-based and specialty certifications.

Exam Replay

Boost your odds of success with this great offer.

Support for credentials

Get help through Microsoft Credentials support forums. A forum moderator will respond in one business day, Monday–Friday.

Choose your Microsoft Credential

Microsoft Applied Skills or Microsoft Certifications? Choose the path that fits your career goals, desired skillset, and schedule.