MS-203 Manage recipient objects and resources in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365
Office 365
Exchange Server
Microsoft Exchange Online

Examines some of the most common tasks that messaging administrators perform, such as creating and configuring email recipients, including mailboxes, groups, and resources, as well as managing permissions for recipients.


This module is designed for persons who are aspiring to the Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator role. The prerequisites for this module include:

  • Ability to navigate the Microsoft 365 admin center, the Exchange admin center, and the Microsoft Defender portal
  • Ability to create Domain Name System (DNS) records at an intermediate level
  • Familiarity with Active Directory concepts such as centralized domain management, sites, and directory-based, identity-related services
  • Ability to write PowerShell commands at an intermediate level

Modules in this learning path

Examines the different types of Exchange Server recipients, including mailboxes, Microsoft 365 groups, resources, contacts, public folders, and analyzes how they differ from each other.

Examines how messaging administrators create and manage Exchange recipients, including mailbox settings, resource mailboxes, shared mailboxes, mail contacts, mail users, recipient permissions, groups, and public folders.

Examines how messaging administrators can create custom address lists, address book policies, email address policies, and offline address books.