Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

Certification details


Exam MS-100 and Exam MS-101 will retire on July 31, 2023. A replacement exam, Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator, became available on May 3, 2023.

The Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate certification will retire on June 30, 2023. It will continue to qualify as a prerequisite option for this certification until June 30, 2024 (one year after the certification has retired).

Candidates for this certification are Microsoft 365 administrators who deploy and manage Microsoft 365. They perform Microsoft 365 tenant-level implementation and administration of cloud and hybrid environments.

Microsoft 365 administrators function as the integrating hub for all Microsoft 365 workloads. They coordinate across multiple Microsoft 365 workloads. They work with architects and other administrators responsible for workloads, infrastructure, identity, security, compliance, endpoints, and applications.

Candidates for this certification have functional experience with all Microsoft 365 workloads and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, and have administered at least one of these. They also have a working knowledge of networking, server administration, DNS, and PowerShell.


On July 1, 2023, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification will be renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert. Learn more.

This certification can be earned by completing the following requirements:

The English language version of Exam MS-100 was updated on February 3, 2023. Exam MS-101 was updated on November 2, 2022. Review the study guides linked on the exam pages for details about the changes.

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Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam required for this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and review the study guide.
  • Deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant
  • Implement and manage identity and access in Azure AD
  • Manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview

Job role: Administrator

Prerequisites: 5 certifications

Required exams: MS-102

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Certification prerequisites

To become a Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, you must earn at least one of the following: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate certification.

Certification exams

  • MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta)

    Languages: en

    Retirement date:

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

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

    for Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta)

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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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.