This exam will retire on September 30, 2023. A replacement exam, Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator, is available.
Candidates for this exam are Microsoft 365 enterprise administrators who 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 endpoints, security, and compliance.
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 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 September 6, 2023, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification was renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert. Read the blog post.
The English language version of this exam was updated on November 2, 2022. Review the study guide linked in the “Tip” box for details about the changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date. While Microsoft makes every effort to update localized versions as noted, there may be times when the localized versions of this exam are not updated on this schedule.
Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.
Part of the requirements for: Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert
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- The English language version of this exam was updated on November 2, 2022. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
- Plan and implement device services (35-40%)
- Manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender (25-30%)
- Manage Microsoft 365 compliance (30-35%)
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On September 6, 2023, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification was renamed to Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert. 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 certification is designed for you.
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant; plan and manage user identity and roles; manage access and authentication; and plan Microsoft 365 workloads and applications.
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