Prove your expert skills: Take Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator (beta)

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We’re looking for Microsoft 365 administrators to take our new Exam MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator, currently in beta. If you have subject matter expertise in deploying and managing Microsoft 365 and in performing Microsoft 365 tenant-level implementation and administration of cloud and hybrid environments, be sure to check it out.


The Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification will be renamed the Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert certification. The updated certification name more closely aligns with current workplace opportunities, and it better fits the scope of work, since the role and skills apply to organizations of all sizes. The expert level remains in place, as do the current prerequisite certifications.


If you’ve already earned the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification, do not take this beta exam. Your Enterprise Administrator Expert certification will be renamed the Administrator Expert certification when it becomes available.


Exam MS-102 (beta) is one of the key requirements to earn the new Administrator Expert certification. To streamline the certification process, Exam MS-102 will replace Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services and Exam MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (both retiring in July 2023). To learn more, read Evolving Microsoft 365 certifications help keep you in sync with the new era of work.


Is this certification right for you?

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


Candidates for this exam 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.


Ready to prove your skills?

Take advantage of the discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take Exam MS-102 (beta) on or before May 17, 2023, can get 80 percent off market price.


To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code M3A0HW9. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before May 17, 2023. Please note that this beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.


Get ready to take Exam MS-102 (beta):


Did you know that you can take any role-based exam online?

Online delivered exams—taken from your home or office—can be less hassle, less stress, and even less worry than traveling to a test center, especially if you’re adequately prepared for what to expect. Find out more in my blog post Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare.


The rescore process starts on the day an exam goes live, and final scores for beta exams are released approximately 10 days after that. For details on the timing of beta exam rescoring and results, read my post Creating high-quality exams: The path from beta to live. For more information, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson).


Ready to get started?

Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking Exam MS-102 (beta) on or before May 17, 2023.


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