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Microsoft is keeping evolving its learning programs to help you and your career keep pace with today’s demanding IT environments. At Ignite in September 2018, Microsoft announced a new role-based certification to help you and your career keep pace with today’s business requirements. They are evolving their learning program to better offer what you need to skill up, prove your expertise to employers and peers, and get the recognition—and opportunities—you’ve earned. Check the following document to have a complete overview of the new Microsoft certification program published on September 24, 2018.
After passing the Microsoft Azure Solutions Experts exam, as well as the Azure Developer Associate exam, the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification, and the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. I decided to sit for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert exam.
To get the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert title, you are required to pass two exams, the MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services and MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security, as well as one of the following 5 prerequisites certifications:
- Option 1: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
- Option 2: Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate
- Option 3: Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator
- Option 4: Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate
- Option 5: MCSE Productivity
If you are interested to prepare for the MS-100 exam, please check my previous article here.
I am so happy and grateful now that I passed the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security. I figured that I would share my experience in this post to help you prepare and tackle the MS-101 exam successfully.
In this exam, I got around 52 questions in total with 2 case studies, and the total time for this exam is 180 minutes. The questions do pretty much match the list of skills measured below.
Exam Target Audience
Candidates for this exam are Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrators who take part in evaluating, planning, migrating, deploying, and managing Microsoft 365 services. They perform Microsoft 365 tenant management tasks for an enterprise, including its identities, security, compliance, and supporting technologies.
This exam is designed for candidates who have a working knowledge of Microsoft 365 workloads and should have been an administrator for at least one Microsoft 365 workload (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Windows as a Service). Candidates also have a working knowledge of networking, server administration, and IT fundamentals such as DNS, Active Directory, and PowerShell.
Skills measured on this exam
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical topics listed below based on the latest update from Microsoft:
Implement modern device services (30-35%)
- Implement Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Manage device compliance
- Plan for devices and apps
- Plan Windows 10 deployment
Implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management (30-35%)
- Implement Cloud App Security (CAS)
- Implement threat management
- Implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
- Manage security reports and alerts
Manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance (35-40%)
- Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- Implement Azure Information Protection (AIP)
- Manage data governance
- Manage auditing
- Manage eDiscovery
Lessons Learned and Exam Preparation
Practice, practice, and read… I cannot stress enough that hands-on experience and understanding all the security concepts including Windows Defender, Cloud App Security, and Exchange online protection will help you to pass this exam.
Microsoft released the Exam Reference MS-101 Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security book, you can place the order here. This book will help you to demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge needed to manage Microsoft 365 mobility, security, and related administration tasks. It’s designed for experienced IT professionals, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Expert level.
You can go through the following free Azure Security course from Microsoft to get prepared for this exam:
- Microsoft 365 Security Management
- Microsoft 365 Compliance Management
- Microsoft 365 Device Management
You can also watch the Exam Prep session that was presented at Ignite last year to help you more learn about the recently announced Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security MS-101 exam that is part of the new Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator certification. You will learn about how to approach studying for this new job role and being successful in your exam endeavors.
you can also buy MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security Microsoft Official Practice Test from mindhub and start practicing. This practice test contains 150 questions and robust explanations. The MeasureUp MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security practice test is designed to help you prepare for and pass the Microsoft MS-101 exam. This exam is aimed at administrators who want to validate their skills. Qualified candidates should be able to design and implement modern device services and implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management. They should also be experienced in managing Microsoft 365 governance and compliance.
Last but not least, if you prefer an instructor-led training class, you can find a classroom from Microsoft Learning Partners here.
If you are planning to take this exam… I wish you all the best and Happy Studying!!!
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