Microsoft 365 Certified:
Administrator Expert

Candidates for this exam 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 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.

Skills measured

  • Deploy and manage a Microsoft 365 tenant (25–30%)
  • Implement and manage identity and access in Azure AD (25–30%)
  • Manage security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender (25–30%)
  • Manage compliance by using Microsoft Purview (15–20%)

Prerequisites (One of the following)

  • Endpoint Administrator Associate
  • Messaging Administrator Associate
  • Security Administrator Associate
  • Developer Associate
  • Teams Administrator Associate

Required Exams / Courses

Microsoft Training Partner

Microsoft 365 Certification Paths 2023

We have put together all the latest certifications for Microsoft 365, complete with required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

Listed below are all the available certifications for Microsoft 365 with required exams and suggested courses for preparation.


Microsoft 365 Certified
MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals


Microsoft 365 Certified
Endpoint Administrator Associate
MD-102: Endpoint Administrator


Microsoft 365 Certified
Modern Desktop Administrator
(retiring July 2023)


Microsoft 365 Certified
Messaging Administrator Associate
MS-203 Microsoft 365 Messaging


Microsoft 365 Certified
Security Administrator Associate
MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administrator


Microsoft 365 Certified
Developer Associate


Microsoft 365 Certified
Collaboration Communications Systems Engineer Associate
MS-721: Collaboration Communications Systems Engineer


Microsoft 365 Certified
Teams Administrator Associate
MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft 365 Certified
Administrator Expert
    Microsoft 365 Certified
Enterprise Administrator Expert
(retiring in July 2023)

Microsoft 365 Certified
Teams Voice Engineer Expert
(retiring June 2023)

MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer


Microsoft 365 Certified
Teams Support Engineer Specialty
MS-740: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams


Microsoft 365 Certified
Exchange Online Support Engineer Specialty
MS-220: Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Online