learning pathMS-102 Exam Prep: Microsoft 365 Administrator
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Training content

Course - Beginner - 3m
MS-102 Learning Path Introduction
This course introduces the MS-102 learning path, which is designed to help you master the skills and knowledge needed to succeed on the MS-102 certification exam.
Course - Beginner - 1h 44m
Setting Up and Managing a Microsoft 365 Tenant
This course will help you as you plan your deployment of Microsoft 365, along with configuring and managing your tenant once it’s deployed.
Course - Intermediate - 55m
Managing Azure AD Identities
In this course, you'll learn some of the most common tasks to be performed by Microsoft 365 administrators related to Azure AD identities
Course - Beginner - 1h 1m
Managing Microsoft 365 Access and Authentication
This course teaches you how to manage Microsoft 365 access and authentication, preparing you for the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam.
Course - Beginner - 13m
Managing Microsoft Groups
In this course, I am going to take you through managing groups in Microsoft 365.
Course - Beginner - 42m
Managing Azure AD User Roles
This course will teach you how to plan user roles in Microsoft 365 and how to allocate roles in workloads.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Users in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Learn how to create, manage and delete user accounts in Microsoft 365 Admin Center through this hands-on lab.

This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the MS-102 Microsoft 365 Administrator exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses will help you get started on your way to becoming a Microsoft 365 Administrator. 

The MS-102 exam is part of Microsoft’s role-based certification program. Candidates who pass this exam will earn the Microsoft 365 Administrator badge. 

The MS-102 exam tests your knowledge of several key subject areas, and that’s how we’ve structured this Learning Path.

We’ll start with the skills needed for deploying and managing Microsoft 365 tenants. Next, we’ll get into implementing and managing identity and access in Azure AD. We'll then get into managing security and threats by using Microsoft 365 Defender. We'll round things out with compliance management via Microsoft Purview.

Learning Objectives 

  • 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

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to become a Microsoft 365 Administrator
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s MS-102 exam 


General knowledge of Microsoft 365 and related concepts.


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Thomas Mitchell
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.