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MS-102 Exam Prep: Microsoft 365 Administrator
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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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About the Author
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.

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