Microsoft 365 Certified Messaging Administrator Associate

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Microsoft 365 Certified

Messaging Administrator Associate

Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrators deploy, configure, manage, and monitor messaging infrastructure, permissions, client access, mail protection, and mail flow in both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud enterprise environments.

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Step 1: Review the skills and knowledge required to certify.

Step 2: Train for certification exams.*

  • Find classroom and online training
  • Explore more training on Microsoft Learn

Step 3: Take a practice exam.

  • Microsoft Official Practice Tests are coming soon

Step 4: Schedule your exam and get certified.

  • Schedule to take Exam MS-200
  • Schedule to take Exam MS-201
  • Schedule to take Exam MS-202

*Classroom and online training options will be added when available.

Required exams

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Exam MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform

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Exam MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform

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Exam MS-202: Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition

This exam is intended only for candidates who have taken Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. If you have not taken Exam 345, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam. MS-202 retires on July 31, 2019.

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Skills and knowledge

Candidates who earn a Messaging Administrator certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

  • Manage modern messaging infrastructure
  • Manage mail flow topology
  • Manage recipients and devices
  • Plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration
  • Secure the messaging environment
  • Manage organizational settings
Manage databases

  • plan mailbox database requirements
  • create mailbox databases
  • configure mailbox databases
  • troubleshoot mailbox databases
Manage Database Availability Groups (DAGs)

  • plan DAG settings and members
  • create a DAG
  • manage DAG members
  • deploy and manage site resilience
  • test a database and datacenter failover scenario
  • troubleshoot DAG problems
  • evaluate Exchange services health
Manage and implement client access

  • plan namespaces
  • plan high availability for client access
  • configure virtual directories and URLs
  • configure client access policies
  • configure global Outlook Web App (OWA) policies
  • configure Autodiscover for Exchange
  • troubleshoot client access connectivity problems
  • manage Exchange certificates lifecycle
Manage disaster recovery

  • plan backup and recovery strategy
  • implement and perform backups
  • restore servers, databases, and mailboxes
Manage messaging infrastructure lifecycle

  • plan Exchange Server installation
  • prepare Active Directory (AD) for Exchange
  • install and update Exchange services

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