This was my learning path to becoming a M365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate (MS-700)!

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MVP

 

Dear Microsoft Teams Friends,

 

With this certification, it was immediately clear to me that it would not be easy. There are so many different policies to configure in the Teams Admin Portal.

 

Honestly, do you know by heart where and what is to be configured in which policy? There are Meeting Policies, Voice and Calling Policies, App Policies, Messaging Policies, etc. There seems to be no end to it. So step by step, calmly, tackle this project!

 

Now let's go through my checklist:

 

1. First of all, I looked at the Exam Topics to get a first impression of the scope of topics. These are really very extensive.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/m365-teams-administrator-associate/

 

2. So that I can prepare for an exam I need a test environment (this is indispensable for me). You can sign up for a free trial here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/compare-all-microsoft-365-business-products

 

I chose the "Microsoft 365 Business Premium" plan for my testing.

 

3. Now it goes to the Microsoft Learn content. These learn paths (as you can see below) I have worked through completely and "mapped"/reconfigured as much as possible in my test environment.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/m365-manage-team-collaboration/

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/m365-teams-upgrade/

 

4. Register for the exam early. This creates some pressure and you stay motivated

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/m365-teams-administrator-associate/

 

5. This link describes the skills assessed on the MS-700 exam.

https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE43Nnv

 

6. Further I can only recommend to read as many Microsoft Docs articles as possible.
These have helped me extremely in preparing for the exam. Like for example:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-teams-with-policies

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/security-compliance-overview

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-teams-overview

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/communicate-with-users-from-other-organizations

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/monitor-call-quality-qos

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/upgrade-start-here

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/upgrade-plan-journey

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/upgrade-prepare-environment

 

I know you've probably read and heard this many times: read the exam questions slowly and accurately. Well, that was the key to success for me. It's the details that make the difference between success and failure. For example, if you see a question like: A user needs to be able to view reports for user activity and device usage, what role does the user need to do this? Be sure to select the role with the least privileges but so that the task can be accomplished.

 

One final tip: When you have learned something new, try to explain what you have learned to another person (whether or not they know your subject). If you can explain it in your own words, you understand the subject. That is exactly how I do it, except that I do not explain it to another person, but record a video for YouTube!

 

I hope this information helps you and that you successfully pass the exam. I wish you success!

 

Kind regards, Tom Wechsler

 

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