Exam MS-721 (beta): Prove your skills as a collaboration communications systems engineer
Published Mar 21 2023 09:00 AM 25.9K Views

We’re looking for collaboration communications systems engineers to take our new Exam MS-721: Collaboration Communications Systems Engineer, currently in beta. If you have subject matter expertise in planning, deploying, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Microsoft Teams Phone, meetings, and personal and shared space devices, including Teams Rooms and Microsoft Surface Hub, we invite you to check it out.


Exam MS-721 (beta) is required to earn the new Microsoft 365 Certified: Collaboration Communications Systems Engineer Associate certification, which replaces the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Voice Engineer Expert certification. To learn more, read Evolving Microsoft 365 certifications to stay in sync with the new era of work.


Is this certification right for you?

Collaboration communications systems engineers have a fundamental understanding of networking, telecommunications, audiovisual and meeting room technologies, and identity and access management. They are proficient in managing and monitoring Teams Phone, meetings, and certified devices by using the Microsoft Teams admin center, PowerShell, the Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Management portal, and the Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard. They deploy and configure Teams Phone with Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connectivity through Teams Calling Plans, Operator Connect, Teams Phone Mobile, and Direct Routing.


Ready to prove your skills?

Take advantage of the discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take Exam MS-721 (beta) on or before April 11, 2023, can get 80 percent off market price.


To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code CCSN8HW7. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before April 11, 2023. Please note that this beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.


Get ready to take Exam MS-721 (beta):


Did you know that you can take any role-based exam online? Online delivered exams—taken from your home or office—can be less hassle, less stress, and even less worry than traveling to a test center, especially if you’re adequately prepared for what to expect. Get the details in my blog post Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare.


The rescore process starts on the day an exam goes live, and final scores for beta exams are released approximately 10 days after that. For details on the timing of beta exam rescoring and results, read my post Creating high-quality exams: The path from beta to live. For more information, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson).


Ready to get started?

Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking Exam MS-721 (beta) on or before April 11, 2023.

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