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Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert

It has been a long wait to be on current Microsoft certification path due you to my engagements with various client projects working on Office 365 workloads, but I am pleased to share that I am now a certified Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert with having passed following exams and meeting prerequisite of my MCSE Productivity certification gained way back in 2016!

Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
Exam MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security

For those of you who are planning to upgrade MCSE Productivity certification, you have time until 31 Jan 2021, after that MCSE Productivity retires!

Microsoft 365 have evolved a lot since 2016 and so as the curriculum and certifications, so it is important for me to stay in line with best practices, full capabilities and more importantly be able to administer, configure, implement various Microsoft 365 workloads and support Microsoft 365 projects through my engagements with clients to provide solutions on a platform for integrated security and productivity.

In addition to my knowledge and experience with Microsoft 365 for over 5 years now, I found following resources very useful to support my preparation for exams with plenty of early mornings! Hope you find it useful as well in your preparations for exams!

Below is the outline of skills measured for Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator path:

  • Design and implement Microsoft 365 services
  • Manage user identity and roles
  • Manage access and authentication
  • Plan Office 365 workloads and applications
  • Implement modern device services
  • Implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management
  • Manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance

Design and implement Microsoft 365 services
Manage domains
 add and configure additional domains
 configure user identities for new domain name
 configure workloads for new domain name
 design domain name configuration
 set primary domain name
 verify custom domain
Plan a Microsoft 365 implementation
 plan for Microsoft 365 on-premises Infrastructure
 plan identity and authentication solution
Setup Microsoft 365 tenancy and subscription
 configure subscription and tenant roles and workload settings
 evaluate Microsoft 365 for organization
 plan and create tenant
 upgrade existing subscriptions to Microsoft 365
 monitor license allocations
Manage Microsoft 365 subscription and tenant health
 manage service health alerts
 create & manage service requests
 create internal service health response plan
 monitor service health
 configure and review reports, including BI, OMS, and Microsoft 365 reporting
 schedule and review security and compliance reports
 schedule and review usage metrics
Plan migration of users and data
 identify data to be migrated and method
 identify users and mailboxes to be migrated and method
 plan migration of on-prem users and groups
 import PST Files

Manage user identity and roles
Design identity strategy
 evaluate requirements and solution for synchronization
 evaluate requirements and solution for identity management
 evaluate requirements and solution for authentication
Plan identity synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
 design directory synchronization
 implement directory synchronization with directory services, federation services, and
Azure endpoints
Manage identity synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
 monitor Azure AD Connect Health
 manage Azure AD Connect synchronization
 configure object filters
 configure password sync
 implement multi-forest AD Connect scenarios
Manage Azure AD identities
 plan Azure AD identities
 implement and manage Azure AD self-service password reset
 manage access reviews
 manage groups
 manage passwords
 manage product licenses
 manage users
 perform bulk user management
Manage user roles
 plan user roles
 allocate roles in workloads
 configure administrative accounts
 configure RBAC within Azure AD
 delegate admin rights
 manage admin roles
 manage role allocations by using Azure AD
 plan security and compliance roles for Microsoft 365

Manage access and authentication
Manage authentication
 design authentication method
 configure authentication
 implement authentication method
 manage authentication
 monitor authentication
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
 design an MFA solution
 configure MFA for apps or users
 administer MFA users
 report MFA utilization
Configure application access
 configure application registration in Azure AD
 configure Azure AD application proxy
 publish enterprise apps in Azure AD
Implement access for external users of Microsoft 365 workloads
 create B2B accounts
 create guest accounts
 design solutions for external access

Plan Office 365 workloads and applications
Plan for Office 365 workload deployment
 identify hybrid requirements
 plan connectivity and data flow for each workload
 plan for Microsoft 365 workload connectivity
 plan migration strategy for workloads
Plan Office 365 applications deployment
 manage Office 365 software downloads
 plan for Office 365 apps
 plan for Office 365 Pro plus apps updates
 plan for Office 365 Pro plus connectivity
 plan for Office online
 plan Office 365 Pro plus deployment
Implement modern device services
Implement Mobile Device Management (MDM)
 plan for MDM
 configure MDM integration with Azure AD
 set an MDM authority
 set device enrollment limit for users
Manage device compliance
 plan for device Compliance
 design Conditional Access Policies
 create Conditional Access Policies
 configure device compliance policy
 manage Conditional Access Policies
Plan for devices and apps
 create and configure Microsoft Store for Business
 plan app deployment
 plan device co-management
 plan device monitoring
 plan for device profiles
 plan for Mobile Application Management
 plan mobile device security
Plan Windows 10 deployment
 plan for Windows as a Service (WaaS)
 plan the appropriate Windows 10 Enterprise deployment method
 analyze upgrade readiness for Windows 10
 evaluate and deploy additional Windows 10 Enterprise security features

Implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management
Implement Cloud App Security (CAS)
 configure Cloud App Security (CAS)
 configure Cloud App Security (CAS) policies
 configure Connected apps
 design Cloud App Security (CAS) Solution
 manage Cloud App Security (CAS) alerts
 upload cloud app security (CAS) traffic logs
Implement threat management
 plan a threat management solution
 design Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) implementation
 design Microsoft 365 ATP Policies
 configure Azure ATP
 configure Microsoft 365 ATP Policies
 monitor Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) incidents
Implement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
 plan Windows Defender ATP Solution
 configure preferences
 implement Windows Defender ATP Policies
 enable and configure security features of Windows 10 Enterprise
Manage security reports and alerts
 manage service assurance dashboard
 manage tracing and reporting on Azure AD Identity Protection
 configure and manage Microsoft 365 security alerts
 configure and manage Azure Identity Protection dashboard and alerts

Manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance
Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
 configure DLP Policies
 design data retention policies in Microsoft 365
 manage DLP exceptions
 monitor DLP policy matches
 manage DLP policy matches
Implement Azure Information Protection (AIP)
 plan AIP solution
 plan for deployment On-Prem rights management Connector
 plan for Windows information Protection (WIP) implementation
 plan for classification labeling
 configure Information Rights Management (IRM) for Workloads
 configure Super User
 deploy AIP Clients
 implement Azure Information Protection policies
 implement AIP tenant key
Manage data governance
 configure information retention
 plan for Microsoft 365 backup
 plan for restoring deleted content
 plan information Retention Policies
Manage auditing
 configure audit log retention
 configure audit policy
 monitor Unified Audit Logs
Manage eDiscovery
 search content by using Security and Compliance Center
 plan for in-place and legal hold
 configure eDiscovery and create cases

Hope to see you online somewhere on Microsoft 365 related technologies virtual events!

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