Yes, the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam (MS-100) is definitely worth it for anyone who’s working toward earning the Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. But it’s not only administrators working toward that expert-level cert from Microsoft who’ll find it worth it, the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) is worth it for anyone who’s looking to prove their familiarity with enterprise-level tenant management tasks.
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Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value
The Microsoft 365 Identity and Services is also known as exam MS-100, and it costs $165. The Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) is half of the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification -- both of the EAE exams cost $165. There are also prerequisites to earning the cert, so although the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services costs only $165, the minimum cost of the entire Enterprise Administrator Expert would be close to $660.
Yes, the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) is a difficult exam that will challenge even experienced administrators. The Microsoft 365 Identity and Services is difficult because passing it calls for deep familiarity with Microsoft 365 services management and knowing how to evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy and manage them. The Microsoft 365 Identity and Services is hard because there’s not just a lot of information to memorize, but skills to master too.
Yes, the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services expires. Technically, it’s the certificate that the test applies to, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, that expires two years after you pass its exams. If you’ve earned the Enterprise Administrator Expert and you’re six months away from it expiring, you don’t have to take the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services again, you can take a special renewal exam instead.
The most important part of studying for the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam is with a course that walks you through the exam’s objectives while giving you lots of opportunities for practice. Students report that courses with short videos that cover one topic at a time are the best way to study for administration exams. But most important is getting first-hand experience with the skills that’ll be on the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam.