Yes, the Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security is worth it -- especially for administrators who want to work on enterprise networks. Managing Microsoft 365 services for an enterprise network is the dream job for many administrators. The Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security is worth it for those administrators because it proves that they’re ready to plan, implement and manage the mobility and security features that Microsoft 365 makes possible.
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Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (MS-101) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value
The Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security costs $165. The Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security is an exam (also called MS-101) and it costs $165 to take it. But passing it won’t earn you the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator certification. The MS-101 is only one half of the expert cert -- which will cost $330 assuming you don’t pay for training and already have all the prerequisites.
Yes, the Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security is a difficult exam. The Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam, also known as MS-101, is difficult because it focuses specifically on implementing and configuring Microsoft 365’s advanced mobility features. It’s a difficult exam because at the expert level, Microsoft expects an administrator to be able to single handedly manage governance, security management and modern device services across an enterprise network.
Yes, the Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security expires, but technically it’s the certificate it applies to that expires. Passing the Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (MS-101) doesn’t get you a certificate on its own, you have to pass the second certification exam as well. Once you pass both, the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification will expire after two years.
Preparing for the Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (MS-101) will take anywhere from one to four months, but it depends entirely on how familiar you already are with enterprise administration -- specifically enabling and securing mobility services -- and how much time you can dedicate. Lots of experience can make up for how much time you spend studying, and vice versa, but several months of study is a good starting point.