Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate

Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrators deploy, configure, manage, and monitor messaging infrastructure, permissions, client access, mail protection, and mail flow in both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud enterprise environments.

Required exams: Exam MS-200 and Exam MS-201, or Transition Exam MS-202

Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details

Prerequisite for: Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert

Skills measured

Manage modern messaging infrastructure

Manage databases

  • plan mailbox database requirements
  • create mailbox databases
  • configure mailbox databases
  • troubleshoot mailbox databases

Manage Database Availability Groups (DAGs)

  • plan DAG settings and members
  • create a DAG
  • manage DAG members
  • deploy and manage site resilience
  • test a database and datacenter failover scenario
  • troubleshoot DAG problems
  • evaluate Exchange services health

Manage and implement client access

  • plan namespaces
  • plan high availability for client access
  • configure virtual directories and URLs
  • configure client access policies
  • configure global Outlook Web App (OWA) policies
  • configure Autodiscover for Exchange
  • troubleshoot client access connectivity problems
  • manage Exchange certificates lifecycle

Manage disaster recovery

  • plan backup and recovery strategy
  • implement and perform backups
  • restore servers, databases, and mailboxes

Manage messaging infrastructure lifecycle

  • plan Exchange Server installation
  • prepare Active Directory (AD) for Exchange
  • install and update Exchange services

Manage mail flow topology

Plan the Transport Pipeline

  • plan transport architecture
  • design for multi-site mail flow
  • plan a high availability mail flow solution

Manage Connectors

  • plan connectors
  • create Send and Receive connectors
  • configure connectors

Manage Mail Flow

  • manage transport rules
  • manage domains
  • implement a multi-site mail flow

Troubleshoot mail flow problems

  • validate inbound and outbound mail flow
  • examine message trace
  • configure message tracking
  • analyze message headers with the remote connectivity analyzer
  • handle Non-Deliverable Reports (NDRs)
  • investigate transport logs
  • monitor mail flow

Manage recipients and devices

Manage recipient resources

  • manage archive mailboxes
  • manage resource mailboxes
  • manage groups
  • manage mailboxes
  • manage mailbox permissions
  • configure mailbox policies
  • manage shared mailboxes
  • evaluate license options

Manage mobile devices

  • configure mobile device mailbox policies
  • manage mobile device access

Plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration

Plan a hybrid environment

  • evaluate federation in hybrid coexistence
  • evaluate hybrid free/busy access
  • decide between Exchange Classic Hybrid and Exchange Modern Hybrid

Deploy a hybrid environment

  • deploy and verify OAuth for a hybrid deployment
  • install and configure Edge server role
  • configure hybrid mail flow
  • configure federation in hybrid coexistence
  • configure Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT)
  • deploy the Exchange Hybrid Agent to one or more Exchange servers
  • implement advanced hybrid functionality, including On-premises, OneDrive access, and Outlook for iOS

Plan and implement migration

  • manage mailbox migration request batches
  • troubleshoot mailbox migration
  • evaluate migration types
  • configure migration endpoints in Microsoft 365

Manage public folders

  • troubleshoot public folder coexistence
  • move content between public folder mailboxes
  • create additional public folder mailboxes
  • implement public folder Top Level Hierarchy (TLH)
  • implement mail-enabled public folders
  • plan and configure public folders
  • plan a public folder migration to Microsoft 365

Secure the messaging environment

Manage role-based permissions

  • manage role groups
  • assign user accounts to admin roles
  • manage user roles
  • manage a delegated Role-based Access Control (RBAC) setup
  • plan RBAC roles for eDiscovery

Manage message hygiene

  • plan for message hygiene
  • manage connection filters
  • configure malware filters
  • configure spam filters
  • monitor action center
  • monitor quarantined items
  • manage protection for phishing
  • plan and configure Spam Confidence Levels (SCL)

Manage Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for messaging

  • configure and manage ATP safe attachments
  • configure and manage ATP safe links
  • configure and manage ATP anti-phishing
  • manage ATP anti-spam
  • monitor Threat Protection Status

Manage compliance

  • configure retention policies
  • configure data loss prevention policies
  • review and analyze audit logs
  • manage journal rules
  • manage content search
  • manage litigation hold

Manage organizational settings

Configure organizational settings

  • configure sharing
  • configure workload management
  • manage email address policies

Plan address lists

  • manage Global Address List (GAL)
  • manage Offline Address Book (OAB)
  • manage address book policies

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Exam MS-200

Exam MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform

Languages: English

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage modern messaging infrastructure; manage mail flow topology; and manage recipients and devices. Learn more.

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Exam MS-201

Exam MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform

Languages: English

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration; secure the messaging environment; and manage organizational settings. Learn more.

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Exam MS-202

Exam MS-202: Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition

Retires September 30, 2019

Languages: English

This exam is intended only for candidates who have taken Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. If you have not taken Exam 345, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam. Learn more.

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