MS-500 Cert

Update – check out the latest version of this preparation guide here.

I’ve recently been talking to quite a few people who need to take this exam, and while the original preparation guide posted just over a year ago is still mostly accurate, there have been some changes in the exam objectives that needed to be addressed. Below you will find the current as of time of posting exam objectives, along with resources that should help you prepare.

This exam now includes performance based testing, so make sure you aren’t just strong on theory but also know how to navigate the various portals. I still think that if you have already passed MS-100, MS-101, MD-100 and MD-101 this exam shouldn’t be too difficult if you focus on filling in the differences.

Implement and manage identity and access (30-35%) 

Implement and manage threat protection (20-25%)

Implement and manage information protection (15-20%)

Manage governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365 (25-30%)