The exam description for MS-101 has just been refreshed again, so it’s time to drop back in and update the resource list to make sure any new items are covered and that existing links are refreshed if needed. What are the changes to watch out for? Read on and see…

The main change is the shift away from Azure Information Protection to Sensitivity Labels in the governance section. One of the benefits of this is that it’s moved away from things like the on-premises RMS connector, as well as some of the more AIP specific items such as deploying the AIP client, instead focusing on the unified labelling approach that has been the real world push for a while now.

Implement Modern Device Services (30-35%)

Implement Microsoft 365 Security and Threat Management (30-35%)

Manage Microsoft 365 Governance and Compliance (35-40%)

So, what are some of the things that have gotten a bit stale – probably the big one is the branding changes that were announced at Ignite 2020 haven’t come in to play yet. This isn’t really a big deal, and it does take a while for the new names to become better known, so I don’t really think it’s that big a deal. However, in a year’s time if it’s still referecing xTP instead of Microsoft Defender branded technologies, that’s a bigger issue. Some of the items that previously took a while to be updated such as Windows Defender ATP to Microsoft Defender ATP have been addressed though, so these changes do get rolled in over time.