The recent release of this exam is good news for anyone who works closely with Azure Active Directory, and wants to sit for an exam where identity isn’t just one of the topics, but the entire exam. It’s important to understand that it isn’t just an AAD for Microsoft 365 exam, which it looks like at first glance, you will need to spend some time with Azure services, just to make sure you don’t get caught by surprise.

If you have already passed other Microsoft exams where AAD is a large part of the score, such as MS-500, AZ-500, MS-100 and MS-101 you probably already know quite a few of the topics the exam covers, so it shouldn’t be too hard an exam to prepare for.

Implement an identity management solution (25-30%)

Implement initial configuration of Azure Active Directory

Create, configure, and manage identities

Implement and manage external identities

Implement and manage hybrid identity

Implement an authentication and access management solution (25-30%)

Plan and implement Azure Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Manage user authentication

Plan, implement, and administer conditional access

Manage Azure AD Identity Protection

Implement Access Management for Apps (10-15%)

Plan, implement, and monitor the integration of Enterprise Apps for Single Sign-On (SSO)

Implement app registrations

Plan and implement an Identity Governance Strategy (25-30%)

Plan and implement entitlement management

Plan, implement, and manage access reviews

Plan and implement privileged access

Monitor and maintain Azure Active Directory