Recently MS-900 got a minor update, but for some reason the changes aren’t included in the skills outline PDF, instead they are mentioned on the exam information page itself. The changes are naming related, and address some, but not all of the older names that are still in the PDF.

The product team recently completed efforts to rebrand several technologies that are in scope for this exam. The changes include:

  • Windows Virtual Desktop is now Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Workplace Analytics is now Viva Insights
  • Cloud App Security is now Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Security Center is now Microsoft 365 Defender portal

These changes are reflected on the exam as of January 28, 2022.

The reference to System Center instead of Configuration Manager in the endpoint management section is still there, but the other outdated names referenced previously have been updated. A change I expected to see that isn’t listed yet is the inclusion of Windows 365. This seems like a better fit than Azure Virtual Desktop, and over time I assume we will see questions where the two of them would be compared.

Describe cloud concepts (10-15%)

Describe the different types of cloud services available

Describe the benefits of and considerations for using a cloud service instead of onpremises services

Describe Core Microsoft 365 Services and Concepts (30-35%)

Identify core Microsoft 365 capabilities

Describe options for deploying and supporting Windows and Office

Describe analytics capabilities in Microsoft 365

Describe Microsoft 365 collaboration solutions

Explain Security, Compliance, Privacy, and Trust in Microsoft 365 (30-35%)

Explain zero-trust security principles for Microsoft 365

Explain unified endpoint management concepts

Explain identity and access management concepts

Explain Threat Protection in Microsoft 365

Describe the Service Trust portal, Security center, and Compliance Manager

Describe information protection and governance solutions

Describe Microsoft 365 Pricing and Support (20-25%)

Plan, predict, and compare pricing

Identify licensing options available in Microsoft 365

Describe the service lifecycle in Microsoft 365