May saw a minor update to MS-700, with the addition of Teams cloud meeting recording to the objectives. Otherwise it’s unchanged, so there isn’t any need to drastically change your exam preparation plans if you have already been preparing for the exam.

If you are already spending quite a bit of time in Teams administration, this is probably going to be a pretty easy exam for you. The things that are potentially more important for you to focus on are the Azure Active Directory related questions, including Access Reviews, group management for example, that may be the responsibility of an identity team in some organisations. Make sure you are focusing on the Teams features you aren’t using yet, as any of the policies and settings you are already exposed to should be straight forward in the exam.

If you are more of a Microsoft 365 generalist and understand the external collaboration requirements, as well as the integration with other Microsoft 365 services, the important things to focus include understanding settings versus policies, as well as making sure you understand the different calling components, including queues, call analytics etc

What about PowerShell? There are some PowerShell questions in this exam, but not enough to cause any real issues if you are admin center leaning rather than scripting, but you should probably make sure you are somewhat comfortable with things that can be scripted that can’t be performed in a portal. You definitely don’t need to be PowerShell expert, but understanding syntax basics will go a long way.

With MS-740: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams being available for a short period for those who wanted to try to the beta, it’s going to be interesting to see if that starts to remove some of the troubleshooting and support items from this exam. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Plan and configure a Microsoft Teams Environment (35-40%)

Plan and configure network settings for Microsoft Teams

Identify licensing requirements for Microsoft Teams

Plan and configure security and compliance settings for Microsoft Teams

Plan and implement governance and lifecycle management for Microsoft Teams

Configure and manage external and guest users

Configure and manage Microsoft Teams devices

Manage chat, teams, channels, and apps (25-30%)

Create and manage teams

Plan and manage channels

Manage chat and collaboration experiences

Manage apps for Microsoft Teams

Manage calling and meetings (15-20%)

Manage meeting experiences

Manage phone numbers

Manage Phone System for Microsoft Teams

Monitor and troubleshoot a Microsoft Teams Environment (10-15%)

Monitor and report on a Microsoft Teams environment 

Troubleshoot audio, video, and client issues