Microsoft 365: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (MS-300) Exam Prep Guide

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To note there are already a few good guides out there for MS-300 like this one by Rene Modery which are also recommended to look through. The resources below are the ones I personally used to pass the exam

I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people will do this exam because of Microsoft Teams. Teams is, after all, the fastest growing app in Microsoft history. At the time of writing there are over 500,000 organisations using it. 91% of the Fortune 500. At the time of writing (May 2019) there has been lots of functionality introduced this year or coming in the next few months. It’s hard to keep up – even for those administering it every day. Private Teams, Information Barriers, Busy on Busy, Round Robin, App Deployment Policies, Supervision.

It’s a really exciting application – and an exciting time in its maturation.

Yet it’s important to understand that this exam is not all about Teams, which constitutes only 20 – 25% of it. There is SharePoint, and OneDrive, and Yammer, and Stream and Delve. It’s about all of those collaboration apps and how people communicate and collaborate in different ways so it’s really important in order for a strong performance to have a well rounded grasp of all of them – their admin centres, shell commands and scenarios where the apps work together. If you haven’t used SharePoint beyond a basic document store for your files, or are still using YouTube for corporate videos then its probably fair to say it’s going to be a tough gig. Yet you can easily improve your chances by spinning up a test tenant through Microsoft Demos if your organisation has access to this – or through a trial of Microsoft 365.

Regarding the exam itself there is very little to say apart from the fact that its quite broad. Not as broad as the Security Administrator exam per se and not as deep and narrow as the Messaging Administrator exams. It was also, in my personal view a very fair exam and true to the revision areas – maybe the best I’ve seen in terms of the new role exams.

If MS-300 – the ‘official’ Teams exam – still hasn’t satiated the Teams completionist in you, then I would recommend going to EDX and doing the two courses there (Enabling Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist) which means that with MS-300 you’ve passed everything there is to pass. That is, until MS-400 Voice Associate comes out in the months to come.

Best of luck!

Link to Exam: Here
Released: 14th January 2019
Practice Test: Available later in 2019
MOC Course: MS-300TO1A/TO2A/TO3A/TO4A

Important Note: this exam prep guide should be used to supplement your own resources and should not be used for the whole of your learning. Some of the resources may be not completely cover the requirements especially if the requirement is vague. If you find better articles than the ones below, please feel free to reach out and I’ll amend.

Status: I passed this exam in May shortly after it came out of Beta. I had the mid type exam (55 questions) and from what I can remember it was a pretty even spread across all four areas.


 

Configure and manage SharePoint Online (35-40%)

Plan and configure site collections and hub sites

Plan and configure customizations and apps

Plan and configure managed metadata

Plan and configure guest access

Manage SharePoint Online

Manage search

Monitor and maintain the SharePoint Online service


 

Configure and manage OneDrive for Business (25-30%)

Configure and manage OneDrive for Business

Manage users and groups

Manage sharing and security

  • Audit sharing activities and view files shared with people outside an organization

Manage sync security

  • Recommend group policy settings to control OneDrive sync client settings

Monitor and maintain the OneDrive service


 

Configure and manage Teams (20-25%)

Plan and configure Teams settings

Plan identity and authentication for Teams

Manage the Teams environment

Monitor and maintain the Teams service


 

Configure and manage workload integrations (15-20%)

Integrate M365 workloads

Manage Yammer capabilities

Manage Stream capabilities

  • Configure Stream channels to allow integration with Teams

Integrate M365 workloads with external data and systems