MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Use this track as a stepping stone to move on to other cloud computing and technologies exams

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Summary

  • beginner
  • m365
  • windows
  • office
  • office-365
  • This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model. This exam also covers knowledge of available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.This exam can be taken as a precursor to cloud computing and technologies exams, such as Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection (AIP), and Windows 10.

Learning paths

2 hr 54 min
Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of Microsoft 365 security and compliance capabilities

Modules in this learning path

  • What is Microsoft 365?
    7 Units
    11 min

    Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security – representing a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone in your organization to collaborate and be creative, securely. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and how the software-as-a-service cloud model helps your organization.

  • Describe Microsoft 365 security principles and solution areas
    6 Units
    19 min

    Learn about the security principles upon which Microsoft has built its security solution that empowers security teams to do more with intelligent capabilities, delivers industry-leading protection, and streamlines integration for comprehensive coverage.

  • Describe the compliance management capabilities of Microsoft 365
    7 Units
    31 min

    Describe the compliance management capabilities of Microsoft 365

  • Describe the cloud security capabilities of Microsoft 365
    5 Units
    11 min

    Describe the cloud security capabilities of Microsoft 365

  • Describe the threat protection capabilities of Microsoft 365
    7 Units
    24 min

    Describe the threat protection capabilities of Microsoft 365

  • Reduce risk and simplify the discovery and audit process
    10 Units
    37 min

    Reduce risk and simplify the discovery and audit process

  • Describe the information protection and governance capabilities of Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    23 min

    Describe the information protection and governance capabilities of Microsoft 365

  • Describe the identity and access management capabilities of Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    29 min

    Describe the identity and access management capabilities of Microsoft 365

1 hr 44 min
Learn more about Microsoft 365 productivity and team work solutions.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get more done with Office across all devices
    6 Units
    19 min

    Learn about the solutions offered as a part of Microsoft 365 and how they can be more productive with email, calendaring, and Office on all their devices.

  • What is Microsoft 365?
    7 Units
    11 min

    Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security – representing a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone in your organization to collaborate and be creative, securely. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and how the software-as-a-service cloud model helps your organization.

  • Microsoft 365 productivity and teamwork solutions
    11 Units
    25 min

    Learn about the solutions offered as a part of Microsoft 365 and how they can contribute to personal and organizational productivity.

  • File storage and sharing with OneDrive and SharePoint
    5 Units
    24 min

    Learn about the file storage and sharing solutions offered as a part of Microsoft 365.

  • Engage employees with Microsoft Stream, Teams, and Yammer
    8 Units
    36 min

    Engage employees with Microsoft Stream, Teams, and Yammer

1 hr 58 min
Learn more about Microsoft 365 business management solutions.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get more done and stay secure with Windows 10
    8 Units
    30 min

    Learn fundamental knowledge of Windows 10 in Microsoft 365 as part of a simplified business management strategy.

  • What is Microsoft 365?
    7 Units
    11 min

    Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security – representing a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone in your organization to collaborate and be creative, securely. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and how the software-as-a-service cloud model helps your organization.

  • Simplify device management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
    8 Units
    27 min

    Learn about the business management solutions offered as a part of Microsoft 365 and how they can help simplify management and contribute to organizational productivity.

  • Harness business intelligence with Microsoft 365 analytics and reporting
    6 Units
    19 min

    Learn fundamental knowledge of the reporting and analytics capabilities in Microsoft 365 as part of a simplified business management strategy.

  • Manage your business with Microsoft 365
    10 Units
    42 min

    Learn about the business management solutions offered as a part of Microsoft 365 and how they can contribute to organizational productivity.

1 hr 2 min
Learn more about Microsoft 365 business management solutions.

Modules in this learning path

  • What is Microsoft 365?
    7 Units
    11 min

    Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security – representing a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone in your organization to collaborate and be creative, securely. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and how the software-as-a-service cloud model helps your organization.

  • Select a cloud deployment model
    6 Units
    8 min

    Learn how companies can work purely in the cloud (“cloud-only”) or connect existing on-premises systems to the cloud to extend the value of their legacy infrastructure (“hybrid”). You’ll see how these two different service models require different approaches to migration, and then you’ll review a few scenarios that demonstrate when to choose one type of migration over the other. Finally, we’ll review some considerations for how an organization approaches migrating systems with older versions of Office, Windows, and Office Server to Microsoft 365.

  • Identify licensing options available in Microsoft 365
    9 Units
    16 min

    Learn fundamental knowledge of the licensing options available in Microsoft 365.

  • Describe support offerings for Microsoft 365 services
    7 Units
    17 min

    Learn to describe support offerings for Microsoft 365 services.

  • Describe the service life cycle in Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    8 min

    Learn about the service lifecycle in Microsoft 365.

4 hr 11 min
Microsoft 365 is an intelligent solution that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, and empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. Learn how it supports your org's digital transformation.

Modules in this learning path

  • What is Microsoft 365?
    7 Units
    11 min

    Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security – representing a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone in your organization to collaborate and be creative, securely. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and how the software-as-a-service cloud model helps your organization.

  • Introduction to Microsoft 365 core services and features
    8 Units
    25 min

    Your Microsoft 365 subscription includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. You may already be using on-premises versions of many of these servers (like Exchange Server). Let’s take a closer look at the cloud services and see how they differ from the on-prem versions you’re already familiar with.

  • Move to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365
    6 Units
    20 min

    A modern desktop is secure, productive, and efficient. Explore the benefits of modern desktop and how to make the shift to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.  

  • Introduction to Microsoft 365 unified endpoint management
    5 Units
    15 min

    Unified endpoint management helps users be productive wherever they are while keeping corporate information secure. Learn about Microsoft 365’s flexible management and security solutions that let you deliver protected mobile experiences on any device.

  • Manage your Microsoft 365 subscription
    8 Units
    40 min

    Explore some basic concepts and tasks that are involved with managing your Microsoft 365 subscription including subscription billing, licensing users, and how to get assistance in Microsoft 365.

  • Select a cloud deployment model
    6 Units
    8 min

    Learn how companies can work purely in the cloud (“cloud-only”) or connect existing on-premises systems to the cloud to extend the value of their legacy infrastructure (“hybrid”). You’ll see how these two different service models require different approaches to migration, and then you’ll review a few scenarios that demonstrate when to choose one type of migration over the other. Finally, we’ll review some considerations for how an organization approaches migrating systems with older versions of Office, Windows, and Office Server to Microsoft 365.

  • Introduction to teamwork in Microsoft 365
    8 Units
    49 min

    Working in teams is an essential part of today’s modern workplace. An increasing number of workers are remote, mobile, or work from different time zones and geographic locations. In this module, you’ll learn about the Microsoft 365 tools that facilitate teamwork for all workers, no matter where they’re located or how they connect to your organization’s resources. These tools include apps designed for co-authoring and file sharing, security and compliance controls, and access controls via Azure Active Directory.

  • Introduction to security in Microsoft 365
    7 Units
    39 min

    Learn about the different Microsoft solutions for managing security in your organization. Microsoft 365 provides a holistic approach to security, helping you to protect identities, data, applications, and devices across on-premises, cloud, and mobile.

  • Introduction to compliance tools in Microsoft 365
    8 Units
    44 min

    Learn how Microsoft 365 helps you meet your compliance needs. Microsoft 365 complies with global, industry, and regional standards and regulations and is designed to help you to meet the regulatory requirements for your business. You will learn what integrated compliance solutions are available within Microsoft 365 and how they can help your organization leverage intelligence to reduce your compliance risk.

Additional courses

The learning paths above prepare you for the knowledge and skills needed to pass the exam and become certified. Enrolling in this track also enrolls you in the Microsoft Official Classroom course below. You can use this course as an extra reference to prepare for the exam.

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Summary

Length
1 day
Level
Intermediate
Language
English

About this course

This course provides foundational knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model, with a specific focus on Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings. You will begin by learning about cloud fundamentals, including an overview of cloud computing and specifically Microsoft cloud services. You will be introduced to Microsoft Azure, and you will examine the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365. You will then perform an in-depth review of Microsoft 365, including a comparison of Microsoft on-premises services versus Microsoft 365 cloud services, a review of enterprise mobility in Microsoft 365, and an analysis of how Microsoft 365 services provide collaboration. The course then analyzes how security, compliance, privacy, and trust are handled in Microsoft 365, and it concludes with a review of Microsoft 365 subscriptions, licenses, billing, and support.

What you’ll learn

  • Differentiate between the various cloud service models
  • Identify the key differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365
  • Plan for migration to Microsoft 365 services
  • Identify key differences between Microsoft on-premises services vs. Microsoft 365 cloud services
  • Define enterprise mobility in Microsoft 365
  • Identify how Microsoft 365 services provide collaboration
  • Understand identities, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid identity
  • Understand cloud device management and protection, including the use of Intune
  • Understand data protection, including the use of Azure Information Protection
  • Describe compliance in general and the compliance features in Microsoft 365
  • Describe Microsoft 365 subscriptions, licenses, billing, and support

Prerequisites

This course is designed for IT Professionals who aspire to deploy and manage cloud services in their organization. Students should have the following background:

  • General IT knowledge or any general experience working in an IT environment
  • General (sales level) experience on corresponding Microsoft on-premises products, such as Exchange Server, SharePoint, Office Professional, AD RMS and others
  • Experience addressing business/legal/security requirements for IT

Audience

This course is designed for IT Professionals who aspire to deploy and manage cloud services in their organization, or who are simply looking to acquire foundational knowledge on cloud fundamentals. This includes the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model specifically, with a general focus on Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.