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New MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams beta exam

This week Microsoft announced the beta of a new exam focused on Microsoft Teams

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Beta Exam Discount Code

]To receive the 80% discount*, use code MS700Farmington when prompted for payment.

This is NOT a private access code. You can use this code to register for and take the exam on or before December 20, 2019.

*The first 300 people who register can take these exams for an 80% discount! (Why beta exams are no longer free.) The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register for the exam on or before December 20, 2019.

About the Exam

The MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams (beta) exam pass qualifies you as a Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate

Skills measured

  • Plan and Configure a Microsoft Teams Environment (45-50%)
  • Manage Chat, Calling, and Meetings (30-35%)
  • Manage Teams and App Policies (20-25%)

Microsoft describe the exam as follows:

Candidates for this exam are Microsoft Teams Administrators for their organization. The Microsoft Teams Administrator configures, deploys, and manages Office 365 workloads for Microsoft Teams that focus on efficient and effective collaboration and communication in an enterprise environment.

The Teams Administrator must be able to plan, deploy, and manage Teams chat, apps, channels, meetings, audio conferencing, live events, and calling. The Teams Administrator is also responsible for upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams.

The Teams Administrator collaborates with Telephony engineers to integrate advanced voice?features into Microsoft Teams. This role is not responsible for configuring direct routing, configuring call routing, or integrating telephony. The Teams Administrator may work with other workload administrator roles, including security and compliance, messaging, networking, identity, and devices.

Candidates for this exam should be proficient at managing Teams settings by using PowerShell. The Teams Administrator has a fundamental understanding of integration points with apps and services, including but not limited to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Exchange, Azure AD, and Office 365 Groups. The Teams Administrator understands how to integrate external apps and services.

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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