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Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based, intelligent solution that includes Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Combined, those technologies allow businesses, companies and educational institutions to be creative and work together securely in one connected experience. [Office 365 (Excel, Word and more) is now part of Microsoft 365. For those classes see Office 365 end-user classes.]

Microsoft 365 classes at The Academy will empower your team to proactively address deployment, management and usage challenges through a combination of valuable, flexible, and trusted training materials and resources.

Your Microsoft 365 team will acquire the skills they need to ensure a smooth, informed deployment in Windows 10 Powered Devices, Collaboration, Security, and Office 365—or a combination that fits your needs. And with the experienced instruction and authorized training you’ll get at The Academy you can learn this technology, prepare for professional certification, start a new career in IT, and improve your marketability.

Instructor-led Training (ILT)

ILT classes are live and hands-on training. Training is fully interactive via remote instructor . You may attend ILT classes at any of The Academy’s more than 300 sites or from your own location .

Flex On-Demand Training

Flex On-Demand is self-study, self-paced training you take using your own equipment. You have 24/7 access for an extended period of time. Flex On-Demand classes typically include video tutorials, live labs, assessments and digital courseware. “Flex On-Demand” will be in the course title to indicate this format.

Microsoft 365 Certification

Build your resume, advance your career and validate your Microsoft 365 knowledge and skills with a professional certification. Training can help you prepare for Fundamentals, Associate and Expert level Microsoft 365 role-based credentials. Review Microsoft 365 Certifications.

Microsoft 365 Class Schedule

Class InformationDaysFee

Fundamentals (Select Instructor-led or Self-Study)

900: MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals 1$595

Windows 10 Desktop (Select Instructor-led or Self-Study)

100: MD-100: Windows 10 5$2895
Flex On-Demand: MD-100-Windows 105$995
101: MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops 5$2895
Flex On-Demand: MD-101-Managing Modern Desktops 5$995

Server Planning and Deployment (Select Instructor-led or Self-Study)

203: MS-203: Microsoft 365 Messaging 5$2795
200: MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform 6$5595
201: MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform6$5595
300: MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork 6$5595
301: MS-301: Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid 6$5595

Server Administration and Management (Select Instructor-led or Self-Study)

100: MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services6$4500
101: MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security 6$4500
500: MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration4$2995
600: MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services5$2100
700: MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams for Administrators 5$2495

Microsoft 365 Certification

Microsoft offers role-based technical certifications for Microsoft 365 suite (Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security). You can advance your skills, get hired, demonstrate clear business impact when you earn Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, Associate or Expert certification.

To become Microsoft certified you must pass the authorized exam(s) for that credential. Microsoft certification exams are performance-based requiring you to complete specific tasks during the exam to prove your knowledge and understanding of the technology. Though no specific training is required, the best way to prepare for certification is with authorized, hands-on training which you’ll receive at The Academy, a Microsoft Learning Partner. Scroll down to review Microsoft 365 certifications.

Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals is a good starting point for those who are 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, but who lack a technical background. Earning this entry-level certification validates you have a solid understanding of the basics of Microsoft 365 and are prepared to continue onto upper-level Microsoft 365 job role certifications, such as Modern Desktop Administrator, Teamwork Administrator, Messaging Administrator, and eventually Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

Authorized ILT Course
(click course title for outline & dates)

MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
This 1-day instructor-led training (ILT) is live and hands-on.

Authorized Exam

MS-900

* Microsoft 365 Fundamentals certification is optional. It is not a required prerequisite for Associate or Expert level certifications.


Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

The Modern Desktop Administrator is an Associate level credential and assures you have expertise to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment.

Authorized ILT Courses
(click course title for outline & dates)

MD-100: Windows 10
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

—OR—

Flex On-Demand (self-study)
(click course title for outline & details)

MD-100: Flex On-Demand Windows 10
This is self-study, self-paced training.

MD-101: Flex On-Demand Managing Modern Desktops
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

Required Authorized Exams

MD-100 and MD-101

* Per Microsoft, if you’ve already passed Exam 698: Configuring Windows 10, you only need to pass exam MD-101 to earn this new certification.

This certification may be used as a workload administrator certification required for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification.


Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate

If you’re an Exchange admininstrator, this certification especially for you. Technology has given companies a breadth of options for communicating both inside and outside of organizations, but with that expanded access comes risk; companies need administrators who know how to mitigate those risks. This certification will validate that you have the skills you need to design and manage compliant and secure communications solutions with Microsoft 365’s industry leading suite of tools.

Authorized ILT Courses
(click course title for outline & dates)

MS-203: Microsoft 365 Messaging
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

Required Authorized Exams

MS-203

This certification may be used as a workload administrator certification required for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification.


Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate

This certification will show your organization that you have the skills needed to protect your company against ever more complex cybersecurity threats and to remain compliant with increasingly layered and diverse data regulation. The oversight of qualified security administrators is not only crucial to the success of IT implementations and operations, Forbes reports that it’s also one of the most in-demand roles in technology and the talent gap is expected to keep growing.

Authorized ILT Courses
(click course title for outline & dates)

MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

Required Authorized Exam

MS-500

This certification may be used as a workload administrator certification required for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification.


Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Developer Associate

Microsoft 365 Developers design, build, test, and maintain applications and solutions that are optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform. They are proficient in the Microsoft identity and Microsoft Graph. They have general knowledge on UI elements (including Adaptive Cards and UI Fabric), Integration Points (including Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, SharePoint Framework, Actionable Messages), and determining workload platform targets.

Authorized ILT Courses
(click course title for outline & dates)

MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

Required Authorized Exam

MS-600


Microsoft Certified: Microsoft 365 Teams Administrator Associate

Microsoft Teams Administrators configure, deploy, and manage Office 365 workloads for Microsoft Teams that focus on efficient and effective collaboration and communication in an enterprise environment. Microsoft Teams Administrators must be able to plan, deploy, and manage Teams: chat, apps, channels, meetings, audio conferences, live events, and calls.

Authorized ILT Courses
(click course title for outline & dates)

MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
This is live, hands-on, instructor-led training (ILT).

Required Authorized Exam

MS-700