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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions
Before taking the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 4 core areas:
- Cloud Concepts
Describe the different types of cloud services available: laaS & PaaS offerings. Be prepared to describe where Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365 fit in to the Microsoft ecosystem. Know about cloud-based productivity. Describe the benefits of and considerations for using a cloud service instead of on-premises services.
- Microsoft 365 Services and Concepts
Identify core Microsoft 365 capabilities, describe options for deploying and supporting Windows and Office, describe analytics capabilities in Microsoft 375, describe Microsoft 365 collaboration solutions.
- Security, Compliance, Privacy, and Trust in Microsoft 365
Explain zero-trust security principles for Microsoft 365 such as key components that need to be protected within an organization’s cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Explain unified endpoint management concepts. Be prepared to describe identity and access management concepts. Explain threat protection in Microsoft 365. Describe the Service Trust portal, Microsoft 365 security center, and Compliance Manager. Describe information protection and governance solutions.
- Microsoft 365 Pricing and Support
Plan, predict, and compare pricing. Identify licensing options available in Microsoft 365, describe the service lifecycle in Microsoft 365, and describe support offerings for Microsoft 365 services.
This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational-level knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model. Candidates should have knowledge of available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.
The technical skills validated through the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals exam will help prepare you for IT career opportunities such as:
- Microsoft 365 Administrator
- Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
- Security Administrator Associate
If you have no prior IT experience, and you’re planning out your IT career path, having a well-rounded skillset on Microsoft 365 Fundamentals for both desktop platforms provide the maximum career potential. Getting your foot in the door in Microsoft 365 Fundamentals is a great way to get started, giving you access to supporting users running a variety of hardware and software technologies.
CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.
Typically, students enrolled in our Computer Information Systems Degree – IT Track feel confident taking the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals exam after 5 weeks of technical training and exam preparation.
Microsoft 365 Fundamentals is an intermediate level certification that can serve as a launchpad for numerous IT certification and career pathways. The more certs you earn, the more skills you acquire, the more career opportunities will be available. Register for our Microsoft 365 certification training!
Here is the recommended IT certification pathways that include the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals certification:
- Associate’s of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
- Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
Your Microsoft Fundamental exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for any CIAT Bootcamp, Certificate, or Degree programs. CIAT provides unlimited attempts at passing the Microsoft Fundamentals exam to ensure you start your exam calm and confident, without worrying about what will happen if you don’t pass.
You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.
Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has enabled students to take the Microsoft Fundamentals exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through Microsoft’s new “Test Anywhere” process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.
Studying for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career.
Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including Microsoft 365 Fundamentals.
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*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.
The exam code for Microsoft 365 Certified – Fundamentals is MS-900.
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