Microsoft Teams AdministratorToday I took the Managing Microsoft Teams (MS-700) exam and I passed!  Lately we’ve had some clients express interest in using Teams as a phone system and I wanted to take the opportunity to fully understand the capabilities.

Before I share thoughts on the exam, I want to point out that this was my second exam that I’ve taken during the COVID restrictions.  It’s a luxury to take the exam in my office instead of driving to a testing center!  Remote testing is easy and only requires a webcam.  The remote proctor asks to see your room and workspace – no other devices (IP phones, secondary monitors, tablets, etc) are permitted to be on your desk.  Once the thumbs up is given, your face shows up as a tiny video in the top of the screen indicating that you are being recorded and the test begins.

To prepare for the exam I enrolled in the MS-700 course at PluralSight.  The videos dive in to each aspect of the material, though I felt the governance module was exhausting.  The exam itself is about 50 questions and it covers permissions, groups, meetings, guest/external access, networking, and voice / phone system.  Because I was mostly interested in the voice features I was well versed in those topics and found those to be the easiest to answer.  All questions were multiple choice which was especially handy for any Teams PowerShell questions because my infrequent use of them makes remembering syntax a challenge!  The questions do decent at verifying a broad understanding of the product, but I would prefer an interactive lab like my all-time favorite (and unfortunately retired) exam, CCNP Troubleshooting!

Good luck to anyone preparing for this exam!