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Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services Crash Course

Take a major step in knocking out the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator exam

Chris Pope

Passing the MS-100 exam Microsoft 365 Identity and Services is part of the requirements to earn the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. In this two-day course, you will gain major knowledge needed in order to knock out the exam. This course focuses heavily on the key components of the MS-100 exam, along with real-world topics that can be applied to your job as a Microsoft 365 administrator. There will be a series of slides, drawings and a lot of hands-on demonstrations to help you in your preparations, not to mention, the instructor will go through some exam study materials with you as well. Your instructor, Chris Pope has passed over 70+ certification exams in the space of 20 years in IT and has helped thousands gain their certifications over the years.

The training covered here will involve concepts needed as a Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert. The course will be heavily focused on concepts needed to pass the MS-100 exam but will also include a lot of knowledge that can be taken into the real world for those already working on the job. The materials covered will also assist those that will be deploying Microsoft 365 services in the near future. Anyone taking this course can expect to walk out with a better understanding of Microsoft 365 identity and services and have a better sense of what to expect on the MS-100 exam.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Understand on-premises vs cloud identities concepts
  • Connect your on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD using Azure AD Connect
  • Understand Password Hash Synchronization
  • Understand Pass-through Authentication
  • Provide SSO using Active Directory Federation Services
  • Use MFA to strengthen security in your enterprise
  • Use Role-based authentication
  • Work with User and Group identities

This training course is for you because...

  • This training will help you prepare for the MS-100 exam
  • The material covered here will also help equip you for real-world scenarios you may have to implement if you are involved in a Microsoft 365 environment


  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts
  • Basic understanding of ADDS(Active Directory Domain Services)
  • Basic knowledge of web-based security concepts such as HTTPS

Recommended Follow-up

  • Book: Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services by Orin Thomas (available July 2019)

About your instructor

  • Chris Pope has worked in IT for over 20 years. He holds many of the industry‚Äôs most sought-after certifications from Microsoft, Comptia, Cisco and others. Chris has passed over 70 certification exams and has helped thousands of people in the industry gain their certifications over the years. On top of being a technical trainer, Chris also does consulting work with companies in the Atlanta area, which helps him remain strong with real world concepts. He currently resides in Georgia with his wife of 20 years, and their three teenage daughters.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Understanding Identities and Connecting Azure AD with ADDS - A foundation of on-premises technologies (25 mins) - Understanding concepts of commands using Microsoft PowerShell (25 mins) - The cloud identity systems used in Microsoft Azure AD with Office 365 (1 hour)

Break (20 mins)

  • Understanding Azure AD Connect (20 mins)
  • Using Password Based Synchronization with ADDS (30 mins)
  • Using Pass-Through Based Authentication with ADDS (30 mins)
  • Putting it all together with some practice exam questions (30 mins)

Day 2

SSO with ADFS and MFA

  • Quick review (10 mins)
  • Achieving SSO (Single Sign On) with ADFS (Active Directory Federated Services) (1 hour)
  • Configuring MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) (40 mins)

Break (20 mins)

  • Managing users and groups through Azure AD and Office 365 (45 mins)
  • Role based management in Microsoft 365 (45 mins)
  • Putting it all together with some practice exam questions (30 mins)