MS-700 Study Guide: Managing Microsoft Teams

This MS-700 Study Guide has been updated with the September 24, 2021 exam objectives

The MS-700 exam is the only exam needed to get the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate. Candidates for this exam are Microsoft Teams administrators who manage Microsoft Teams to facilitate efficient and effective collaboration and communication in a Microsoft 365 environment.

Candidates for this exam must be able to plan, deploy, configure, and secure Teams chat, apps, channels, meetings, audio/video conferencing, live events, calling, and Microsoft Teams-certified devices. Candidates should have experience integrating Microsoft Teams with other workloads, including SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Groups, Power Platform, and with other Microsoft apps, third-party apps, and custom apps.

In this MS-700 Study Guide, I will share both free and paid options, whether books, video training or simply links to articles and blog posts. I will not share any dumps as those are against the Microsoft Terms of Service, and by using dumps, we decrease the value of our certifications.

MS-700 Books

Exam Ref Ms-700 Managing Microsoft Teams

Prepare for Microsoft Exam MS-700―demonstrate your real-world knowledge of Microsoft Teams planning, deployment, configuration, management, security, troubleshooting, and more. Designed for professionals with Microsoft Teams experience, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate level.

Managing Microsoft Teams: MS-700 Exam Guide: Configure and manage Microsoft Teams workloads and achieve Microsoft 365 certification with ease

Do you want to build and test your proficiency in the deployment, management, and monitoring of Microsoft Teams features within the Microsoft 365 platform? Managing Microsoft Teams: MS-700 Exam Guide will help you to effectively plan and implement Microsoft Teams using the Microsoft 365 Teams admin center and Windows PowerShell. You’ll also discover best practices for rolling out and managing MS services for Teams users within your Microsoft 365 tenant.

MS-700 Video Training

There are many video training providers out there, both free and paid. Paid options such as Pluralsight usually go more in depth and explain the content, and are also peer reviewed to ensure quality. As for YouTube and Udemy the quality will depend on the individual creating the video, so make sure to check the reviews.

Recommended Option

Certification Path: Managing Microsoft Teams (MS-700) (6 courses / 19 hours)

The courses in this path take you through all you need to know to be an excellent Microsoft Teams administrator. You’ll learn about configuration and management from an administrator’s perspective including managing chat and collaboration, planning and configuring network settings, deploying and managing endpoints, and more. By the end of this path, you’ll have everything you need to create a set up Microsoft Teams and perform daily management tasks. Additionally, the courses in this path cover the objectives in the Microsoft MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams exam and can help you prepare for the certification.

Microsoft MS-700 Certification: Managing Teams

This course will help you study for and pass the MS-700 exam by Microsoft, which will earn you the coveted Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate badge.

MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams Training & Lab Simulations

Microsoft Teams Teamwork Administrator Associate certification course and MS-700 exam preparation. Simulations included!

MS-700 Microsoft Learn Modules

Microsoft learn is a great free way to learn about the AZ-900 exam content! It contains mostly text-based articles, while also providing you small quizes at the end of every module.

MS-700 Instructor-led training (Microsoft Official Courses)

Course MS-700T00-A: Managing Microsoft Teams

The Managing Microsoft Teams course is designed for persons who are aspiring to the Microsoft 365 Teams Admin role. Microsoft Teams admins configure, deploy, and manage Office 365 workloads for Microsoft Teams that focus on efficient and effective collaboration and communication in an enterprise environment. This course covers six central elements – Microsoft Teams overview, implementing governance, security and compliance for Microsoft Teams, preparing the environment for a Microsoft Teams deployment, deploying and managing teams, managing collaboration and managing communication in Microsoft Teams.

MS-700 Articles / Blog Posts Per Objective

Plan and configure a Microsoft Teams Environment (35-40%)

Plan and configure network settings for Microsoft Teams

Identify licensing requirements for Microsoft Teams

Plan and configure security and compliance settings for Microsoft Teams

Plan and implement governance and lifecycle management for Microsoft Teams

Configure and manage external and guest users

Configure and manage Microsoft Teams devices

Manage chat, teams, channels, and apps (25-30%)

Create and manage teams

Plan and manage channels

Manage chat and collaboration experiences

Manage apps for Microsoft Teams

Manage calling and meetings (15-20%)

Manage meeting experiences

Manage phone numbers

Manage Phone System for Microsoft Teams

Monitor and troubleshoot a Microsoft Teams Environment (10-15%)

Monitor and report on a Microsoft Teams environment

Troubleshoot audio, video, and client issues

Additional Tips

I think the best thing that you can do after reading this, or even meanwhile, is to open a free Microsoft 365 trial (I highly joining the Microsoft 365 Developer Program), and play with those features, follow the tutorials and you shouldn’t have any problems with the exam!

Did I miss any cool links in this guide? Let me know in the comments!


  • April 2, 2020 at 12:37 pm


    Could provide tips or maybe even a guide on a lab setup for this certification?

    • August 5, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      Just a Microsoft 365 tenant with 2-3 users should be enough! Don’t need a complicated lab!

  • April 7, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Thanks for the article. It´s very helpful for me.

    You Pluralsight course is fantastic. But when i can expect the next course “Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups”?

  • April 10, 2020 at 7:45 am

    This is dam good! Great job !

  • April 21, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Hey Vlad! Looks like the link for the Exam Prep (YouTube) should be, but it currently links to the Microsoft page.

  • May 4, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Great, thanks for this. Is there any news on when this pluralsight course will land? “Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups”

  • May 21, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Great post excellent content thanks for that

  • June 5, 2020 at 10:12 am
    Sebastian Stauber

    Hey Vlad,

    when do you think will you release the Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups course on Pluralsight? Any planned date already?

    Thank you

  • June 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Is there a timeframe on this course, Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups?

    • July 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      By end of month for sure! Recording them right now… the course will be really in depth.. 300+ slides and over 30 demos in it! It took longer than expected, but hopefully it will be worth it!

  • July 26, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Hey Vlad
    Is there an updated timeframe for when we can expect “Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups”? I find your training to be some of the best I have listened to and understand the most. Keep up the great work!

    • July 26, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Hey Joshua,

      Next week! To be fully transparent right now:

      100% recorded (9 modules, 88 clips). 4 Modules approved, 3 in peer review atm , and 30 clips from 2 modules still in editing!

      If all goes well trough the Pluralsight peer review process this should be out Thursday or Friday this coming week (July31).

      I know it’s been a long delay, but I really hope the wait will be worth it!


  • August 5, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Hi Vlad, Is your MS-700 module already available in Pluralsight? Thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂

  • August 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Vlad, thanks for your reply. Any chance you can put the 4 courses here for the benefit of others as well? 🙂 Will definitely purchase these modules. I really need it. Thanks so much!

    • August 20, 2020 at 12:38 am

      I updated the link to point to the Certification Path on Pluralsight where there will always be up to date in all MS-700 related courses! Thanks!

  • August 15, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thanks a ton for all your courses
    i have already completed two of your courses
    “Configuring Governance and Compliance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups” and configuring and managing onedrive for business

    But MS 700 course have “Plan and configure a Microsoft Teams environment (45-50%)

    I dont see any of your courses on this one. Can you guide if any videos available in pluralsite or any other link….will appreciate

    I am bit confused. my background is messaging ( exchange and O365) but my current job requirement is to manage teams as well, hence i want to clear my certification on MS Teams but i am not a skype guy though i know many things about skype…

    so, can you guide how will i clear MS Teams certification? or should i go for another path e.g, MS 203….

  • August 16, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Thanks Vlad for the response
    from this course which you have provided, first one i have already completed, the last one i have already bookmarked and following
    2nd and 3rd i will go through but upgrading from skype to teams was my main concern
    so it seems that i have to read some articles only for upgrade….anyway thanks once again for all the help

  • August 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    How to get this video demo as slides ? it contains some essential information for exam preparation ! Exam Prep | MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams | BRK1106 :

  • August 23, 2020 at 1:23 am
    Ritchie Fazer

    Whouaw, thank you a lot for this! This content is so good I wish I could rate it! Also I am a member of pluralsight so I am glad you provided the link.
    I wish I had a way to pay you back.

  • August 28, 2020 at 6:32 am
    David Worner

    Great and knowledge based post excellent content thanks for that.

  • September 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    russell kelly

    Vlad thank you for all your videos and links and documentation this helped me pass my ms-700 exam today

  • September 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Looks like MS has moved the content. Any updated link or repository of this ? Thanks Vlad

  • September 17, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I had replied to your original message but it showed up at the end of the comments chain. The link in reference.

  • September 19, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for your prompt response Vlad.

  • September 23, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for this post! If I study 1-2 hours a day, how long will it take to complete the courses and be ready for the exam?

    • September 24, 2020 at 11:05 pm

      It really depends on where you start from! I think it would take at least 40h of studying + labs to pass it.

  • November 11, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for the one stop place you have been provided.

    i have go through the for finding the four courses.

    but it’s redirecting to me to home page.

    could you look into this pls.

    apricate if you can provided full course link for us

  • March 3, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I really like your MS-700 course from Pluralsight however it is not updated. Do you have an updated MS-700 course? If so, where can I find it?
    Thanks in advance.

  • March 7, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    The lessons were uploaded approx. March of 2020. Microsoft recently updated MS-700, I am wondering if you are planning on updating your lessons as well?
    Other sites have their lessons updated as recent as January 2021. But I don’t really want to take those, I like your lessons much much better.

    I’m still watching them because they are fantastic! Because of your Pluralsight course on MS-700, I do not see PowerShell commands as a bunch of “random letters and symbols” anymore LOL.

    • March 13, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      I get where you’re coming from, in my defense the Compliance/Governance one is August 2020 (so only 6 months old 😛 😛 ) but I do understand the need for up to date material. In all honesty, Microsft is currently planning a bigger update of the MS-700 (not the March one, one later in the year) which will trully take into account things such as Shared Channels (Team Connect) and a lot more of the “bigger changes” to architecture – and that’s when I plan to fully re-update the courses. I do belive that today, even if the course is 1 year old, it acurately covers what you need for the MS-700 today (and after the March mini update)!

      Also glad I could help with the PowerShell stuff 🙂 :).

  • May 5, 2021 at 5:38 pm
    Fareed R

    Hi Vlad,

    I am planning to take the certification MS 700 on may 31st. I have started the MS 700 certification Path in pluralsight . Is 20 days enough to prepare for the certification.

    I know just basics in powershell and basic teams admin skill.

    One more important question as well, in the certifcation page, i saw this message ‘The exam guide below shows the changes that will be implemented on May 25, 2021. – Does this mean anything, do i need to worry

    ‘ . Is the below learning path enough to appear for the certifcation.

    • May 5, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Hello! If you have the basic skills it should be enough! I checked the changes (scroll down at the bottom of this page > ) and nothing to worry about – very minor changes!


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