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How to get the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate Certification

Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (from now on, MDAA) is a certification of the Microsoft 365 Certified familiy issued by Microsoft.

As the certificate name implies, it is an associate-level certification, it means, it is intermediate-level.

There are mainly three levels in certification, in ascending order of complexity:

  1. Foundational / Beginner
  2. Associate / Intermediate
  3. Professional / Expert


FAQs about Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate Certification

What are the pre-requisites to get MDAA Certification?

You need to pass the following official Microsoft exam before requesting the certification:

  • MD-100
  • MD-101

No working or professional experience is required.

How do I prepare exam MD-100?

Please check this post.

How do I prepare exam MD-101?

Please check this post.

It is recommended that you have passed MD-100 before preparing MD-100.

How do I apply for MDAA Certification?

Once you meet all requirements and pass all the exams, you get your MDAA certification automatically.

You can check your own certificates on this link. It can take up to 48 hours after passing a exam to appear on certificate section.

They also appear in the badge section on this link.

Does the certification expire once I earn it?

Yes, it does.

Check this link to know more about the certification renewal.


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About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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