Let’s know more about Intune SCCM Certifications or Exams. I get many questions about SCCM/Intune/WVD exams and certifications. I hope this post will be helpful to understand the learning strategy from Microsoft for ConfigMgr, Intune, and AVD.
Microsoft certification and learning path are changes with the modern workplace solution and cloud adoption. I think this is a positive change for all IT professionals. These changes give IT Pros a clear idea about the career path they want to take.
I like the sentence that Microsoft shared as part of their certification program. You can earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Now, it’s time to select a job role to discover certification paths.
Previously the certification paths were based on each Microsoft product like ConfigMgr, System Center, etc. With the new changes, the certification path is evolved into the next level. I like the way Microsoft revamped it based on job roles instead of unique technology.
The job role-based certification makes more sense in the cloud and ever-changing technology world. The technologies will evolve further and migrate to modern cloud-native solutions, but the job role will be the same for most IT professionals.
Microsoft learning strategy is changed from the product ( ConfigMgr/Intune/AVD) based exams to role (architect/desktop admin/help desk admin) based exams. So you won’t get any product-based exams anymore. The better starting point is explained in the List of Microsoft 365 Certification Exams and Cost Details.
As you can see in the below screen capture, there is no specialty-related certification /exam in Microsoft 365 section. Even there is no specialty certification in the Dynamics 365 section as well.
Types of Certifications
Microsoft revamped the learning path for IT Pros/System admins. Now, there are three (3) types of Microsoft certifications available in the Microsoft learning path.
- Fundamentals certifications
- Role-based certifications
- Additional certifications
Learning Path for Endpoint Manager & AVD
All the products like Microsoft Endpoint Manager (SCCM & Intune) and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) come under Microsoft 365 umbrella. Hence if you want to take the certification on any technologies like SCCM/Intune/WVD, you need to start learning Microsoft 365 learning path.
Learn more at – microsoft.com/certifications
List of SCCM Intune Exams
The following is the list of exams available under Microsoft 365. I take the exams listed down related to modern desktop management for Intune and SCCM.
- MD-100 + MD-101 👉 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (ConfigMgr / Intune Exam)
- MS-700 👉Teams Administrator Associate
- MS-203 👉 Messaging Administrator Associate
- MS-500 👉 Security Administrator Associate
- MS-100 + MS-101 👉 Enterprise Administrator Expert (ConfigMgr / Intune Exam)
- MS-900 👉 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
- MS-500 👉 Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate
Let’s check out some additional tips for Microsoft learning and clearing exams. Microsoft changed the certification path or exam path. The exams related to technologies such as Intune, SCCM, SCOM, OpsMgr, Azure are changed to profile-based. Microsoft Certification path changed for SCOM, Azure, SCCM, Intune, etc.
* Expert Certification
🔒 The certification has prerequisites
- Microsoft Learning strategy Updated on Oct 2020 –https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE2PjDI?
- List of Microsoft 365 Certification Exams and Cost Details
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with over 17 years of experience (calculation done in 2018). He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, Intune. He writes about technologies like ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, ACD, etc.…