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Level 6 Contributor

Competency Requirements Collaboration and Content, Messaging and Communication

I'm currently putting together our training plan for the next year to cover the changes to the competency requirements and can't get a clear answer to the new requirements. 


Previously we achieved these comeptencies with us having MCSE Productivity and I've laready upgraded mine to MS M365 Enterprise Administrator, but the updated requirements for Messaging and Collaboration and Content show that you need to have MS-100 and then the 2 specific exams for either Exchange or Teams/SharePoint. Does the Enterprise Administrator for fill the requirements as if you do it from scratch rather than upgrade you would have had to do the individual exams, and if not do the TeamWorks or Messaging upgrade exams count.


As Communication competency appears to not have new reuirements is the long term plan to retire this?


Hi @JASA1976 & @Datafortune ,


Good call!

There is no official communication stating there is a plan to retire the Communication Competency, you should follow the listed requirements, in order to earn it.


Have a great day ahead,


Level 6 Contributor

Doesn't answer the question about whether M365 Enterprise Administrator will count towards the competencies.


Hi @JASA1976 


I checked with the team and you will need to acquire the specific certificates. Enterprise Administrator would not act as a replacement.

Both competencies will have new exam requirements starting on July 1st, 2019.  View the pages for the new requirements for each option. 

For the Collaboration & Content competencies, Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services and the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate will be the new requirements on July 1st.  
For the Messaging Competencies, Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services and the Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator will be the new requirements on July 1st. 
Hope this clarifies,
Level 1 Contributor

Same question !

@LauraR do you have any insight into this? Would Partner Support be the best place to work with an agent on requirements? Thanks!