Book Review: Microsoft 365 Administrator MS-102 Exam Guide

Jiadong Chen
2 min readApr 13, 2024

I got my hands on an early copy of the “Microsoft 365 Administrator MS-102 Exam Guide” by Aaron Guilmette and it’s pretty awesome! Here’s what I found super useful and what you can expect from diving into this book!

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🔷 Provisioning and Management: The chapters on setting up a Microsoft 365 tenant lay a solid foundation. It guides you through the initial steps of carving out your space in the Microsoft 365 universe.
🔷 Security: The sections on Microsoft 365 Defender are gold. In today’s digital age, security isn’t just a feature; it’s a necessity. The book delves into Defender for Office 365 and Endpoint, equipping you with the knowledge to shield your organization effectively.
🔷 Compliance and Governance: The exploration of Microsoft Purview is another highlight. Understanding data governance and compliance isn’t just about ticking boxes; it’s about protecting and managing your data with precision and insight.
🔷 Conditional Access Policies: Think of this as setting rules for who can enter certain rooms in your office based on their ID badge. The guide helps you plan and implement policies that determine how users can access resources, adding an extra layer of security and customization to your environment.

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I’ve always believed that the best way to learn is by doing, and this book encourages just that. Nothing beats learning like actually doing the stuff you’re reading about!

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🔷 Exam Preparation: If you’re eyeing the MS-102 exam, this guide is your roadmap to success. It covers the exam objectives meticulously, leaving no stone unturned.
🔷 Knowledge Enhancement: Beyond the exam, this book is a powerhouse of knowledge for anyone aiming to master Microsoft 365 administration.

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A big thank you to Royluis Rodrigues Packt who entrusted me with reviewing this book. Your faith in my expertise is truly appreciated. Reading and reflecting on this informative book was an enlightening experience, and for that, I am grateful.

🔗 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝟯𝟲𝟱 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗦-𝟭𝟬𝟮 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲



Jiadong Chen

Microsoft MVP, MCT | Azure Certified Solutions Architect & Cybersecurity Architect Expert | Member of .NET Foundation | Packt Author