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Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

Certification details

The Microsoft cybersecurity architect has subject matter expertise in designing and evolving the cybersecurity strategy to protect an organization's mission and business processes across all aspects of the enterprise architecture. The cybersecurity architect designs a Zero Trust strategy and architecture, including security strategies for data, applications, access management, identity, and infrastructure. The cybersecurity architect also evaluates Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies.

The cybersecurity architect continuously collaborates with leaders and practitioners in IT security, privacy, and other roles across an organization to plan and implement a cybersecurity strategy that meets the business needs of an organization.

A candidate for this certification should have advanced experience and knowledge in a wide range of security engineering areas including identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data and securing applications. They should also have experience with hybrid and cloud implementations.

To earn the Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification, candidates must also pass one of the following exams: SC-200, SC-300, AZ-500, or MS-500. We strongly recommend that you do this before taking the SC-100 exam.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on November 4, 2022. Visit the Exam SC-100 page to download the study guide.

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Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and download the study guide.
  • Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture
  • Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies
  • Design security for infrastructure
  • Design a strategy for data and applications
  • Recommend security best practices and priorities

Job role: Administrator, Security Engineer, Security Operations Analyst, Solution Architect

Prerequisites: 4 certifications

Required exams: SC-100

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Certification prerequisites

To become a Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert, you must earn at least one of the following: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate certification.

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

    Azure security engineers implement Azure security controls that protect identity, access, data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

  • Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate

    The Microsoft identity and access administrator designs, implements, and operates an organization’s identity and access management systems by using Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra. They configure and manage authentication and authorization of identities for users, devices, Azure resources, and applications.

  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

    The Microsoft 365 security administrator proactively secures identity and access, implements threat protection, manages information protection, and enforces compliance.

  • Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

    The Microsoft security operations analyst collaborates with organizational stakeholders to secure information technology systems for the organization. Their goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders.

Certification exams

  • SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture; evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies; design security for infrastructure; design a strategy for data and applications; and recommend security best practices and priorities.

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    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.