The Azure Security Engineer implements, manages, and monitors security for resources in Azure, multicloud, and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure. They recommend security components and configurations to protect identity & access, data, applications, and networks.
Responsibilities for an Azure Security Engineer include managing the security posture, identifying and remediating vulnerabilities, performing threat modelling, and implementing threat protection. They may also participate in responding to security incidents.
Azure Security Engineers work with architects, administrators, and developers to plan and implement solutions that meet security and compliance requirements.
The Azure Security Engineer should have practical experience in administration of Microsoft Azure and hybrid environments. The Azure Security Engineer should have a strong familiarity with compute, network,and storage in Azure, as well as Azure Active Directory, part of Microsoft Entra.
You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.
The English language version of this exam was updated on February 2, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the “Tip” box for details about the latest changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date. While Microsoft makes every effort to update localized versions as noted, there may be times when the localized versions of this exam are not updated on this schedule.
Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.
Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
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- The English language version of this exam was updated on February 2, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
- Manage identity and access (25–30%)
- Secure networking (20–25%)
- Secure compute, storage, and databases (20–25%)
- Manage security operations (25–30%)
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