Candidates for this exam are Microsoft cybersecurity architects who translate a cybersecurity strategy into capabilities that protect the assets, business, and operations of an organization. They design, guide the implementation of, and maintain security solutions that follow Zero Trust principles and best practices, including security strategies for identity, devices, data, applications, network, infrastructure, and DevOps. They also design solutions for Governance and Risk Compliance (GRC), security operations, and security posture management.
Cybersecurity architects continuously collaborate 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.
Candidates for this exam have experience implementing or administering solutions in the following areas: identity and access, platform protection, security operations, data security, application security, and hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. They should have expert skills in at least one of those areas. They should have experience designing security solutions that include Microsoft security technologies.
The English language version of this exam was updated on May 5, 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.