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Exam SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

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Arabic, Indonesian, and Russian versions of this exam will retire on February 28, 2023.

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.

Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. The role primarily investigates, responds to, and hunts for threats using Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. Since the security operations analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in the configuration and deployment of these technologies.

Candidates for this role should be familiar with attack vectors, cyberthreats, incident management, and Kusto Query Language (KQL). Candidates should also be familiar with Microsoft 365 and Azure services.

You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.

Important

The English language version of this exam was updated on February 7, 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.

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Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

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  • SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

    Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Chinese (Traditional), Italian, Indonesian (Indonesia)

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender; mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Cloud; and mitigate threats using Microsoft Sentinel.

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Skills measured

  • The English language version of this exam was updated on February 7, 2023. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender (25-30%)
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Cloud (20-25%)
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft Sentinel (50-55%)

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  • 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.

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