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Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

Certification details

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.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on November 4, 2022. Visit the Exam SC-200 page to download the study guide.

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Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

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.
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft Sentinel

Job role: Security Engineer, Security Operations Analyst

Required exams: SC-200

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  • SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

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

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