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Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

As the Azure security engineer, you implement, manage, and monitor security for resources in Azure, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure. You recommend security components and configurations to protect the following:

  • Identity and access
  • Data
  • Applications
  • Networks

Your responsibilities as an Azure security engineer include:

  • Managing the security posture.
  • Identifying and remediating vulnerabilities.
  • Performing threat modelling.
  • Implementing threat protection.

You may also participate in responding to security incidents. As an Azure security engineer, you work with architects, administrators, and developers to plan and implement solutions that meet security and compliance requirements.

You should have:

  • Practical experience in administration of Microsoft Azure and hybrid environments.
  • Strong familiarity with compute, network, and storage in Azure and 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.

Important

The English language version of this exam was updated on January 31, 2024. 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.

Tip

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

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  • AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

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

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage identity and access; secure networking; secure compute, storage, and databases; and manage security operations.

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  • The English language version of this exam was updated on January 31, 2024. 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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