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Exam SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect

As a Microsoft cybersecurity architect, you translate a cybersecurity strategy into capabilities that protect the assets, business, and operations of an organization. You 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
  • DevOps

Plus, you design solutions for:

  • Governance and Risk Compliance (GRC)
  • Security operations
  • Security posture management

As a cybersecurity architect, you 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.

As a candidate for this exam, you have experience implementing or administering solutions in the following areas:

  • Identity and access
  • Platform protection
  • Security operations
  • Data security
  • Application security
  • Hybrid and multicloud infrastructures

You should have expert skills in at least one of those areas, and you should have experience designing security solutions that include Microsoft security technologies.

Important

The English language version of this exam was updated on January 23, 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.

Note

Microsoft 365 Defender has been renamed to Microsoft Defender XDR, and Microsoft 365 Defender portal to Microsoft Defender portal. This change will appear on the exam in late April.

Tip

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

Related exams: none

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  • SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect

    Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Traditional), Italian

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design solutions that align with security best practices and priorities; design security operations, identity, and compliance capabilities; design security solutions for infrastructure; and design security solutions for applications and data.

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  • The English language version of this exam was updated on January 23, 2024. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
  • Design solutions that align with security best practices and priorities (20–25%)
  • Design security operations, identity, and compliance capabilities (30–35%)
  • Design security solutions for infrastructure (20–25%)
  • Design security solutions for applications and data (20–25%)

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