Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate

Demonstrate the features of Microsoft Entra ID to modernize identity solutions, implement hybrid solutions, and implement identity governance.

At a glance

Jump to


As a Microsoft identity and access administrator, you design, implement, and operate an organization’s identity and access management by using Microsoft Entra ID (ID). You configure and manage the full cycle of identities for:

  • Users
  • Devices
  • Microsoft Azure resources
  • Applications

As an identity and access administrator, you provide seamless experiences and self-service management capabilities for users. You plan and implement identity, authorization, and access to connect applications and resources in Azure. You’re also responsible for troubleshooting, monitoring, and reporting on identity and access. You collaborate with many other roles in the organization to:

  • Drive strategic identity projects.
  • Modernize identity solutions.
  • Implement hybrid identity solutions.
  • Implement identity governance.

You should be familiar with Azure, Microsoft 365 services and workloads, and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). You should have experience:

  • Automating the management of Microsoft Entra ID using PowerShell.
  • Analyzing events using Kusto Query Language (KQL).


The English language version of this certification will be updated on July 30, 2024. Review the study guide linked in the Certification resources section for details about upcoming changes.

Skills measured

  • Implement and manage user identities
  • Implement authentication and access management
  • Plan and implement workload identities
  • Plan and implement identity governance

Prepare for the exam

Practice for the exam

Practice Assessment

Assess your knowledge

Practice assessments provide you with an overview of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you're likely to experience on the exam. Through these assessments, you're able to assess your readiness, determine where additional preparation is needed, and fill knowledge gaps bringing you one step closer to the likelihood of passing your exam.

Take the practice assessment

Exam Sandbox

Experience demo

Experience the look and feel of the exam before taking it. You'll be able to interact with different question types in the same user interface you'll use during the exam.


Exam SC-300 prep videos

Join our experts as they provide tips, tricks, and strategies for preparing for this Microsoft Certification exam.

Take the exam

You will have 100 minutes to complete this assessment.

Exam policy

This exam will be proctored, and is not open book. You may have interactive components to complete as part of this exam. To learn more about exam duration and experience, visit: Exam duration and exam experience.

If you fail a certification exam, don’t worry. You can retake it 24 hours after the first attempt. For subsequent retakes, the amount of time varies. For full details, visit: Exam retake policy.

Need accommodations?

We offer a variety of accommodations to support you.

Learn More

This exam is offered in the following languages:

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

Schedule through Pearson Vue

Schedule exam


Price based on the country or region in which the exam is proctored.

Renew your certification

Do you know that Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications expire unless they are renewed? Learn the latest updates to the technology for your job role and renew your certification at no cost by passing an online assessment on Microsoft Learn.

Learn more about renewing

Certification resources

Exam SC-300 study guide

Focus your studies as you prepare for the exam. Review the study guide to learn about the topics the exam covers, updates, and additional resources.

Certification poster

Check out an overview of fundamentals, role-based, and specialty certifications.

Exam Replay

Boost your odds of success with this great offer.

Support for credentials

Get help through Microsoft Credentials support forums. A forum moderator will respond in one business day, Monday–Friday.

Choose your Microsoft Credential

Microsoft Applied Skills or Microsoft Certifications? Choose the path that fits your career goals, desired skillset, and schedule.