Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

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Whether you’re a student, business user, or IT professional, this certification ensures you have a firm grasp of a range of topics in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. This fundamentals certification can serve as a steppingstone if you’re interested in advancing to role-based certifications in security operations, identity and access management, and information protection.

The Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you if you’d like to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft Security, compliance, and identity (SCI) solutions.
  • Highlight your understanding of how Microsoft SCI solutions provide holistic, end-to-end cybersecurity capabilities.

It is recommended that as a candidate, you have familiarity with:

  • Networking and cloud computing concepts.
  • General IT knowledge or any general experience working in an IT environment.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

To prepare for the exam, we recommend that you:

What's next?

Register for your exam! After you pass the exam and earn your certification, celebrate your certification badge and skills on social platforms such as LinkedIn. To find out more, visit use and share certification badges.

Expand your technical skill set with our role-based certifications focused on security operations, identity and access management, and information protection. The Security, Compliance, and Identity training and certifications guide can help you identify the right certification for you.


The English language version of this certification was updated on November 3, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam SC-900 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

Skills measured

  • Describe the concepts of security, compliance, and identity
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft Entra
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft security solutions
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft compliance solutions

Job role: Business User, Student

Required exams: SC-900

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.