Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

Certification details

As a Microsoft security operations analyst, you reduce organizational risk by:

  • Rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment.
  • Advising on improvements to threat protection practices.
  • Referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders.

You perform:

  • Triage.
  • Incident response.
  • Vulnerability management.
  • Threat hunting.
  • Cyber threat intelligence analysis.

As a Microsoft security operations analyst, you monitor, identify, investigate, and respond to threats in multicloud environments by using:

  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Third-party security solutions

In this role, you collaborate with business stakeholders, architects, identity administrators, Azure administrators, and endpoint administrators to secure IT systems for the organization.

As a candidate, you should be familiar with:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Azure cloud services
  • Windows and Linux operating systems


The English language version of this certification was updated on November 3, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam SC-200 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

Skills measured

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

Job role: Security Engineer, Security Operations Analyst

Required exams: SC-200

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