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
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.
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.
Microsoft 365 Defender portal has been renamed to Microsoft Defender portal. This change will appear on the exam in late April.
Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
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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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