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Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

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Arabic, Indonesian, and Russian versions of this exam retired on February 28, 2023. All other languages will retire on June 30, 2023. Learn more.

Candidates for this certification plan, implement, manage, and monitor security and compliance solutions for Microsoft 365 and hybrid environments. The Microsoft 365 security administrator proactively secures identity and access, implements threat protection, manages information protection, and enforces compliance. The Microsoft 365 security administrator collaborates with the Microsoft 365 enterprise administrator, business stakeholders, and other workload administrators to plan and implement security strategies.

Candidates for this certification have functional experience with Microsoft 365 workloads and with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra. They have implemented security for Microsoft 365 environments, including hybrid environments. They have a working knowledge of Windows clients, Windows servers, Active Directory, and PowerShell.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on November 4, 2022. Visit the Exam MS-500 page to download the study guide.

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Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and download the study guide.
  • Implement and manage identity and access
  • Implement and manage threat protection
  • Implement and manage information protection
  • Manage compliance in Microsoft 365

Job role: Administrator

Required exams: MS-500

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Certification exams

  • MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

    Languages: de en es fr it ja ko pt-br zh-cn zh-tw

    Retirement date: **

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: implement and manage identity and access; implement and manage threat protection; implement and manage information protection; and manage compliance in Microsoft 365.

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

    for Microsoft 365 Security Administration

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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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.