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SC-900 Study Guide Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

SC-900 Exam Study Guide Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals

Microsoft just released a couple of new Microsoft certifications focused on security. Of course, these exams are on my list to take, so that is why I want to share my SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide for 2021 with you. To learn and prepare for the exam, I usually use a couple of online resources, mainly Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn, which I am going to share with you. You can find more information about how I prepare for a Microsoft Certification exam on my blog post: How to prepare and pass Microsoft Certification Exam.

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Here is my SC-900Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide

It is essential to get familiar with the exam objectives and skills measured first. That is why I recommend reading the description of the exam and the skills measured.

Exam SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
This certification is targeted to those looking to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity (SCI) across cloud-based and related Microsoft services.

This is a broad audience that may include business stakeholders, new or existing IT professionals, or students who have an interest in Microsoft security, compliance, and identity solutions.

Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 and want to understand how Microsoft security, compliance, and identity solutions can span across these solution areas to provide a holistic and end-to-end solution.

Microsoft Learn

The high-level view of the skills measured in the exam:

  • Describe the concepts of security, compliance, and identity (5-10%)
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft identity and access management solutions (25-30%)
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft security solutions (30-35%)
  • Describe the capabilities of Microsoft compliance solutions (25-30%)

You can find more information on the exam website.

Free Online Microsoft Learn SC-900 Exam Study Guide resources

Free Online Microsoft Learn AZ-900 Exam Study Guide resources

I personally believe if you are going through the Azure Fundamentals learning path on Microsoft Learn, you should be able to pass the exam. Microsoft Learn provides you with free online training and learning paths for different Microsoft technologies. They not just offer reading material, but also control questions and free online labs. Here are some relevant Microsoft Learn modules and learning paths for the SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Certification Exam. Microsoft Learn is an important part of my SC-900 exam study guide.

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Microsoft Docs SC-900 study guide resources

One thing I always used to prepare for my Microsoft exams is Microsoft Docs. Here are the relevant Microsoft Docs which I used to prepare and study for the SC-900 exam.

Describe the Concepts of Security, Compliance, and Identity (5-10%)

Describe security methodologies

Describe security concepts

Describe Microsoft Security and compliance principles

Describe the capabilities of Microsoft Identity and Access Management Solutions (25-30%)

Define identity principles/concepts

Describe the basic identity services and identity types of Azure AD

Describe the authentication capabilities of Azure AD

Describe access management capabilities of Azure AD

Describe the identity protection & governance capabilities of Azure AD

Describe the capabilities of Microsoft Security Solutions (30-35%)

Describe basic security capabilities in Azure

Describe security management capabilities of Azure

Describe security capabilities of Azure Sentinel

Describe threat protection with Microsoft 365 Defender (formerly Microsoft Threat Protection)

Describe security management capabilities of Microsoft 365

Describe endpoint security with Microsoft Intune

Describe the Capabilities of Microsoft Compliance Solutions (25-30%)

Describe the compliance management capabilities in Microsoft

Describe information protection and governance capabilities of Microsoft 365

Describe insider risk capabilities in Microsoft 365

Describe the eDiscovery capabilities of Microsoft 365

Describe the audit capabilities in Microsoft 365

Describe resource governance capabilities in Azure

SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Study Guide Tips and Resources

I hope this SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Certification Exam Study Guide helps you pass the exam and get other Microsoft Security certifications. I also recommend that you open a free Azure account if you don’t have one yet. You can create your free Azure account here. Also, check out my blog posts about Microsoft Azure Certification:

I hope you enjoyed my SC-900 Study Guide and it helps you with exam prep. Did I miss any link, or do you have any recommended SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Certification Exam Study resources? Let me know in the comments.

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