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SC-900 security compliance and identity fundamentals

Passed SC-900 Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals

Yesterday it was time for me to take another Microsoft certification exam. This time it was one of the new Microsoft Security certification exams. I started with the basics and passed SC-900 Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals exam.

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.

You can find all the resources I used to prepare and pass the exam on my SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Exam Study Guide.

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

I am happy that I passed the SC-900 exam yesterday, and I will go on to do other security exams like the SC-200 and more in the next upcoming weeks.

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

SC-900 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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If you want to learn more about how to get started with Azure, I recommend my blog post: How to get started learning Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing

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.



New Microsoft Security Certification Exams

New Microsoft Security Certification Exams in Beta

Microsoft just announced 4 new Microsoft Security Certification beta exams. These new exams have the exam codes SC-900, SC-200, SC-300, and SC-400. All of the exams are related to different security topics, and all of them come with an 80% discount code for the first 300 people. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register for the exam on or before March 15, 2021. Take the exam as soon as possible, so we can leverage your comments, feedback, and exam data in our evaluation of the quality of the questions. You can find the discount codes on Microsoft Tech Community.

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Exam SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals (beta)

This exam 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 understand how Microsoft security, compliance, and identity solutions can span across these solution areas to provide a holistic and end-to-end solution.

Skills measured

  • 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, the discount code and the link to register here on the exam page.

Exam SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (beta)

The Microsoft Security Operations Analyst collaborates with organizational stakeholders to secure information technology systems for the organization. Their goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders.

Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. The role primarily investigates, responds to, and hunts for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. Since the Security Operations Analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in the configuration and deployment of these technologies.

Skills measured

  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender (25-30%)
  • Mitigate threats using Azure Defender (25-30%)
  • Mitigate threats using Azure Sentinel (40-45%)

You can find more information, the discount code and the link to register here on the exam page.

Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator (beta)

The Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator designs, implements, and operates an organization’s identity and access management systems by using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). They manage tasks such as providing secure authentication and authorization access to enterprise applications. The administrator provides seamless experiences and self-service management capabilities for all users. Adaptive access and governance are core elements to the role. This role is also responsible for troubleshooting, monitoring, and reporting for the identity and access environment.

The Identity and Access Administrator may be a single individual or a member of a larger team. This role collaborates with many other roles in the organization to drive strategic identity projects to modernize identity solutions, to implement hybrid identity solutions, and to implement identity governance.

Skills measured

  • Implement an identity management solution (25-30%)
  • Implement an authentication and access management solution (25-30%)
  • Implement access management for apps (10-15%)
  • Plan and implement an identity governance strategy (25-30%)

You can find more information, the discount code and the link to register here on the exam page.

Exam SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator (beta)

he Information Protection Administrator plans and implements controls that meet organizational compliance needs. This person is responsible for translating requirements and compliance controls into technical implementation. They assist organizational control owners to become and stay compliant.

They work with information technology (IT) personnel, business application owners, human resources, and legal stakeholders to implement technology that supports policies and controls necessary to sufficiently address regulatory requirements for their organization. They also work with the compliance and security leadership such as a Chief Compliance Officer and Security Officer to evaluate the full breadth of associated enterprise risk and partner to develop those policies.

This person defines applicable requirements and tests IT processes and operations against those policies and controls. They are responsible for creating policies and rules for content classification, data loss prevention, governance, and protection.

Skills measured

  • Implement information protection (35-40%)
  • Implement data loss prevention (30-35%)
  • Implement information governance (25-30%)

You can find more information, the discount code and the link to register here on the exam page.

Conclusion

I hope this provides you with an overview of the new Microsoft Security certification exams. Of course, I will be sharing my Study Guides for the exams in the next coming days. I highly recommend that you also check out my how to learn Microsoft Azure in 2021 blog and my exam study guides for other Microsoft exams.