Friday, 12 March 2021

Microsoft's New Security Certifications: SC-200, SC-300, SC-400 and SC-900



The demand for technology and the closure of the digital skills gap continues to grow and become more imperative. Check out the following guide on everything you need to know about Microsoft's new certifications and why you want to get security certified. 

Microsoft have recently launched 4 new Security Certifications under a new Microsoft Career Pathway. Through Microsoft’s mission to support the closure of the digital skills gap, and in this respect, the security digital skills gap, these security certifications came to light.

“With complex cyberattacks increasing and more employees working remotely, the need for cybersecurity professionals is growing by the day... there’s an estimated global shortage of 3.5 million security professionals.”

Microsoft’s new Security certifications include:

The following blog outlines details of each of the new certifications, what their prerequisites are and why you want to get certified.

Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate | Exam SC-200


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exam: Exam SC-200

Through the Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate course, you’ll learn to investigate and respond to threats to your business using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products.

You'll build knowledge on collaborating with stakeholders to secure information technology systems for your organisation. You’ll also learn how to:
  • Reduce business risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment
  • Advising on improvements to threat protection practices
  • Refer violations of business policies to appropriate stakeholders

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate | Exam SC-300


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exam: SC-300

On this accelerated Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate course, you’ll learn to design, implement and operate your business' identity and access management system by using Azure AD.

You'll learn a variety of managing tasks like providing secure authentication and authorisation access to enterprise applications. You’ll also learn how to:
  • Troubleshoot, monitor and report the identity and access environment
  • Provide seamless experiences and self-service management capabilities for all users
  • Adapt access and governance

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course.


Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator Associate | Exam SC-400


  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam: SC-400

By achieving the Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator Associate certification, you’ll know how to plan and implement control to meet your business' compliance needs, enabling you to translate requirements and compliance controls into the technical implementation and assist your business' control owners to become and stay compliant.

You’ll also learn how to:
  • Define applicable requirements and tests IT processes and operations against those policies and controls
  • Create policies and rules for content classification, data loss prevention, governance, and protection
  • Work with the compliance and security leadership like Chief Compliance Officer and Security Officer

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance and Industry Fundamentals | Exam SC-900


  • Duration: 1 day
  • Exam: SC-900

On this accelerated Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance and Industry Fundamentals course, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity (SCI) across cloud-based and related Microsoft services.

In just 1 day, you’ll build knowledge on:
  • Microsoft's privacy principles
  • Azure Active Directory, Azure Network Security groups and Azure DDos protection
  • The benefit and use cases of Azure Defender - previously the cloud workload

Prerequisites: 
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

Get Microsoft Security Certified


It’s important to note that these new Security certifications do not degrade current ones like MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administrator or AZ-500: Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer, but rather, they are the result of how rapidly technology and its need is developed. 

Finally but not without, Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Partner for Learning. This means that by training through us, you’ll get access to official exams, Microsoft Official Curriculums (MOCs) and learn from Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs).