Exam 98-367: Security Fundamentals

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This exam validates that a candidate has fundamental security knowledge and skills. It can serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.


As of June 23, 2016, this exam includes updates for Windows 10, in addition to updates to security and threat terms. To learn more about these changes and how they affect the skills measured, please download and review the Exam 98-367 change document.

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  • 98-367: Security Fundamentals

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    This exam validates that a candidate has fundamental security knowledge and skills. It can serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

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

Skills measured

  • Understand security layers (25-30%)
  • Understand operating system security (35-40%)
  • Understand network security (20-25%)
  • Understand security software (15-20%)

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  • MTA: Security Fundamentals

    MTA certifications are a great place to start if you would like to get into the technology field. MTA certifications address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility. Note: MTA exams do not qualify for MCP certification, nor are they a prerequisite for MCSA or MCSD certification.

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