Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

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.

Job role: Security Engineer

Required exams: SC-200

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Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

Skills measured

  • Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Mitigate threats using Azure Defender
  • Mitigate threats using Azure Sentinel

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Certification exams

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

    Languages: en

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender; mitigate threats using Azure Defender; and mitigate threats using Azure Sentinel.

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