Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

The content of this certification was updated on September 29, 2021. Please download the skills measured document on the Exam AZ-500 page to see what changed.

Candidates for the Azure Security Engineer Associate certification should have subject matter expertise in implementing Azure security controls that protect identity, access, data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

Responsibilities for an Azure security engineer include managing the security posture, identifying and remediating vulnerabilities, performing threat modeling, implementing threat protection, and responding to security incident escalations.

Azure security engineers often serve as part of a larger team to plan and implement cloud-based management and security.

Candidates for this certification should have practical experience in administration of Azure and hybrid environments. Candidates should have experience with infrastructure as code, security operations processes, cloud capabilities, and Azure services.

Job role: Security Engineer

Required exams: AZ-500

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Skills measured

  • Manage identity and access
  • Implement platform protection
  • Manage security operations
  • Secure data and applications

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  • AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage identity and access; implement platform protection; manage security operations; and secure data and applications.

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