Three months ago on 7th of April Microsoft announce a new exam for security architects and introduce again the existing exams SC-200, SC-300, AZ-500 and MS-500. The article contains the new announcement of the new exam SC-100 to become Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect.
I took the Microsoft Cybersecurity Beta exam #SC100 and got yesterday the confirmation that I passed the exam. This is great news for me as it confirms that I am gaining a better and better knowledge in Azure Security topics.
In this article I will introduce the exam, how to get the Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Expert award and which materials I used to prepare for the exam.
What is the SC-100 and how to get Cybersecurity Architect Expert
The SC-100 is a new exam within the Microsoft learning exams and focuses on cloud architects with an emphasis on Microsoft security topics.
Together with the existing security-related exams, such as SC-200, SC-300, AZ-500 and MS-500, it is possible to obtain the new Cybersecurity Architect Expert, this requires successful completion of the existing certification exam + successful completion of SC-100 to obtain the Cybersecurity Architect Expert designation. The graphic explains the possible certification paths.
Now that I have passed the Azure Security exam AZ-500 and the Cybersecurity exam SC-100, I am especially happy to have reached the level of Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Expert.
Which prepare materials I used
Beta exams are available for a short time only. There is usually only 4-6 weeks from announcement to execution. Therefore, I have expanded the list to include content that makes sense to me and was not available at the time.
From my perspective the Microsoft learning center get a lots of improvements over the last couple of years and is a good adress to get a deep understanding of different cloud services and to prepare for existing exams.
To prepare for the SC-100 I used the following courses:
- SC-100 (now available)
- SC-400 thanks for the note Trevor
Microsoft releases a study guide document for the SC-100 that contains several information and links to prepare for the exam.
To prepare for the AZ-500 I`ve created a article about How I pass the Azure Security Exam Az-500.
Please let me know if you miss an interesting or great article that helped you prepare for the exam. Also feel free to leave a comment telling me what you thought of the exam.
- Microsoft Learning Center
- Microsoft Learning – Announcing the new certification for cybersecurity architects
- Microsoft Learning – SC-100 Study guide provided by Microsoft
- Microsoft Learning – New certification for Security Architects
- Microsoft Learning – MS Security Operations Analyst SC-200
- Microsoft Learning – MS Identity and Access administrator SC-300
- Microsoft Learning – MS Azure Security Technologies AZ-500
- Microsoft Learning – MS 365 Security Administrator MS-500