SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect

The SC-100 course will lead towards the first expert level certification in the Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity portfolio. This course prepares students with the background to design and evaluate cybersecurity strategies in the following areas: Zero Trust, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC), security operations (SecOps), and data and applications. Students will also learn how to design and architect solutions using zero trust principles and specify security requirements for cloud infrastructure in different service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).

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Audience

This course is targeted towards IT professionals with advanced experience and knowledge in a wide range of security engineering areas, including identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data, and securing applications. They should also have experience with hybrid and cloud implementations.

Job role: Solution Architect

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Advanced experience and knowledge in identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data and securing applications.
  • Experience with hybrid and cloud implementations.

Skills gained

  • Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture
  • Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies
  • Design security for infrastructure
  • Design a strategy for data and applications

Course outline

Module 1: Build an overall security strategy and architecture

  • Introduction
  • Zero Trust overview
  • Develop Integration points in an architecture
  • Develop security requirements based on business goals
  • Translate security requirements into technical capabilities
  • Design security for a resiliency strategy
  • Design a security strategy for hybrid and multi-tenant environments
  • Design technical and governance strategies for traffic filtering and segmentation
  • Understand security for protocols

Module 2: Design a security operations strategy

  • Understand security operations frameworks, processes, and procedures
  • Design a logging and auditing security strategy
  • Develop security operations for hybrid and multi-cloud environment
  • Design a strategy for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration
  • Evaluate security workflows
  • Review security strategies for incident management
  • Evaluate security operations strategy for sharing technical threat intelligence
  • Monitor sources for insights on threats and mitigations

Module 3: Design an identity security strategy

  • Secure access to cloud resources
  • Recommend an identity store for security
  • Recommend secure authentication and security authorization strategies
  • Secure conditional access
  • Design a strategy for role assignment and delegation
  • Define Identity governance for access reviews and entitlement management
  • Design a security strategy for privileged role access to infrastructure
  • Design a security strategy for privileged activities
  • Understand security for protocols

Module 4: Evaluate a regulatory compliance strategy

  • Interpret compliance requirements and their technical capabilities
  • Evaluate infrastructure compliance by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Interpret compliance scores and recommend actions to resolve issues or improve security
  • Design and validate implementation of Azure Policy
  • Design for data residency Requirements
  • Translate privacy requirements into requirements for security solutions

Module 5: Evaluate security posture and recommend technical strategies to manage risk

  • Evaluate security postures by using benchmarks
  • Evaluate security postures by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Evaluate security postures by using Secure Scores
  • Evaluate security hygiene of Cloud Workloads
  • Design security for an Azure Landing Zone
  • Interpret technical threat intelligence and recommend risk mitigations
  • Recommend security capabilities or controls to mitigate identified risks

Module 6: Understand architecture best practices and how they are changing with the Cloud

  • Plan and implement a security strategy across teams
  • Establish a strategy and process for proactive and continuous evolution of a security strategy
  • Understand network protocols and best practices for network segmentation and traffic filtering

Module 7: Design a strategy for securing server and client endpoints

  • Specify security baselines for server and client endpoints
  • Specify security requirements for servers
  • Specify security requirements for mobile devices and clients
  • Specify requirements for securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Design a strategy to manage secrets, keys, and certificates
  • Design a strategy for secure remote access
  • Understand security operations frameworks, processes, and procedures
  • Understand deep forensics procedures by resource type

Module 8: Design a strategy for securing PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS services

  • Specify security baselines for PaaS services, IaaS services and SaaS services
  • Specify security requirements for IoT workloads, data workloads, web workloads and storage workloads
  • Specify security requirements for containers and container orchestration

Module 9: Specify security requirements for applications

  • Understand application threat modeling
  • Specify priorities for mitigating threats to applications
  • Specify a security standard for onboarding a new application
  • Specify a security strategy for applications and APIs

Module 10: Design a strategy for securing data

  • Prioritize mitigating threats to data
  • Design a strategy to identify and protect sensitive data
  • Specify an encryption standard for data at rest and in motion

Certification

The exam SC-100 exam is available in BETA:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/sc-100

If you pass the SC-100 exam + another associate-level exam (see options below) you will earn the new Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification.

Certification prerequisites

To become a Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert, you must earn at least one of the following Associate exams + the SC-100 exam: