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Microsoft SC-100 Study Guide: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Exam

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Tech Simplified Microsoft SC-100 Study Guide includes both free and paid resources to help you prepare and pass the Microsoft SC-100 Exam.


About Exam SC-100: Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

The Microsoft cybersecurity architect has subject matter expertise in designing and evolving the cybersecurity strategy to protect an organization's mission and business processes across all aspects of the enterprise architecture.


The cybersecurity architect designs a Zero Trust strategy and architecture, including security strategies for data, applications, access management, identity, and infrastructure. The cybersecurity architect also evaluates Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies.



SC-100 Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have the following:


  • Highly recommended to have attended and passed one of the associate-level certifications in the security, compliance, and identity portfolio (such as AZ-500, SC-200, or SC-300)

  • Advanced experience and knowledge in identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data, and securing applications.

  • Experience with hybrid and cloud implementations.


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Audience Profile for the Exam

This course is for experienced cloud security engineers who have taken a previous certification in the security, compliance, and identity portfolio. Specifically, students should have advanced experience and knowledge in various 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. Beginning students should instead take the course SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals.

About Exam SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect

This is an advanced, expert-level course. Although not required to attend, students are strongly encouraged to have taken and passed another associate-level certification in the security, compliance, and identity portfolio (such as AZ-500, SC-200, or SC-300) before attending this class. This course prepares students with the expertise 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).


Skills Measured

For the full list of the skills that the exam measures, along with the level of experience and expertise that you’ll need as an exam candidate, check out the skills measured.

  • Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture (30-35%)

  • Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies (10-15%)

  • Design security for infrastructure (10-15%)

  • Design a strategy for data and applications (15-20%)

  • Recommend security best practices and priorities (20-25%)

SC-100 Articles / Blog Posts Per Objective


Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture (30–35%)


Build an overall security strategy and architecture

Design a security operations strategy

Design an identity security strategy

Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies (10–15%)


Design a regulatory compliance strategy

Evaluate security posture and recommend technical strategies to manage risk

Design security for infrastructure (10–15%)


Design a strategy for securing server and client endpoints

Design a strategy for securing SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS services

Design a strategy for data and applications (15–20%)


Specify security requirements for applications

Design a strategy for securing data

Recommend security best practices and priorities (20–25%)


Recommend security best practices by using the Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture (MCRA) and Azure Security Benchmarks


Recommend a secure methodology by using the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)


Recommend a ransomware strategy by using Microsoft Security Best Practices

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