Microsoft’s SC-200 Exam: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst is designed to test the skills and knowledge of security professionals in analyzing, detecting, and responding to security incidents. This exam is intended for security professionals who work with Microsoft security technologies and need to monitor and manage security solutions. Here are the top things to study for the SC-200 exam:

  1. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-based endpoint protection solution that provides threat intelligence, behavioural analysis, and advanced protection capabilities. This tool helps to prevent, detect, and respond to advanced threats. Study the features and capabilities of Defender for Endpoint and its integration with other Microsoft security products.
  2. Azure Security Center: Azure Security Center is a unified infrastructure security management system providing advanced threat protection and management. Learn how to monitor and manage security in the Azure cloud environment, including managing virtual machines, applications, and storage.
  3. Azure Sentinel: Azure Sentinel is a cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. Study the architecture, deployment, and configuration of Azure Sentinel and its capabilities for detecting, investigating, and responding to security incidents.
  4. Azure Active Directory: Azure Active Directory (AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management solution. Learn how to manage identity and access in Azure AD, including user and group management, access policies, and authentication methods.
  5. Microsoft 365 Security: Microsoft 365 Security provides an integrated security solution for Microsoft 365 environments. Study the security features and capabilities of Microsoft 365, including threat protection, information protection, and security management.
  6. Threat Intelligence: Threat intelligence is a critical component of effective security operations. Learn how to gather and use threat intelligence to detect and respond to security incidents.
  7. Security Incident Response: Security incident response is critical to security operations. Study the phases of incident response, including preparation, detection, analysis, containment, eradication, and recovery.
  8. Network Security: Network security is essential to protecting against cyber threats. Study network security principles, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  9. Security Operations Center (SOC): A Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized facility for managing security operations. Learn about the functions and components of a SOC, including incident management, threat intelligence, and security monitoring.
  10. Compliance and Governance: Compliance and governance are critical to maintaining a secure and compliant environment. Study the principles of compliance and governance, including regulatory requirements, risk management, and security policy.

Microsoft offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for the SC-200 exam, including online training courses, documentation, and practice exams. Use these resources to study for the exam and increase your knowledge and skills in security operations.

For more information and resources on the SC-200 exam, visit the Microsoft website:


John O’Neill Sr. rMVP