Many organizations today are leveraging the cloud to transform their business. However, the adoption of cloud technology introduces associated risks, security and privacy concerns. Hence, the need for cybersecurity professionals with skills required to protect the environment including the data stored in the cloud.
We will offer an overview of one of Microsoft Azure’s specialized certifications — the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification, focused on securing the cloud environment. We will answer various questions that candidates might have such as the domains, the target audience of the certification, the examination format and ways to prepare for the exam.
When you pass the Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) exam, you’ll earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification.
The Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) exam
The Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam is intended for individuals who work in a security engineer role. Individuals are to be subject matter experts in implementing, secure controls and threat protection, managing identity and access and protecting data, applications, networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.
A Microsoft Azure Security Engineer maintains the security posture, identifies and remediates vulnerabilities using a number of security tools, implements threat protection and responds to security incident escalations. They also serve as part of a larger team dedicated to cloud-based management and secure and may also secure hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.
Individuals must have at least six months of hands-on experience working and security Azure cloud environments. In addition, individuals must be familiar with scripting and automation and have a deep understanding of networking, virtualization and cloud N-tier architecture. They must also have experience with Azure products and services, as well as other Microsoft products and services.