Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate Certification




About the Certifications

The Microsoft Security Operations Analyst cooperates with organizational stakeholders to guarantee information technology systems for the company. Their primary goal is to decrease organizational risk by quickly remediating existing environmental attacks, encouraging improvements to threat protection practices, and including violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders.

With this job role, one must have responsibilities like monitoring, threat management, and response by applying various security solutions across their environment and investigating, responding to, and hunting for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and third-party security products. Since the security operations analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in configuring and deploying these technologies.

Certification Details


Step 1: Review the skills and knowledge required to certify.

Step 2: Train for certification exams with all of the following recommended training:

Who Should Attend?

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Operations Analyst

Skills Measured

  • Moderate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Moderate threats using Azure Defender
  • Moderate threats using Azure Sentinel

Certification Latest Updates

1. Previously, Microsoft role-based and specialty certifications were valid for two years.

2. Starting June 2021, certifications are valid for one year, but they can be renewed online for free at Microsoft Learn.

3. The renewal window begins six months before the cert expires. During this window, before the cert expires, you can take a free online assessment and get the cert extended by one additional year from the current expiration date.

4. Want the best of both worlds, old and new? Certifications earned before June 2021 will be valid for two years and eligible for the new renewal process.

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