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Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administration

180 minutes; preparation time varies.

Multiple worldwide locations authorized by Microsoft delivered through Pearson VUE test centers or online proctoring.

May 2019 - March 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Outcomes, skills and competencies measured by this certification exam include: implement and manage identity and access; secure user accounts; implement authentication methods, conditional access, role-based access control (RBAC), Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM), and Azure AD Identity Protection; implement an enterprise hybrid threat protection solution and device threat protection; implement and manage device and application protection, Office 365 messaging protection and Office 365 threat protection. Secure data access within Office 365; manage Azure Information Protection (AIP); manage Data Loss Prevention (DLP); Implement and manage Microsoft Cloud App Security; configure and analyze security reporting; manage and analyze audit logs and reports; configure Office 365 classification and labeling; manage data governance and retention; manage search and investigation, and data privacy regulation compliance.


This certification exam assesses individuals’ skills and competencies in an online proctored format or at an authorized test center. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 2 semester hours in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Introduction to Cybersecurity or Computer Technology (6/19).