Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Coming soon: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

Coursera projects digital job growth to rise from 41 million to 190 million jobs between 2020 and 2025. Of these 149 million net new jobs, 6 million will be in cybersecurity. Microsoft offers a portfolio of Security, Compliance, and Identity role-based certifications to help meet this incredible demand for qualified cybersecurity practitioners. We’re happy to announce the newest addition to our portfolio with the Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification, scheduled for release in early April 2022.


Cybersecurity architects are essential for helping organizations design and evolve their cybersecurity strategy. They play a central role in helping to protect a company's mission and business processes across all aspects of their enterprise architecture.


This role also:

  • Designs a Zero Trust strategy and architecture, including security strategies for data, applications, access management, identity, and infrastructure.
  • Evaluates Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies. 
  • Collaborates continuously with leaders and practitioners in IT security, privacy, and related roles to implement an organization-wide cybersecurity strategy that meets business needs.


Is the Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification right for you?

This is the first expert-level certification in our Security, Compliance, and Identity portfolio. Expert-level certifications target higher level skills than their associate-level counterparts, which may focus on your ability to implement or configure various cloud services. This certification will focus on designing elements of a cybersecurity architecture and evaluating the tradeoffs between different solutions.


To be successful on this certification, you should already have advanced experience and knowledge in a wide range of security engineering areas including identity and access, platform protection, security operations, securing data and securing applications. You are also an excellent candidate for this certification if you have experience with hybrid and cloud implementations.


To earn this certification, you must pass Exam SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect and also one of the following:


Start preparing now for the upcoming beta exam

Although Exam SC-100 (beta) won’t be released until early April 2022, you can start preparing for it now:


Celebrate with the world: Post badges on LinkedIn

Once you earn this certification, be sure to post your badge on LinkedIn, and celebrate your accomplishments with your team and network. It often takes less than a minute to update your LinkedIn profile and share how you are delivering superior service across your organization.


It’s easy to renew a Microsoft Certification

If you have a Microsoft Certification that expires this month—or any time within the next six months—you’re eligible to take a renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn for free today. Get more details in our blog post Two words: free renewals.


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