Anyone keeping up with business news these days knows that IT security is paramount. They also know that traditional IT security practices aren’t enough to defend against today’s cyberattacks. And with more security vulnerabilities identified every day, it’s increasingly more difficult to triage, prioritize, and manage responses. Azure provides security from the ground up—from identity and access control, security posture management, threat protection, and much more. And Azure security engineers are on the front lines, helping to keep their organizations’ infrastructure, apps, and data safe in the cloud.
If your responsibilities as part of a larger team include maintaining the security posture, identifying and remediating vulnerabilities by using a variety of security tools, implementing threat protection, and responding to security incident escalations, this could be the certification for you.
What kind of knowledge and experience should you have?
In addition to Azure administrator skills, you should have solid scripting and automation skills. Plus, you need a deep understanding of networking, virtualization, and cloud N-tier architecture. And it’s important to be thoroughly familiar with cloud capabilities, along with Azure technologies and other Microsoft products and services.
Note: Remember that Microsoft Certifications assess how well you apply what you know to solve real business challenges. Our training resources are useful for reinforcing your knowledge, but you’ll always need experience in the role and with the platform.
Celebrate your Azure talents with the world
When you earn a certification or learn a new skill, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating with your network. It often takes less than a minute to update your LinkedIn profile and share your achievements, highlight your skills, and help boost your career potential. Here’s how:
If you’ve earned a certification already, follow the instructions in the congratulations email you received. Or find your badge on your Certification Dashboard, and follow the instructions there to share it. (You’ll be transferred to the Acclaim website.)
To add specific skills, visit your LinkedIn profile and update the Skills and endorsements section. Tip: We recommend that you choose skills listed in the skills outline guide for your certification.
Keep your certification up to date
If you’ve already earned your Azure Security Engineer Associate certification, but it’s expiring in the near future, we’ve got good news. You’ll soon be able to renew your current certifications by passing a free renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn—anytime within six months before your certification expires. For more details, please read our blog post, Stay current with in-demand skills through free certification renewals.
It’s time to level up!
Your Microsoft Certification can help validate that you have the skills to stay ahead with today’s technology. It can also help empower you with a boost in confidence and job satisfaction—and maybe even a salary increase. Want to know more? In our blog post, Need another reason to earn a Microsoft Certification?, we offer 10 good reasons to earn your certification.
Although cloud security may be a relatively new field in many industries, it’s definitely here to stay—and it’s foundational to Azure, with multiple layers across infrastructure and operations. And implementation is key. As an Azure security engineer, validate that you have the skills and experience you need to assess your current IT environment and assets and to identify and address potential security issues. Help keep your organization’s data, devices, and apps safe every day—smarter and faster—with your proven Azure skills.