My Tips for taking & passing – SC-200 Microsoft Security Operations Analyst in 2022
The core topics in the SC-200 are.
Mitigate threats using Microsoft 365 Defender (25-30%)
Mitigate threats using Microsoft Defender for Cloud (25-30%)
Mitigate threats using Microsoft Sentinel (40-45%)
Ideally in this exam you should try to be focusing on the areas with 30% rating in this exam there are 3 while understanding the concepts of security are important most of the exam weighs heavily on the Capabilities.
All Values listed above are subject to change in accordance with Microsoft’s Exam Guidelines, unfortunately I cannot guarantee that all information is correct and is based on my experience when I took the exam.
1: Exam Ref SC-200 Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Paperback
This can be purchased on amazon for about 30 € really worth investing in as everything is laid out clearly, the chapter reviews at the end of each chapter really outline the important content for each section definitely worth the purchase for those of us who love to read
2: Udemy is your friend, Udemy has an excellent course on the sc-200 created by Anand Rao Nednur. Anand has over 15 years’ technical instructor experience in cloud solutions.
When I did his course I found it extremely good, comprehensive , the practice tests were fairly accurate and most of all it was enjoyable.
3: for this exam its really important you take a look at Microsoft Learn , Microsoft Learn has broken down the exam with Using Sentinel highlighted as one of the major testing factors this element alone is nearly 50% of the exam with understanding how to use defender and the cloud as the other 50% this really helps in breaking down the two areas of the exam , you could easily say the exam focuses on how to use defender and how to use sentinel , its really important you read the outlined guide on Microsoft Learn and use it to your advantage , also the free learning provided on Microsoft learn is more then adequate to pass this exam.
4: David Branscome 1 hour and 12 minutes YouTube video on the sc-200 is an excellent exam cram session for those of us who love to watch videos and learn visually through videos.
When I took the exam this was on my go to list for revision, I used this the morning of my exam and I found it really helpful , as I went along through the session I took abbreviated notes and felt that this definitely helped.
5: Remember, the sc series exams are broken up into 3 sets the sc-200, sc-300 & sc-400
These all have a huge focus on security and as you go through each exam you will find the topics get more interesting , do not be discouraged with the fact there are 3 exams in the series this is to help you prioritise and organise the functions of each exam , as part of an Azure Solutions Architect , you will need these exams / certifications on a daily basis , they will help when understanding the importance of security in azure and will serve as an important reference guide down the line if you forget something , as with IT you cannot remember everything all the time.