Microsoft unveiled a new exam and certification known as the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate.

Azure Security Engineers implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of end-to-end infrastructure.

The exam highlights the following technologies.  Microsoft also recommends deep knowledge of scripting and automation, networking, N-tier architecture, and cloud capabilities.

Managing identity and access

Azure AD Management – App registration, groups, users, conditional access, identity protection.

Configuring Privileged Identity Management 

Tenant Security

Implement platform protection

Implement network security.

Implement host security.

Implement container security.

Implement Microsoft Azure Resource management security.

Manage Security operations

Configure security services.

Configure security policies.

Manage security alerts.

Secure data and applications

Configure security policies to manage data

Configure security for data infrastructure

Configure encryption for data at rest

Implement security for application delivery

Configure application security

Configure and manage Key Vault

Exam AZ-500 is available to schedule now and will cost $165.00 USD.