SC-300 Extras

SC-300 Overview & My Tips 

SC-300 or Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is an associate (two star) certification from Microsoft.  It is aimed at people administering access to the Microsoft Cloud; Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365. 

It is worth noting that whilst the skills and knowledge are relevant to administrators for all systems, the course and exam are based upon managing identity and access inAzure Active Directory.   

If, like me, you primarily work within Microsoft 365 you will need to become familiar with the carrying out the tasks in the Azure AD portal including navigation from https://portal.azure.com/ and the slightly different options available in some areas.    

As a Microsoft 365 Administrator if you use the link from the M365 Admin center you come to the  Azure AD portal https://aad.portal.azure.com/ and the navigation is slightly different. 

Even if you  are confident in carrying out the tasks specified in the M365 portals, I would strongly recommend you review the documentation for Azure AD and practice carrying out the tasks via the Azure AD interface as part of your exam prep. 

Because of this the references in this article are primarily Azure based. 

Disclaimer: All these links were correct at the time of posting.  But the Cloud changes regularly, so the referenced articles my change/be removed.  Please do post a comment if you spot a broken link or have suggestions to add so others can benefit too. 

General References 

Taking a Microsoft Professional Exam 

There are a number of blogs about taking MCP exams.  My personal favourites are: 

Pre-study References 

Before attending an SC-300 course you should have a good understanding of security fundamentals in the Microsoft Cloud.  These resources can help.  

Microsoft Learn Learning Paths (SC-300) 

References by Exam Objectives  

Implement an identity management solution (25-30%) 

Implement initial configuration of Azure Active Directory  

Create, configure, and manage identities  

Implement and manage external identities  

Implement and manage hybrid identity  

Implement an authentication and access management solution (25-30%) 

Plan and implement Azure Multifactor Authentication (MFA)  

Manage user authentication  

Plan, implement, and administer conditional access 

Manage Azure AD Identity Protection  

Implement Access Management for Apps (10-15%) 

Plan, implement, and monitor the integration of Enterprise Apps for Single Sign-On (SSO)  

Implement app registrations  

Plan and implement an Identity Governance Strategy (25-30%) 

Plan and implement entitlement management  

Plan, implement, and manage access reviews  

Most of this objective is covered by 2 articles: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/governance/deploy-access-reviews  and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/governance/access-reviews-overview 

Plan and implement privileged access  

Most of this objective is covered by 1 article:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/privileged-identity-management/  

Monitor and maintain Azure Active Directory  

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