My Journey to Becoming a Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert

Jiadong Chen
2 min readJan 31

Hey everyone! I’m excited to share that I have become a Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert! This achievement is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication and I’m very proud of myself. I’m looking forward to continuing my journey in cybersecurity and leveraging my new skills to make a difference.

In this post, I also want to share a summary of the topics that the SC-100 exam might cover, as well as Microsoft’s study guide and resources to help you learn what you need.

Let’s move on! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

👉 Design a Zero Trust strategy and architecture (30–35%)

- 📌 Build an overall security strategy and architecture:
- 📌 Design a security operations strategy:
- 📌 Design an identity security strategy:

👉 Evaluate Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) technical strategies and security operations strategies (10–15%)

- 📌 Design a regulatory compliance strategy:
- 📌 Evaluate security posture and recommend technical strategies to manage risk:

👉 Design security for infrastructure (10–15%)

- 📌 Design a strategy for securing server and client endpoints:
- 📌 Design a strategy for securing SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS services:

👉 Design a strategy for data and applications (15–20%)

- 📌 Specify security requirements for applications:
- 📌 Design a strategy for securing data:

👉 Recommend security best practices and priorities (20–25%)

- 📌 Recommend security best practices by using the Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture (MCRA) and Azure Security…

Jiadong Chen

Microsoft MVP, MCT | Azure Certified Solutions Architect & Cybersecurity Architect Expert | Member of .NET Foundation | Packt Author