AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

This course provides IT Security Professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement security controls, maintain an organization’s security posture, and identify and remediate security vulnerabilities. This course includes security for identity and access, platform protection, data and applications, and security operations. This course is recommended preparation for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate 

This course includes a complete suite of online hands-on lab environments for use during and post course completion.

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This course is for Azure Security Engineers who are planning to take the associated certification exam, or who are performing security tasks in their day-to-day job. This course would also be helpful to an engineer that wants to specialize in providing security for Azure-based digital platforms and play an integral role in protecting an organization's data.


To attend this course, students must have knowledge equal to the course AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator 

Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of:

  • Have some experience deploying Azure workloads. This course does not cover the basics of Azure administration, instead the course content builds on that knowledge by adding security specific information.
  • Have experience with Windows and Linux operating systems and be familiar with executing scripts.

Course goals 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement enterprise governance strategies including role-based access control, Azure policies, and resource locks.
  • Implement an Entra ID infrastructure including users, groups, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Implement Entra ID Identity Protection including risk policies, conditional access, and access reviews.
  • Implement Entra ID Privileged Identity Management including Entra ID roles and Azure resources.
  • Implement Entra ID Connect including authentication methods and on-premises directory synchronization.
  • Implement perimeter security strategies including Azure Firewall.
  • Implement network security strategies including Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups.
  • Implement host security strategies including endpoint protection, remote access management, update management, and disk encryption.
  • Implement container security strategies including Azure Container Instances, Azure Container Registry, and Azure Kubernetes.
  • Implement Azure Key Vault including certificates, keys, and secretes.
  • Implement application security strategies including app registration, managed identities, and service endpoints.
  • Implement storage security strategies including shared access signatures, blob retention policies, and Azure Files authentication.
  • Implement database security strategies including authentication, data classification, dynamic data masking, and always encrypted.
  • Implement Azure Monitor including connected sources, log analytics, and alerts.
  • Implement Azure Security Center including policies, recommendations, and just in time virtual machine access.
  • Implement Azure Sentinel including workbooks, incidents, and playbooks.

Course Outline


Learning Path 1: Manage identity and access

Module 1: Manage identities in Microsoft Entra ID

  • Secure users in Microsoft Entra ID
  • Secure groups in Microsoft Entra ID
  • Recommend when to use external identities
  • Secure external identities
  • Implement Microsoft Entra Identity Protection

Module 2: Manage authentication by using Microsoft Entra ID

  • Configure Microsoft Entra Verified ID
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Implement passwordless authentication
  • Implement password protection
  • Implement single sign-on (SSO)
  • Integrate single sign on (SSO) and identity providers
  • Recommend and enforce modern authentication protocols

Module 3: Manage authorization by using Microsoft Entra ID

  • Configure Azure role permissions for management groups, subscriptions, resource groups, and resources
  • Assign built-in roles in Microsoft Entra ID
  • Assign built-in roles in Azure
  • Create and assign custom roles, including Azure roles and Microsoft Entra roles
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
  • Configure Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
  • Configure role management and access reviews in Microsoft Entra
  • Implement Conditional Access policies

Module 4: Manage application access in Microsoft Entra ID

  • Manage access to enterprise applications in Microsoft Entra ID, including OAuth permission grants
  • Manage app registrations in Microsoft Entra ID
  • Configure app registration permission scopes
  • Manage app registration permission consent
  • Manage and use service principals
  • Manage managed identities for Azure resources
  • Recommend when to use and configure an Microsoft Entra Application Proxy, including authentication

Learning Path 2: Secure networking

Module 1: Plan and implement security for virtual networks

  • Plan and implement Network Security Groups (NSGs) and Application
    Security Groups (ASGs)
  • Plan and implement user-defined routes (UDRs)
  • Plan and implement Virtual Network peering or VPN gateway
  • Plan and implement Virtual WAN, including secured virtual hub
  • Secure VPN connectivity, including point-to-site and site-to-site
  • Implement encryption over ExpressRoute
  • Configure firewall settings on PaaS resources
  • Monitor network security by using Network Watcher, including NSG flow

Module 2: Plan and implement security for private access to Azure resources

  • Plan and implement virtual network Service Endpoints
  • Plan and implement Private Endpoints
  • Plan and implement Private Link services
  • Plan and implement network integration for Azure App Service and Azure Functions
  • Plan and implement network security configurations for an App Service
    Environment (ASE)
  • Plan and implement network security configurations for an Azure SQL
    Managed Instance

Module 3: Plan and implement security for public access to Azure resources

  • Plan and implement Transport Layer Security (TLS) to applications, including Azure App Service and API Management
  • Plan, implement, and manage an Azure Firewall, including Azure Firewall Manager and firewall policies
  • Plan and implement an Azure Application Gateway
  • Plan and implement an Azure Front Door, including Content Delivery Network (CDN) 
  • Plan and implement a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Recommend when to use Azure DDoS Protection Standard

Learning Path 3: Secure compute, storage, and databases

Module 1: Plan and implement advanced security for compute

  • Plan and implement remote access to public endpoints, including Azure
    Bastion and just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access
  • Configure network isolation for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Secure and monitor AKS
  • Configure authentication for AKS
  • Configure security monitoring for Azure Container Instances (ACIs)
  • Configure security monitoring for Azure Container Apps (ACAs)
  • Manage access to Azure Container Registry (ACR)
  • Configure disk encryption, including Azure Disk Encryption (ADE), encryption as host, and confidential disk encryption
  • Recommend security configurations for Azure API Management

Module 2: Plan and implement security for storage

  • Configure access control for storage accounts
  • Manage life cycle for storage account access keys
  • Select and configure an appropriate method for access to Azure Files
  • Select and configure an appropriate method for access to Azure Blob Storage
  • Select and configure an appropriate method for access to Azure Tables
  • Select and configure an appropriate method for access to Azure Queues
  • Select and configure appropriate methods for protecting against data security threats, including soft delete, backups, versioning, and immutable storage 
  • Configure Bring your own key (BYOK)
  • Enable double encryption at the Azure Storage infrastructure level

Module 3: Plan and implement security for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

  • Enable database authentication by using Microsoft Entra ID
  • Enable database auditing
  • Identify use cases for the Microsoft Purview governance portal
  • Implement data classification of sensitive information by using the Microsoft Purview governance portal
  • Plan and implement dynamic masking
  • Implement Transparent Database Encryption (TDE)
  • Recommend when to use Azure SQL Database Always Encrypted

Learning Path 4: Manage security operations

Module 1: Plan, implement, and manage governance for security

  • Create, assign, and interpret security policies and initiatives in Azure Policy
  • Configure security settings by using Azure Blueprint
  • Deploy secure infrastructures by using a landing zone
  • Create and configure an Azure Key Vault
  • Recommend when to use a dedicated Hardware Security Module (HSM)
  • Configure access to Key Vault, including vault access policies and Azure Role Based Access Control
  • Manage certificates, secrets, and keys
  • Configure key rotation
  • Configure backup and recovery of certificates, secrets, and keys

Module 2: Configure data collection in Azure Monitor

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Monitor Alerts
  • Azure Monitor Key Metrics
  • Azure Monitor Activity Log
  • Collect data from Azure resources
  • Monitor virtual machines
  • Design Log Analytics workspace architecture
  • Data collection rules
  • Data collection scenarios

Module 3: Manage security posture by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

  • Identify and remediate security risks by using the Microsoft Defender for
    Cloud Secure Score and Inventory
  • Assess compliance against security frameworks and Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Add industry and regulatory standards to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Add custom initiatives to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Connect hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Identify and monitor external assets by using Microsoft Defender External
  • Attack Surface Management

Module 4: Configure and manage threat protection by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

  • Enable workload protection services in Microsoft Defender for Cloud,
    including Microsoft Defender for Storage, Databases, Containers, App Service, Key Vault, Resource Manager, and DNS
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Servers
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Azure SQL Database
  • Manage and respond to security alerts in Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Configure workflow automation by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Evaluate vulnerability scans from Microsoft Defender for Server

Module 5: Configure and manage security monitoring and automation solutions

  • Monitor security events by using Azure Monitor
  • Configure data connectors in Microsoft Sentinel
  • Create and customize analytics rules in Microsoft Sentinel
  • Evaluate alerts and incidents in Microsoft Sentinel
  • Configure automation in Microsoft Sentinel


This course is recommended preparation for exam AZ-500 that leads to the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate.

The AZ-500 exam is one of the associate exams that counts towards the Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert certification.

NOTE! The exam is not included in the course fee.

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