MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administrator

Important notice about expiration!

This course has been retired as of June 2023.

The MS-500 was a very broad course/exam and the individual areas it covered have grown in complexity since it was originally created and developed into distinct roles. The MS-500 was no longer a good offering as one course/certification. That's why Microsoft has launched the 3 role based courses that replaces MS-500: 

SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator

SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator









In this 5 day course you will learn about Office 365 Security: how to proactively secure M365 enterprise and hybrid environments, implement and manage security and compliance solutions, respond to threats, and enforce data governance.
This course will help you prepare for the new certification: Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate.

Important notice!

We have extended this course from 4 days to 5 days to allow enough time to discuss important security topics. 

«Andy is a great instructor and is able to present course material in real word scenarios and examples. He also adds value by showing upcoming features and is always ahead of the material presented.» Course delegate


This course is aimed at IT Pros working with the task of an Microsoft 365 security administrator role. This role collaborates with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator, business stakeholders and other workload administrators to plan and implement security strategies and ensures that the solutions comply with the policies and regulations of the organization. 


To attend this course you should have the following skills:

  • Basic conceptual understanding of Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience with Windows 10 devices.
  • Experience with Office 365.
  • Basic understanding of authorization and authentication.
  • Basic understanding of computer networks.
  • Working knowledge of managing mobile devices.

Course content

This course contains these modules:

Managing Microsoft 365 Identity and Access

  • Module 1: User and Group Security
  • Module 2: Identity Synchronization
  • Module 3: Federated Identities
  • Module 4: Access Management

Implementing Microsoft 365 Threat Protection

  • Module 1: Security in Microsoft 365
  • Module 2: Advanced Threat Protection
  • Module 3: Threat Intelligence
  • Module 4: Mobility

Implementing Microsoft 365 Information Protection

  • Module 1: Information Protection
  • Module 2: Data Loss Prevention
  • Module 3: Cloud Application Security

Administering Microsoft 365 Built-in Compliance

  • Module 1: Archiving and Retention
  • Module 2: Data Governance in Microsoft 365
  • Module 3: Managing Search and Investigation


This course is recommended as preparation for exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

This exam is the only exam you need to pass in order to get the new certification Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate.

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

Note! The exam fee is not included in the course price.