Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500) Course

overview

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.

Audience Profile

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.

At Course Completion

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 Azure AD infrastructure including users, groups, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Implement Azure AD Identity Protection including risk policies, conditional access, and access reviews.
  • Implement Azure AD Privileged Identity Management including Azure AD roles and Azure resources.
  • Implement Azure AD 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 Centre including policies, recommendations, and just in time virtual machine access.
  • Implement Azure Sentinel including workbooks, incidents, and playbooks.

Prerequisites

Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of:

  • Security best practices and industry security requirements such as defence in depth, least privileged access, role-based access control, multi-factor authentication, shared responsibility, and zero trust model.
  • Be familiar with security protocols such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Internet Security Protocol (IPSec), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), disk and data encryption methods.
  • 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 scripting languages. Course labs may use PowerShell and the CLI.
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What you will learn

  • Lesson 1 : Manage Identity and Access
  • Lesson 2 : Implement Platform Protection
  • Lesson 3 : Secure Data and Applications
  • Lesson 4 : Manage Security Operations

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Module 1: Manage Identity and Access

This module covers Azure Active Directory, Azure Identity Protection, Enterprise Governance, Azure AD PIM, and Hybrid Identity.

Lessons

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Identity Protection
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Azure AD Privileged Identity Management
  • Hybrid Identity

Lab : Role-Based Access Control Lab : Azure Policy Lab : Resource Manager Lock slab : MFA, Conditional Access and AAD Identity Protection Lab : Azure AD Privileged Identity Management Lab : Implement Directory Synchronization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement enterprise governance strategies including role-based access control, Azure policies, and resource locks.
  • Implement an Azure AD infrastructure including users, groups, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Implement Azure AD Identity Protection including risk policies, conditional access, and access reviews.
  • Implement Azure AD Privileged Identity Management including Azure AD roles and Azure resources.
  • Implement Azure AD Connect including authentication methods and on-premises directory synchronization.

Module 2: Implement Platform Protection

This module covers perimeter, network, host, and container security.

Lessons

  • Perimeter Security
  • Network Security
  • Host Security
  • Container Security

Lab : Network Security Groups and Application Security GroupsLab : Azure FirewallLab : Configuring and Securing ACR and AKS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Module 3: Secure Data and Applications

This module covers Azure Key Vault, application security, storage security, and SQL database security.

Lessons

  • Azure Key Vault
  • Application Security
  • Storage Security
  • SQL Database Security

Lab : Key Vault (Implementing Secure Data by setting up Always Encrypted)Lab : Securing Azure SQL DatabaseLab : Service Endpoints and Securing Storage.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Module 4: Manage Security Operations

This module covers Azure Monitor, Azure Security Centre, and Azure Sentinel.

Lessons

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel

Lab : Azure MonitorLab : Azure Security CenterLab : Azure Sentinel
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

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