Microsoft Azure Security AZ-500 Certification

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Microsoft AZ-500 Certification Course Overview

This AZ-500 Certification prepares you for the Microsoft Certified Azure Security exam AZ-500. This course covers concepts like identity and access management, securing networks, protecting compute, storage, and databases, and utilizing security operations tools.

Key Features

  • Official Microsoft Azure AZ-500 live class training content
  • Azure exam voucher included
  • Access to official Microsoft courseware aligned to the examination
  • Live online training from Microsoft-certified trainers
  • Practice labs and projects with integrated Azure labs
  • Official course completion badge/certificate hosted on the Microsoft Learn portal
  • Official Microsoft Azure AZ-500 live class training content
  • Live online training from Microsoft-certified trainers
  • Azure exam voucher included
  • Practice labs and projects with integrated Azure labs
  • Access to official Microsoft courseware aligned to the examination
  • Official course completion badge/certificate hosted on the Microsoft Learn portal
  • Official Microsoft Azure AZ-500 live class training content
  • Live online training from Microsoft-certified trainers
  • Azure exam voucher included
  • Practice labs and projects with integrated Azure labs
  • Access to official Microsoft courseware aligned to the examination
  • Official course completion badge/certificate hosted on the Microsoft Learn portal

Skills Covered

  • Manage identity and access
  • Secure compute storage and databases
  • Secure networking
  • Manage security operations
  • Manage identity and access
  • Secure networking
  • Secure compute storage and databases
  • Manage security operations
  • Manage identity and access
  • Secure networking
  • Secure compute storage and databases
  • Manage security operations

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Course Curriculum

Eligibility

The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate AZ-500 certification training course is aimed at IT professionals looking to specialize in cloud security. This includes roles like:
i. Azure Administrators wanting to deepen their security knowledge
ii.Security Engineers transitioning to securing Azure environments
iii.Other roles seeking an Azure security focus:
- IT Security Specialists
- Cloud Architects
- Network Engineers 
- DevOps Engineers
- Systems Administrators 
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Pre-requisites

You should have:
- Practical experience in administration of Microsoft Azure and hybrid environments
- Strong familiarity with compute, network, and storage in Azure and Microsoft Entra
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Course Content

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate AZ-500

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    • Lesson 01: Manage identities in Microsoft Entra ID

      • Introduction
      • What is Microsoft Entra ID?
      • Secure Microsoft Entra users
      • Create a new user in Microsoft Entra ID
      • Secure Microsoft Entra groups
      • Implement Microsoft Entra Identity protection
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 02: Manage authentication by using Microsoft Entra ID

      • Introduction
      • Microsoft Entra connect
      • Microsoft Entra Cloud Sync
      • Authentication options
      • Password hash synchronization with Microsoft Entra ID
      • Microsoft Entra pass-through authentication
      • Federation with Microsoft Entra ID
      • What is Microsoft Entra authentication?
      • Passwordless authentication options for Microsoft Entra ID
      • Implement passwordless authentication
      • Microsoft Entra ID single sign-on
      • Implement single sign-on (SSO)
      • Integrate single sign-on (SSO) and identity providers
      • Introduction to Microsoft Entra Verified ID
      • Configure Microsoft Entra Verified ID
      • Recommend and enforce modern authentication protocols
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 03: Manage authorization by using Microsoft Entra ID

      • Introduction
      • Azure management groups
      • Configure Azure role permissions for management groups, subscriptions, resource groups, and resources
      • Azure role-based access control
      • Azure built-in roles
      • Assign Azure role permissions for management groups, subscriptions, resource groups, and resources
      • Microsoft Entra built-in roles
      • Assign built-in roles in Microsoft Entra ID
      • Microsoft Entra role-based access control
      • Create and assign a custom role in Microsoft Entra ID
      • Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
      • Implement and manage Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
      • Zero Trust security
      • Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management
      • Configure Privileged Identity Management
      • Microsoft Entra ID Governance
      • Entitlement management
      • Access reviews
      • Identity lifecycle management
      • Lifecycle workflows
      • Delegation and roles in entitlement management
      • Configure role management and access reviews by using Microsoft Entra ID Governance
      • Implement Conditional Access policies
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 04: Manage application access in Microsoft Entra ID

      • Introduction
      • 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 a Microsoft Entra Application Proxy, including authentication
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 05: Plan and implement security for virtual networks

      • Introduction
      • What is an Azure Virtual Network
      • 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 gateway
      • Plan and implement Virtual Wide Area Network, including secured virtual hub
      • Secure VPN connectivity, including point-to-site and site-to-site
      • Azure ExpressRoute
      • Implement encryption over ExpressRoute
      • Configure firewall settings on PaaS resources
      • Monitor network security by using Network Watcher, including network security groups
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 06: Plan and implement security for private access to Azure resources

      • Introduction
      • 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
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 07: Plan and implement security for public access to Azure resources

      • Introduction
      • Plan and implement Transport Layer Security (TLS) to applications, including Azure App Service and API Management
      • Plan, implement, and manage an Azure Firewall, Azure Firewall Manager and firewall policies
      • Plan and implement an Azure Application Gateway
      • Plan and implement a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
      • Plan and implement an Azure Front Door, including Content Delivery Network (CDN)
      • Recommend when to use Azure DDoS Protection Standard
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 08: Plan and implement advanced security for compute

      • Introduction
      • Plan and implement remote access to public endpoints, Azure Bastion and just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access
      • What is Azure Kubernetes Service?
      • Configure network isolation for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
      • Secure and monitor Azure Kubernetes Service
      • Configure authentication for Azure Kubernetes Service
      • Configure security for Azure Container Instances (ACIs)
      • Configure security for Azure Container Apps (ACAs)
      • Manage access to Azure Container Registry (ACR)
      • Configure disk encryption, Azure Disk Encryption (ADE), encryption as host, and confidential disk encryption
      • Recommend security configurations for Azure API Management
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 09: Plan and implement security for storage

      • Introduction
      • Azure 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 Blobs
      • 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
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 10 : Plan and implement security for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

      • Introduction
      • Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance security
      • Enable database authentication by using Microsoft Entra ID
      • Enable and monitor database audit
      • 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 mask
      • Implement transparent data encryption​
      • Recommend when to use Azure SQL Database Always Encrypted7 min
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 11: Plan, implement, and manage governance for security

      • Introduction
      • Azure governance
      • 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
      • Azure Key Vault
      • Azure Key Vault security
      • Azure Key Vault authentication
      • 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
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 12: Manage security posture by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

      • Introduction
      • Implement 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 multicloud environments to Microsoft Defender for Cloud7 min
      • Identify and monitor external assets by using Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 13: Configure and manage threat protection by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

      • Introduction
      • Enable workload protection services in Microsoft Defender for Cloud
      • Configure Microsoft Defender for Servers
      • Configure Microsoft Defender for Azure SQL Database
      • Container security in Microsoft Defender for Containers
      • Managed Kubernetes threat factors
      • Defender for Containers architecture
      • Configure Microsoft Defender for Containers components
      • Vulnerability assessments for Azure
      • Defender for Storage
      • Malware scanning in Defender for Storage
      • Detect threats to sensitive data3 min
      • Deploy Microsoft Defender for Storage
      • Enable configure Azure built-in policy
      • Microsoft Defender for Cloud DevOps Security
      • DevOps Security support and prerequisites
      • DevOps environment security posture
      • Connect your GitHub lab environment to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
      • Configure the Microsoft Security DevOps GitHub action
      • 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
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary
    • Lesson 14: Configure and manage security monitoring and automation solutions

      • Introduction
      • 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 from Microsoft Sentinel
      • Configure automation in Microsoft Sentinel
      • Knowledge check
      • Summary

AZ 500 Exam & Certification

Microsoft AZ - 500 Certification
  • What benefits do learners receive through Simplilearn’s collaboration with Microsoft Azure?

    • Upon completing the Microsoft Azure courses at Simplilearn, learners will gain the following advantages:

      1. They'll earn an official course completion badge/certificate available on the Microsoft Learn portal.

      2. Students can obtain an official Microsoft course completion transcript, validating their successful program completion.

  • Does this new exam and certification replace any existing Azure exams?

    No, Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate is the only version launched in April 2019.

  • When will the old Azure certification competencies expire, and when will the new requirements become valid?

    The new AZ-500 exam format will expire on April 30, 2024. If you are preparing for AZ-500, we recommend you take the exam after reviewing the change log according to the new format.

  • Is this course accredited?

    • Yes, Simplilearn is a Silver Microsoft Partner, and the course is accredited by Microsoft.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    • Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

  • What is the total score needed to pass the examination?

    • A score of 700 or greater is required to pass the exam.

  • How much does the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals exam cost?

    • The Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate exam AZ-500 costs $165 plus taxes or ₹4800 plus taxes. This fee is paid to Microsoft when you register for your exam.

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    • Yes, our Help and Support team can assist you with the exam application process.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any Simplilearn website page, or select the live chatbot. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • How can I pass the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam on my first attempt?

    This Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate AZ-500 training course is designed to give you all the skill sets necessary to successfully complete the required projects and help you pass the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate exam AZ-500 on your first attempt. Please note that this course does not guarantee you will pass on your first attempt, but you will be armed with all the knowledge to do so.

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

AZ-500 Certification FAQs

  • Who are the trainers for this Microsoft Azure Security AZ-500 program?

    All trainers are Microsoft Certified (MCTs) and highly qualified, with over 15 years of experience in training and working in the domain.

  • How do I get access to the Azure platform?

    You may get access to an Azure free trial by visiting: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/free/

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The system requirements to attend this online training are quite basic:

    • OS: Windows any version above XP SP3 and Mac any version above OS X 10.6

    • Internet Speed: Preferably above 512 KBPS

    • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone that can be used to talk and hear clearly

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified on your first attempt. They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts who help you at every step and enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed. The Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. Our dedicated team also provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum even after completing your course with us.

  • What is online classroom training?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time.

  • How do I register for this online AZ-500 training course on Simplilearn?

    You can enroll in this online Azure Developer training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 

    Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the Azure Developer training AZ-500?

    • After successfully completing the Azure Developer Certification training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn. 
    • Get an official course completion badge/certificate hosted on the Microsoft Learn portal.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.