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Course #:MS500

Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Training

In this course you will learn how to secure user access to your organization’s resources, threat protection technologies that help protect your Microsoft 365 environment, information protection technologies that help secure your Microsoft 365 environment, archiving and retention in Microsoft 365 as well as data governance and how to conduct content searches and investigations.

Objectives

  • Administer user and group security in Microsoft 365.
  • Manage passwords in Microsoft 365.
  • Describe Azure Identity Protection features.
  • Plan and implement Azure AD Connect.
  • Manage synchronized identities.
  • Plan implement federated identities.
  • Describe and use conditional access.
  • Describe cyber-attack threat vectors.
  • Describe security solutions for Microsoft 365
  • Use Microsoft Secure Score to evaluate your security posture.
  • Use the Security Dashboard in the Microsoft Security & Compliance center.
  • Configure various advanced threat protection services for Microsoft 365.
  • Configure Advanced Threat Analytics.
  • Plan and deploy Mobile Device Management.
  • Implement information rights management.
  • Secure messages in Office 365.
  • Configure Data Loss Prevention policies.
  • Deploy and manage Cloud App Security.
  • Implement Azure information protection for Microsoft 365.
  • Implement Windows information protection for devices.
  • Plan and deploy a data archiving and retention system.
  • Perform assessments in Compliance Manager.
  • Manage email retention through Exchange.
  • Conduct an audit log investigation.
  • Create and manage an eDiscovery investigation.
  • Manage GDPR data subject requests.

Audience

This course is for the 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.

This role proactively secures Microsoft 365 enterprise environments. Responsibilities include responding to threats, implementing, managing and monitoring security and compliance solutions for the Microsoft 365 environment. They respond to incidents, investigations and enforcement of data governance.

The Microsoft 365 Security administrator is familiar with Microsoft 365 workloads and has strong skills and experience with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management and data governance. This role focuses on the Microsoft 365 environment and includes hybrid environments.

Prerequisites

Learners should start this course already having 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.

Duration

Four days

Outline of Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Training

MS-500T01-: Managing Microsoft 365 Identity and Access

Module 1: User and Group Security


This module explains how to manage user accounts and groups in Microsoft 365. It introduces you to Privileged Identity Management in Azure AD as well as Identity Protection. The module sets the foundation for the remainder of the course.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Identity and Access Management
  • User Accounts in Microsoft 365
  • Administrator Roles and Security Groups in Microsoft 365
  • Password Management in Microsoft 365
  • Azure AD Identity Protection

Module 2: Identity Synchronization


This module explains concepts related to synchronizing identities. Specifically, it focuses on Azure AD Connect and managing directory synchronization to ensure the right people are connecting to your Microsoft 365 system.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Identity Synchronization
  • Planning for Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing Azure AD Connect
  • Managing Synchronized Identities
  • Introduction to Federated Identities

Module 3: Access Management


This module describes Conditional Access for Microsoft 365 and how it can be used to control access to resources in your organization. The module also explains Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and solutions for external access.

Lessons

  • Conditional Access
  • Managing Device Access
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Solutions for External Access

MS-500T02: Implementing Microsoft 365 Threat Protection

Module 1: Security in Microsoft 365


This module starts by explaining the various cyber-attack threats that exist. It then introduces you to the Microsoft solutions to thwart those threats. The module finishes with an explanation of Microsoft Secure Score and how it can be used to evaluate and report your organizations security posture.

Lessons

  • Threat Vectors and Data Breaches
  • Security Strategy and Principles
  • Security Solutions for Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Secure Score

Module 2: Advanced Threat Protection


This module explains the various threat protection technologies and services available in Microsoft 365. Specifically, the module covers message protection through Exchange Online Protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Lessons

  • Exchange Online Protection
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
  • Managing Safe Attachments
  • Managing Safe Links
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Module 3: Threat Intelligence


This module explains Microsoft Threat Intelligence which provides you with the tools to evaluate and address cyber threats. You will learn how to use the Security Dashboard in the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Center. It also explains and configures Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics.

Lessons

  • Microsoft 365 Threat Intelligence
  • Using the Security Dashboard
  • Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics

Module 4: Mobility


This module is all about securing mobile devices and applications. You will learn about Mobile Device Management and how it works with Intune. You will also learn about how Intune and Azure AD can be used to secure mobile applications.

Lessons

  • Plan for Mobile Application Management
  • Plan for Mobile Device Management
  • Deploy Mobile Device Management
  • Enroll Devices to Mobile Device Management

MS-500T03: Implementing Microsoft 365 Information Protection

Module 1: Information Protection


The module introduces how to implement Azure Information Protection and Windows Information Protection.

Lessons

  • Information Rights Management
  • Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
  • Office 365 Message Encryption
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Advanced Information Protection
  • Windows Information Protection

Module 2: Rights Management and Encryption


This module explains information rights management in Exchange and SharePoint. It also describes encryption technologies used to secure messages.

Lessons

  • Information Rights Management
  • Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
  • Office 365 Message Encryption

Module 3: Data Loss Prevention


This module is all about data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications.

Lessons

  • Data Loss Prevention Explained
  • Data Loss Prevention Policies
  • Custom DLP Policies
  • Creating a DLP Policy to Protect Documents
  • Policy Tips

Module 4: Cloud Application Security


This module is all about cloud app security for Microsoft 365. The module will explain cloud discovery, app connectors, policies, and alerts.

Lessons

  • Cloud Application Security Explained
  • Using Cloud Application Security Information

MS-500T04: Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Track (MS-500)

Module 1: Archiving and Retention


This module explains concepts related to retention and archiving of data for Microsoft 365 including Exchange and SharePoint.

Lessons

  • Archiving in Microsoft 365
  • Retention in Microsoft 365
  • Retention Policies in the Security and Compliance Center
  • Archiving and Retention in Exchange
  • In-place Records Management in SharePoint

Module 2: Data Governance in Microsoft 365


This module focuses on data governance in Microsoft 365. The module will introduce you to Compliance Manager and discuss GDPR.

Lessons

  • Planning Compliance Needs
  • Building ethical walls in Exchange Online
  • Manage Retention in Email
  • Troubleshooting Data Governance

Module 3: Managing Search and Investigations


This module is focused on content searching and investigations. Specifically, it covers how to use eDiscovery to conduct advanced investigations of Microsoft 365 data. It also covers audit logs and discusses GDPR data subject requests.

Lessons

  • Content Search
  • Audit Log Investigations
  • Advanced eDiscovery​
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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