Course MS-500 Microsoft 365 Administrator: Security |

Course MS-500 Microsoft 365 Administrator: Security

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to protect your Microsoft Office 365 environment from attacks with integrated and automated security, to secure user access to your organization’s resources as well as to conduct content searches and investigations.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Administer user and group security in Microsoft Office 365
  • Manage passwords in Microsoft Office 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 Office 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 Office 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 Office 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 Profile

This course is for the Microsoft Office 365 security administrator role. This role collaborates with the Microsoft Office 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 Office 365 enterprise environments. Responsibilities include responding to threats, implementing, managing and monitoring security and compliance solutions for the Microsoft Office 365 environment. They respond to incidents, investigations and enforcement of data governance.

The Microsoft Office 365 Security administrator is familiar with Microsoft Office 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 Office 365 environment and includes hybrid environments.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who take this course as preparation material for Azure exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • 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
  1. User and Group Security
    • User Accounts in Microsoft Office 365
    • Administrator Roles and Security Groups in Microsoft Office 365
    • Password Management in Microsoft Office 365
    • Azure AD Identity Protection
    • Setting up your lab environment
    • Managing your Microsoft Office 365 identity environment using the Microsoft Office 365 admin center
    • Assign service administrators
  2. Identity Synchronization
    • Introduction to Identity Synchronization
    • Planning for Azure AD Connect
    • Implementing Azure AD Connect
    • Managing Synchronized Identities
    • Setting up your organization for identity synchronization
  3. Federated Identities
    • Introduction to Federated Identities
    • Planning an AD FS Deployment
    • Implementing AD FS
  4. Access Management
    • Conditional Access
    • Managing Device Access
    • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Solutions for External Access
  5. Security in Microsoft Office 365
    • Threat Vectors and Data Breaches
    • Security Solutions for Microsoft Office 365
    • Microsoft Secure Score
  6. Advanced Threat Protection
    • Exchange Online Protection
    • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
    • Managing Safe Attachments
    • Managing Safe Links
    • Azure Advanced Threat Protection
    • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
    • Setting up your lab environment
    • Editing an ATP Safe Links policy and creating a Safe Attachment policy
  7. Threat Intelligence
    • Microsoft Office 365 Threat Intelligence
    • Using the Security Dashboard
    • Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics
    • Enabling and installing the ATA Center
  8. Mobility
    • Plan for Mobile Application Management
    • Plan for Mobile Device Management
    • Deploy Mobile Device Management
    • Enroll Devices to Mobile Device Management
  9. Information Protection
    • Information Rights Management
    • Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
    • Office 365 Message Encryption
    • Azure Information Protection
    • Advanced Information Protection
    • Windows Information Protection
    • Create and license users in your organization
    • Configure MDM auto-enrollment
    • Configure AIP and WIP
  10. Data Loss Prevention
    • Data Loss Prevention Explained
    • Data Loss Prevention Policies
    • Custom DLP Policies
    • Creating a DLP Policy to Protect Documents
    • Policy Tips
    • Create and license users in your organization
    • Create a DLP policy
    • Testing DLP Policies
  11. Cloud Application Security
    • Cloud Application Security Explained
    • Using Cloud Application Security Information
    • Office 365 Cloud App Security
  12. Archiving and Retention
    • Archiving in Microsoft Office 365
    • Retention in Microsoft Office 365
    • Retention Policies in the Security and Compliance Center
    • Archiving and Retention in Exchange
    • In-place Records Management in SharePoint
    • Create and license users in your organization
    • Configure Retention Tags and Policies
    • MRM Retention Policies
  13. Data Governance in Microsoft Office 365
    • Planning Security and Compliance Needs
    • Building Ethical Walls in Exchange Online
    • Manage Retention in Email
    • Troubleshooting Data Governance
    • Analytics and Telemetry
  14. Managing Search and Investigations
    • Searching for Content in the Security and Compliance Center
    • Audit Log Investigations
    • Advanced eDiscovery
    • Create and license users in your organization
    • Investigate your Microsoft Office 365 Data

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