Microsoft 365 Security Administrator
This course teaches you how to secure your Microsoft 365 deployment and comply with industry data protections. This course focuses on securing user identity and access, threat protection, information protection and data governance. This course was designed for IT Professionals who manage and deploy security technologies for Microsoft 365 in their organization.
This course helps learners prepare for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate exam (MS-500).
In this course you will learn how to secure user access to your organization’s resources. The course covers user password protection, multi-factor authentication, how to enable Azure Identity Protection, how to setup and use Azure AD Connect, and introduces you to conditional access in Microsoft 365. You will learn about threat protection technologies that help protect your Microsoft 365 environment. Specifically, you will learn about threat vectors and Microsoft’s security solutions to mitigate threats. You will learn about Secure Score, Exchange Online protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, and threat management. In the course you will learn about information protection technologies that help secure your Microsoft 365 environment. The course discusses information rights managed content, message encryption, as well as labels, policies and rules that support data loss prevention and information protection. Lastly, you will learn about archiving and retention in Microsoft 365 as well as data governance and how to conduct content searches and investigations. This course covers data retention policies and tags, in-place records management for SharePoint, email retention, and how to conduct content searches that support eDiscovery investigations.
Module 1: User and Group ManagementThis module explains how to manage user accounts and groups in Microsoft 365. It introduces you to the Zero Trust concept as well as authentication. The module sets the foundation for the remainder of the course.
Module 2: Identity Synchronization and ProtectionThis module explains concepts related to synchronizing identities for Microsoft 365. Specifically, it focuses on Azure AD
Module 3: Identity and Access ManagementThis module explains 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. We discuss identity governance as a concept and its components.
Module 4: Security in Microsoft 365This module explains the various cyber-attack threats that exist. It then introduces you to the Microsoft solutions used to mitigate 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.
Module 5: Threat ProtectionThis module explains the various threat protection technologies and services available for Microsoft 365. The module covers message protection through Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
Module 6: Threat ManagementThis module explains Microsoft Threat Management which provides you with the tools to evaluate and address cyber threats and formulate responses. You will learn how to use the Security dashboard and Azure Sentinel for Microsoft 365.
Module 7: Microsoft Defender for Cloud AppsThis module focuses on cloud application security in Microsoft 365. The module will explain cloud discovery, app connectors, policies, and alerts. You will learn how these features work to secure you cloud applications.
Module 8: MobilityThis module focuses on securing mobile devices and applications. You will learn about Mobile Device Management and how it works with Microsoft Intune. You will also learn about how Intune and Azure AD can be used to secure mobile applications.
Module 9: Information Protection and GovernanceThis module focuses on data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications to protect your data.
Module 10: Rights Management and EncryptionThis module explains information rights management in Exchange and SharePoint. The module also describes encryption technologies used to secure messages.
Module 11: Data Loss PreventionThis module focuses on data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications to protect your data.
Module 12: Compliance ManagementThis module explains the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. It discusses the components of compliance score.
Module 13: Insider Risk ManagementThis module focuses on insider risk related functionality within Microsoft 365. It covers not only Insider Risk Management in the compliance center but also information barriers and privileged access management as well.
Module 14: Discover and RespondThis module focuses on content search and investigations. The module covers how to use eDiscovery to conduct advanced investigations of Microsoft 365 data. It also covers audit logs and discusses GDPR data subject requests.
The Microsoft 365 Security administrator collaborates with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator, business stakeholders and other workload administrators to plan and implement security strategies and to 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 hybrid environments. This role has strong skills and experience with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management and data governance.
Days: Monday & Wednesday
- October 23, 25, 30
- November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Time: 18:00 – 21:15
Duration: 32 hours
Place: Classroom or Online Course (Zoom & Microsoft Teams)
(Initial cost: €895,HRDA Subsidy: €544)
*plus VAT on initial cost. Special discount for non-subsidy eligible candidates