Overview

In this Microsoft 365 security certification 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.

Skills Covered

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage user accounts.
  • Describe and use Microsoft 365 admin roles.
  • Plan for password policies and authentication.
  • Describe the concepts of Zero Trust security.
  • Explain the Zero Trust model.
  • Explain directory synchronization.
  • Plan directory synchronization.
  • Describe and use Azure AD Connect.
  • Configure Azure AD Connect Prerequisites.
  • Manage users and groups with directory synchronization.
  • Describe Active Directory federation.
  • Enable Azure Identity Protection
  • Describe the concept of conditional access.
  • Describe and use conditional access policies.
  • Plan for device compliance.
  • Configure conditional users and groups.
  • Configure role based access control
  • Describe the concepts of identity governance
  • Configure and use Privileged Identity Management.
  • Describe several techniques attackers use to compromise user accounts through email.
  • Describe techniques attackers use to gain control over resources.
  • List the types of threats that can be avoided by using EOP and Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
  • Describe the benefits of Secure Score and what kind of services can be analyzed.
  • Describe how to use Secure Score to identify gaps in your current Microsoft 365 security posture.
  • Describe the anti-malware pipeline as email is analyzed by Exchange Online Protection.
  • Describe how Safe Attachments is used to block zero-day malware in email attachments and documents.
  • Describe how Safe Links protect users from malicious URLs embedded in email and documents that point
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Identity.
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
  • Describe how Threat Explorer can be used to investigate threats and help to protect your tenant.
  • Describe how the Security Dashboard gives C-level executives insight into top risks and trends.
  • Describe what Advanced Thread Analytics (ATA) is and what requirements are needed to deploy it.
  • Configure Advanced Threat Analytics.
  • Use the attack simulator in Microsoft 365.
  • Describe how Azure Sentinel can used for Microsoft 365.
  • Describe Cloud App Security.
  • Explain how to deploy Cloud App Security.
  • Control your Cloud Apps with Policies.
  • Use the Cloud App Catalog.
  • Use the Cloud Discovery dashboard.
  • Manage cloud app permissions.
  • Configure sensitivity labels.
  • Configure archiving and retention in Microsoft 365.
  • Plan and configure Records Management
  • Describe the various Microsoft 365 Encryption Options.
  • Describe the use of S/MIME.
  • Describe and enable Office 365 Message Encryption.
  • Describe Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
  • Use policy templates to implement DLP policies for commonly used information.
  • Configure the correct rules for protecting content.
  • Describe how to modify existing rules of DLP policies.
  • Configure the user override option to a DLP rule.
  • Explain how SharePoint Online creates crawled properties from documents.
  • Describe how to use compliance score to make organizational decisions.
  • Describe how assessments are used to determine compliance score.
  • Explain and configure Insider Risk Management in Microsoft 365.
  • Configure and approve privileged access requests for global administrators.
  • Configure and use information barriers to conform to organizational regulations.
  • Build ethical walls in Exchange Online
  • Configure Customer Lockbox
  • Conduct content searches in Microsoft 365
  • Perform and audit log investigation.
  • Configure Microsoft 365 for audit logging.
  • Use Advanced eDiscovery

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Curriculum

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.

The following prerequisites can be achieved with completion of the courses below:

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Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate.

Microsoft 365 Security Administrators proactively secure Microsoft 365 enterprise and hybrid environments, implement and manage security and compliance solutions, respond to threats, and enforce data governance.

 

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