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MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration Course

MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration Training Course


Course Description:  The MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration course is a 5-day course that is designed for students who want to learn how to secure user access to your organization's resources. Additionally, the main topics of the course will include: user password protection, multi-factor authentication, how to enable Azure Identity Protection, how to configure Active Directory federation services, how to setup and use Azure AD Connect, an introduction to Conditional Access, and students will learn about solutions for managing external access to your Microsoft 365 system.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Administering user and group security in Microsoft 365.
  • Managing passwords in Microsoft 365.
  • Describing Azure Identity Protection features.
  • Planning and implementing Azure AD Connect.
  • Managing synchronized identities.
  • Planning and implementing federated identities.
  • Describing and use conditional access.
  • Describing cyber-attack threat vectors.
  • Describing security solutions for Microsoft 365
  • Using Microsoft Secure Score to evaluate your security posture.
  • Using the Security Dashboard in the Microsoft Security & Compliance center.
  • Configuring various advanced threat protection services for Microsoft 365.
  • Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics.
  • Planning and deploying Mobile Device Management.
  • Implementing information rights management.
  • Securing messages in Office 365.
  • Configuring Data Loss Prevention policies.
  • Deploying and managing Cloud App Security.
  • Implementing Azure information protection for Microsoft 365.
  • Implementing Windows information protection for devices.
  • Planning and deploying a data archiving and retention system.
  • Perform assessments in Compliance Manager.
  • Managing email retention through Exchange.
  • Conducting an audit log investigation.
  • Creating and managing an eDiscovery investigation.
  • Managing GDPR data subject requests

Target Student:This course is intended for students in a Microsoft 365 security administrator role.

Students should possess the following skills and experience before attending the course:

  • 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.

Course Syllabus

MS-500T01: Managing Microsoft 365 Identity and Access

Section 1: User and Group Security
This section 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 section sets the foundation for the remainder of the course.


Topics :
User Accounts in Microsoft 365
Administrator Roles and Security Groups in Microsoft 365
Password Management in Microsoft 365
Azure AD Identity Protection


Lab : Managing your Microsoft 365 Identity environment
Setting up your lab environment
Managing your Microsoft 365 identity environment using the Microsoft 365 admin center
Assign service administrators

After completing this section, students should be able to:
Describe the user identities in Microsoft 365.
Create user accounts from both the Microsoft 365 admin center and in Windows PowerShell.
Describe and use Microsoft 365 admin roles.
Describe the various types of group available in Microsoft 365.
Plan for password policies and authentication.
Implement Multi-factor authentication in Office 365.
Describe Azure Identity Protection and what kind of identities can be protected.
Describe how to enable Azure Identity Protection.
Identify vulnerabilities and risk events.

Section 2: Identity Synchronization
This section 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.


Topics :
Introduction to Identity Synchronization
Planning for Azure AD Connect
Implementing Azure AD Connect
Managing Synchronized Identities


Lab : Implementing Identity Synchronization
Setting up your organization for identity synchronization

After completing this section, students should be able to:
Describe the Microsoft 365 authentication options.
Explain directory synchronization.
Plan directory synchronization.
Describe and plan Azure AD Connect.
Configure Azure AD Connect Prerequisites.
Set up Azure AD Connect.
Manage users with directory synchronization.
Manage groups with directory synchronization.
Use Azure AD Connect Sync Security Groups.

Section 3: Federated Identities
This section is all about Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Specifically, you will learn how to plan and manage AD FS to achieve the level of access you want to provide users from other directories.


Topics :
Introduction to Federated Identities
Planning an AD FS Deployment
Implementing AD FS

After completing this section, students should be able to:
Describe claims-based authentication and federation trusts.
Describe how AD FS works.
Plan an AD FS environment including best practices, high availability, and capacity planning.
Plan Active Directory Federation Services in Microsoft Azure.
Install and configure a Web Application Proxy for AD FS.
Configure AD FS by using Azure AD Connect.

Section 4: Access Management
This section describes Conditional Access for Microsoft 365 and how it can be used to control access to resources in your organization. The section also explains Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and solutions for external access.


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

After completing this section, students should be able to:
Describe the concept of conditional access.
Describe conditional access policies.
Plan for device compliance.
Configure conditional users and groups.
Configure RBAC.
Distinguish between Azure RBAC and Azure AD administrative roles.
Manage External Access.
Explain Licensing Guidance for Azure AD B2B Collaboration.

MS-500T02: Implementing Microsoft 365 Threat Protection

Section 1: Security in Microsoft 365
This section starts by explaining the various cyber-attack threats that exist. It then introduces you to the Microsoft solutions to thwart those threats. The section finishes with an explanation of Microsoft Secure Score and how it can be used to evaluate and report your organizations security posture.


Topics :
Threat Vectors and Data Breaches
Security Solutions for Microsoft 365
Microsoft Secure Score

After completing this section, students will be able to:
Describe several techniques hackers use to compromise user accounts through email.
Describe techniques hackers use to gain control over resources.
List the types of threats that can be avoided by using Exhange Online Protection and Office 365 ATP.
Describe how Microsoft 365 Threat Intelligence can be beneficial to your organization’s security officers and administrators.
Describe the benefits of Secure Score and what kind of services can be analyzed.
Describe how to use the tool to identify gaps between your current state and where you would like to be with regards to security.

Section 2: Advanced Threat Protection
This section explains the various threat protection technologies and services available in Microsoft 365. Specifically, the section covers message protection through Exchange Online Protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.


Topics :
Exchange Online Protection
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Managing Safe Attachments
Managing Safe Links
Azure Advanced Threat Protection
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection


Lab : Advanced Threat Protection
Setting up your lab environment
Editing an ATP Safe Links policy and creating a Safe Attachment policy

After completing this section, students will be able to:
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 to malicious websites.
Configure Azure Advanced Threat Protection.
Configure Windows Defender ATP.
Integrate Windows Defender ATP with Azure ATP.

Section 3: Threat Intelligence
This section 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.


Topics :
Microsoft 365 Threat Intelligence
Using the Security Dashboard
Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics


Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics
Enabling and installing the ATA Center

After completing this section, students will be able to:
Describe how threat intelligence in Microsoft 365 is powered by the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph.
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, global trends, protection quality, and the organization’s exposure to threats.
Describe how the Security dashboard can be used as a launching point to enable security analysts to drill down for more details by using Threat Explorer.
Describe what Advanced Thread Analytics (ATA) is and what requirements are needed to deploy it.
Configure Advanced Threat Analytics.

Section 4: Mobility
This section 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.


Topics :
Plan for Mobile Application Management
Plan for Mobile Device Management
Deploy Mobile Device Management
Enroll Devices to Mobile Device Management

After completing this section, students will be able to:
Describe mobile application considerations.
Use Intune to manage mobile applications.
Manage devices with MDM.
Compare MDM for Office 365 and Intune.
Configure Domains for MDM.
Manage Device Security Policies.
Define Corporate Device Enrollment Policy.
Enroll devices to MDM.
Configure a Device Enrollment Manager Role.

MS-500T03: Implementing Microsoft 365 Information Protection

Section 1: Information Protection
This section explains information rights management in Exchange and SharePoint. It also describes encryption technologies used to secure messages. The section introduces how to implement Azure Information Protection and Windows Information Protection.


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


Lab : Data Loss Prevention
Create and license users in your organization
Configure MDM auto-enrollment
Configure AIP and WIP

After completing this section, students will be able to:
Describe the different Microsoft 365 Encryption Options.
Describe the use of S/MIME.
Describe how Office 365 Message Encryption works.
Configure labels and policies for Azure Information Protection.
Configure the advance AIP service settings for Rights Management Services (RMS) templates.
Plan a deployment of Windows Information Protection policies.

Section 2: Data Loss Prevention
This section is all about data loss prevention in Microsoft 365. You will learn about how to create policies, edit rules, and customize user notifications.


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


Lab : Data Loss Prevention
Create and license users in your organization
Create a DLP policy
Testing DLP Policies

After completing this section, learners should be able to:
Describe Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
Recognize how actions and conditions work together for DLP.
Use policy templates to implement DLP policies for commonly used information.
Describe the different built-in templates for a DLP policies.
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.
Describe how to work with managed properties for DLP policies.
Explain how SharePoint Online creates crawled properties from documents.
Describe the user experience when a user creates an email that contains sensitive information.

Section 3: Cloud Application Security
This section is all about cloud app security for Microsoft 365. The section will explain cloud discovery, app connectors, policies, and alerts.


Topics :
Cloud Application Security Explained
Using Cloud Application Security Information
Office 365 Cloud App Security

After completing this section, students will be able to:
Describe Cloud App Security.
Explain how to deploy Cloud App Security.
Control your Cloud Apps with Policies.
Troubleshoot Cloud App Security.
Use the Cloud App Catalog.
Use the Cloud Discovery Dashboard.
Prepare for Office 365 Cloud App Security.
Manage cloud app permissions.

MS-500T04: Administering Microsoft 365 Built-in Compliance

Section 1: Archiving and Retention
This section explains concepts related to retention and archiving of data for Microsoft 365 including Exchange and SharePoint.


Topics :
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


Lab : Archiving and Retention
Create and license users in your organization
Configure Retention Tags and Policies
MRM Retention Policies

After completing this section, you should be able to:
Describe Data Governance in Microsoft 365.
Describe the difference between In-Place Archive and Records Management.
Explain how data is archived in Exchange.
Recognize the benefits of In Place Records Management in SharePoint.
Explain the difference between Message Records Management (MRM) in Exchange and Retention in Security and Compliance center.
Explain how a retention policy works.
Create a retention policy.
Enable and disable In-Place Archiving.
Create useful retention tags.

Section 2: Data Governance in Microsoft 365
This section focuses on data governance in Microsoft 365. The section will introduce you to Compliance Manager and discuss GDPR.


Topics :
Planning Security and Compliance Needs
Building Ethical Walls in Exchange Online
Manage Retention in Email
Troubleshooting Data Governance
Analytics and Telemetry

After completing this section, you should be able to:
Plan security and compliance roles.
Describe what you need to consider for GDPR.
Describe what an ethical wall in Exchange is and how it works.
Work with retention tags in mailboxes
Describe retention policies with email messages and email folders
Explain how the retention age of elements is calculated.
Repair retention policies that do not run as expected.

Section 3: Managing Search and Investigations
This section 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.


Topics :
Searching for Content in the Security and Compliance Center
Audit Log Investigations
Advanced eDiscovery


Lab : eDiscovery
Create and license users in your organization
Investigate your Microsoft 365 Data

After completing this section, you should be able to:
Describe how to use content search.
Designing your content search.
Configuring search permission filtering.
Describe what the audit log is and the permissions that are necessary to search the Office 365 audit log.
Configure Audit Policies.
Enter criteria for searching the audit log.
Export search results to a CSV file.
Describe what Advanced eDiscovery is and what requirements are needed.
Analyze data in Advanced eDiscovery.
Viewing the Advanced eDiscovery event log.
Use Express Analytics.

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