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AZ-500 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies 2021

AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Engineer Exam Study Guide

The content of the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam was just updated in January 2021. That is why I want to share my new updated AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification Exam Study Guide for 2021 with you.  If you are passing the AZ-500 exam, you will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification, that you understand how to implement security controls and threat protection; manage identity and access; and protect data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of end-to-end infrastructure.

To learn and prepare for the exam, I usually use a couple of online resources, mainly Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn, which I am going to share with you. You can find more information about how I prepare for a Microsoft Certification exam on my blog post: How to prepare and pass Microsoft Certification Exam.

Also, check out other Microsoft Azure Certification Exam Study Guides:

Here is my AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

It is essential to get familiar with the exam objectives and skills measured first. That is why I recommend reading the description of the exam and the skills measured.

Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise implementing security controls and threat protection, managing identity and access, and protecting data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

Responsibilities for an Azure Security Engineer include maintaining the security posture, identifying and remediating vulnerabilities by using a variety of security tools, implementing threat protection, and responding to security incident escalations.

Azure Security Engineers often serve as part of a larger team dedicated to cloud-based management and security or hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.

A candidate for this exam should be familiar with scripting and automation, should have a deep understanding of networking and virtualization. A candidate should also have a strong familiarity with cloud capabilities, Azure products and services, and other Microsoft products and services.

The high-level view of the skills measured in the exam:

  • Manage identity and access (30-35%)
  • Implement platform protection (15-20%)
  • Manage security operations (25-30%)
  • Secure data and applications (20-25%)

You can find more information on the exam website.

Free Online Microsoft Learn AZ-500 Exam Study Guide resources

Microsoft Learn provides you with free online training and learning paths for different Microsoft technologies. They not just offer reading material, but also control questions and free online labs. Here are some relevant Microsoft Learn modules and learning paths for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification Exam. Microsoft Learn is an important part of my AZ-500 exam study guide.

Microsoft Docs AZ-500 study guide resources

One thing I always used to prepare for my Microsoft exams is Microsoft Docs. Here are the relevant Microsoft Docs which I used to prepare and study for the AZ-500 exam.

Manage Identity and Access (30-35%)

Manage Azure Active Directory identities

Configure secure access by using Azure AD

Manage application access

Manage access control

Implement Platform Protection (15-20%)

Implement advanced network security

Configure advanced security for compute

Manage Security Operations (25-30%)

Monitor security by using Azure Monitor

Monitor security by using Azure Security Center

Monitor security by using Azure Sentinel

Configure security policies

Secure Data and Applications (20-25%)

Configure security for storage

Configure security for databases

Configure and manage Key Vault

AZ-500 Study Guide Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Additional Tips and Resources

I hope this AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification Exam Study Guide helps you pass the exam and get the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification. I also recommend that you open a free Azure account if you don’t have one yet. You can create your free Azure account here. Also, check out my blog posts about Microsoft Azure Certification:

I hope you enjoyed my AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Study Guide. Did I miss any link, or do you have any recommended AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification Exam Study resources? Let me know in the comments.

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