The Architecture of Microsoft Defender for Identity

4m 8s

This lesson introduces you to Microsoft Defender for Identity and is designed to provide you with a good understanding of what Microsoft Defender for Identity is, what it offers, the components that comprise it, and the requirements you must meet to use it.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a basic understanding of Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Learn about the architecture of Microsoft Defender for Identity as well as its components
  • Understand the requirements for planning the deployment of Defender for Identity

Intended Audience

This quick-hitting lesson is intended for those who wish to learn what Microsoft Defender for Identity is and what it does.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have a general understanding of Azure, particularly Azure Active Directory.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.

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