Azure Active Directory Security
Course Intro

Please note: this course is now outdated. The security aspects of Azure Active Directory are covered in our  Designing for Azure Identity Management course found here.


Azure Active Directory, commonly referred to as Azure AD, is Microsoft’s Identity and Access Management service in the Cloud. It manages users, groups, and applications along with their access to other applications and resources running in the cloud. This is exactly what we have with traditional on-premises Active Directory. Azure AD runs as a cloud service and thus can be thought of as Identity and Access Management as a Service.

This course is an introduction to Azure AD security and covers topics related to securing users, groups, devices, and applications as well as cover hybrid identity infrastructure solutions and much more!

What You'll Learn in this Course

Lesson What you'll learn
Overview of the Course Overview of the course and the Learning Objectives
Introduction to Azure AD An intro to Azure AD and Cloud Security
Secure Access to Azure AD Discuss users, group, apps, and RBAC
Integrate Securely with Azure AD Azure AD Connect, Identity solutions, MFA, and App Integration
Identity Management Discuss Identity Management and premium features
Summary Summary and Course Wrap-up



Hi and welcome to this course on Azure AD Security. My name is Christopher Jackson and I’ll be your instructor.

In this lesson we’ll look at an overview of everything you can expect to learn in this course which includes Azure Active Directory and Cloud security principles in general.


This course assumes you’re already familiar with fundamental Azure Infrastructure concepts and have had hands-on experience navigating the Azure Portal and deploying basic solutions and services. This course also assumes you understand the basic concept of Microsoft Windows Active Directory, but by no means will you need to be an expert in administering a Domain Controller, for example.

This course is designed to help you learn to secure your Azure environment using Azure AD. This course is suitable for anyone working with Azure AD or acting as a Security Engineer in the cloud. We have 4 main objectives for this course.

Understand the basics of Azure AD and its purpose
Learn to securely manage users, groups, and applications
Learn secure methods to integrate Azure AD with On-premises
Gain a basic understanding of Identity Management capabilities of Azure AD


About the Author
Learning Paths

Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses.  Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques.  He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.