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This course explores Microsoft Defender Application Control. We'll look at the fundamentals of the service and then cover some of the key security and privacy caveats when using Application Control. You'll follow along with a real-life demonstration of how to create and deploy a Defender Application Control policy.

Learning Objectives

  • Get an introductory understanding of Microsoft Defender Application Control
  • Understand some key security and privacy caveats for using Application Control
  • Learn how to create and deploy a Defender Application Control policy

Intended Audience

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn about Microsoft Defender Application Control.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Defender.


Congratulations. You’ve come to the end of the course. Let’s review what you’ve learned.

We kicked things off by taking an introductory look at Defender Application Control. You learned what it is and what it does. 

After you were introduced to Application Control, we took a look at some of the key security and privacy caveats when using Application Control.

After covering the key security and privacy caveats when using Application Control, we dove into a couple of demos, where you got to watch over my shoulder as I created and deployed a Defender Application Control policy.

At this point, you should have a good understanding of what Defender Application Control is, what it offers, and how to deploy an application control policy.


To learn more about Defender Application Control, you can, and should, read Microsoft’s published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy, because we’re always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning!

About the Author
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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.